Second Chronicles 9


9:1 And 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 company, and camels that bore spices, and
 gold in abundance, and precious stones: and when she had come
 to Solomon, she communed with him of all that was in her heart.
9:2 And Solomon told her all her questions: and there was
 nothing hid from Solomon which he told her not.
9:3 And when the queen of Sheba had seen the wisdom of Solomon,
 and the house that he had built,
9:4 And the provisions of his table, and the sitting of his
 servants, and the attendance of his ministers, and their
 apparel; his cup-bearers also, and their apparel; and his
 ascent by which he went up into the house of the LORD; there
 was no more spirit in her.
9:5 And she said to the king, [It was] a true report which I
 heard in my own land of thy acts, and of thy wisdom:
9:6 Yet, I believed not their words, until I came, and my eyes
 had seen [it]: and behold, the one half of the greatness of thy
 wisdom was not told to me: [for] thou exceedest the fame that I
 heard.
9:7 Happy [are] thy men, and happy [are] these thy servants, who
 stand continually before thee, and hear thy wisdom.
9:8 Blessed be the LORD thy God, who delighted in thee to set
 thee on his throne, [to be] king for the LORD thy God: because
 thy God loved Israel, to establish them for ever, therefore he
 made thee king over them, to do judgment and justice.
9:9 And she gave the king a hundred and twenty talents of gold,
 and of spices great abundance, and precious stones: neither was
 there any such spice as the queen of Sheba gave to king
 Solomon.
9:10 And the servants also of Huram, and the servants of
 Solomon, who brought gold from Ophir, brought algum trees and
 precious stones.
9:11 And the king made [of] the algum trees terraces to the
 house of the LORD, and to the king's palace, and harps and
 psalteries for singers: and there were none such seen before in
 the land of Judah.
9:12 And king Solomon gave to the queen of Sheba all her desire,
 whatever she asked, besides [that] which she had brought to the
 king. So she turned, and went away to her own land, she and her
 servants.
9:13 Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was
 six hundred and sixty and six talents of gold;
9:14 Besides [that which] chapmen and merchants brought. And all
 the kings of Arabia and governors of the country brought gold
 and silver to Solomon.
9:15 And king Solomon made two hundred targets [of] beaten gold:
 six hundred [shekels] of beaten gold went to one target.
9:16 And three hundred shields [made he 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.
9:17 Moreover, the king made a great throne of ivory, and
 overlaid it with pure gold.
9:18 And [there were] six steps to the throne, with a footstool
 of gold, [which were] fastened to the throne, and stays on each
 side of the sitting-place, and two lions standing by the stays:
9:19 And twelve lions stood there on the one side and on the
 other upon the six steps. There was not the like made in any
 kingdom.
9:20 And all the drinking vessels of king Solomon [were of]
 gold, and all the vessels of the house of the forest of Lebanon
 [were of] pure gold: none [were of] silver; it was [not] any
 thing accounted of in the days of Solomon.
9:21 For the king's ships 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.
9:22 And king Solomon surpassed all the kings of the earth in
 riches and wisdom.
9:23 And all the kings of the earth sought the presence of
 Solomon, to hear his wisdom, that God had put in his heart.
9:24 And they brought every man his present, vessels of silver,
 and vessels of gold, and raiment, harness, and spices, horses,
 and mules, a rate year by year.
9:25 And Solomon had four thousand stalls for horses and
 chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen; whom he bestowed in the
 chariot cities, and with the king at Jerusalem.
9:26 And he reigned over all the kings from the river even to
 the land of the Philistines, and to the border of Egypt.
9:27 And the king made silver in Jerusalem as stones, and cedar
 trees he made as the sycamore trees that [are] in the low
 plains in abundance.
9:28 And they brought to Solomon horses from Egypt, and from all
 lands.
9:29 Now the rest of the acts of Solomon, first and last, [are]
 they not written in the book of Nathan the prophet, and in the
 prophecy of Ahijah the Shilonite, and in the visions of Iddo
 the seer against Jeroboam the son of Nebat?
9:30 And Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel forty
 years.
9:31 And Solomon slept with his fathers, and he was buried in
 the city of David his father: and Rehoboam his son reigned in
 his stead.
 
 

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