"And Solomon said unto God, Thou hast shewed great mercy unto David my father, and hast made me to reign in his stead
"Now, O LORD God, let thy promise unto David my father be established: for thou hast made me king over a people like the dust of the earth in multitude.
"Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for who can judge this thy people, that is so great?
"And God said to Solomon, Because this was in thine heart, and thou hast not asked riches, wealth, or honour, nor the life of thine enemies, neither yet hast asked long life; but hast asked wisdom and knowledge for thyself, that thou mayest judge my people, over whom I have made thee king:
"Wisdom and knowledge is granted unto thee; and I will give thee riches, and wealth, and honour, such as none of the kings have had that have been before thee, neither shall there any after thee have the like."
—II Chronicles 1:8-12
" … (King Uzziah's) fame spread far and wide, for he was so wonderfully gifted that he became very powerful.
But when he grew powerful his pride led to his own undoing … "
"For a multitude of the people, even many of Ephraim, and Manasseh, Issachar, and Zebulun, had not cleansed themselves, yet did they eat the passover otherwise than it was written. But Hezekiah prayed for them, saying, The good LORD pardon every one
"That prepareth his heart to seek God, the LORD God of his fathers, though he be not cleansed according to the purification of the sanctuary.
"And the LORD hearkened to Hezekiah, and healed the people.
—II Chronicles 30:18-20