When the queen of Sheba had observed the wisdom of Solomon, the house that he had built,
the food of his table, the seating of his officials, and the attendance of his servants, and their clothing, his valets, and their clothing, and his burnt offerings a that he offered at the house of the Lord, there was no more spirit left in her.
So she said to the king, "The report was true that I heard in my own land of your accomplishments and of your wisdom,
but I did not believe the b reports until I came and my own eyes saw it. Not even half of the greatness of your wisdom had been told to me; you far surpass the report that I had heard.
Happy are your people! Happy are these your servants, who continually attend you and hear your wisdom!
Blessed be the Lord your God, who has delighted in you and set you on his throne as king for the Lord your God. Because your God loved Israel and would establish them forever, he has made you king over them, that you may execute justice and righteousness."
Then she gave the king one hundred twenty talents of gold, a very great quantity of spices, and precious stones: there were no spices such as those that the queen of Sheba gave to King Solomon.
Moreover the servants of Huram and the servants of Solomon who brought gold from Ophir brought algum wood and precious stones.
From the algum wood, the king made steps c for the house of the Lord and for the king's house, lyres also and harps for the singers; there never was seen the like of them before in the land of Judah.
Meanwhile King Solomon granted the queen of Sheba every desire that she expressed, well beyond what she had brought to the king. Then she returned to her own land, with her servants.
The weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred sixty-six talents of gold,
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