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2nd Chronicles Chapter 9

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The Queen of Sheba’s visit

9:1 AND when the Queen of Shebaמַלְכַּת שְׁבָא
romanized: Malkaṯ Šəḇāʾ, in the Hebrew Bible; Koinē Greek: βασίλισσα Σαβά, romanized: basílissa Sabá, in the Septuagint For more info click here
had heard of Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesized)For more info click here
‘s fame she came to test Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה‎
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesized)For more info click here
with hard questions at Jerusalem, with a very great company, and camels bearing spices, and gold in abundance, and precious stones: and when she came to Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesized)For more info click here
, she spoke with him of all that was in her heart.

9:2 And Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesized)For more info click here
told her all her matters: and there was nothing hidden from Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesized)For more info click here
that he didn’t declare to her.

9:3 And when the Queen of Shebaמַלְכַּת שְׁבָא
romanized: Malkaṯ Šəḇāʾ, in the Hebrew Bible; Koinē Greek: βασίλισσα Σαβά, romanized: basílissa Sabá, in the Septuagint For more info click here
had seen the wisdom of Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesized)For more info click here
, and the house that he had built,

9:4 And the food of his table, and the sitting of his servants, and the standing of his ministers, and their apparel; his cupbearers also, and their clothing; and his burnt offerings that he offered up in the house of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
; there was no more spirit in her.

9:5 And she said to the king, the word that I heard in my land concerning your wisdom is true.
9:6 However I didn’t believe what they said, until I came, and saw it with my own eyes. And, look, I didn’t hear half of the greatness of your wisdom: you exceeded the report that I heard.
9:7 O the Happiness of your men, and the happiness of your servants, these who stand before you continually and hear your wisdom!
9:8 May YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
your El Haiאלהי
“Living El” (EL=God) For more info click here
be blessed , who has delighted in you to put you on His throne, to be king for YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
your El Haiאלהי
“Living El” (EL=God) For more info click here
: because your El Haiאלהי
“Living El” (EL=God) For more info click here
loved Israel, to establish them forever, He has put he you
over them as king , to do judgment and righteoueness.
9:9 And she gave the king one hundred and twenty talentsThe Biblical weight of a talent is equal to approximately 34 kilograms or 74.96lbs of gold, and of spices in great abundance, and precious stones: there hasn’t been any such spice as the Queen of Shebaמַלְכַּת שְׁבָא
romanized: Malkaṯ Šəḇāʾ, in the Hebrew Bible; Koinē Greek: βασίλισσα Σαβά, romanized: basílissa Sabá, in the Septuagint For more info click here
gave to king Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesized)For more info click here
.

9:10 And also the servants of Hiram, and the servants of Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesized)For more info click here
, who brought gold from Ophirאוֹפִיר
/ˈoʊfər/ Modern: ʼŌfīr is a port or region mentioned in the Bible, famous for its wealth. Its existence is attested to by an inscribed pottery shard found at Tell Qasile (in modern-day Tel Aviv) in 1946, dating to the eighth century BC, which reads “gold of Ophir to/for Beth-Horon 30 shekels” The location of Ophir is unknown, though the find confirms it as a real place from which gold was imported. For more info click here
, brought algum trees and precious stones.

9:11 And the king made steps for the house of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here of the algum trees
, and for the king’s palace, and harps and lyres for singers: and there was nothing like these seen before in the land of Judah.

9:12 And king Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesized)For more info click here
gave to the Queen of Shebaמַלְכַּת שְׁבָא
romanized: Malkaṯ Šəḇāʾ, in the Hebrew Bible; Koinē Greek: βασίλισσα Σαβά, romanized: basílissa Sabá, in the Septuagint For more info click here
all her desire, that she asked, besides that which she had brought to the king. So she turned, and went to her own land, she and her servants.

Solomon’s wealth and state

9:13 Now the weight of gold that came to Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesized)For more info click here
in one year was six hundred and sixty six talentsThe Biblical weight of a talent is equal to approximately 34 kilograms or 74.96lbs of gold;

9:14 Beside that from traders and merchants were bringing in. And all the kings of Arabia and rulers of the land were bringing in  gold and silver to Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesized)For more info click here
.

9:15 And king Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesized)For more info click here
made two hundred targets of beaten gold: six hundred shekel Shekel or sheqel (Hebrew: שקל, plural Hebrew: שקלים sheqalim or shekels, is an ancient Mesopotamian coin, usually of silver. A shekel was first a unit of weight—very roughly 11 grams (0.35 ozt)—and became currency in ancient Tyre and ancient Carthage and then in ancient Israel under the Maccabees. of beaten gold went to one target.

9:16 And three hundred shields made he of beaten gold: three hundred shekelsShekel or sheqel (Hebrew: שקל, plural Hebrew: שקלים sheqalim or shekels, is an ancient Mesopotamian coin, usually of silver. A shekel was first a unit of weight—very roughly 11 grams (0.35 ozt)—and became currency in ancient Tyre and ancient Carthage and then in ancient Israel under the Maccabees. of gold went to one shield. And the king put them in the house of the forest of Lebanon.
9:17 And the king made a great throne of ivory, and overlaid it with pure gold.
9:18 And there were six steps to the throne, with a footstool of gold, which were fastened to the throne, and hands were on each side of the sitting place, and two lions standing near the hands:
9:19 And twelve lions were standing there on the six steps on each side. There wasn’t anything like it made in any kingdom.
9:20 And all the drinking vessels of king Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesized)For more info click here
were of gold, and all the vessels of the house of the forest of Lebanon were of pure gold: Silver wasn’t counted for anything in the days of Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesized)For more info click here
.

9:21 Because the king’s ships went to Tarshish with the servants of Hiram. Once every three years the ships came from Tarshish bringing gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.
9:22 And king Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesized)For more info click here
became greater than the kings of the earth in riches and wisdom.

9:23 And all the kings of the earth were seeking the presence of Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesized)For more info click here
, to hear his wisdom, that Elohimאֱלֹהִים
romanized: ʾĔlōhīm: [(ʔ)eloˈ(h)im]), the plural of אֱלוֹהַּ‎ (ʾĔlōah), is a Hebrew word meaning “gods”. Although the word is plural, in the Hebrew Bible it most often takes singular verbal or pronominal agreement and refers to a single deity particularly the God of Israel In other verses it refers to the singular gods of other nations or to deities in the plural A name for GOD — God The Creator
had put in his heart.

9:24 And they were each bringing his present, vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and garments, weapons, and spices, horses, and mules, a rate year by year.
9:25 And Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesized)For more info click here
had four thousand stalls for horses and chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen; and he placed in the chariot cities, and with the king at Jerusalem.

9:26 And he reigned over all the kings from the River even to the land of the Philistines, and to the border of Egypt.
9:27 And the king made silver in Jerusalem as stones, and cedar trees made he as the sycamore trees that are in the low country in abundance.
9:28 And they brought to Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesized)For more info click here
horses from Egypt, and out of all lands.

Solomon’s death

9:29 Now the rest of the acts of Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesized)For more info click here
, first and last, aren’t they written in the book of Nathan the prophet, and in the prophecy of Ahijah the Shilonite, and in the visions of Iddo the seer concerning Jeroboamיָרָבְעָם‎
Yārŏḇə‘ām;/ˌdʒɛrəˈboʊ.əm/; Greek: Ἱεροβοάμ, romanized: Hieroboám Reign 931 – 910 BC Died 910 BC
the son of Nebat?

9:30 And Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesized)For more info click here
reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel forty years.

9:31 And Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesized)For more info click here
lay with his fathers, and he was buried in the city of Davidדָּוִד
/ˈdeɪvɪd/; romanized: Dāwīḏ, “beloved one”) Historians of the Ancient Near East agree that David probably lived around 1000 BCE. For more info click here
his father: and Rehoboamרְחַבְעָם
Rəḥaḇʿām; Greek: Ροβοάμ, Rovoam; Latin: Roboam, transl. ”an enlarged people” was, according to the Hebrew Bible, the first monarch of the Kingdom of Judah after the split of the united Kingdom of Israel. He was a son of and the successor to Solomon and a grandson of David.for more info click here
his son reigned in his place.

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