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2 Chronicles 9

NIRV 1 The queen of Sheba heard about how famous Solomon was. So she came to Jerusalem to test him with hard questions. She arrived 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 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. NIRV 2 He answered all of her questions. There wasn't anything that 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. NIRV 3 So the queen of Sheba saw how wise Solomon was. 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, NIRV 4 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 the robes the wine tasters were wearing. And she saw the burnt offerings Solomon sacrificed at the LORD's temple. She could hardly believe everything she had seen. 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. NIRV 5 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 5 She said to the king, “The report I heard in my own country about your achievements and your wisdom is true. NIRV 6 But I didn't believe what people were saying. So I came to see for myself. And now I believe it! You are twice as wise as people say you are. The report I heard doesn't even begin to tell the whole story about you. 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. NIRV 7 "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 7 How happy your people must be! How happy your officials, who continually stand before you and hear your wisdom! NIRV 8 "May the LORD your God be praised. He must take great delight in you. He placed you on his throne as king. He put you there to rule for him. Your God loves Israel very much. He longs to take good care of them forever. That's why he has made you king over them. He knows that you will do what is fair and right." 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.” NIRV 9 She gave the king four and a half tons of gold. She also gave him huge amounts of spices and valuable jewels. There had never been as many 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. NIRV 10 The servants of Hiram and those of Solomon brought gold from Ophir. They also brought algumwood and valuable jewels. NIV 10 (The servants of Hiram and the servants of Solomon brought gold from Ophir; they also brought algumwood and precious stones. NIRV 11 The king used the algumwood to make steps for the LORD's temple and the royal palace. He also used it to make harps and lyres for those who played the music. No one had ever seen that much algumwood in Judah before. 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.) NIRV 12 King Solomon gave the queen of Sheba everything she wanted and asked for. In fact, he gave her more than she had brought to him. Then she left. She returned to her own country with her attendants. 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. NIRV 13 Each year Solomon received 25 tons of gold. NIV 13 The weight of the gold that Solomon received yearly was 666 talents, NIRV 14 That didn't include the money that was brought in by business and trade. All of the kings of Arabia also brought gold and silver to Solomon. So did the governors of Israel. 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. NIRV 15 King Solomon made 200 large shields out of hammered gold. Each one weighed seven and a half pounds. NIV 15 King Solomon made two hundred large shields of hammered gold; six hundred shekels of hammered gold went into each shield. NIRV 16 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 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. NIRV 17 Then he made a large throne. It was decorated with ivory. It was covered with pure gold. NIV 17 Then the king made a great throne covered with ivory and overlaid with pure gold. NIRV 18 The throne had six steps. A gold stool for the king's feet was connected to it. The throne had armrests on both sides of the seat. A statue of a lion stood on each side of the throne. 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. NIRV 19 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 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. NIRV 20 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 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. NIRV 21 He had many ships that carried goods to be traded. The crews of those ships were made up of Hiram's men. Once every three years the ships returned. They brought 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. NIRV 22 King Solomon was richer than all of the other kings on earth. He was also wiser than they were. NIV 22 King Solomon was greater in riches and wisdom than all the other kings of the earth. NIRV 23 All of these kings wanted to meet Solomon in person. They wanted to see for themselves how wise God had made him. NIV 23 All the kings of the earth sought audience with Solomon to hear the wisdom God had put in his heart. NIRV 24 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 24 Year after year, everyone who came brought a gift—articles of silver and gold, and robes, weapons and spices, and horses and mules. NIRV 25 Solomon had 4,000 spaces where he kept his horses and chariots. He had 12,000 horses. He kept some of his horses and chariots in the chariot cities. He kept the others 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. NIRV 26 Solomon ruled over all of the kings from the Euphrates River to the land of the Philistines. He ruled all the way to 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. 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. He also got them from many other countries. NIV 28 Solomon’s horses were imported from Egypt and from all other countries. NIRV 29 The other events of Solomon's rule from beginning to end are written down. They are written in the records of the prophet Nathan. They are written in the prophecy of Ahijah. He was from Shiloh. They are also written in the records of the visions of the prophet Iddo about Jeroboam. Jeroboam was 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? NIRV 30 Solomon ruled in Jerusalem over the whole nation of Israel for 40 years. NIV 30 Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel forty years. NIRV 31 Then he joined the members of his family who had already died. His body was buried in the city of his father David. Solomon's son Rehoboam became the next king after him. 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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