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 2 Chronicles 9:1 - 12
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   Book of 2 Chronicles
   Chapter 9
9:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When the queen of Sheba heard of Solomon's fame, she came to Jerusalem to test him with hard questions. Arriving 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 she had on her mind.
 
9:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Solomon answered all her questions; nothing was too hard for him to explain to her.
 
9:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When the queen of Sheba saw the wisdom of Solomon, as well as the palace he had built,
 
9:4 - 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, the cupbearers in their robes and the burnt offerings he made at F38 the temple of the LORD, she was overwhelmed.
 
9:5 - 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.
 
9:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But I did not believe what they said until I came and saw with my own eyes. Indeed, not even half the greatness of your wisdom was told me; you have far exceeded the report I heard.
 
9:7 - 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!
 
9:8 - 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 his throne as king to rule for the LORD your God. Because of the love of your God for Israel and his desire to uphold them forever, he has made you king over them, to maintain justice and righteousness."
 
9:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then she gave the king 120 talents F39 of gold, large quantities of spices, and precious stones. There had never been such spices as those the queen of Sheba gave to King Solomon.
 
9:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
(The men of Hiram and the men of Solomon brought gold from Ophir; they also brought algumwood F40 and precious stones.
 
9:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The king used the algumwood to make steps for the temple of the LORD and for the royal palace, and to make harps and lyres for the musicians. Nothing like them had ever been seen in Judah.)
 
9:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
King Solomon gave the queen of Sheba all she desired and asked for; he gave her more than she had brought to him. Then she left and returned with her retinue to her own country.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F38 Or the ascent by which he went up to
F39 That is, about 4 1/2 tons (about 4 metric tons)
F40 Probably a variant of almugwood

 
 

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