And the queen of Sheba hath heard of the fame of Solomon,
and cometh in to try Solomon with acute sayings, to Jerusalem, with a very
great company, and camels bearing spices and gold in abundance, and precious
stone; and she cometh in unto Solomon, and speaketh with him all that hath been
with her heart,
and Solomon declareth to her all her matters, and there hath
not been hid a thing from Solomon that he hath not declared to her.
And the queen of Sheba seeth the wisdom of Solomon, and the
house that he hath built,
and the food of his table, and the sitting of his servants,
and the standing of his ministers, and their clothing, and his stewards, and
their clothing, an his burnt-offering that he offered up in the house of
Jehovah, and there hath not been any more spirit in her.
And she saith unto the king, 'True is the word that I
heard in my land concerning thy matters and concerning thy wisdom,
and I have given no credence to their words, till that I
have come, and mine eyes see, and lo, there hath not been declared to me the
half of the abundance of thy wisdom -- thou hast added unto the report that I
'O the happiness of thy men, and the happiness of thy
servants -- these -- who are standing before thee continually, and hearing thy
Let Jehovah thy God be blessed who hath delighted in thee,
to put thee on His throne for king for Jehovah thy God; in the love of thy God
to Israel, to establish it to the age, He hath put thee over them for king, to
do judgment and righteousness.'
And she giveth to the king a hundred and twenty talents of
gold, and spices in great abundance, and precious stone; and there hath not
been any such spice as the queen of Sheba hath given to king Solomon.
And also, servants of Huram, and servants of Solomon, who
brought in gold from Ophir, have brought in algum-trees and precious stone.
And the king maketh the algum-trees staircases for the house
of Jehovah, and for the house of the king, and harps and psalteries for
singers; and there have been none seen like these before in the land of Judah.
And king Solomon hath given to the queen of Sheba all her
desire that she asked, apart from that which she had brought unto the king, and
she turneth and goeth to her land, she and her servants.
And the weight of the gold that is coming to Solomon in one
year is six hundred and sixty and six talents of gold,
apart from what the tourists, and the merchants, are
bringing in; and all the kings of Arabia, and the governors of the land, are
bringing in gold and silver to Solomon.
And king Solomon maketh two hundred targets of alloyed gold,
six hundred shekels of alloyed gold he causeth to go up on the one
and three hundred shields of alloyed gold, three hundred shekels
of gold he causeth to go up on the one shield, and the king putteth them in the
house of the forest of Lebanon.
And the king maketh a great throne of ivory, and overlayeth
it with pure gold;
and six steps are to the throne, and a footstool of
gold, to the throne they are fastened, and hands are on this side
and on that on the place of the sitting, and two lions are standing near the
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.
And all the drinking vessels of king Solomon are of
gold, and all the vessels of the house of the forest of Lebanon are of
refined gold -- silver is not reckoned in the days of Solomon for anything;
for ships of the king are going to Tarshish, with servants
of Huram: once in three years come do the ships of Tarshish bearing gold, and
silver, ivory, apes, and peacocks.
And king Solomon becometh greater than any of the kings of
the earth for riches and wisdom;
and all the kings of the earth are seeking the presence of
Solomon to hear his wisdom that God hath put in his heart,
and they are bringing in each his present, vessels of
silver, and vessels of gold, and garments, harness, and spices, horses, and
mules, a rate year by year.
And there are to Solomon four thousand stalls for horses and
chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen, and he placed them in cities of the
chariot, and with the king in Jerusalem.
And he is ruling over all the kings from the River even unto
the land of the Philistines, and unto the border of Egypt.
And the king maketh the silver in Jerusalem as stones, and
the cedars he hath made as sycamores, that are in the low country, for
and they are bringing out horses from Egypt to Solomon, and
from all the lands.
And the rest of the matters of Solomon, the first and the
last, are they not written beside the matters of Nathan the prophet, and beside
the prophecy of Ahijah the Shilonite, and with the visions of Iddo the seer
concerning Jeroboam son of Nebat?
And Solomon reigneth in Jerusalem over all Israel forty
and Solomon lieth with his fathers, and they bury him in the
city of David his father, and reign doth Rehoboam his son in his stead.