2 Chronicles 9:1 NLT

1 When the queen of Sheba heard of Solomon’s fame, she came to Jerusalem to test him with hard questions. She arrived 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.

Study tools for 2 Chronicles 9:1

  • a 9:4 - As in Greek and Syriac versions (see also 1 Kgs 10:5 ); Hebrew reads and the ascent.
  • b 9:5 - Hebrew your words.
  • c 9:9 - Hebrew 120 talents [4,000 kilograms].
  • d 9:10 - Hebrew algum wood (also in 9:11 ); perhaps a variant spelling of almug. Compare parallel text at 1 Kgs 10:11-12 .
  • e 9:11 - Or gateways. The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain.
  • f 9:13 - Hebrew 666 talents [23 metric tons].
  • g 9:15 - Hebrew 600 [shekels] of hammered gold [6.8 kilograms].
  • h 9:16 - Hebrew 300 [shekels] of gold [3.4 kilograms].
  • i 9:21 - Hebrew Huram, a variant spelling of Hiram.
  • j 9:21 - Or and baboons.
  • k 9:25 - Or 12,000 charioteers.
  • l 9:26 - Hebrew the river.
  • m 9:27 - Hebrew the Shephelah.
  • n 9:28 - Possibly Muzur, a district near Cilicia.