1 Kings 10
The queen of Sheba admireth the wisdom of Solomon.
1 Kings 10:1 And the quene of Saba hearde of the wysdome of Salomon concernyng the name of the Lord, and came to proue hym wyth rydelles. 1 Kings 10:2 And she came to Ierusalem wyth a myghtye great multitude of Camels that bare swete odoures and goulde exceding much, & precious stones. And when she was come to Salomon, she communed wyth hym of all that was in her hert. 1 Kings 10:3 And Salomon expounded her all her questions, that there was not one thynge hyd from the kynge which he expounded her not. 1 Kings 10:4 And when the quene of Saba had sene all Salomons wysdome, & the house that he had buylt, 1 Kings 10:5 & the meate of hys table, & the syttynge of hys seruauntes, and the standynge of hys seruytours & their apparell, & his buttelers, & hys sacrifyce that he offered in the house of þe Lord, she was astonyed. 1 Kings 10:6 Then she said to the kynge: the worde I hearde in myne owne land of thy dedes and wysdome, is true. 1 Kings 10:7 How be it I beleued it not, tyll I came and sawe it wyth myne eyes. And se, the one halfe was not told me: for thy wysdome and goodnesse exceadeth the fame which I hearde. 1 Kings 10:8 Happy are thy men: and happye are these thy seruauntes, whiche stande euer before the, and heare thy wysdom. 1 Kings 10:9 And blessed be the Lorde thy God which had a luste to the, to set the on the seate of Israell, because the Lorde loued Israel for euer, and therfore made the kynge, to do equite & ryghtuousnesse. 1 Kings 10:10 And she gaue the kynge an hundred and .xx. talentes of gould, and of swete odours excedinge moche, & precyouse stones There came neuer after such aboundaunce of swete odours as the quene of Saba gaue to kyng Salomon. 1 Kings 10:11 And therto the shyppes of Hiram that brought goulde from Ophir, broughte from Ophir great plentye of Almuge tre & precyouse stones. 1 Kings 10:12 And kynge Salomon made of þe Almuge trees pyllers in the house of þe Lord & in the kynges palace, & made harpes & Psalteryes for syngers There came no more Almuge tre so, nor was any more sene vnto this daye. 1 Kings 10:13 And kyng Salomon gaue vnto þe Quene of Saba al her desyre that she asked of him besydes that he gave her with hys owne hand. And so she returned vnto her owne countrey wyth her seruauntes.
1 Kings 10:14 The weyght of gould that came to Salomon in one yeare, was .vi. hundred thre skore and .vi. talentes of gould, 1 Kings 10:15 besydes that he had of chapmen and of merchauntes of Potycaries, and of all the kynges of Arabie and of the Lordes of the countreye.
1 Kings 10:16 And kyng Salomon made two hundred boukelers of beaten goulde .vi. hundred sicles of goulde went to a boukeler. 1 Kings 10:17 And he made thre hundred shyldes of beaten goulde, thre pounde of gould going to a pece, & put them in the house of the wood of Lybanon.
The throne of ivory.
1 Kings 10:18 And the kynge made a great seat of Iuorye and couered it wyth precious golde. 1 Kings 10:19 And the seate had sixe steppes. And the toppe of þe seat was rounde behynde hys backe with pomelles on eyther syde on the place where he satte, and two Lyons standing besyde þe pomelles. 1 Kings 10:20 And there stode .xij. Lyons on the steppes .vi. on a syde. There was none lyke sene in anye kingdome.
1 Kings 10:21 And all kynge Salomons drynckynge vesselles were of goulde, and all the vesselles of the house of the woode of Lybanon were of pure gould. And as for syluer it was nothynge worth in the dayes of Salomon. 1 Kings 10:22 For the sea shyppes whiche the kynge had in the sea, wyth the shippes of Hiram, came everye thyrde yeare laden wyth goulde, syluer, Iuory, apes and pecockes. 1 Kings 10:23 And so kynge Salomon exceaded all the kynges of þe earthe in rychesse and wysdome.
1 Kings 10:24 And all the worlde resorted to Salomon, to heare his wysdome, which God had put in hys herte. 1 Kings 10:25 And brought hym euery man hys present vesselles of syluer and goulde, and of rayment, harnesse, swete odoures, horsses and Mules, yeare by yeare.
His chariots and horse.
1 Kings 10:26 And Salomon gathered together charettes and horsemen: so that he had a thousande, and .iiij. hundred charettes, and .xij. thousand horsmen, whiche he bestowed in the charet cytyes and wyth the kynge at Ierusalem. 1 Kings 10:27 And the kynge made syluer in Ierusalem as plenteous as stones, and Cedar as plenteous as the mulbery trees that growe in the valeys.
1 Kings 10:28 And Salomons horsses came oute of Egypte from Keua: The marchauntes fet them from Keua at a pryce. 1 Kings 10:29 A charet came oute of Egypt for .vi. hundred sicles of syluer, and an horsse for an hundred and fyftye. And euen so by the handes of the sayde marchauntes, horsses were brought out for all the kynges of the Hethytes and for the kynges of Syrya.