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1 Kings 10

The queen of Sheba admireth the wisdom of Solomon.

1 Kings 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. 1 Kings 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. 1 Kings 10:3 And Solomon told her all her questions: there was not [any] thing hid from the king, which he told her not. 1 Kings 10:4 And when the queen of Sheba had seen all Solomon's wisdom, and the house that he had built, 1 Kings 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. 1 Kings 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. 1 Kings 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. 1 Kings 10:8 Happy [are] thy men, happy [are] these thy servants, who stand continually before thee, [and] that hear thy wisdom. 1 Kings 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. 1 Kings 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. 1 Kings 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. 1 Kings 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. 1 Kings 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.

Solomon's gold.

1 Kings 10:14 Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred and sixty six talents of gold, 1 Kings 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.

His targets.

1 Kings 10:16 And king Solomon made two hundred targets [of] beaten gold: six hundred [shekels] of gold went to one target. 1 Kings 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.

The throne of ivory.

1 Kings 10:18 Moreover, the king made a great throne of ivory, and overlaid it with the best gold. 1 Kings 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. 1 Kings 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.

His vessels.

1 Kings 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. 1 Kings 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. 1 Kings 10:23 So king Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth for riches and for wisdom.

His presents.

1 Kings 10:24 And all the earth sought to Solomon, to hear his wisdom, which God had put in his heart. 1 Kings 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.

His chariots and horse.

1 Kings 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. 1 Kings 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.

His tribute.

1 Kings 10:28 And Solomon had horses brought from Egypt, and linen yarn: the king's merchants received the linen yarn at a price. 1 Kings 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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