25 The Lord highly exalted(A) Solomon in the sight of all Israel and bestowed on him royal splendor(B) such as no king over Israel ever had before.(C)

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22 King Solomon was greater in riches and wisdom than all the other kings of the earth.(A)

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26 Was it not because of marriages like these that Solomon king of Israel sinned? Among the many nations there was no king like him.(A) He was loved by his God,(B) and God made him king over all Israel, but even he was led into sin by foreign women.(C)

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