Solomon's valuable things
22 King Solomon was more wise and he had more valuable things than any other king on the earth. 23 All the kings on the earth wanted to meet Solomon. They wanted to hear the wisdom that God had put into his mind. 24 Each king brought a gift to him. They brought things of silver, things of gold, clothes and weapons to fight with. They also brought spices, horses and mules. And they brought the same amount every year.
25 Solomon had 4,000 places for horses and chariots and 12,000 men to ride the horses. And he kept them in the special chariot cities or with him in Jerusalem. 26 He ruled over all the kings from the River Euphrates, past the Philistines' country to the border of Egypt. 27 The king made Jerusalem rich. Silver was like common stones, and cedar wood was like common trees from the low hills in the west. That was because there were so many things like that. 28 And people brought to Solomon horses from Egypt and from all the other countries.