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 1 Kings 10:1 - 13
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   Book of 1 Kings
   Chapter 10
10:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When the queen of Sheba heard about the fame of Solomon and his relation to the name of the LORD, she came to test him with hard questions.
 
10:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Arriving at Jerusalem with a very great caravan - with camels carrying spices, large quantities of gold, and precious stones - she came to Solomon and talked with him about all that she had on her mind.
 
10:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Solomon answered all her questions; nothing was too hard for the king to explain to her.
 
10:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When the queen of Sheba saw all the wisdom of Solomon and the palace he had built,
 
10:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
the food on his table, the seating of his officials, the attending servants in their robes, his cupbearers, and the burnt offerings he made at F65 the temple of the LORD, she was overwhelmed.
 
10:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
She said to the king, "The report I heard in my own country about your achievements and your wisdom is true.
 
10:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But I did not believe these things until I came and saw with my own eyes. Indeed, not even half was told me; in wisdom and wealth you have far exceeded the report I heard.
 
10:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
How happy your men must be! How happy your officials, who continually stand before you and hear your wisdom!
 
10:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Praise be to the LORD your God, who has delighted in you and placed you on the throne of Israel. Because of the LORD's eternal love for Israel, he has made you king, to maintain justice and righteousness."
 
10:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
And she gave the king 120 talents F66 of gold, large quantities of spices, and precious stones. Never again were so many spices brought in as those the queen of Sheba gave to King Solomon.
 
10:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
(Hiram's ships brought gold from Ophir; and from there they brought great cargoes of almugwood F67 and precious stones.
 
10:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The king used the almugwood to make supports for the temple of the LORD and for the royal palace, and to make harps and lyres for the musicians. So much almugwood has never been imported or seen since that day.)
 
10:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
King Solomon gave the queen of Sheba all she desired and asked for, besides what he had given her out of his royal bounty. Then she left and returned with her retinue to her own country.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F65 Or the ascent by which he went up to
F66 That is, about 4 1/2 tons (about 4 metric tons)
F67 Probably a variant of algumwood; also in verse 12

 
 

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