1 Kings 10:15

15 not including the revenues from merchants and traders and from all the Arabian kings and the governors of the territories.

Read 1 Kings 10:15 Using Other Translations

Beside that he had of the merchantmen, and of the traffick of the spice merchants, and of all the kings of Arabia, and of the governors of the country.
besides that which came from the explorers and from the business of the merchants, and from all the kings of the west and from the governors of the land.
This did not include the additional revenue he received from merchants and traders, all the kings of Arabia, and the governors of the land.

What does 1 Kings 10:15 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Kings 10:15

Besides that he had of the merchantmen, and of the traffic
of the spice merchants
What they paid him as a duty or custom for the importation of their goods:

and of all the kings of Arabia;
who were subject to him, and paid him a yearly tribute, or at least made presents, see ( 1 Kings 4:21 1 Kings 4:24 )

and of the governors of the country;
who were viceroys or deputy governors of countries conquered by his father, and who collected tribute from the people, and paid it to him.

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