2 Chronicles 1:1-17, NLT
2 Chronicles 1
Solomon Asks for Wisdom
1Solomon son of David took firm control of his kingdom, for the Lord his God was with him and made him very powerful.
2Solomon called together all the leaders of Israel—the generals and captains of the army,*1:2 Hebrew the commanders of thousands and of hundreds. the judges, and all the political and clan leaders.
4David had already moved the Ark of God from Kiriath-jearim to the tent he had prepared for it in Jerusalem.
7That night God appeared to Solomon and said, “What do you want? Ask, and I will give it to you!”
8Solomon replied to God, “You showed great and faithful love to David, my father, and now you have made me king in his place.
11God said to Solomon, “Because your greatest desire is to help your people, and you did not ask for wealth, riches, fame, or even the death of your enemies or a long life, but rather you asked for wisdom and knowledge to properly govern my people—
13Then Solomon returned to Jerusalem from the Tabernacle at the place of worship in Gibeon, and he reigned over Israel.
14Solomon built up a huge force of chariots and horses.*1:14 Or charioteers; also in 1:14b. He had 1,400 chariots and 12,000 horses. He stationed some of them in the chariot cities and some near him in Jerusalem.