1 Kings 10:18-29 (Douay-Rheims)

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18 King Solomon also made a great throne of ivory: and overlaid it with the finest gold. 19 It had six steps: and the top of the throne was round behind: and there were two hands on either side holding the seat: and two lions stood, one at each hand, 20 And twelve little lions stood upon the six steps, on the one side and on the other: there was no such work made in any kingdom. 21 Moreover, all the vessels out of which king Solomon drank, were of gold: and all the furniture of the house of the forest of Libanus was of most pure gold: there was no silver, nor was any account made of it in the days of Solomon: 22 For the king’s navy, once in three years, went with the navy of Hiram by sea to Tharsis, and brought from thence gold, and silver, and elephants’ teeth, and apes, and peacocks. 23 And king Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth in riches and wisdom. 24 And all the earth desired to see Solomon’s face, to hear his wisdom, which God had given in his heart. 25 And every one brought him presents, vessels of silver and of gold, garments, and armour, and spices, and horses, and mules, every year. 26 And Solomon gathered together chariots and horsemen, and he had a thousand four hundred chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen: and he bestowed them in fenced cities, and with the king in Jerusalem. 27 And he made silver to be as plentiful in Jerusalem as stones: and cedars to be as common as sycamores which grow in the plains. 28 And horses were brought for Solomon out of Egypt, and Coa: for the king’s merchants bought them out of Coa, and brought them at a set price. 29 And a chariot of four horses came out of Egypt, for six hundred sicles of silver, and a horse for a hundred and fifty. And after this manner did all the kings of the Hethites, and of Syria, sell horses.
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