2 Chronicles 1:17
New International Version
They imported a chariot from Egypt for six hundred shekels of silver, and a horse for a hundred and fifty. They also exported them to all the kings of the Hittites and of the Arameans.

New Living Translation
At that time chariots from Egypt could be purchased for 600 pieces of silver, and horses for 150 pieces of silver. They were then exported to the kings of the Hittites and the kings of Aram.

English Standard Version
They imported a chariot from Egypt for 600 shekels of silver, and a horse for 150. Likewise through them these were exported to all the kings of the Hittites and the kings of Syria.

Berean Study Bible
A chariot could be imported from Egypt for six hundred shekels of silver, and a horse for a hundred and fifty. Likewise, they exported them to all the kings of the Hittites and to the kings of Aram.

King James Bible
And they fetched up, and brought forth out of Egypt a chariot for six hundred shekels of silver, and an horse for an hundred and fifty: and so brought they out horses for all the kings of the Hittites, and for the kings of Syria, by their means.

New King James Version
They also acquired and imported from Egypt a chariot for six hundred shekels of silver, and a horse for one hundred and fifty; thus, through their agents, they exported them to all the kings of the Hittites and the kings of Syria.

New American Standard Bible
They imported chariots from Egypt for six hundred shekels of silver apiece, horses for 150 apiece, and by the same means they exported them to all the kings of the Hittites and the kings of Aram.

NASB 1995
They imported chariots from Egypt for 600 shekels of silver apiece and horses for 150 apiece, and by the same means they exported them to all the kings of the Hittites and the kings of Aram.

NASB 1977
And they imported chariots from Egypt for 600 shekels of silver apiece, and horses for 150 apiece, and by the same means they exported them to all the kings of the Hittites and the kings of Aram.

Amplified Bible
And they imported chariots from Egypt for 600 shekels of silver apiece, and horses for 150 apiece; and in the same way they exported horses to all the kings of the Hittites and the kings of the Arameans (Syrians).

Christian Standard Bible
A chariot could be imported from Egypt for fifteen pounds of silver and a horse for nearly four pounds. In the same way, they exported them to all the kings of the Hittites and to the kings of Aram through their agents.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A chariot could be imported from Egypt for 15 pounds of silver and a horse for about four pounds. In the same way, they exported them to all the kings of the Hittites and to the kings of Aram through their agents.

American Standard Version
And they fetched up and brought out of Egypt a chariot for six hundred'shekels of silver, and a horse for a hundred and fifty: and so for all the kings of the Hittites, and the kings of Syria, did they bring them out by their means.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they were going up and were buying chariots from Egypt for six hundred pieces of silver and a horse for a hundred and fifty, and thus for all the Khethite Kings and for the Kings of Edom, and they brought them out by their hands.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and went and brought out of Egypt a chariot for six hundred pieces of silver, and a horse for a hundred and fifty pieces of silver: and so they brought for all the kings of the Chettites, and for the kings of Syria by their means.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A chariot of four horses for six hundred pieces of silver, and a horse for a hundred and fifty: in like manner market was made in all the kingdoms of the Hethites, and of the kings of Syria.

English Revised Version
And they fetched up, and brought out of Egypt a chariot for six hundred shekels of silver, and an horse for an hundred and fifty: and so for all the kings of the Hittites, and the kings of Syria, did they bring them out by their means.

Good News Translation
and the export of chariots from Egypt. They supplied the Hittite and Syrian kings with horses and chariots, selling chariots for 600 pieces of silver each and horses for 150 each.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They imported each chariot from Egypt for 15 pounds of silver and each horse for 6 ounces of silver. For the same price they obtained horses to export to all the Hittite and Aramean kings.

International Standard Version
Chariots were imported from Egypt for 600 shekels each, and horses cost 150 shekels each, and then they exported them to all of the kings of the Hittites and to the kings of Aram.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they fetched up, and brought out of Egypt a chariot for six hundred shekels of silver, and a horse for a hundred and fifty; and so for all the kings of the Hittites, and the kings of Aram, did they bring them out by their means.

Literal Standard Version
and they come up, and bring out a chariot from Egypt for six hundred pieces of silver, and a horse for one hundred and fifty, and so for all the kings of the Hittites and the kings of Aram—they bring [them] out by their hand.

NET Bible
They paid 600 silver pieces for each chariot from Egypt, and 150 silver pieces for each horse. They also sold chariots and horses to all the kings of the Hittites and to the kings of Syria.

New Heart English Bible
They brought up and brought out of Egypt a chariot for six hundred pieces of silver, and a horse for one hundred fifty: and so for all the kings of the Hittites, and the kings of Aram, they brought them out by their means.

World English Bible
They brought up and brought out of Egypt a chariot for six hundred pieces of silver, and a horse for one hundred fifty: and so for all the kings of the Hittites, and the kings of Syria, did they bring them out by their means.

Young's Literal Translation
and they come up, and bring out from Egypt a chariot for six hundred silverlings, and a horse for fifty and a hundred, and so for all the kings of the Hittites, and the kings of Aram -- by their hand they bring out.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Solomon's Riches
16Solomon’s horses were imported from Egypt and Kue; the royal merchants purchased them from Kue. 17A chariot could be imported from Egypt for six hundred shekels of silver, and a horse for a hundred and fifty. Likewise, they exported them to all the kings of the Hittites and to the kings of Aram.

Cross References
1 Kings 10:29
A chariot could be imported from Egypt for six hundred shekels of silver, and a horse for a hundred and fifty. Likewise, they exported them to all the kings of the Hittites and to the kings of Aram.

2 Chronicles 1:16
Solomon's horses were imported from Egypt and Kue; the royal merchants purchased them from Kue.

2 Chronicles 2:1
Now Solomon purposed to build a house for the Name of the LORD and a royal palace for himself.

Song of Solomon 1:9
I compare you, my darling, to a mare among Pharaoh's chariots.


Treasury of Scripture

And they fetched up, and brought forth out of Egypt a chariot for six hundred shekels of silver, and an horse for an hundred and fifty: and so brought they out horses for all the kings of the Hittites, and for the kings of Syria, by their means.

the kings

2 Kings 10:29
Howbeit from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin, Jehu departed not from after them, to wit, the golden calves that were in Bethel, and that were in Dan.

means [heb] hand









(17) And they fetched up, and brought forth out of Egypt.--Literally, And they caused to come up and to come out. Kings has: "And there came up and came out a chariot from Egypt." The rest of the verse is identical there and here.

Verse 17. - Six hundred shekels of silver. Some add up in this amount the vehicle itself, harness, horse or horses necessary to it, and the expense of carriage of the whole. Whether or no horses are included may be doubtful. The amount added up reaches, according to various estimates, £90 or £70. If we take the silver shekel at 3s. 4d. according to one of the later authorities (Conder's 'Handbook to the Bible,' p. 81, 2nd edit.), the amount will be £100; and so for a horse £25. For all the kings of the Hittites, and the kings of Syria; see 2 Chronicles 8:7, 8; 2 Chronicles 9:14, 23, 24, 26; 1 Kings 4:21, 24; 2 Kings 7:6; which last place in particular suggests that Solomon would be the more willing to assist neighbouring peoples in the purchase of horses, etc., who might be already tributary to him, or even vassals, or who might in future be in the better position to help him, when either required or hired to do so.





Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
A chariot
מֶרְכָּבָה֙ (mer·kā·ḇāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4818: A chariot

could be imported
וַֽ֠יַּעֲלוּ (way·ya·‘ă·lū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 5927: To ascend, in, actively

from Egypt
מִמִּצְרַ֤יִם (mim·miṣ·ra·yim)
Preposition-m | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 4714: Egypt -- a son of Ham, also his descendants and their country in Northwest Africa

for six
בְּשֵׁ֣שׁ (bə·šêš)
Preposition-b | Number - feminine singular construct
Strong's 8337: Six (a cardinal number)

hundred [shekels]
מֵא֣וֹת (mê·’ō·wṯ)
Number - feminine plural
Strong's 3967: A hundred

of silver,
כֶּ֔סֶף (ke·sep̄)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3701: Silver, money

and a horse
וְס֖וּס (wə·sūs)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5483: A swallow, swift (type of bird)

for a hundred
וּמֵאָ֑ה (ū·mê·’āh)
Conjunctive waw | Number - feminine singular
Strong's 3967: A hundred

and fifty.
בַּחֲמִשִּׁ֣ים (ba·ḥă·miš·šîm)
Preposition-b, Article | Number - common plural
Strong's 2572: Fifty

Likewise,
וְ֠כֵן (wə·ḵên)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's 3651: So -- thus

[they]
בְּיָדָ֥ם (bə·yā·ḏām)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 3027: A hand

exported them
יוֹצִֽיאוּ׃ (yō·w·ṣî·’ū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

to all
לְכָל־ (lə·ḵāl)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the kings
מַלְכֵ֧י (mal·ḵê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 4428: A king

of the Hittites
הַֽחִתִּ֛ים (ha·ḥit·tîm)
Article | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 2850: Hittite -- a Chittite

and to the kings
וּמַלְכֵ֥י (ū·mal·ḵê)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 4428: A king

of Aram.
אֲרָ֖ם (’ă·rām)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 758: Aram -- Syria


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