2 Chronicles 9
9 1And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon, she came
to prove Solomon with hard questions at Jerusalem, with a very great train,
and camels that bare spices, and gold in abundance, and precious stones: and
when she was come to Solomon, she communed with him of all that was in her
2And Solomon told her all her questions; and there was not
anything hid from Solomon which he told her not.
3And when the queen of
Sheba had seen the wisdom of Solomon, and the house that he had built,
4and the food of his table, and the sitting of his servants, and the
attendance of his ministers, and their apparel, his cupbearers also, and
their apparel, and his ascent by which he went up unto the house of Jehovah;
there was no more spirit in her.
5And she said to the king, It was a true
report that I heard in mine own land of thine acts, and of thy wisdom.
6Howbeit I believed not their words, until I came, and mine eyes had seen
it; and, behold, the half of the greatness of thy wisdom was not told me:
thou exceedest the fame that I heard.
7Happy are thy men, and happy are
these thy servants, that stand continually before thee, and hear thy wisdom.
8Blessed be Jehovah thy God, who delighted in thee, to set thee on his
throne, to be king for Jehovah thy God: because thy God loved Israel, to
establish them for ever, therefore made he thee king over them, to do justice
9And she gave the king a hundred and twenty talents of
gold, and spices in great abundance, and precious stones: neither was there
any such spice as the queen of Sheba gave to king Solomon.
servants also of Huram, and the servants of Solomon, that brought gold from
Ophir, brought algum-trees and precious stones.
11And the king made of
the algum-trees terraces for the house of Jehovah, and for the king's house,
and harps and psalteries for the singers: and there were none such seen
before in the land of Judah.
12And king Solomon gave to the queen of
Sheba all her desire, whatsoever she asked, besides that which she had
brought unto the king. So she turned, and went to her own land, she and her
13Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was
six hundred and threescore and six talents of gold,
14besides 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.
Solomon made two hundred bucklers of beaten gold; six hundred shekels
of beaten gold went to one buckler.
16And he made three hundred
shields of beaten gold; three hundred shekels of gold went to one
shield: and the king put them in the house of the forest of Lebanon.
17Moreover the king made a great throne of ivory, and overlaid it with
18nd there were six steps to the throne, with a footstool of
gold, which were fastened to the throne, and stays on either side by the
place of the seat, and two lions standing beside the stays.
lions stood there on the one side and on the other upon the six steps: there
was not the like made in any kingdom.
20And 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 nothing accounted of in the days of
21For the king had ships that went to Tarshish with the servants
of Huram; once every three years came the ships of Tarshish, bringing gold,
and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.
22So king Solomon exceeded all
the kings of the earth in riches and wisdom.
23And all the kings of the
earth sought the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom, which God had put
in his heart.
24And they brought every man his tribute, vessels of
silver, and vessels of gold, and raiment, armor, and spices, horses, and
mules, a rate year by year.
25And Solomon had four thousand stalls for
horses and chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen, that he bestowed in the
chariot cities, and with the king at Jerusalem.
26And he ruled over all
the kings from the River even unto the land of the Philistines, and to the
border of Egypt.
27And the king made silver to be in Jerusalem as stones,
and cedars made he to be as the sycomore-trees that are in the lowland, for
28And they brought horses for Solomon out of Egypt, and out of
29Now the rest of the acts of Solomon, first and last, are
they not written in the history 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?
30And Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel
31And Solomon slept with his fathers, and he was buried in
the city of David his father: and Rehoboam his son reigned in his stead.