New International Version
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.
King James Bible
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.
Darby Bible Translation
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.
World English Bible
Twelve lions stood there on the one side and on the other on the six steps: there was nothing like it made in any kingdom.
Young's Literal Translation
and twelve lions are standing there on the six steps on this side, and on that: it hath not been made so for any kingdom.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Made a great throne of ivory - For a very curious description of the throne of Solomon, see at the end of the chapter, 2 Chronicles 9:29 (note).
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'And Judah and Israel dwelt safely, every man under his vine and under his fig tree, from Dan even to Beer-sheba, all the days of Solomon. 26. And Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen. 27. And those officers provided victual for king Solomon, and for all that came unto king Solomon's table, every man in his month: they lacked nothing. 28. Barley also and straw for the horses and dromedaries brought they unto the place where the officers were, …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
2 Chronicles 9:18
The throne had six steps, and a footstool of gold was attached to it. On both sides of the seat were armrests, with a lion standing beside each of them.
2 Chronicles 9:20
All King Solomon's goblets were gold, and all the household articles in the Palace of the Forest of Lebanon were pure gold. Nothing was made of silver, because silver was considered of little value in Solomon's day.
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