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1 Kings 10 1 When the queen of Sheba heard of Solomon's reputation, which brought honor to the name of the LORD, she came to test him with hard questions.
1 Kings 10 2 She arrived in Jerusalem with a large group of attendants and a great caravan of camels loaded with spices, huge quantities of gold, and precious jewels. When she met with Solomon, they talked about everything she had on her mind.
1 Kings 10 3 Solomon answered all her questions; nothing was too hard for the king to explain to her.
1 Kings 10 4 When the queen of Sheba realized how wise Solomon was, and when she saw the palace he had built,
1 Kings 10 5 she was breathless. She was also amazed at the food on his tables, the organization of his officials and their splendid clothing, the cup-bearers and their robes, and the burnt offerings Solomon made at the Temple of the LORD.
1 Kings 10 6 She exclaimed to the king, "Everything I heard in my country about your achievements and wisdom is true!
1 Kings 10 7 I didn't believe it until I arrived here and saw it with my own eyes. Truly I had not heard the half of it! Your wisdom and prosperity are far greater than what I was told.
1 Kings 10 8 How happy these people must be! What a privilege for your officials to stand here day after day, listening to your wisdom!
1 Kings 10 9 The LORD your God is great indeed! He delights in you and has placed you on the throne of Israel. Because the LORD loves Israel with an eternal love, he has made you king so you can rule with justice and righteousness."
1 Kings 10 10 Then she gave the king a gift of nine thousand pounds of gold, and great quantities of spices and precious jewels. Never again were so many spices brought in as those the queen of Sheba gave to Solomon.
1 Kings 10 11 (When Hiram's ships brought gold from Ophir, they also brought rich cargoes of almug wood and precious jewels.
1 Kings 10 12 The king used the almug wood to make railings for the Temple of the LORD and the royal palace, and to construct harps and lyres for the musicians. Never before or since has there been such a supply of beautiful almug wood.)
1 Kings 10 13 King Solomon gave the queen of Sheba whatever she asked for, besides all the other customary gifts he had so generously given. Then she and all her attendants left and returned to their own land.
1 Kings 10 14 Each year Solomon received about twenty-five tons of gold.
1 Kings 10 15 This did not include the additional revenue he received from merchants and traders, all the kings of Arabia, and the governors of the land.
1 Kings 10 16 King Solomon made two hundred large shields of hammered gold, each containing over fifteen pounds of gold.
1 Kings 10 17 He also made three hundred smaller shields of hammered gold, each containing nearly four pounds of gold. The king placed these shields in the Palace of the Forest of Lebanon.
1 Kings 10 18 Then the king made a huge ivory throne and overlaid it with pure gold.
1 Kings 10 19 The throne had six steps and a rounded back. On both sides of the seat were armrests, with the figure of a lion standing on each side of the throne.
1 Kings 10 20 Solomon made twelve other lion figures, one standing on each end of each of the six steps. No other throne in all the world could be compared with it!
1 Kings 10 21 All of King Solomon's drinking cups were solid gold, as were all the utensils in the Palace of the Forest of Lebanon. They were not made of silver because silver was considered of little value in Solomon's day!
1 Kings 10 22 The king had a fleet of trading ships that sailed with Hiram's fleet. Once every three years the ships returned, loaded down with gold, silver, ivory, apes, and peacocks.
1 Kings 10 23 So King Solomon became richer and wiser than any other king in all the earth.
1 Kings 10 24 People from every nation came to visit him and to hear the wisdom God had given him.
1 Kings 10 25 Year after year, everyone who came to visit brought him gifts of silver and gold, clothing, weapons, spices, horses, and mules.
1 Kings 10 26 Solomon built up a huge force of chariots and horses. He had fourteen hundred chariots and twelve thousand horses. He stationed many of them in the chariot cities, and some near him in Jerusalem.
1 Kings 10 27 The king made silver as plentiful in Jerusalem as stones. And valuable cedarwood was as common as the sycamore wood that grows in the foothills of Judah.
1 Kings 10 28 Solomon's horses were imported from Egypt and from Cilicia; the king's traders acquired them from Cilicia at the standard price.
1 Kings 10 29 At that time, Egyptian chariots delivered to Jerusalem could be purchased for 600 pieces of silver, and horses could be bought for 150 pieces of silver. Many of these were then resold to the kings of the Hittites and the kings of Aram.