1 Kings 10:7-17 NIV

7 But I did not believe these things until I came and saw with my own eyes. Indeed, not even half was told me; in wisdom and wealth you have far exceeded the report I heard.

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8 How happy your people must be! How happy your officials, who continually stand before you and hear your wisdom!

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9 Praise be to the LORD your God, who has delighted in you and placed you on the throne of Israel. Because of the LORD’s eternal love for Israel, he has made you king to maintain justice and righteousness.”

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10 And she gave the king 120 talentsa of gold, large quantities of spices, and precious stones. Never again were so many spices brought in as those the queen of Sheba gave to King Solomon.

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    • — 10:10 - That is, about 4 1/2 tons or about 4 metric tons
      11 (Hiram’s ships brought gold from Ophir; and from there they brought great cargoes of almugwoodb and precious stones.

      References for 1 Kings 10:11

        • ˜ 10:11 - Probably a variant of "algumwood" ; also in verse 12
          12 The king used the almugwood to make supportsc for the temple of the LORD and for the royal palace, and to make harps and lyres for the musicians. So much almugwood has never been imported or seen since that day.)

          References for 1 Kings 10:12

            • ™ 10:12 - The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.
              13 King Solomon gave the queen of Sheba all she desired and asked for, besides what he had given her out of his royal bounty. Then she left and returned with her retinue to her own country.

              Solomon’s Splendor

              14 The weight of the gold that Solomon received yearly was 666 talents,d

              References for 1 Kings 10:14

                • š 10:14 - That is, about 25 tons or about 23 metric tons
                  15 not including the revenues from merchants and traders and from all the Arabian kings and the governors of the territories.
                  16 King Solomon made two hundred large shields of hammered gold; six hundred shekelse of gold went into each shield.

                  References for 1 Kings 10:16

                    • › 10:16 - That is, about 15 pounds or about 6.9 kilograms; also in verse 29
                      17 He also made three hundred small shields of hammered gold, with three minasf of gold in each shield. The king put them in the Palace of the Forest of Lebanon.

                      References for 1 Kings 10:17

                        • œ 10:17 - That is, about 3 3/4 pounds or about 1.7 kilograms; or perhaps reference is to double minas, that is, about 7 1/2 pounds or about 3.5 kilograms.