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1 Kings 10

The queen of Sheba admireth the wisdom of Solomon.

1 Kings 10:1 And the Queene of Sheba hearing ye fame of Salomon (concerning the Name of the Lord) came to proue him with hard questions. 1 Kings 10:2 And she came to Ierusalem with a verie great traine, and camels that bare sweete odours, and golde exceeding much, and precious stones: and shee came to Salomon, & communed with him of all that was in her heart. 1 Kings 10:3 And Salomon declared vnto her all her questions: nothing was hid from the King, which he expounded not vnto her. 1 Kings 10:4 Then the Queene of Sheba sawe all Salomons wisedome, and the house that he had built, 1 Kings 10:5 And the meate of his table, and the sitting of his seruants, and the order of his ministers, and their apparel, and his drinking vessels, and his burnt offrings, that he offered in the house of the Lord, and she was greatly astonied. 1 Kings 10:6 And shee sayde vnto the King, It was a true worde that I heard in mine owne lande of thy sayings, and of thy wisedome. 1 Kings 10:7 Howebeit I beleeued not this report till I came, & had seene it with mine eyes: but lo, ye one halfe was not tolde mee: for thou hast more wisedome & prosperitie, then I haue heard by report. 1 Kings 10:8 Happy are the men, happie are these thy seruants, which stande euer before thee, and heare thy wisedome. 1 Kings 10:9 Blessed be the Lord thy God, which loued thee, to set thee on the throne of Israel, because the Lorde loued Israel for euer and made thee King to doe equitie and righteousnesse. 1 Kings 10:10 And she gaue the King sixe score talents of golde, and of sweete odours exceeding much, and precious stones. There came no more such aboudance of sweete odours, as the Queene of Sheba gaue to King Salomon. 1 Kings 10:11 The nauie also of Hiram (that caried gold from Ophir) brought likewise great plentie of Almuggim trees from Ophir & precious stones. 1 Kings 10:12 And the King made of ye Almuggim trees pillars for the house of the Lord, and for ye Kings palace, and made harpes and psalteries for singers. There came no more such Almuggim trees, nor were any more seene vnto this day. 1 Kings 10:13 And King Salomo gaue vnto the Queene of Sheba, whatsoeuer she would aske, besides that, which Salomon gaue her of his kingly liberalitie: so she returned and went to her owne countrey, both shee, and her seruantes.

Solomon's gold.

1 Kings 10:14 Also the weight of golde, that came to Salomon in one yeere, was sixe hundreth three score and six talents of gold, 1 Kings 10:15 Besides that he had of marchant men and of the marchandises of them that solde spices, and of all the Kinges of Arabia, and of the princes of the countrey.

His targets.

1 Kings 10:16 And King Salomon made two hundreth targets of beaten golde, sixe hundreth shekels of gold went to a target: 1 Kings 10:17 And three hundreth shieldes of beaten golde, three pound of gold went to one shielde: and the King put them in the house of the wood of Lebanon.

The throne of ivory.

1 Kings 10:18 Then the King made a great throne of yuorie, and couered it with the best golde. 1 Kings 10:19 And the throne had six steps, and the top of the throne was round behind, and there were stayes on either side on the place of the throne, and two lions standing by the stayes. 1 Kings 10:20 And there stoode twelue lions on the sixe steps on either side: there was not the like made in any kingdome.

His vessels.

1 Kings 10:21 And all King Salomons drinking vessels were of golde, and all the vessels of the house of the woode of Lebanon were of pure golde, none were of siluer: for it was nothing esteemed in the dayes of Salomon. 1 Kings 10:22 For the King had on the sea the nauie of Tharshish with the nauie of Hiram: once in three yere came the nauie of Tharshish, and brought golde & siluer, yuorie, and apes and peacockes. 1 Kings 10:23 So King Salomon exceeded all the kings of the earth both in riches and in wisedome.

His presents.

1 Kings 10:24 And al the world sought to see Salomon, to heare his wisedome, which God had put in his heart, 1 Kings 10:25 And they brought euery man his present, vessels of siluer, and vessels of golde, and raiment, and armour, and sweete odours, horses & mules, from yeere to yeere.

His chariots and horse.

1 Kings 10:26 Then Salomon gathered together charrets and horsemen: and he had a thousand and foure hundreth charets, and twelue thousande horsemen, whome hee placed in the charet cities, and with the King at Ierusalem. 1 Kings 10:27 And the King gaue siluer in Ierusalem as stones, and gaue cedars as the wilde figtrees that growe abundantly in the plaine.

His tribute.

1 Kings 10:28 Also Salomon had horses brought out of Egypt, and fine linen: the Kings marchants receiued the linen for a price. 1 Kings 10:29 There came vp & went out of Egypt some charet, worth sixe hundreth shekels of siluer: that is, one horse, an hundreth and fiftie and thus they brought horses to all the Kings of the Hittites and to the Kings of Aram by their meanes.

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