New International Version
The throne had six steps, and its back had a rounded top. On both sides of the seat were armrests, with a lion standing beside each of them.
King James Bible
The throne had six steps, and the top of the throne was round behind: and there were stays on either side on the place of the seat, and two lions stood beside the stays.
Darby Bible Translation
the throne had six steps, and the top of the throne was rounded behind; and there were arms on each side at the place of the seat, and two lions stood beside the arms;
World English Bible
There were six steps to the throne, and the top of the throne was round behind; and there were stays on either side by the place of the seat, and two lions standing beside the stays.
Young's Literal Translation
six steps hath the throne, and a round top is to the throne behind it, and hands are on this side and on that, unto the place of the sitting, and two lions are standing near the hands,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The throne was round behind: and there were stays on either side - This description seems to indicate that the throne was in the form of one of our ancient round-topped, two-armed chairs. This throne or chair of state was raised on a platform, the ascent to which consisted of six steps. What we call stays is in the Hebrew ידת yadoth, hands, which serves to confirm the conjecture above.
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behind [heb] on the hinder part thereof.
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1 Kings 10:18
Then the king made a great throne covered with ivory and overlaid with fine gold.
1 Kings 10:20
Twelve lions stood on the six steps, one at either end of each step. Nothing like it had ever been made for any other kingdom.
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