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1 Kings 10

NIRV 1 The queen of Sheba heard about how famous Solomon was. She also heard about how he served and worshiped the Lord. So 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. NIRV 2 She arrived in Jerusalem with a very large group of attendants. Her camels were carrying spices, huge amounts of gold, and valuable jewels. She came to Solomon and asked him about everything she wanted to know. 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. NIRV 3 Solomon answered all of her questions. There wasn't anything that was too hard for the king to explain to her. NIV 3 Solomon answered all her questions; nothing was too hard for the king to explain to her. NIRV 4 So the queen of Sheba saw how very wise Solomon was. 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, NIRV 5 She saw the food that was on his table. She saw his officials sitting there. She saw the robes of the servants who waited on everyone. She saw his wine tasters. And she saw the burnt offerings Solomon sacrificed at the LORD's temple. She could hardly believe everything she had seen. 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. NIRV 6 She said to the king, "Back in my own country I heard a report about you. I heard about how much you had accomplished. I also heard about how wise you are. Everything I heard 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. NIRV 7 But I didn't believe those things. So I came to see for myself. And now I believe it! You are twice as wise and wealthy as people say you are. The report I heard doesn't even begin to tell the whole story about you. 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. NIRV 8 "How happy your men must be! How happy your officials must be! They always get to serve you and hear the wise things you say. NIV 8 How happy your people must be! How happy your officials, who continually stand before you and hear your wisdom! NIRV 9 "May the LORD your God be praised. He must take great delight in you. He placed you on the throne of Israel. The LORD will love Israel for all time to come. That's why he has made you king. He knows that you will do what is fair and right." 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.” NIRV 10 She gave the king four and a half tons of gold. She also gave him huge amounts of spices and valuable jewels. No one would ever bring to King Solomon as many spices as the queen of Sheba gave him. 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. NIRV 11 Hiram's ships brought gold from Ophir. From there they also brought huge amounts of almugwood and valuable jewels. NIV 11 (Hiram’s ships brought gold from Ophir; and from there they brought great cargoes of almugwood and precious stones. NIRV 12 The king used the almugwood to make supports for the LORD's temple and the royal palace. He also used it to make harps and lyres for those who played the music. That much almugwood has never been brought into Judah or seen there since that 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.) NIRV 13 King Solomon gave the queen of Sheba everything she wanted and asked for. That was in addition to what he had given her out of his royal riches. Then she left. She returned to her own country with her attendants. 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. NIRV 14 Each year Solomon received 25 tons of gold. NIV 14 The weight of the gold that Solomon received yearly was 666 talents, NIRV 15 That didn't include the money that was brought in by business and trade. It also didn't include the money from all of the kings of Arabia and the governors of Israel. NIV 15 not including the revenues from merchants and traders and from all the Arabian kings and the governors of the territories. NIRV 16 King Solomon made 200 large shields out of hammered gold. Each one weighed seven and a half pounds. NIV 16 King Solomon made two hundred large shields of hammered gold; six hundred shekels of gold went into each shield. NIRV 17 He also made 300 small shields out of hammered gold. Each one weighed almost four pounds. The king put all of the shields 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. NIRV 18 Then he made a large throne. It was decorated with ivory. It was covered with fine gold. NIV 18 Then the king made a great throne covered with ivory and overlaid with fine gold. NIRV 19 The throne had six steps. Its back had a rounded top. The throne had armrests on both sides of the seat. A statue of a lion stood on each side of the throne. 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. NIRV 20 Twelve lions stood on the six steps. There was one at each end of each step. Nothing like that throne 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. NIRV 21 All of King Solomon's cups were made out of gold. All of the articles that were used in the Palace of the Forest of Lebanon were made out of pure gold. Nothing was made out of silver. When Solomon was king, silver wasn't considered to be worth very much. 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. NIRV 22 He had many ships that carried goods to be traded. His ships went to sea along with Hiram's ships. Once every three years the ships returned. They brought 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. NIRV 23 King Solomon was richer than all of the other kings on earth. He was also wiser than they were. NIV 23 King Solomon was greater in riches and wisdom than all the other kings of the earth. NIRV 24 People from the whole world wanted to meet Solomon in person. They wanted to see for themselves how wise God had made him. NIV 24 The whole world sought audience with Solomon to hear the wisdom God had put in his heart. NIRV 25 Year after year, everyone who came to him brought a gift. They brought articles that were made out of silver and gold. They brought robes, weapons and spices. They also brought 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. NIRV 26 Solomon had 1,400 chariots and 12,000 horses. He kept some of his horses and chariots in the chariot cities. He kept the others 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. NIRV 27 The king made silver as common in Jerusalem as stones. He made cedar wood as common there as sycamore-fig trees in 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. NIRV 28 Solomon got horses from Egypt and from Kue. The royal traders bought them 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. NIRV 29 They weighed out 15 pounds of silver for a chariot from Egypt. And they weighed out almost four pounds of silver for a horse. They also sold horses and chariots to all of the kings of the Hittites and the kings of 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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