2 Chronicles 9:3-13 NIV

3 When the queen of Sheba saw the wisdom of Solomon,1 as well as the palace he had built,

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4 the food on his table, the seating of his officials, the attending servants in their robes, the cupbearers in their robes and the burnt offerings he made ata the temple of the LORD, she was overwhelmed.

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    • a 9:4 - Or "the ascent by which he went up to"
      5 She said to the king, "The report I heard in my own country about your achievements and your wisdom is true.
      6 But I did not believe what they said until I came2 and saw with my own eyes. Indeed, not even half the greatness of your wisdom was told me; you have far exceeded the report I heard.

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      7 How happy your men must be! How happy your officials, who continually stand before you and hear your wisdom!
      8 Praise be to the LORD your God, who has delighted in you and placed you on his throne3 as king to rule for the LORD your God. Because of the love of your God for Israel and his desire to uphold them forever, he has made you king4 over them, to maintain justice and righteousness."

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      9 Then she gave the king 120 talentsb of gold,5 large quantities of spices, and precious stones. There had never been such spices as those the queen of Sheba gave to King Solomon.

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        • b 9:9 - That is, about 4 1/2 tons (about 4 metric tons)
          10 (The men of Hiram and the men of Solomon brought gold from Ophir;6 they also brought algumwoodc and precious stones.

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            • c 9:10 - Probably a variant of "almugwood"
              11 The king used the algumwood to make steps for the temple of the LORD and for the royal palace, and to make harps and lyres for the musicians. Nothing like them had ever been seen in Judah.)
              12 King Solomon gave the queen of Sheba all she desired and asked for; he gave her more than she had brought to him. Then she left and returned with her retinue to her own country.

              Solomon's Splendor

              9:13-28pp -- 1Ki 10:14-29; 2Ch 1:14-17

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

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                • d 9:13 - That is, about 25 tons (about 23 metric tons)