New Living Translation
King Solomon made 200 large shields of hammered gold, each weighing more than fifteen pounds.
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
10:16 Targets - For pomp and magnificence, and to be carried before him, by his guard, when he went abroad. The Roman magistrates had rods and axes carried before them, in token of their power to correct the bad: but Solomon shields and targets, to shew he took more pleasure in his power to defend and protect the good.
The remarkable change which we have noticed in the views of Jewish authorities, from contempt to almost affectation of manual labour, could certainly not have been arbitrary. But as we fail to discover here any religious motive, we can only account for it on the score of altered political and social circumstances. So long as the people were, at least nominally, independent, and in possession of their own land, constant engagement in a trade would probably mark an inferior social stage, and imply …
Alfred Edersheim—Sketches of Jewish Social Life
The Fact of the Redeemer's Return was Typified in the Lives of Joseph and Solomon.
Pride of Prosperity
Results of Transgression
1 Kings 14:26
He ransacked the treasuries of the LORD's Temple and the royal palace; he stole everything, including all the gold shields Solomon had made.
2 Chronicles 9:15
King Solomon made 200 large shields of hammered gold, each weighing more than 15 pounds.
2 Chronicles 12:9
So King Shishak of Egypt came up and attacked Jerusalem. He ransacked the treasuries of the LORD's Temple and the royal palace; he stole everything, including all the gold shields Solomon had made.
2 Chronicles 12:10
King Rehoboam later replaced them with bronze shields as substitutes, and he entrusted them to the care of the commanders of the guard who protected the entrance to the royal palace.
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