2 Chronicles 9:16-26 NIV

16 He also made three hundred small shields1 of hammered gold, with three hundred bekasa of gold in each shield. The king put them in the Palace of the Forest of Lebanon.2

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    • f 9:16 - That is, about 3 3/4 pounds (about 1.7 kilograms)
      17 Then the king made a great throne inlaid with ivory3 and overlaid with pure gold.

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      18 The throne had six steps, and a footstool of gold was attached to it. On both sides of the seat were armrests, with a lion standing beside each of them.
      19 Twelve lions stood on the six steps, one at either end of each step. Nothing like it had ever been made for any other kingdom.
      20 All King Solomon's goblets were gold, and all the household articles in the Palace of the Forest of Lebanon were pure gold. Nothing was made of silver, because silver was considered of little value in Solomon's day.
      21 The king had a fleet of trading shipsb manned by Hiram'sc men. Once every three years it returned, carrying gold, silver and ivory, and apes and baboons.

      References for 2 Chronicles 9:21

        • g 9:21 - Hebrew "of ships that could go to Tarshish"
        • h 9:21 - Hebrew "Huram," a variant of "Hiram"
          22 King Solomon was greater in riches and wisdom than all the other kings of the earth.4

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          23 All the kings5 of the earth sought audience with Solomon to hear the wisdom God had put in his heart.

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          24 Year after year, everyone who came brought a gift6--articles of silver and gold, and robes, weapons and spices, and horses and mules.

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          25 Solomon had four thousand stalls for horses and chariots,7 and twelve thousand horses,d which he kept in the chariot cities and also with him in Jerusalem.

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            • i 9:25 - Or "charioteers"
              26 He ruled8 over all the kings from the Rivere9 to the land of the Philistines, as far as the border of Egypt.10

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                • j 9:26 - That is, the Euphrates