G2 A 1:1-. Introduction. B C 1:-1-17. Appearance of Yahaveh. Personal details. Events. D 2:1-7:11. Building of Temple. Sacred. " B C 7:11-22. Appearance of Yahaveh. National detail. " D 8:1-9:28. Building of cities. Secular. " A 9:29-31. Conclusion.
2 Chronicles 1)
1 And Solomon the son of David was strengthened in his kingdom, (i.e. after the events recorded in 1 Chron. 29 and 29. 1 Kings 1 and 12)
C E -1. Magnificence of Solomon's kingdom. F 2-6. Journey to Gibeon. G 7-12. Appearance of God. F 13. Return to Jerusalem. E 14-17. Magnificence of Solomon's kingdom.
and the Lord (Yahaveh) his God (Elohim) was with him, and magnified him exceedingly.
2 Then Solomon spoke to all Israel, (thus beginning his reign as David ended his [1 Chron. 28:1] by a solemn assembly) to the princes of thousands and of hundreds, and to the judges, and to every governor in all Israel, the heads of the fathers.
3 So Solomon, and all the convocation with him, went to the high place (for the reason, see 1 Kings 3:4) that was at Gibeon; (= a high place)for there was the tent of the assembly of God, which Moses the servant of the Lord had made in the wilderness. (See Deut. 34:5)
4 But indeed the ark (see 1 Chron. 13:3. Ex. 25:22) of God had David brought up from Kirjath-jearim (cp. 2 Sam. 6:2,17. 1 Chron. 15:1) to the place which David had prepared for it: for he had pitched a tent for it at Jerusalem.
5 Moreover the brass altar, (this is additional and supplementary to the account in 1 Kings 3) that Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, had made, he put before the tabernacle of the Lord: and Solomon and the congregation sought unto it.
6 And Solomon went up there to the brass altar which [was] before the Lord, which was at the tabernacle of the assembly, and offered up a thousand burnt offerings upon it.
G a 7. God. Appearance and offer. b 8,9. Solomon. Acknowledgment. b 10. Solomon. Choice. a 11,12. God. Reason and Gift.
7 In that night did God appear to Solomon, (cp. 1 Kings 3:5-15) and said to him, "Ask what I shall give you."
8 And Solomon said to God, "You have shewed great loving-kindness (or grace) to David my father, and have made me to reign in his stead.
9 Now, O Lord God, let Your promise with David my father be established: for You have made me king over a people like the dust of the earth in multitude.
10 Give me now wisdom and knowledge, (Heb. maddā'. A rare word = inner consciousness. Occ. here, vv.11,12. Ecc. 10:20 ["thought"]. Dan. 1:4 ["science],17 = knowledge [gained by experience, Gen. 2:9]; while "wisdom" = knowledge [gained by study]) that I may go out and come in before this people: (put for life in general)for who can judge this Your great People?
11 And God said to Solomon, "Because this was in your heart, (supplementary to the account in Kings) and You have not asked riches, wealth, or honor, nor the soul of your enemies, neither yet have asked many days; but have asked wisdom and knowledge for yourself, that you may judge My people, over whom I have made you king:
12 Wisdom and knowledge is granted to you; and I will give you riches, and wealth, and honor, such as none of the kings have had that have been before you, neither shall there any after you have the like."
13 Then Solomon came from his journey to the high place that was at Gibeon to Jerusalem, from before the tent of the assembly, and reigned over Israel.
14 And Solomon gathered chariots and horsemen: and he had a thousand and four hundred chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen, which he placed in the chariot cities, and with the king at Jerusalem.
15 And the king made silver and gold at Jerusalem as plenteous as stones, and cedar trees made he as the sycamore trees that are in the vale for abundance.
16 And Solomon had horses brought out of Egypt, (cp. Deut. 17:16) and in droves: (see 1 Kings 10:28,29) the king's merchants received the linen yard at a tariff.
17 And they fetched up, and brought forth out of Egypt a chariot for six hundred shekels of silver, and an horse for an hundred and fifty: and so brought they out horses for all the kings of the Hittites, and for the kings of Syria, by their means. (Cp. 1 Kings 10:26-29)