And when the queen of Shebaheard of the fame of Solomon, she came to proveSolomon with hard questions at Jerusalem, with a verygreatcompany, and camels that barespices, and gold in abundance, and preciousstones: and when she was come to Solomon, she communed with him of all that was in her heart.2
And Solomontold her all her questions: and there was nothing hid from Solomon which he told her not.
And when the queen of Sheba had seen the wisdom of Solomon, and the house that he had built ,
And the meat of his table, and the sitting of his servants, and the attendance of his ministers , and their apparel; his cupbearersa also, and their apparel; and his ascent by which he went up into the house of the LORD; there was no more spirit in her.
And she said to the king, It was a truereportb which I heard in mine own land of thine acts, and of thy wisdom:6
Howbeit I believed not their words, until I came , and mine eyes had seen it: and, behold, the one half of the greatness of thy wisdom was not told me: for thou exceedest the fame that I heard .
7Happy are thy men, and happy are these thy servants, which standcontinuallybefore thee, and hear thy wisdom.8Blessed be the LORD thy God, which delighted in thee to set thee on his throne, to be king for the LORD thy God: because thy GodlovedIsrael, to establish them for ever, therefore made he thee king over them, to dojudgment and justice.9
And she gave the king an hundred and twentytalents of gold, and of spicesgreatabundance, and preciousstones: neither was there any such spice as the queen of ShebagavekingSolomon.10
And the servants also of Huram, and the servants of Solomon, which broughtgold from Ophir,broughtalgumctrees and preciousstones.11
And the kingmade of the algumtreesterracesd to the house of the LORD, and to the king'spalace, and harps and psalteries for singers : and there were none suchseenbefore in the land of Judah.12
And kingSolomongave to the queen of Sheba all her desire, whatsoever she asked , beside that which she had brought unto the king. So she turned , and went away to her own land, she and her servants.13
Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in oneyear was sixhundred and threescore and sixtalents of gold;14
Beside that which chapmen and merchantsbrought . And all the kings of Arabia and governorse of the countrybroughtgold and silver to Solomon.15
And kingSolomonmade two hundredtargets of beatengold:sixhundred shekels of beatengoldwent to onetarget.16
And threehundredshields made he of beatengold:threehundred shekels of goldwent to oneshield. And the kingput them in the house of the forest of Lebanon.17
Moreover the kingmade a greatthrone of ivory, and overlaid it with puregold.18
And there were sixsteps to the throne, with a footstool of gold, which were fastened to the throne, and staysf on each side of the sittingplace, and twolionsstandingby the stays:19
And twelvelionsstood there on the one side and on the other upon the sixsteps. There was not the like made in any kingdom.20
And all the drinkingvessels of kingSolomon were of gold, and all the vessels of the house of the forest of Lebanon were of pureggold: none were of silver; it was not any thing accounted of in the days of Solomon.21
For the king'sshipswent to Tarshish with the servants of Huram: every threeyearsoncecame the ships of Tarshishbringinggold, and silver,ivory,h and apes, and peacocks.22
And kingSolomonpassed all the kings of the earth in riches and wisdom.23
And all the kings of the earthsought the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom, that God had put in his heart.24
And they brought every man his present,vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and raiment,harness, and spices,horses, and mules, a rateyear by year.25
And Solomon had fourthousandstalls for horses and chariots, and twelvethousandhorsemen; whom he bestowed in the chariotcities, and with the king at Jerusalem.26
And he reigned over all the kings from the riveri even unto the land of the Philistines, and to the border of Egypt.27
And the kingmadesilverj in Jerusalem as stones, and cedar treesmade he as the sycomore trees that are in the low plains in abundance.28
And they brought unto Solomonhorses out of Egypt, and out of all lands.29
Now the rest of the acts of Solomon,first and last, are they not written in the bookk of Nathan the prophet, and in the prophecy of Ahijah the Shilonite, and in the visions of Iddo the seer against Jeroboam the son of Nebat?30
And Solomonreigned in Jerusalem over all Israelfortyyears.31
And Solomonslept with his fathers, and he was buried in the city of David his father: and Rehoboam his sonreigned in his stead.