When the queen of Sheba heard about Solomon's reputation with the LORD, she came to test him with difficult questions.
The queen of the south will stand up and condemn the people living today, because she came from so far away to hear the wisdom of Solomon. But look! Something greater than Solomon is here!"
The queen of the south will stand up at the judgment and condemn the people living today, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon. But look, something greater than Solomon is here!
Cush's descendants included Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah, and Sabteca. Raamah's descendants included Sheba and Dedan.
May the kings of Tarshish and of distant shores bring gifts, and may the kings of Sheba and Seba offer tribute.
May he live long and be given gold from Sheba, and may prayer be offered for him continuously, and may he be blessed every day.
"Let me tell you a riddle," Samson told them. "If you can solve it during this week-long festival, I'll give you 30 linen garments and 30 formal garments.
When the queen of Sheba heard about Solomon's reputation, she traveled to Jerusalem and tested him with difficult questions. She brought along a large retinue, camels laden with spices, and lots of gold and precious stones. Upon her arrival, she spoke with Solomon about everything that was on her mind.
Throngs of camels will blanket you: the young camels of Midian and Ephu; all those from Shebu will come. They'll carry gold and frankincense, and proclaim the praise of the LORD.
What good is frankincense that comes from Sheba to me, or sweet cane from a distant country? Your burnt offerings aren't acceptable, nor are your sacrifices pleasing to me."
Traders from Sheba and Raamah paid for the best of what you had to offer with all types of spices, precious stones, and gold.
"Businessmen based in Sheba, Dedan, Tarshish, and all of its growling lions will ask you, "Are you coming for war spoils? Have you assembled your armies to carry off silver and gold, and to gather lots of war booty?"'"
Jokshan was the father of Sheba and Dedan. Dedan's sons were the Asshurites, Letushites, and Leummites.
He was wiser than anyone of his day wiser than Ethan the Ezrahite, Heman, and wiser than Mahol's sons Calcol and Darda.
People came from everywhere to hear Solomon's advice. Every king on the earth heard of his wisdom.
Travelers from Tema search intently; caravans from Sheba hope to find them.
He has commanded mankind: "To fear the Lord that is wisdom; to move away from evil that is understanding.'"
Let the wise listen and increase their learning; let the person of understanding receive guidance
if, indeed, you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding,
He answered them, "You have been given knowledge about the secrets of the kingdom from heaven, but it hasn't been given to them,
This was to fulfill what was declared by the prophet when he said, "I will open my mouth to speak in parables. I will declare what has been hidden since the creation of the world."
He did not tell them anything without using a parable, though he explained everything to his disciples in private.
And this is eternal life: to know you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent Jesus the Messiah.
Where is the wise person? Where is the scholar? Where is the philosopher of this age? God has turned the wisdom of the world into nonsense, hasn't he?