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After King David died, his son Solomon became king over Israel. God appeared
to Solomon in a dream one night and said, "Ask! What would you like for me to
give you?" Now Solomon could have asked for riches, long life, or victory over
his enemies, but he did not ask for any of these things. He said, "Give me an
understanding heart to rule Your people, that I may know the difference
between good and evil. Help me to judge these great people of Yours." God did
give him the wisdom he asked for, and gave him the other things also: riches,
long life, and victory over his enemies. Solomon knew about many, things! He
could talk about trees and animals, birds and fish. He knew things that other
people didn't know, and people came from all over the world to hear him speak.
Once a queen came from Sheba to hear him. She was amazed at what she saw and
heard. One day two women brought a baby to Solomon. Each woman said the baby
was her child. Solomon said, "Cut the baby in half and give half of the baby
to each woman." (Of course, he didn't really intend to kill the baby. It was
just a test.) "NO!" screamed the real mother, "Give her the baby. Do not kill
him." Then Solomon knew who the real mother was because of the way she loved
the baby. He gave the baby to its real mother. God allowed Solomon to build a
beautiful temple in which people could worship God. Solomon made a big mistake
in marrying women from the countries around him. These wives worshiped idols
and Solomon also began to worship the false gods. He was not loyal to God as
his father David had been.