The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, King of Israel:
The Proverbs of Solomon: A wise son, maketh a glad father, but, a foolish son, is the grief of his mother.
These also, are proverbs of Solomon, - which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah transcribed.
Besides that, the Proclaimer being wise, - still further taught knowledge unto the people, and weighed and searched, arranged proverbs in abundance.
so that he was wiser than any man - than Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman and Calcol and Darda, sons of Mahol, - and it came to pass that, his name, was throughout all the nations round about.
And David consoled Bath-sheba his wife, and went in unto her, and lay with her, - and she bare a son, and called his name, Solomon, and Yahweh loved him.
But, when, Solomon, took his seat upon the throne of David his father, then was the kingdom firmly established.
Lo! a son, born to thee, He, shall be a man of rest, and I will give him rest from all his enemies, round about, - for, Solomon, shall be his Name, and, peace and quietness, will I bestow upon Israel, in his days;
and, from among all my sons, - for, many sons, hath Yahweh given me, - he hath made choice of Solomon my son, to sit upon the throne of the kingdom of Yahweh, over Israel.
And he died in a good old age, satisfied with days, riches and honour, - and Solomon his son reigned in his stead.
The words of the Proclaimer, son of David, king in Jerusalem.