1 Kings 10

1 When the queen of Sheva heard of the fame of Shlomo concerning the name of the LORD, she came to prove him with hard questions.
2 She came to Yerushalayim with a very great train, with camels that bore spices, and very much gold, and precious stones; and when she was come to Shlomo, she talked with him of all that was in her heart.
3 Shlomo told her all her questions: there was not anything hidden from the king which he didn't tell her.
4 When the queen of Sheva had seen all the wisdom of Shlomo, and the house that he had built,
5 and the food of his table, and the sitting of his servants, and the attendance of his ministers, and their clothing, and his cup bearers, and his ascent by which he went up to the house of the LORD; there was no more spirit in her.
6 She said to the king, It was a true report that I heard in my own land of your acts, and of your wisdom.
7 However I didn't believe the words, until I came, and my eyes had seen it: and, behold, the half was not told me; your wisdom and prosperity exceed the fame which I heard.
8 Happy are your men, happy are these your servants, who stand continually before you, [and] who hear your wisdom.
9 Blessed be the LORD your God, who delighted in you, to set you on the throne of Yisra'el: because the LORD loved Yisra'el forever, therefore made he you king, to do justice and righteousness.
10 She gave the king one hundred twenty talents of gold, and of spices very great store, and precious stones: there came no more such abundance of spices as these which the queen of Sheva gave to king Shlomo.
11 The navy also of Hiram, that brought gold from Ofir, brought in from Ofir great plenty of almug trees and precious stones.
12 The king made of the almug trees pillars for the house of the LORD, and for the king's house, harps also and psalteries for the singers: there came no such almug trees, nor were seen, to this day.
13 King Shlomo gave to the queen of Sheva all her desire, whatever she asked, besides that which Shlomo gave her of his royal bounty. So she turned, and went to her own land, she and her servants.
14 Now the weight of gold that came to Shlomo in one year was six hundred sixty-six talents of gold,
15 besides [that which] the traders [brought], and the traffic of the merchants, and of all the kings of the mixed people, and of the governors of the country.
16 King Shlomo made two hundred bucklers of beaten gold; six hundred [shekels] of gold went to one buckler.
17 [he made] three hundred shields of beaten gold; three minas of gold went to one shield: and the king put them in the house of the forest of Levanon.
18 Moreover the king made a great throne of ivory, and overlaid it with the finest gold.
19 There were six steps to the throne, and the top of the throne was round behind; and there were stays on either side by the place of the seat, and two lions standing beside the stays.
20 Twelve lions stood there on the one side and on the other on the six steps: there was nothing like it made in any kingdom.
21 All king Shlomo's drinking vessels were of gold, and all the vessels of the house of the forest of Levanon were of pure gold: none were of silver; it was nothing accounted of in the days of Shlomo.
22 For the king had at sea a navy of Tarshish with the navy of Hiram: once every three years came the navy of Tarshish, bringing gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.
23 So king Shlomo exceeded all the kings of the eretz in riches and in wisdom.
24 All the eretz sought the presence of Shlomo, to hear his wisdom, which God had put in his heart.
25 They brought every man his tribute, vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and clothing, and armor, and spices, horses, and mules, a rate year by year.
26 Shlomo gathered together chariots and horsemen: and he had a thousand and four hundred chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen, that he bestowed in the chariot cities, and with the king at Yerushalayim.
27 The king made silver to be in Yerushalayim as stones, and cedars made he to be as the sycamore trees that are in the lowland, for abundance.
28 The horses which Shlomo had were brought out of Mitzrayim; and the king's merchants received them in droves, each drove at a price.
29 A chariot came up and went out of Mitzrayim for six hundred [shekels] of silver, and a horse for one hundred fifty; and so for all the kings of the Hitti, and for the kings of Aram, did they bring them out by their means.
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