1 Kings 10

CHAPTER 10

The Queen of Sheba Tests Solomon

And the queen of Sheba heard the name of Solomon, and the name of the  lord, and she came to test him with enigmas. And she came to Jerusalem with [3force 2heavy 1an exceedingly], and camels lifting aromatics, and [3gold 2much 1exceedingly], and [3stone 2valuable 1much]. And she went to king Solomon. And she spoke to him all as many things as was in her heart. And [2explained 3to her 1Solomon] all the words of her questions. There was not a word being overlooked by the king which he did not explain to her. And [3beheld 1the queen 2of Sheba] all the intellect of Solomon, and the house which he built, and the foods for Solomon, and the form of his servants, and the position of his ministers, and their clothes, and his wine servers, and his whole burnt-offering which he offered in the house of the  lord; and [2beside 3herself 1she was]. And she said to king Solomon, [3is true 1The 2word] which I heard in my land concerning the word about you, and concerning your intellect. And I did not trust in the ones speaking to me, until of which I came and [2have seen 1my eyes]. And behold, it is not according to the half as they reported to me. You have added wisdom and good things over all the report which I heard in my land. Blessed are your wives, and blessed are [2your servants 1these] standing before you continually, the ones hearing your intellect. May [3be 1the  lord 2your God] blessing whom he wants by you, to put you upon the throne of Israel; because the  lord loves Israel to establish it into the eon, and to set you for king over them, to execute judgment in righteousness, and in their equity. 10 And she gave to Solomon a hundred and twenty talents of gold, and [3spices 2much 1exceedingly], and [2stone 1valuable]. There had not come as those spices yet in multitude which [3gave 1the queen 2of Sheba] to king Solomon. 11 And the ship of Hiram, the one carrying the gold from out of Ophir, brought [4timbers 3hewn 2much 1exceedingly], and [2stone 1valuable]. 12 And [3made 1the 2king] the [2timbers 1hewn] for supports of the house of the  lord, and the house of the king, and stringed instruments, and lutes for the singers. There had not come such [2timbers 1unhewn] unto the land, nor was seen somewhere until this day. 13 And king Solomon gave to the queen of Sheba all as much as she wanted, and as much as she asked, outside of all which was given to her through the hand of king Solomon. And she returned and came unto her land, she and her servants. 14 And was the weight of the gold that came to Solomon in [2year 1one] -- six hundred sixty and six talents of gold, 15 apart from the tribute of the ones submitting, and the merchants, and all the kings of the other side of the Jordan, and the satraps of the land. 16 And [3made 1king 2Solomon] two hundred spears of gold hammered out -- six hundred weights of gold was used for the [2spear 1one]. 17 And he made three hundred oblong shields of gold hammered out. Three minas of gold were used for the [2oblong shield 1one]. And [3put 4them 1the 2king] in the house of the forest of Lebanon. 18 And [3made 1the 2king 6throne 5ivory 4a great], and he gilded it [2gold 1in unadulterated]. 19 there were Six stairs to the throne, and the upper part had calves from the places behind it to the throne. And There were hand rails on this side and that side upon the place of the chair, and two lions standing by the hand rails. 20 And there were twelve lions standing upon the six stairs on this side and that side. There was not such in any kingdom. 21 And all the vessels, the ones used by Solomon, were of gold. And bathing tubs of gold, and all the vessels of the house of the forest of Lebanon [2of gold 1were completely]. And there was no silver, for it was not thought anything in the days of Solomon.

Solomon Constructs the Wall of Jerusalem

22 For a ship of Tarshish belonged to king Solomon upon the sea with the ships of Hiram. One [5every 6three 7years 2came 3to the 4king 1ship] out of Tarshish with gold and silver, and [4stones 1turned 2and 3hewn]. 23 And Solomon was magnified above all the kings of the earth in riches and intellect. 24 And all the kings of the earth sought the face of Solomon to hear of his intellect, which the  lord put in his heart. 25 And [4to him 2brought 1each 3his gifts], items of silver, and items of gold, and clothes, balsam and spices, and horses, and mules according to year by year. 26 And Solomon brought chariots and horsemen. And there were to him a thousand and four hundred chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen. And he put them in the cities of the chariots, and with the king in Jerusalem. 27 And [3put 1the 2king] the silver in Jerusalem as stones, and the cedars he put as the sycamine trees in the plain in multitude. 28 And the exiting of the horsemen of Solomon was from out of Egypt. And from out of Kue the merchants of the king took merchandise from out of Kue in barter. 29 And there ascended an exiting from out of Egypt -- a chariot for six hundred pieces of silver, and a horse for a hundred fifty pieces of silver. And thus for all the kings of the Hittites, and to the kings of Syria, by their hand they came forth.
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