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  • When the queen of Sheba realized how wise Solomon was, and when she saw the palace he had built, - 2 Chronicles 9:3

  • she was breathless. She was also amazed at the food on his tables, the organization of his officials and their splendid clothing, the cup-bearers and their robes, and the burnt offerings Solomon made at the Temple of the LORD. - 2 Chronicles 9:4

  • Then she gave the king a gift of nine thousand pounds* of gold, and great quantities of spices and precious jewels. Never before had there been spices as fine as those the queen of Sheba gave to Solomon.1 - 2 Chronicles 9:9

  • (When the crews of Hiram and Solomon brought gold from Ophir, they also brought rich cargoes of almug wood* and precious jewels.2 - 2 Chronicles 9:10

  • King Solomon gave the queen of Sheba whatever she asked for--gifts of greater value than the gifts she had given him. Then she and all her attendants left and returned to their own land. - 2 Chronicles 9:12

  • Each year Solomon received about 25 tons* of gold.4 - 2 Chronicles 9:13

  • This did not include the additional revenue he received from merchants and traders. All the kings of Arabia and the governors of the land also brought gold and silver to Solomon. - 2 Chronicles 9:14

  • King Solomon made two hundred large shields of hammered gold, each containing over 15 pounds* of gold.5 - 2 Chronicles 9:15

  • Solomon made twelve other lion figures, one standing on each end of each of the six steps. No other throne in all the world could be compared with it! - 2 Chronicles 9:19

  • 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 because silver was considered of little value in Solomon's day! - 2 Chronicles 9:20

  • So King Solomon became richer and wiser than any other king in all the earth. - 2 Chronicles 9:22

  • Solomon had four thousand stalls for his chariot horses and twelve thousand horses.* He stationed many of them in the chariot cities, and some near him in Jerusalem.8 - 2 Chronicles 9:25

  • Solomon's horses were imported from Egypt* and many other countries.2 - 2 Chronicles 9:28

  • The rest of the events of Solomon's reign, from beginning to end, are recorded in [The Record of Nathan the Prophet] and in [The Prophecy of Ahijah from Shiloh,] and also in [The Visions of Iddo the Seer,] concerning Jeroboam son of Nebat. - 2 Chronicles 9:29

  • Solomon ruled in Jerusalem over all Israel for forty years. - 2 Chronicles 9:30

  • When Jeroboam son of Nebat heard of Solomon's death, he returned from Egypt, for he had fled to Egypt to escape from King Solomon. - 2 Chronicles 10:2

  • Then King Rehoboam went to discuss the matter with the older men who had counseled his father, Solomon. "What is your advice?" he asked. "How should I answer these people?" - 2 Chronicles 10:6
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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