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 2 Chronicles 9:13 - 28
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   Book of 2 Chronicles
   Chapter 9
9:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The weight of the gold that Solomon received yearly was 666 talents, F41
 
9:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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not including the revenues brought in by merchants and traders. Also all the kings of Arabia and the governors of the land brought gold and silver to Solomon.
 
9:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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King Solomon made two hundred large shields of hammered gold; six hundred bekas F42 of hammered gold went into each shield.
 
9:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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He also made three hundred small shields of hammered gold, with three hundred bekas F43 of gold in each shield. The king put them in the Palace of the Forest of Lebanon.
 
9:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then the king made a great throne inlaid with ivory and overlaid with pure gold.
 
9:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The throne had six steps, and a footstool of gold was attached to it. On both sides of the seat were armrests, with a lion standing beside each of them.
 
9:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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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.
 
9:20 - 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 day.
 
9:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The king had a fleet of trading ships F44 manned by Hiram's F45 men. Once every three years it returned, carrying gold, silver and ivory, and apes and baboons.
 
9:22 - 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.
 
9:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
All the kings of the earth sought audience with Solomon to hear the wisdom God had put in his heart.
 
9:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Year after year, everyone who came brought a gift - articles of silver and gold, and robes, weapons and spices, and horses and mules.
 
9:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Solomon had four thousand stalls for horses and chariots, and twelve thousand horses, F46 which he kept in the chariot cities and also with him in Jerusalem.
 
9:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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He ruled over all the kings from the River F47 to the land of the Philistines, as far as the border of Egypt.
 
9:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The king made silver as common in Jerusalem as stones, and cedar as plentiful as sycamore-fig trees in the foothills.
 
9:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Solomon's horses were imported from Egypt F48 and from all other countries.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F41 That is, about 25 tons (about 23 metric tons)
F42 That is, about 7 1/2 pounds (about 3.5 kilograms)
F43 That is, about 3 3/4 pounds (about 1.7 kilograms)
F44 Hebrew of ships that could go to Tarshish
F45 Hebrew Huram, a variant of Hiram
F46 Or charioteers
F47 That is, the Euphrates
F48 Or possibly Muzur, a region in Cilicia

 
 

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