11Now when the queen of Shebaheard of the fame of Solomon, she came to Jerusalem to testSolomon with difficultquestions. She had a verylargeretinue, with camelscarryingspices and a largeamount of gold and preciousstones ; and when she came to Solomon, she spoke with him about all that was on her heart.
2Solomonaansweredall her questions ; nothing was hidden from Solomonwhich he did not bexplain to her.
When the queen of Sheba had seen the wisdom of Solomon, the housewhich he had built,
the food at his table, the seating of his servants, the attendance of his ministers and their attire, his cupbearers and their attire, and chis stairway by which he went up to the house of the LORD, she was breathless .
Then she said to the king, "It was a truereportwhich I heard in my own landabout your words and your wisdom.
"Nevertheless I did not believe their reportsuntil I came and my eyes had seen it. And behold, the half of the greatness of your wisdom was not told me. You surpass the report that I heard.
"How dblessed are your men, how eblessed are these your servants who standbefore you continually and hear your wisdom.
8"Blessed be the LORD your Godwhodelighted in you, 2setting you on His throne as king for the LORD your God ; 3because your GodlovedIsraelestablishing them forever, therefore He made you kingover them, to dojustice and righteousness."
Then she gave the king one hundred and twentytalents of gold and a verygreat amount of spices and preciousstones ; there hadneverbeenspice like that which the queen of Shebagave to KingSolomon.
The servants of Huram and the servants of Solomon4whobroughtgold from Ophir, alsobroughtalgumtrees and preciousstones.
From the algumtrees the kingmadesteps for the house of the LORD and for the king'spalace, and lyres and harps for the singers ; and none like that was seenbefore in the land of Judah.
12KingSolomongave to the queen of Shebaall her desirewhich she requestedbesides a return for what she had brought to the king. Then she turned and went to her own land with her servants.
135Now the weight of goldwhichcame to Solomon in oneyear was 666talents of gold,
14besides that which the traders and merchantsbrought ; and all6the kings of Arabia and the governors of the countrybroughtgold and silver to Solomon.
15KingSolomonmade200largeshields of beatengold, fusing600 shekels of beatengold on eachlargeshield.
He made 300shields of beatengold, gusingthreehundred shekels of gold on eachshield, and the kingput them in the house of the forest of Lebanon.
Moreover, the kingmade a greatthrone of ivory and overlaid it with puregold.
There were sixsteps to the throne and a footstool in goldattached to the throne, and harmsion eachside of the seat , and twolionsstandingbeside the jarms.
19Twelvelions were standingthere on the sixsteps on the oneside and on the other ; nothinglike it was made for any other kingdom.
20AllKingSolomon'sdrinkingvessels were of gold, and all the vessels of the house of the forest of Lebanon were of puregold ; silver was not consideredkvaluable in the days of Solomon.
217For the king had ships which went to Tarshish with the servants of Huram ; once every threeyears the ships of Tarshishcamebringinggold and silver, ivory and apes and peacocks.
228So KingSolomonbecamegreaterthanall the kings of the earth in riches and wisdom.
And all the kings of the earth were seeking the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdomwhichGod had put in his heart.
249They broughteveryman his gift, articles of silver and gold, garments, weapons, spices, horses and mules, somuchyear by year.
Now Solomonhad4,000stalls for horses and chariots and 12,000horsemen, and he stationed them in the chariotcities and with the king in Jerusalem.
2610He was the ruler over all the kings from the EuphratesRiver even to the land of the Philistines, and as far as the border of Egypt.
2711The kingmadesilver as common as stones in Jerusalem, and he madecedars as plentiful as sycamoretrees that are in the llowland.
2812And they were bringinghorses for Solomon from Egypt and from allcountries.
2913Now the rest of the acts of Solomon, from first to last, 14are they not written in the mrecords of Nathan the prophet, and in the prophecy of Ahijah the Shilonite, and in the visions of nIddo the seerconcerningJeroboam the son of Nebat ?
3015Solomonreignedfortyyears in JerusalemoverallIsrael.