New American Standard Bible
King Solomon made 200 large shields of beaten gold, using 600 shekels of gold on each large shield.
King James Bible
And king Solomon made two hundred targets of beaten gold: six hundred shekels of gold went to one target.
Darby Bible Translation
And king Solomon made two hundred targets of beaten gold, he applied six hundred shekels of gold to one target;
World English Bible
King Solomon made two hundred bucklers of beaten gold; six hundred [shekels] of gold went to one buckler.
Young's Literal Translation
And king Solomon maketh two hundred targets of alloyed gold -- six hundred of gold go up on the one target;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The "targets" seem to have been long shields protecting the whole body, while the "shields" of the next verse were bucklers of a smaller size, probably round, and much lighter. They may be compared with the Assyrian long shield, and the ordinary Assyrian round shield. As the amount of gold used in each of the larger shields was only 600 shekels - worth from 650 to 700 of our money - and that used in the smaller ones was only half as much it is evident that the metal did not form the substance of the shields, but was laid as a coating or plating over them.
"There came no more such abundance of spices as those which the queen of Sheba gave to King Solomon."--1 Kings x. 10. Mechthild of Hellfde, 1277. tr., Emma Frances Bevan, 1899 "What dost thou bring me, O my Queen? Love maketh thy steps to fly." Lord, to Thee my jewel I bring, Greater than mountains high; Broader than all the earth's broad lands, Heavier than the ocean sands, And higher it is than the sky: Deeper it is than the depths of the sea, And fairer than the sun, Unreckoned, as if the stars …
Frances Bevan—Hymns of Ter Steegen and Others (Second Series)
There is a Blessedness in Reversion
1 Kings 14:26
He took away the treasures of the house of the LORD and the treasures of the king's house, and he took everything, even taking all the shields of gold which Solomon had made.
2 Chronicles 9:15
King Solomon made 200 large shields of beaten gold, using 600 shekels of beaten gold on each large shield.
2 Chronicles 12:9
So Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem, and took the treasures of the house of the LORD and the treasures of the king's palace. He took everything; he even took the golden shields which Solomon had made.
2 Chronicles 12:10
Then King Rehoboam made shields of bronze in their place and committed them to the care of the commanders of the guard who guarded the door of the king's house.
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