New American Standard Bible
Moreover, the king made a great throne of ivory and overlaid it with refined gold.
King James Bible
Moreover the king made a great throne of ivory, and overlaid it with the best gold.
Darby Bible Translation
And the king made a great throne of ivory, and overlaid it with refined gold:
World English Bible
Moreover the king made a great throne of ivory, and overlaid it with the finest gold.
Young's Literal Translation
And the king maketh a great throne of ivory, and overlayeth it with refined gold;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
It is, on the whole, probable that the substance of the throne was wood, and that the ivory, cut into thin slabs, and probably carved in patterns, was applied externally as a veneer. This is found to have been the practice in Assyria. The gold was probably not placed over the ivory, but covered other parts of the throne.
"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 10:19
There were six steps to the throne and a round top to the throne at its rear, and arms on each side of the seat, and two lions standing beside the arms.
1 Kings 10:22
For the king had at sea the ships of Tarshish with the ships of Hiram; once every three years the ships of Tarshish came bringing gold and silver, ivory and apes and peacocks.
2 Chronicles 9:17
Moreover, the king made a great throne of ivory and overlaid it with pure gold.
All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia; Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.
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