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 1 Kings 10:14 - 29
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   Book of 1 Kings
   Chapter 10
10:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The weight of the gold that Solomon received yearly was 666 talents, F68
 
10:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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not including the revenues from merchants and traders and from all the Arabian kings and the governors of the land.
 
10:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
King Solomon made two hundred large shields of hammered gold; six hundred bekas F69 of gold went into each shield.
 
10:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He also made three hundred small shields of hammered gold, with three minas F70 of gold in each shield. The king put them in the Palace of the Forest of Lebanon.
 
10:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then the king made a great throne inlaid with ivory and overlaid with fine gold.
 
10:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The throne had six steps, and its back had a rounded top. On both sides of the seat were armrests, with a lion standing beside each of them.
 
10:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Twelve lions stood on the six steps, one at either end of each step. Nothing like it had ever been made for any other kingdom.
 
10:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
All King Solomon's goblets were gold, and all the household articles in the Palace of the Forest of Lebanon were pure gold. Nothing was made of silver, because silver was considered of little value in Solomon's days.
 
10:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The king had a fleet of trading ships F71 at sea along with the ships of Hiram. Once every three years it returned, carrying gold, silver and ivory, and apes and baboons.
 
10:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
King Solomon was greater in riches and wisdom than all the other kings of the earth.
 
10:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The whole world sought audience with Solomon to hear the wisdom God had put in his heart.
 
10:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Year after year, everyone who came brought a gift - articles of silver and gold, robes, weapons and spices, and horses and mules.
 
10:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Solomon accumulated chariots and horses; he had fourteen hundred chariots and twelve thousand horses, F72 which he kept in the chariot cities and also with him in Jerusalem.
 
10:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The king made silver as common in Jerusalem as stones, and cedar as plentiful as sycamore-fig trees in the foothills.
 
10:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Solomon's horses were imported from Egypt F73 and from Kue F74 - the royal merchants purchased them from Kue.
 
10:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
They imported a chariot from Egypt for six hundred shekels F75 of silver, and a horse for a hundred and fifty. F76 They also exported them to all the kings of the Hittites and of the Arameans.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F68 That is, about 25 tons (about 23 metric tons)
F69 That is, about 7 1/2 pounds (about 3.5 kilograms)
F70 That is, about 3 3/4 pounds (about 1.7 kilograms)
F71 Hebrew of ships of Tarshish
F72 Or charioteers
F73 Or possibly Muzur, a region in Cilicia; also in verse 29
F74 Probably Cilicia
F75 That is, about 15 pounds (about 7 kilograms)
F76 That is, about 3 3/4 pounds (about 1.7 kilograms)

 
 

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