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  • Then she gave the king a gift of nine thousand pounds* of gold, and great quantities of spices and precious jewels. Never again were so many spices brought in as those the queen of Sheba gave to Solomon.1 - 1 Kings 10:10

  • King Solomon gave the queen of Sheba whatever she asked for, besides all the other customary gifts he had so generously given. Then she and all her attendants left and returned to their own land. - 1 Kings 10:13

  • Each year Solomon received about twenty-five tons* of gold.2 - 1 Kings 10:14

  • King Solomon made two hundred large shields of hammered gold, each containing over fifteen pounds* of gold.3 - 1 Kings 10:16

  • 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! - 1 Kings 10:20

  • 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! - 1 Kings 10:21

  • So King Solomon became richer and wiser than any other king in all the earth. - 1 Kings 10:23

  • Solomon built up a huge force of chariots and horses. He had fourteen hundred chariots and twelve thousand horses.* He stationed many of them in the chariot cities, and some near him in Jerusalem.6 - 1 Kings 10:26

  • Solomon's horses were imported from Egypt* and from Cilicia*; the king's traders acquired them from Cilicia at the standard price.1 - 1 Kings 10:28

  • Now King Solomon loved many foreign women. Besides Pharaoh's daughter, he married women from Moab, Ammon, Edom, Sidon, and from among the Hittites. - 1 Kings 11:1

  • The LORD had clearly instructed his people not to intermarry with those nations, because the women they married would lead them to worship their gods. Yet Solomon insisted on loving them anyway. - 1 Kings 11:2

  • In Solomon's old age, they turned his heart to worship their gods instead of trusting only in the LORD his God, as his father, David, had done. - 1 Kings 11:4

  • Solomon worshiped Ashtoreth, the goddess of the Sidonians, and Molech,* the detestable god of the Ammonites.1 - 1 Kings 11:5

  • Thus, Solomon did what was evil in the LORD's sight; he refused to follow the LORD completely, as his father, David, had done. - 1 Kings 11:6

  • Solomon built such shrines for all his foreign wives to use for burning incense and sacrificing to their gods. - 1 Kings 11:8

  • The LORD was very angry with Solomon, for his heart had turned away from the LORD, the God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice. - 1 Kings 11:9

  • He had warned Solomon specifically about worshiping other gods, but Solomon did not listen to the LORD's command. - 1 Kings 11:10
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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