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2 Chronicles 9 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Visit of the Queen of Sheba

(1Ki 10:1–13 )
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:1 - Now when the queen of Sheba heard about the fame of Solomon, she came to Jerusalem to test Solomon with riddles. She had a very large entourage, with camels carrying balsam oil and a large amount of gold and precious stones; and when she came to Solomon, she spoke with him about everything that was on her heart.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:2 - Solomon [fn]answered all her questions; nothing was hidden from Solomon which he did not [fn]explain to her.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:3 - When the queen of Sheba had seen the wisdom of Solomon, the house which he had built,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:4 - the food at his table, the seating of his servants, the attendance of his ministers and their attire, his cupbearers and their attire, and [fn]his stairway by which he went up to the house of the LORD, she was breathless.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:5 - Then she said to the king, “It was a true [fn]story that I heard in my own land about your words and your wisdom.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:6 - “But I did not believe their [fn]stories until I came and my own eyes saw it all. And behold, not even half of the greatness of your wisdom was reported to me. You have surpassed the report that I heard.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:7 - “How [fn]blessed are your men, how [fn]blessed are these servants of yours, who stand before you continually and hear your wisdom!
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:8 - “Blessed be the LORD your God who delighted in you, setting you on His throne as king for the LORD your God; because your God loved Israel, establishing them forever, He made you king over them, to carry out justice and righteousness.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:9 - Then she gave the king [fn]120 talents of gold and a very great amount of balsam oil and precious stones; there had never been balsam oil like that which the queen of Sheba gave King Solomon.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:10 - The servants of Huram and the servants of Solomon who brought gold from Ophir, also brought algum trees and precious stones.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:11 - From the algum trees the king made steps to the house of the LORD and for the king’s palace, and lyres and harps for the singers; and nothing like them was seen before in the land of Judah.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:12 - King Solomon gave the queen of Sheba her every desire, whatever she requested, besides gifts equal to what she had brought to the king. Then she turned and went to her own land with her servants.

Solomon’s Wealth and Power

(1Ki 10:14–29; 2Ch 1:14–17 )
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:13 - Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was [fn]666 talents of gold,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:14 - besides what the traders and merchants brought; and all the kings of Arabia and the governors of the country brought gold and silver to Solomon.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:15 - King Solomon made two hundred large shields of beaten gold, [fn]using six hundred shekels of beaten gold on each large shield.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:16 - He made three hundred shields of beaten gold, [fn]using three hundred shekels of gold on each shield; and the king put them in the house of the forest of Lebanon.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:17 - Moreover, the king made a great throne of ivory, and overlaid it with pure gold.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:18 - There were six steps to the throne and a footstool in gold attached to the throne, and [fn]arms [fn]on each side of the seat, and two lions standing beside the [fn]arms.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:19 - Twelve lions were standing there on the six steps on the one side and on the other; nothing like it was made for any other kingdom.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:20 - All King Solomon’s drinking vessels were of gold, and all the vessels of the house of the forest of Lebanon were of pure gold; silver was not considered [fn]valuable in the days of Solomon.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:21 - For the king had ships which went to Tarshish with the servants of Huram; once every three years the ships of Tarshish came bringing gold and silver, ivory, apes, and peacocks.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:22 - So King Solomon became greater than all the kings of the earth in wealth and wisdom.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:23 - And all the kings of the earth were seeking the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom which God had put in his heart.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:24 - They were bringing, each of them his gift: articles of silver and gold, garments, weapons, balsam oil, horses, and mules, so much year by year.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:25 - Now Solomon had four thousand stalls for horses and chariots and twelve thousand horsemen, and he stationed them in the chariot cities and with the king in Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:26 - He was ruler over all the kings from the Euphrates River to the land of the Philistines, and as far as the border of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:27 - And the king made silver as common as stones in Jerusalem, and he made cedars as plentiful as sycamore trees that are in the [fn]lowland.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:28 - And they were bringing horses for Solomon from Egypt and from all countries.
(1Ki 11:41–43 )
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:29 - Now the rest of the acts of Solomon, from the first to the last, are they not written in the [fn]records of Nathan the prophet, in the prophecy of Ahijah the Shilonite, and in the visions of [fn]Iddo the seer concerning Jeroboam the son of Nebat?
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:30 - Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel for forty years.

Death of Solomon

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:31 - And Solomon [fn]lay down with his fathers and was buried in the city of his father David; and his son Rehoboam reigned in his place.
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit told her all her words
Lit tell
Or his burnt offering which he offered
Lit word
Lit words
Or happy
Or happy
About 4.5 tons or 4 metric tons
About 25 tons or 23 metric tons
Lit he brought up
Lit he brought up
Lit hands
Lit from this and from this at the place of the seat
Lit hands
Lit anything
Heb shephelah
Lit words
Heb Jedo
I.e., died

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