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2 Chronicles 9

BBE 1 Now the queen of Sheba, hearing great things of Solomon, came to Jerusalem to put his wisdom to the test with hard questions; and with her came a very great train, and camels weighted down with spices, and great stores of gold and jewels: and when she came to Solomon she had talk with him of everything in her mind. NIV 1 When the queen of Sheba heard of Solomon’s fame, she came to Jerusalem to test him with hard questions. Arriving 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 she had on her mind. BBE 2 And Solomon gave her answers to all her questions; there was no secret which he did not make clear to her. NIV 2 Solomon answered all her questions; nothing was too hard for him to explain to her. BBE 3 And when the queen of Sheba had seen the wisdom of Solomon, and the house which he had made, NIV 3 When the queen of Sheba saw the wisdom of Solomon, as well as the palace he had built, BBE 4 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 their robes, and the burned offerings which he made in the house of the Lord, there was no more spirit in her. NIV 4 the food on his table, the seating of his officials, the attending servants in their robes, the cupbearers in their robes and the burnt offerings he made at the temple of the LORD, she was overwhelmed. BBE 5 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 5 She said to the king, “The report I heard in my own country about your achievements and your wisdom is true. BBE 6 But I had no faith in what was said about you, till I came and saw for myself; and truly, word was not given me of half your great wisdom; you are much greater than they said. NIV 6 But I did not believe what they said until I came and saw with my own eyes. Indeed, not even half the greatness of your wisdom was told me; you have far exceeded the report I heard. BBE 7 Happy are your wives and happy these your servants whose place is ever before you, hearing your words of wisdom. NIV 7 How happy your people must be! How happy your officials, who continually stand before you and hear your wisdom! BBE 8 Praise be to the Lord your God whose pleasure it was to put you on the seat of his kingdom to be king for the Lord your God: because, in his love for Israel, it was the purpose of your God to make them strong for ever, he made you king over them, to be their judge in righteousness. NIV 8 Praise be to the LORD your God, who has delighted in you and placed you on his throne as king to rule for the LORD your God. Because of the love of your God for Israel and his desire to uphold them forever, he has made you king over them, to maintain justice and righteousness.” BBE 9 And she gave the king a hundred and twenty talents of gold, and a great store of spices and jewels: never had such spices been seen as the queen of Sheba gave to Solomon. NIV 9 Then she gave the king 120 talents of gold, large quantities of spices, and precious stones. There had never been such spices as those the queen of Sheba gave to King Solomon. BBE 10 And the servants of Huram and the servants of Solomon, in addition to gold from Ophir, came back with sandal-wood and jewels. NIV 10 (The servants of Hiram and the servants of Solomon brought gold from Ophir; they also brought algumwood and precious stones. BBE 11 And with the sandal-wood the king made steps for the house of the Lord and for the king's house, and instruments of music for the makers of melody; never before had such been seen in the land of Judah. NIV 11 The king used the algumwood to make steps for the temple of the LORD and for the royal palace, and to make harps and lyres for the musicians. Nothing like them had ever been seen in Judah.) BBE 12 And King Solomon gave the queen of Sheba all her desire, whatever she made request for, in addition to what she had taken to the king. So she went back to her country with her servants. NIV 12 King Solomon gave the queen of Sheba all she desired and asked for; he gave her more than she had brought to him. Then she left and returned with her retinue to her own country. BBE 13 Now the weight of gold which came to Solomon in one year was six hundred and sixty-six talents; NIV 13 The weight of the gold that Solomon received yearly was 666 talents, BBE 14 And in addition to what he got from traders of different sorts, all the kings of Arabia and the rulers of the country gave gold and silver to Solomon. NIV 14 not including the revenues brought in by merchants and traders. Also all the kings of Arabia and the governors of the territories brought gold and silver to Solomon. BBE 15 And King Solomon made two hundred body-covers of hammered gold, every one having six hundred shekels of gold in it. NIV 15 King Solomon made two hundred large shields of hammered gold; six hundred shekels of hammered gold went into each shield. BBE 16 And he made three hundred smaller body-covers of hammered gold, using three hundred shekels of gold for every cover, and the king put them in the house of the Woods of Lebanon. NIV 16 He also made three hundred small shields of hammered gold, with three hundred shekels of gold in each shield. The king put them in the Palace of the Forest of Lebanon. BBE 17 Then the king made a great ivory seat, plated with the best gold. NIV 17 Then the king made a great throne covered with ivory and overlaid with pure gold. BBE 18 There were six steps up to it, and a foot-rest of gold fixed to it, and arms on the two sides of the seat, with two lions at the side of the arms. NIV 18 The throne had six steps, and a footstool of gold was attached to it. On both sides of the seat were armrests, with a lion standing beside each of them. BBE 19 And twelve lions were placed on one side and on the other side on the six steps: there was nothing like it in any kingdom. NIV 19 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 20 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: no one gave a thought to silver in the days of Solomon. NIV 20 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 day. BBE 21 For the king had Tarshish-ships sailing with the servants of Huram: once every three years the Tarshish-ships came back with gold and silver, ivory and monkeys and peacocks. NIV 21 The king had a fleet of trading ships manned by Hiram’s servants. Once every three years it returned, carrying gold, silver and ivory, and apes and baboons. BBE 22 And King Solomon was greater than all the kings of the earth in wealth and in wisdom. NIV 22 King Solomon was greater in riches and wisdom than all the other kings of the earth. BBE 23 And all the kings of the earth came to see Solomon and to give ear to his wisdom, which God had put into his heart. NIV 23 All the kings of the earth sought audience with Solomon to hear the wisdom God had put in his heart. BBE 24 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 for transport, regularly year by year. NIV 24 Year after year, everyone who came brought a gift—articles of silver and gold, and robes, weapons and spices, and horses and mules. BBE 25 Solomon had four thousand buildings for his horses and his war-carriages, and twelve thousand horsemen whom he kept, some in the carriage-towns and some with the king in Jerusalem. NIV 25 Solomon had four thousand stalls for horses and chariots, and twelve thousand horses, which he kept in the chariot cities and also with him in Jerusalem. BBE 26 And he was ruler over all the kings from the River to the land of the Philistines, as far as the limit of Egypt. NIV 26 He ruled over all the kings from the Euphrates River to the land of the Philistines, as far as the border of Egypt. BBE 27 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 They got horses for Solomon from Egypt and from every land. NIV 28 Solomon’s horses were imported from Egypt and from all other countries. BBE 29 Now the rest of the acts of Solomon, first and last, are they not recorded in the history of Nathan the prophet, and in the words of Ahijah the prophet of Shiloh, and in the visions of Iddo the seer about Jeroboam, the son of Nebat? NIV 29 As for the other events of Solomon’s reign, from beginning to end, are they not written in the records of Nathan the prophet, in the prophecy of Ahijah the Shilonite and in the visions of Iddo the seer concerning Jeroboam son of Nebat? BBE 30 Solomon was king over Israel in Jerusalem for forty years. NIV 30 Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel forty years. BBE 31 And Solomon went to rest with his fathers, and was put into the earth in the town of David his father; and Rehoboam his son became king in his place. NIV 31 Then he rested with his ancestors and was buried in the city of David his father. And Rehoboam his son succeeded him as king.

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