But they would not listen to the voice of their father, for it was the will of the LORD to put them to death.
26†Now the young man Samuel continued to grow both in stature and in favor with the LORD and also with man.
9Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your people, that I may discern between good and evil,
29And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding beyond measure, and breadth of mind like the sand on the seashore, 30‡so that Solomon's wisdom surpassed the wisdom of all the people of the east and all the wisdom of Egypt.