When the queen of Sheba heard of Solomon’s fame, which brought honor to the name of the , she came to test him with hard questions.
References for 1 Kings 10:1
She arrived in Jerusalem with a large group of attendants and a great caravan of camels loaded with spices, large quantities of gold, and precious jewels. When she met with Solomon, she talked with him about everything she had on her mind.
Solomon had answers for all her questions; nothing was too hard for the king to explain to her.
When the queen of Sheba realized how very wise Solomon was, and when she saw the palace he had built,
she was overwhelmed. She was also amazed at the food on his tables, the organization of his officials and their splendid clothing, the cup-bearers, and the burnt offerings Solomon made at the Temple of the .
She exclaimed to the king, “Everything I heard in my country about your achievements and wisdom is true!
References for 1 Kings 10:6
I didn’t believe what was said until I arrived here and saw it with my own eyes. In fact, I had not heard the half of it! Your wisdom and prosperity are far beyond what I was told.
How happy your people must be! What a privilege for your officials to stand here day after day, listening to your wisdom!
References for 1 Kings 10:8