Bible: 1 Kings 3:5-9

3:5 One night in Gibeon the Lord appeared 1  to Solomon in a dream. God said, “Tell 2  me what I should give you.” 3:6 Solomon replied, “You demonstrated 3  great loyalty to your servant, my father David, as he served 4  you faithfully, properly, and sincerely. 5  You have maintained this great loyalty to this day by allowing his son to sit on his throne. 6  3:7 Now, O Lord my God, you have made your servant king in my father David’s place, even though I am only a young man and am inexperienced. 7  3:8 Your servant stands 8  among your chosen people; 9  they are a great nation that is too numerous to count or number. 3:9 So give your servant a discerning mind 10  so he can make judicial decisions for 11  your people and distinguish right from wrong. 12  Otherwise 13  no one is able 14  to make judicial decisions for 15  this great nation of yours.” 16 
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