The Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream;
and said,
"Ask!  What shall I give you?"  
Solomon said: "Give to Your servant an
     understanding heart to judge Your people,
     that I may discern between good and evil."       

God said to him, "Because you have not asked
     long life,
          nor riches,
               nor the life of your enemies,
behold
I have done according to your words. 

"See, I have given you
a wise and understanding heart,
     so that there has not been
anyone like you
          before you,
               nor shall any like you arise after
you.  
I have also given you what you have not asked: 

     both riches
          and honor.
If you walk in My ways, to keep
My commandments,
     then I will lengthen your days." 

Judah and Israel dwelt safely,
     each man under his vine
and his fig tree,
          all the days of Solomon.
 

                                       --- I Kings 3:5,10-13 & 4:25