And all King Solomon's drinking vessels were of gold
Such quantities of it were brought to him from Ophir, and paid to him in tribute, and given him as presents:
and all the vessels of the forest of Lebanon were of pure gold;
not only what were used in his palace at Jerusalem, but in his country house at some little distance:
none were of silver; it was nothing accounted of in the days of
to make plate of; or silver plate was but little esteemed, and scarce any use of it made in Solomon's palace, if at all: though doubtless it was elsewhere, and especially silver as money.