New Living Translation
There were also twelve other lions, one standing on each end of the six steps. No other throne in all the world could be compared with it!
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.
1 Kings 10:20 Parallel
Commentary1 Kings 10:20 Parallel Commentaries
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 10:19
The throne had six steps and a rounded back. There were armrests on both sides of the seat, and the figure of a lion stood on each side of the throne.
1 Kings 10:21
All of King Solomon's drinking cups were solid gold, as were all the utensils in the Palace of the Forest of Lebanon. They were not made of silver, for silver was considered worthless in Solomon's day!
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