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2 Chronicles 9

NAS 1 Now when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon, she came to Jerusalem to test Solomon with difficult questions. She had a very large retinue, with camels carrying spices and a large amount of gold and precious stones; and when she came to Solomon, she spoke with him about all that was on her heart. 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. NAS 2 Solomon answered all her questions; nothing was hidden from Solomon which he did not explain to her. NIV 2 Solomon answered all her questions; nothing was too hard for him to explain to her. NAS 3 When the queen of Sheba had seen the wisdom of Solomon, the house which he had built, NIV 3 When the queen of Sheba saw the wisdom of Solomon, as well as the palace he had built, NAS 4 the food at his table, the seating of his servants, the attendance of his ministers and their attire, his cupbearers and their attire, and his stairway by which he went up to the house of the LORD , she was breathless . 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. NAS 5 Then she said to the king, "It was a true report which I heard in my own land about your words and your wisdom. NIV 5 She said to the king, “The report I heard in my own country about your achievements and your wisdom is true. NAS 6 "Nevertheless I did not believe their reports until I came and my eyes had seen it. And behold, the half of the greatness of your wisdom was not told me. You surpass the report that I heard. 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. NAS 7 "How blessed are your men, how blessed are these your servants who stand before you continually and hear your wisdom. NIV 7 How happy your people must be! How happy your officials, who continually stand before you and hear your wisdom! NAS 8 "Blessed be the LORD your God who delighted in you, setting you on His throne as king for the LORD your God; because your God loved Israel establishing them forever, therefore He made you king over them, to do justice and 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.” NAS 9 Then she gave the king one hundred and twenty talents of gold and a very great amount of spices and precious stones; there had never been spice like that which the queen of Sheba gave to King 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. NAS 10 The servants of Huram and the servants of Solomon who brought gold from Ophir, also brought algum trees and precious stones. NIV 10 (The servants of Hiram and the servants of Solomon brought gold from Ophir; they also brought algumwood and precious stones. NAS 11 From the algum trees the king made steps for the house of the LORD and for the king's palace, and lyres and harps for the singers; and none like that was seen before 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.) NAS 12 King Solomon gave to the queen of Sheba all her desire which she requested besides a return for what she had brought to the king. Then she turned and went to her own land 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. NAS 13 Now the weight of gold which came to Solomon in one year was 666 talents of gold, NIV 13 The weight of the gold that Solomon received yearly was 666 talents, NAS 14 besides that which the traders and merchants brought; and all the kings of Arabia and the governors of the country brought 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. NAS 15 King Solomon made 200 large shields of beaten gold, using 600 shekels of beaten gold on each large shield. NIV 15 King Solomon made two hundred large shields of hammered gold; six hundred shekels of hammered gold went into each shield. NAS 16 He made 300 shields of beaten gold, using three hundred shekels of gold on each shield, and the king put them in the house of the forest 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. NAS 17 Moreover, the king made a great throne of ivory and overlaid it with pure gold. NIV 17 Then the king made a great throne covered with ivory and overlaid with pure gold. NAS 18 There were six steps to the throne and a footstool in gold attached to the throne, and arms on each side of the seat , and two lions standing beside 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. NAS 19 Twelve lions were standing there on the six steps on the one side and on the other; nothing like it was made for any other 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. NAS 20 All King Solomon's drinking vessels were of gold, and all the vessels of the house of the forest of Lebanon were of pure gold; silver was not considered valuable 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. NAS 21 For the king had ships which went to Tarshish with the servants of Huram; once every three years the ships of Tarshish came bringing gold and silver, ivory and apes 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. NAS 22 So King Solomon became greater than all the kings of the earth in riches and wisdom. NIV 22 King Solomon was greater in riches and wisdom than all the other kings of the earth. NAS 23 And all the kings of the earth were seeking the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom which God had put in his heart. NIV 23 All the kings of the earth sought audience with Solomon to hear the wisdom God had put in his heart. NAS 24 They brought every man his gift, articles of silver and gold, garments, weapons, spices, horses and mules, so much 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. NAS 25 Now Solomon had 4,000 stalls for horses and chariots and 12,000 horsemen, and he stationed them in the chariot cities and 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. NAS 26 He was the ruler over all the kings from the Euphrates River even to the land of the Philistines, and as far as the border 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. NAS 27 The king made silver as common as stones in Jerusalem, and he made cedars as plentiful as sycamore trees that are in the lowland. NIV 27 The king made silver as common in Jerusalem as stones, and cedar as plentiful as sycamore-fig trees in the foothills. NAS 28 And they were bringing horses for Solomon from Egypt and from all countries. NIV 28 Solomon’s horses were imported from Egypt and from all other countries. NAS 29 Now the rest of the acts of Solomon, from first to last, are they not written in the records of Nathan the prophet, and in the prophecy of Ahijah the Shilonite, and in the visions of Iddo the seer concerning 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? NAS 30 Solomon reigned forty years in Jerusalem over all Israel. NIV 30 Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel forty years. NAS 31 And Solomon slept with his fathers and was buried in the city of his father David; and his son Rehoboam reigned 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.