2 Chronicles 9
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The Queen of Sheba
(1 Kings 10:1–13)

1And the queen Sheba heard the hearing of Solomon, and she will come to try Solomon with enigmas in Jerusalem, with very weighty power, and camels lifting up spices, and gold, for multitude, and precious stone: and she will come to Solomon and speak with him all which was with her heart. 2And Solomon will announce to her all her words, and not a word was hidden from Solomon which he announced not to her. 3And the queen of Sheba will see the wisdom of Solomon, and the house which he built, 4And the food of his table, and the seat of his servants, and the standing of those waiting upon him, and their clothing, and his cup-bearers and their clothing, and his ascent that he went up to the house of Jehovah; and no more spirit was in her. 5And she will say to the king, The word was truth which I heard in my land concerning thy words, and concerning thy wisdom: 6And I believed not their words till when I came, and mine eyes will see: and behold, the half of the greatness of thy wisdom was not announced to me: thou didst add upon the hearing which I heard. 7Happy thy men, and happy thy servants, these standing before thee always, and hearing thy wisdom. 8Blessed shall be Jehovah thy God who delighted in thee to give thee upon his throne for king to Jehovah thy God: in thy God loving Israel to cause him to stand forever, and he will give thee for king over them to do judgment and justice. 9And she will give to the king a hundred and twenty talents of gold, and spices for a multitude greatly, and precious stone: and there was not as that spice which queen Sheba gave to king Solomon.

10And also the servants of Huram; and the servants of Solomon who brought gold from Ophir, brought almug trees and precious stone. 11And the king will make the almug trees stair-cases to the house of Jehovah, and to the house of the king, and harps and lyres for those singing: and none were seen as they in the land of Judah.

12And king Solomon gave to queen Sheba all her desire which she asked, besides what she brought to the king. And she will turn and go to her land, she and her servants.

Solomon’s Wealth and Splendor
(1 Kings 10:14–29)

13And the weight of the gold that came to Solomon in one year will be six hundred and sixty six talents of gold; 14Besides from men reconnoitering and those trafficking, bringing. And all the kings of Arabia and the prefects of the land bringing gold and silver to Solomon. 15And king Solomon will make two hundred shields of beaten gold: six hundred of beaten gold he will bring up upon one shield. 16And three hundred shields of beaten sold: three hundred of gold he will bring up upon one shield. And the king will give them into the house of the forest of Lebanon.

17And the king will make a great throne of ivory, and he will overlay it with pure gold. 18And six steps to the throne, and a footstool in gold holding fast to the throne, and hands from hence and from thence, upon the place of the seat, and two lions standing near the hands. 19And twelve lions standing there upon the six steps, from hence and from thence. There was not made thus to any kingdom. 20And all the vessels of drinking of king Solomon, gold; and all the vessels of the house of the forest of Lebanon, of shut up gold: no silver was reckoned in the days of Solomon for any thing. 21For the king's ships went to Tarshish with the servants of huram: once to three years will come the ships to Tarshish, lifting up gold and silver and ivory, and apes and peacocks.

22And king Solomon will be Magnified above all the kings of the earth for riches and wisdom. 23And all the kings of the earth seeking the face of Solomon to hear his wisdom that God gave in his heart. 24And they bringing each his gift, vessels of silver and vessels of gold, and garments, weapons and spices, horses and mules, the word of a year in a year.

25And there will be to Solomon font thousand stalls of horses and chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen; and he will place them in the chariot cities, and with the king in Jerusalem. 26And he will be ruling over all the kingdoms from the river and even to the land of the rovers, and even to the bound of Egypt. 27And the king will give silver as stones in Jerusalem, and he gave cedars as sycamore trees in the low country, for multitude. 28And bringing forth horses from Egypt to Solomon, and from all lands.

The Death of Solomon
(1 Kings 11:41–43)

29And the rest of the words of Solomon, the first and the last, are they not written upon the words of Nathan the prophet, and upon the prophesy of Ahijah the Shilonite, and in the visions of Iddo the seer against Jeroboam the son of Nebat? 30And Solomon will reign in Jerusalem over all Israel forty years.

31And Solomon will lie down with his fathers, and they will bury him in the city of David his father: and Rehoboam his son, will reign in his stead.

The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments; Translated Literally From The Original Tongues by Julia E. Smith

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

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