THAT I MAY LEAD THIS PEOPLE: Lit, "that I may go out
and come in before this people": Heb idiom for shepherding: cp Num 27:17; 1Sa
SOLOMON'S HORSES WERE IMPORTED FROM EGYPT: An
interesting juxtaposition. Solomon is given "wisdom" but takes horses from Egypt
in direct contravention of the command (Deu 17:16). Here is an aspect of
Solomon's character: he oscillates between serving God and violating His laws.
This is so much like us.