1 Kings 5:11-13

1 Kings 5:11-13 King James Version (KJV)
11 And Solomon gave Hiram twenty thousand measures of wheat for food to his household, and twenty measures of pure oil: thus gave Solomon to Hiram year by year.

12 And theLordgave Solomon wisdom, as he promised him: and there was peace between Hiram and Solomon; and they two made a league together.

13 And king Solomon raised a levy out of all Israel; and the levy was thirty thousand men.

Easy English Bible
11 Then Solomon supplied Hiram with 20 000 cors (4.4 million liters or 1.1 million gallons) ofwheat as food for hispalace. He also (supplied) 20 cors (4400 liters or 1100 gallons) ofolive oil. Solomon sent this every year to Hiram.12 And theLORD gavewisdom to Solomon, as (the LORD) had promised to him. Also, there was no war between Hiram and Solomon. They agreed that they would not fight.

13 Then King Solomon caused 30 000 men from all Israel to work for him.

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11 The hiram is the women he chose to marry and their servants, this shows the great number of them, there were around a thousand women. This also shows that Solomon did have wealth to give this; many would never be able to get this in their lifetime let alone give it each year.

12 Solomon had wisdom this would help him as long as he sought after the Lord but when he did not that decision he made were not using his wisdom but following his own desires. Solomon had peace.

13 Solomon had many men working for him this also show his wealth. Solomon more men working for him than most businesses do today.