10 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?
English Standard Version
10 Give me now wisdom and knowledge to go out and come in before this people, for who can govern this people of yours, which is so great?"
10 Yes, give me wisdom and knowledge as I come and go among this people - for who on his own is capable of leading these, your glorious people?"
New King James Version
10 Now give me wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people; for who can judge this great people of Yours?"
New Living Translation
10 Give me the wisdom and knowledge to lead them properly, for who could possibly govern this great people of yours?"
Matthew Henry's Commentary on 2 Chronicles 1:10
Solomon's choice of wisdom, His strength and wealth.
SOLOMON began his reign with a pious, public visit to God's altar. Those that pursue present things most eagerly, are likely to be disappointed; while those that refer themselves to the providence of God, if they have not the most, have the most comfort. Those that make this world their end, come short of the other, and are disappointed in this also; but those that make the other world their end, shall not only obtain that, and full satisfaction in it, but shall have as much of this world as is good for them, in their way. Let us then be contented, without those great things which men generally covet, but which commonly prove fatal snares to the soul.