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2 Chronicles 9

NCV 1 When the queen of Sheba heard about Solomon's fame, she came to Jerusalem to test him with hard questions. She had a large group of servants with her and camels carrying spices, jewels, and much gold. When she came to Solomon, she talked with him about all she had in 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. NCV 2 and Solomon answered all her questions. Nothing was too hard for him to explain to her. NIV 2 Solomon answered all her questions; nothing was too hard for him to explain to her. NCV 3 The queen of Sheba saw that Solomon was very wise. She saw the palace he had built, NIV 3 When the queen of Sheba saw the wisdom of Solomon, as well as the palace he had built, NCV 4 the food on his table, his many officers, the palace servants and their good clothes, the servants who served Solomon his wine and their good clothes. She saw the whole burnt offerings he made in the Temple of the Lord. All these things amazed 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. NCV 5 So she said to King Solomon, "What I heard in my own country about your achievements and wisdom is true. NIV 5 She said to the king, “The report I heard in my own country about your achievements and your wisdom is true. NCV 6 I did not believe it then, but now I have come and seen it with my own eyes. I was not told even half of your great wisdom! You are much greater than I had 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. NCV 7 Your men and officers are very lucky, because in always serving you, they are able to hear your wisdom. NIV 7 How happy your people must be! How happy your officials, who continually stand before you and hear your wisdom! NCV 8 Praise the Lord your God who was pleased to make you king. He has put you on his throne to rule for the Lord your God, because your God loves the people of Israel and supports them forever. He has made you king over them to keep justice and to rule fairly." 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.” NCV 9 Then she gave the king about nine thousand pounds of gold and many spices and jewels. No one had ever given such spices as 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. NCV 10 Hiram's men and Solomon's men brought gold from Ophir, juniper 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. NCV 11 King Solomon used the juniper wood to build steps for the Temple of the Lord and the palace and to make lyres and harps for the musicians. No one in Judah had ever seen such beautiful things as these. 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.) NCV 12 King Solomon gave the queen of Sheba everything she wanted and asked for, even more than she had brought to him. Then she and her servants returned to her own country. 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. NCV 13 Every year King Solomon received about fifty thousand pounds of gold. NIV 13 The weight of the gold that Solomon received yearly was 666 talents, NCV 14 Besides that, he also received gold from traders and merchants. All the kings of Arabia and the governors of the land also brought gold and silver. 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. NCV 15 King Solomon made two hundred large shields of hammered gold, each of which contained about seven and one-half pounds of hammered gold. NIV 15 King Solomon made two hundred large shields of hammered gold; six hundred shekels of hammered gold went into each shield. NCV 16 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 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. NCV 17 The king built a large throne of ivory and covered it with pure gold. NIV 17 Then the king made a great throne covered with ivory and overlaid with pure gold. NCV 18 The throne had six steps on it and a gold footstool. There were armrests on both sides of the chair, and each armrest had a lion beside it. 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. NCV 19 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 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. NCV 20 All of Solomon's drinking cups, as well as the dishes in the Palace of the Forest of Lebanon, were made of pure gold. In Solomon's time people did not think silver was valuable. 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. NCV 21 King Solomon had many ships that he sent out to trade, with Hiram's men as the crews. Every three years the ships returned, bringing back gold, silver, ivory, apes, and baboons. 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. NCV 22 King Solomon had more riches and wisdom than all the other kings on earth. NIV 22 King Solomon was greater in riches and wisdom than all the other kings of the earth. NCV 23 All the kings of the earth wanted to see Solomon and listen to the wisdom God had given him. NIV 23 All the kings of the earth sought audience with Solomon to hear the wisdom God had put in his heart. NCV 24 Year after year everyone who came brought gifts of silver and gold, clothes, weapons, spices, horses, and mules. 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. NCV 25 Solomon had four thousand stalls for horses and chariots, and he had twelve thousand horses. He kept some in special cities for the chariots, and others he kept with him 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. NCV 26 Solomon ruled over all the kingdoms from the Euphrates River to the land of the Philistines, 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. NCV 27 In Jerusalem the king made silver as common as stones and cedar trees as plentiful 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 Solomon imported horses from Egypt and all other countries. NIV 28 Solomon’s horses were imported from Egypt and from all other countries. NCV 29 Everything else Solomon did, from the beginning to the end, is written in the records of Nathan the prophet, and in the prophecy of Ahijah the Shilonite, and in the visions of Iddo the seer, who wrote about Jeroboam, Nebat's son. 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? NCV 30 Solomon ruled in Jerusalem over all Israel for forty years. NIV 30 Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel forty years. NCV 31 Then Solomon died and was buried in Jerusalem, the city of David, his father. And Solomon's son Rehoboam 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.