First Kings 10


10:1 And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon
 concerning the name of the LORD, she came to prove him with
 hard questions.
10:2 And she came to Jerusalem with a very great train, with
 camels that bore spices, and very much gold, and precious
 stones: and when she had come to Solomon, she communed with him
 of all that was in her heart.
10:3 And Solomon told her all her questions: there was not [any]
 thing hid from the king, which he told her not.
10:4 And when the queen of Sheba had seen all Solomon's wisdom,
 and the house that he had built,
10:5 And the provisions of his table, and the sitting of his
 servants, and the attendance of his ministers, and their
 apparel, and his cup-bearers, and his ascent by which he went
 up to the house of the LORD; there was no more spirit in her.
10:6 And she said to the king, It was a true report that I heard
 in my own land of thy acts and of thy wisdom.
10:7 Howbeit, I believed not the words, until I came, and my
 eyes had seen [it]: and behold, the half was not told me: thy
 wisdom and prosperity exceed the fame which I heard.
10:8 Happy [are] thy men, happy [are] these thy servants, who
 stand continually before thee, [and] that hear thy wisdom.
10:9 Blessed be the LORD thy God, who delighted in thee, to set
 thee on the throne of Israel: because the LORD loved Israel for
 ever, therefore he made thee king, to do judgment and justice.
10:10 And she gave the king a hundred and twenty talents of
 gold, and of spices a very great quantity, and precious stones:
 there came no more such abundance of spices as these which the
 queen of Sheba gave to king Solomon.
10:11 And the navy also of Hiram, that brought gold from Ophir,
 brought in from Ophir great plenty of almug trees, and precious
 stones.
10:12 And the king made of the almug trees pillars for the house
 of the LORD, and for the king's house, harps also and
 psalteries for singers: there came no such almug-trees, nor
 have they been seen to this day.
10:13 And king Solomon gave to the queen of Sheba all her
 desire, whatever she asked, besides [that] which Solomon gave
 her of his royal bounty. So she turned and went to her own
 country, she and her servants.
10:14 Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year
 was six hundred and sixty six talents of gold,
10:15 Besides [what he had] of the merchants, and of the traffic
 of the spice-merchants, and of all the kings of Arabia, and of
 the governors of the country.
10:16 And king Solomon made two hundred targets [of] beaten
 gold: six hundred [shekels] of gold went to one target.
10:17 And [he made] three hundred shields of beaten gold; three
 pounds of gold went to one shield: and the king put them in the
 house of the forest of Lebanon.
10:18 Moreover, the king made a great throne of ivory, and
 overlaid it with the best gold.
10:19 The throne had six steps, and the top of the throne [was]
 round behind: and [there were] stays on either side on the
 place of the seat, and two lions stood beside the stays.
10:20 And twelve lions stood there on the one side and on the
 other upon the six steps: there was not the like made in any
 kingdom.
10:21 And all king Solomon's drinking vessels [were of] gold,
 and all the vessels of the house of the forest of Lebanon [were
 of] pure gold; none [were of] silver: it was nothing accounted
 of in the days of Solomon.
10:22 For the king had at sea a navy of Tharshish with the navy
 of Hiram: once in three years came the navy of Tharshish,
 bringing gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.
10:23 So king Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth for
 riches and for wisdom.
10:24 And all the earth sought to Solomon, to hear his wisdom,
 which God had put in his heart.
10:25 And they brought every man his present, vessels of silver,
 and vessels of gold, and garments, and armor, and spices,
 horses, and mules, a rate year by year.
10:26 And Solomon collected chariots and horsemen: and he had a
 thousand and four hundred chariots, and twelve thousand
 horsemen, whom he bestowed in the cities for chariots, and with
 the king at Jerusalem.
10:27 And the king made silver [to be] in Jerusalem as stones,
 and cedars he made [to be] as the sycamore trees that [are] in
 the vale, for abundance.
10:28 And Solomon had horses brought from Egypt, and linen yarn:
 the king's merchants received the linen yarn at a price.
10:29 And a chariot came up and went out of Egypt for six
 hundred [shekels] of silver, and a horse for a hundred and
 fifty: and so for all the kings of the Hittites, and for the
 kings of Syria, did they bring [them] out by their means.
 
 

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