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1 Kings 10

NCV 1 When the queen of Sheba heard about Solomon, she came to test him 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. NCV 2 She traveled to Jerusalem with a large group of servants and camels carrying spices, jewels, and much gold. When she came to Solomon, she talked with him about all she had in 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. NCV 3 and Solomon answered all her questions. Nothing was too hard for him to explain to her. NIV 3 Solomon answered all her questions; nothing was too hard for the king to explain to her. NCV 4 The queen of Sheba learned that Solomon was very wise. She saw the palace he had built, NIV 4 When the queen of Sheba saw all the wisdom of Solomon and the palace he had built, NCV 5 the food on his table, his many officers, the palace servants, and their good clothes. She saw the servants who served him at feasts and the whole burnt offerings he made in the Temple of the Lord. All these things amazed 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. NCV 6 So she said to King Solomon, "What I heard in my own country about your achievements and wisdom is true. NIV 6 She said to the king, “The report I heard in my own country about your achievements and your wisdom is true. NCV 7 I could not believe it then, but now I have come and seen it with my own eyes. I was not told even half of it! Your wisdom and wealth are much greater than I had heard. 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. NCV 8 Your men and officers are very lucky, because in always serving you, they are able to hear your wisdom. NIV 8 How happy your people must be! How happy your officials, who continually stand before you and hear your wisdom! NCV 9 Praise the Lord your God, who was pleased to make you king of Israel. The Lord has constant love for Israel, so he made you king to keep justice and to rule fairly." 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.” NCV 10 Then she gave the king about nine thousand pounds of gold and many spices and jewels. No one since that time has brought more spices than the queen of Sheba gave to 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. NCV 11 (Hiram's ships brought gold from Ophir, as well as much juniper wood and jewels. NIV 11 (Hiram’s ships brought gold from Ophir; and from there they brought great cargoes of almugwood and precious stones. NCV 12 Solomon used the juniper wood to build supports for the Temple of the Lord and the palace, and to make harps and lyres for the musicians. Such fine juniper wood has not been brought in or been seen since that time.) 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.) NCV 13 King Solomon gave the queen of Sheba everything she wanted and asked for, in addition to what he had already given her of his wealth. Then she and her servants returned to her own country. 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. NCV 14 Every year King Solomon received about fifty thousand pounds of gold. NIV 14 The weight of the gold that Solomon received yearly was 666 talents, NCV 15 Besides that, he also received gold from the traders and merchants, as well as from the kings of Arabia and governors of the land. NIV 15 not including the revenues from merchants and traders and from all the Arabian kings and the governors of the territories. NCV 16 King Solomon made two hundred large shields of hammered gold, each of which contained about seven and one-half pounds of gold. NIV 16 King Solomon made two hundred large shields of hammered gold; six hundred shekels of gold went into each shield. NCV 17 He also made three hundred smaller shields of hammered gold, each of which contained about four pounds of gold. The king put them in the Palace of the Forest 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. NCV 18 The king built a large throne of ivory and covered it with fine gold. NIV 18 Then the king made a great throne covered with ivory and overlaid with fine gold. NCV 19 The throne had six steps on it, and its back was round at the top. There were armrests on both sides of the chair, and each armrest had a lion beside it. 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. NCV 20 Twelve lions stood on the six steps, one lion at each end of each step. Nothing like this had ever been made for any other 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. NCV 21 All of Solomon's drinking cups, as well as the dishes in the Palace of the Forest of Lebanon, were made of pure gold. Nothing was made from silver, because silver was not valuable in Solomon's time. 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. NCV 22 King Solomon also had many trading ships at sea, along with Hiram's ships. Every three years the ships returned, bringing back gold, silver, ivory, apes, and baboons. 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. NCV 23 So Solomon had more riches and wisdom than all the other kings on earth. NIV 23 King Solomon was greater in riches and wisdom than all the other kings of the earth. NCV 24 People everywhere wanted to see King Solomon and listen to the wisdom God had given him. NIV 24 The whole world sought audience with Solomon to hear the wisdom God had put in his heart. NCV 25 Every year those who came brought gifts of silver and gold, clothes, weapons, spices, horses, and mules. NIV 25 Year after year, everyone who came brought a gift—articles of silver and gold, robes, weapons and spices, and horses and mules. NCV 26 Solomon had fourteen hundred chariots and twelve thousand horses. He kept some in special cities for the chariots, and others he kept with him in 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. NCV 27 In Jerusalem Solomon made silver as common as stones and cedar trees as common as the fig trees on the western hills. NIV 27 The king made silver as common in Jerusalem as stones, and cedar as plentiful as sycamore-fig trees in the foothills. NCV 28 He imported horses from Egypt and Kue. His traders bought them in Kue. NIV 28 Solomon’s horses were imported from Egypt and from Kue —the royal merchants purchased them from Kue at the current price. NCV 29 A chariot from Egypt cost about fifteen pounds of silver, and a horse cost nearly four pounds of silver. Solomon's traders also sold horses and chariots to all the kings of the Hittites and the Arameans. 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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