2 Chronicles 9

CHAPTER 9

The Queen of Sheba Tests Solomon

And the queen of Sheba heard the name Solomon, and she came to test him with enigmas, unto Jerusalem, with [3force 2heavy 1an exceedingly], and camels carrying aromatics, and gold in multitude, and [2stone 1valuable]. And she came to Solomon, and she spoke to him all as much as was in her soul. And [2announced 3to her 1Solomon] all her words, and not [2went by 1a word] from Solomon which he did not report to her. And [3beheld 1the queen 2of Sheba] the wisdom of Solomon, and the house which he built, and the foods of his tables, and the form of his servants, and the station of his ministers, and their garments, and his wine servers, and their uniform, and the whole burnt-offerings which he offered in the house of the  lord; and there was no [2in 3her 4any longer 1breath]. And she said to the king, [3is true 1The 2word] which I heard in my land concerning your words, and concerning your wisdom. And I did not trust in the words until of which time I came and beheld with my eyes. And behold, [3was not reported 4to me 1the 2half] of the magnitude of your wisdom being added over the hearing which I heard. Blessed are your men, blessed are [2your servants 1these], the ones standing beside you always, and hearing your wisdom. May [3be 1the  lord 2your God] for a blessing, who wanted by you to put you upon his throne for a king to your God; in that [3loved 1the  lord 2your God] Israel, to establish it into the eon, and he put you over them as king, to execute equity and righteousness. And she gave to the king a hundred twenty talents of gold, and aromatics in [2multitude 1very great], and [2stone 1valuable]. And there was not any according to those aromatics which [3gave 1the queen 2of Sheba] to king Solomon. 10 And the servants of Hiram, and the servants of Solomon brought gold to Solomon from out of Ophir, and wood of pines, and [2stone 1valuable]. 11 And [3made 1the 2king] [2from the 3wood 4of pines 1ascents] for the house of the  lord, and for the house of the king, and harps and stringed instruments for the singers. And there was not seen such as these before in the land of Judah. 12 And king Solomon gave to the queen of Sheba all her wants, which she asked for, outside of all what she brought to king Solomon. And she returned unto her land. 13 And was the weight of the gold being brought to Solomon in [2year 1one] -- six hundred and sixty-six talents of gold, 14 besides [2the 3men 4arranging 5and 6trading 1what] brought. And all the kings of Arabia, and the satraps of the land brought gold and silver to king Solomon. 15 And [3made 1king 2Solomon] two hundred shields [2gold 1hammered out], with six hundred weights [2gold 1of pure] being used upon [3shield 1the 2one]. 16 And three hundred shields of hammered out gold of three hundred weights of gold bore upon [2shield 1each]. And [3put 4them 1the 2king] in the house of the forest of Lebanon. 17 And [3made 1the 2king 6throne 5ivory 7of tusks 4a great], and he gilded it [2gold 1in unadulterated]. 18 And there were six stairs to the throne being bonded with gold, and [2a footstool 1he placed 5under 3in 4gold] the throne, and armrest angles on this side and on that side upon [3of the 4throne 1the 2chair], and two lions standing by the armrest angles. 19 And twelve lions standing there upon the six stairs on this side and on that side; there was not such in any kingdom. 20 And all the items of king Solomon were gold, and all the items of the house of the forest of Lebanon [2with gold 1were overtaken]. [2was not 1Silver] considered [3in 4the days 5of Solomon 1as 2anything]. 21 For ships belonging to the king went to Tarshish with the servants of Hiram. Once in three years [2came 1boats] from Tarshish to the king being full of gold, and silver, and tusks of ivory, and apes.

Solomon Is Magnified

22 And Solomon was magnified above all the kings of the earth, even in riches and wisdom. 23 And all the kings of the earth sought the face of Solomon to hear his wisdom, of which God put in his heart. 24 And they brought, each one his gifts -- items made of silver, and items of gold, and clothes, weapons, balsam, and spices, horses, and mules, accordingly year by year. 25 And there were to Solomon four thousand female horses for chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen. And he stationed them in the cities of the chariots, and with the king in Jerusalem. 26 And he was leader of all the kings from the river and unto the land of the Philistines, and unto the border of Egypt. 27 And [3made 1the 2king] silver in Jerusalem as stones, and he made the cedars as the sycamine trees, the ones in the plain in multitude. 28 And the delivery of the horses from out of Egypt to Solomon even was from all the lands. 29 And the rest of the words of Solomon, the first and the last, behold are not these written by the words of Nathan the prophet, and by the words of Ahijah the Shilonite, and in the visions of Iddo the seer concerning Jeroboam the son of Nebat? 30 And Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel forty years. 31 And Solomon slept with his fathers, and they entombed him in the city of David his father. And [3reigned 1Rehoboam 2his son] instead of him.
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