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1 Kings 10

BBE 1 Now the queen of Sheba, hearing great things of Solomon, came to put his wisdom to the test with hard questions. NIV 1 When the queen of Sheba heard about the fame of Solomon and his relationship to the LORD, she came to test Solomon with hard questions. BBE 2 And she came to Jerusalem with a very great train, with camels weighted down with spices, and stores of gold and jewels: and when she came to Solomon she had talk with him of everything in her mind. NIV 2 Arriving at Jerusalem with a very great caravan—with camels carrying spices, large quantities of gold, and precious stones—she came to Solomon and talked with him about all that she had on her mind. BBE 3 And Solomon gave her answers to all her questions; there was no secret which the king did not make clear to her. NIV 3 Solomon answered all her questions; nothing was too hard for the king to explain to her. BBE 4 And when the queen of Sheba had seen all the wisdom of Solomon, and the house which he had made, NIV 4 When the queen of Sheba saw all the wisdom of Solomon and the palace he had built, BBE 5 And the food at his table, and all his servants seated there, and those who were waiting on him in their places, and their robes, and his wine-servants, and the burned offerings which he made in the house of the Lord, there was no more spirit in her. NIV 5 the food on his table, the seating of his officials, the attending servants in their robes, his cupbearers, and the burnt offerings he made at the temple of the LORD, she was overwhelmed. BBE 6 And she said to the king, The account which was given to me in my country of your acts and your wisdom was true. NIV 6 She said to the king, “The report I heard in my own country about your achievements and your wisdom is true. BBE 7 But I had no faith in what was said about you, till I came and saw for myself; and now I see that it was not half the story; your wisdom and your wealth are much greater than they said. NIV 7 But I did not believe these things until I came and saw with my own eyes. Indeed, not even half was told me; in wisdom and wealth you have far exceeded the report I heard. BBE 8 Happy are your wives, happy are these your servants whose place is ever before you, hearing your words of wisdom. NIV 8 How happy your people must be! How happy your officials, who continually stand before you and hear your wisdom! BBE 9 May the Lord your God be praised, whose pleasure it was to put you on the seat of the kingdom of Israel; because the Lord's love for Israel is eternal, he has made you king, to be their judge in righteousness. NIV 9 Praise be to the LORD your God, who has delighted in you and placed you on the throne of Israel. Because of the LORD’s eternal love for Israel, he has made you king to maintain justice and righteousness.” BBE 10 And she gave the king a hundred and twenty talents of gold, and a great store of spices and jewels: never again was such a wealth of spices seen as that which the queen of Sheba gave King Solomon. NIV 10 And she gave the king 120 talents of gold, large quantities of spices, and precious stones. Never again were so many spices brought in as those the queen of Sheba gave to King Solomon. BBE 11 And the sea-force of Hiram, in addition to gold from Ophir, came back with much sandal-wood and jewels. NIV 11 (Hiram’s ships brought gold from Ophir; and from there they brought great cargoes of almugwood and precious stones. BBE 12 And from the sandal-wood the king made pillars for the house of the Lord, and for the king's house, and instruments of music for the makers of melody: never has such sandal-wood been seen to this day. NIV 12 The king used the almugwood to make supports for the temple of the LORD and for the royal palace, and to make harps and lyres for the musicians. So much almugwood has never been imported or seen since that day.) BBE 13 And King Solomon gave the queen of Sheba all her desire, whatever she made request for, in addition to what he gave her freely from the impulse of his heart. So she went back to her country, she and her servants. NIV 13 King Solomon gave the queen of Sheba all she desired and asked for, besides what he had given her out of his royal bounty. Then she left and returned with her retinue to her own country. BBE 14 Now the weight of gold which came to Solomon in one year was six hundred and sixty-six talents; NIV 14 The weight of the gold that Solomon received yearly was 666 talents, BBE 15 In addition to what came to him from the business of the traders, and from all the kings of the Arabians, and from the rulers of the country. NIV 15 not including the revenues from merchants and traders and from all the Arabian kings and the governors of the territories. BBE 16 And Solomon made two hundred body-covers of hammered gold, every one having six hundred shekels of gold in it. NIV 16 King Solomon made two hundred large shields of hammered gold; six hundred shekels of gold went into each shield. BBE 17 And he made three hundred smaller body-covers of hammered gold, with three pounds of gold in every cover: and the king put them in the house of the Woods of Lebanon. NIV 17 He also made three hundred small shields of hammered gold, with three minas of gold in each shield. The king put them in the Palace of the Forest of Lebanon. BBE 18 Then the king made a great ivory seat, plated with the best gold. NIV 18 Then the king made a great throne covered with ivory and overlaid with fine gold. BBE 19 There were six steps going up to it, and the top of it was round at the back, there were arms on the two sides of the seat, and two lions by the side of the arms; NIV 19 The throne had six steps, and its back had a rounded top. On both sides of the seat were armrests, with a lion standing beside each of them. BBE 20 And twelve lions were placed on the one side and on the other side on the six steps: there was nothing like it in any kingdom. NIV 20 Twelve lions stood on the six steps, one at either end of each step. Nothing like it had ever been made for any other kingdom. BBE 21 And all King Solomon's drinking-vessels were of gold, and all the vessels of the house of the Woods of Lebanon were of the best gold; not one was of silver, for no one gave a thought to silver in the days of King Solomon. NIV 21 All King Solomon’s goblets were gold, and all the household articles in the Palace of the Forest of Lebanon were pure gold. Nothing was made of silver, because silver was considered of little value in Solomon’s days. BBE 22 For the king had Tarshish-ships at sea with the ships of Hiram; once every three years the Tarshish-ships came with gold and silver and ivory and monkeys and peacocks. NIV 22 The king had a fleet of trading ships at sea along with the ships of Hiram. Once every three years it returned, carrying gold, silver and ivory, and apes and baboons. BBE 23 And King Solomon was greater than all the kings of the earth in wealth and in wisdom. NIV 23 King Solomon was greater in riches and wisdom than all the other kings of the earth. BBE 24 And from all over the earth they came to see Solomon and to give ear to his wisdom, which God had put in his heart. NIV 24 The whole world sought audience with Solomon to hear the wisdom God had put in his heart. BBE 25 And everyone took with him an offering, vessels of silver and vessels of gold, and robes, and coats of metal, and spices, and horses, and beasts of transport, regularly year by year. NIV 25 Year after year, everyone who came brought a gift—articles of silver and gold, robes, weapons and spices, and horses and mules. BBE 26 And Solomon got together war-carriages and horsemen; he had one thousand, four hundred carriages and twelve thousand horsemen, whom he kept, some in the carriage-towns and some with the king at Jerusalem. NIV 26 Solomon accumulated chariots and horses; he had fourteen hundred chariots and twelve thousand horses, which he kept in the chariot cities and also with him in Jerusalem. BBE 27 And the king made silver as common as stones in Jerusalem and cedars like the sycamore-trees of the lowlands in number. NIV 27 The king made silver as common in Jerusalem as stones, and cedar as plentiful as sycamore-fig trees in the foothills. BBE 28 And Solomon's horses came from Egypt and from Kue; the king's traders got them at a price from Kue. NIV 28 Solomon’s horses were imported from Egypt and from Kue —the royal merchants purchased them from Kue at the current price. BBE 29 A war-carriage might be got from Egypt for six hundred shekels of silver, and a horse for a hundred and fifty; they got them at the same rate for all the kings of the Hittites and the kings of Aram. NIV 29 They imported a chariot from Egypt for six hundred shekels of silver, and a horse for a hundred and fifty. They also exported them to all the kings of the Hittites and of the Arameans.

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