1 And the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon, and came to test Solomon with hard questions at Jerusalem, with a very great company, and camels that carried spices, and gold in abundance, and precious stones. And she came in to Solomon and spoke with him of all that was in her heart. 2 And Solomon told her all her questions. And there was nothing hidden from Solomon which he did not tell her. 3 And the queen of Sheba saw the wisdom of Solomon, and the house that he had built, 4 and the food of his table, and the sitting of his servants, the attendance of his ministers, and their apparel, and his cupbearers and their apparel, and his burnt offerings that he offered up in the house of Jehovah, there was no more spirit in her.
5 And she said to the king, The word that I heard in my own land of your acts and of your wisdom is true. 6 But I did not believe their words until I came, and my eyes had seen. And behold, the one half of the greatness of your wisdom was not told me. You are greater than the fame which I heard. 7 Happy are your men, and happy are these your servants who stand always before you and hear your wisdom. 8 Blessed be Jehovah your God, who delighted in you to set you on His throne to be king for Jehovah your God. Because your God loved Israel to establish them forever, therefore He made you king over them to do judgment and justice.
9 And she gave the king a hundred and twenty talents of gold, and an abundance of spices, and precious stones. And there has not been any such spice as the queen of Sheba gave King Solomon. 10 And also the servants of Hiram, and the servants of Solomon who brought gold from Ophir, brought algum trees and precious stones. 11 And the king made terraces to the house of Jehovah with the algum trees, and terraces to the king's palace, and lyres and harps for singers. And there were none such seen before in the land of Judah.
12 And King Solomon gave to the queen of Sheba all her desire, whatever she asked, besides what she had brought to the king. And she returned and went away to her own land, she and her servants.
13 And the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred and sixty-six talents of gold, 14 besides that from the traders, and that the merchants brought. And all the kings of Arabia and governors of the country brought gold and silver to Solomon.
15 And King Solomon made two hundred targets of beaten gold. Six hundred shekels of gold went to one target. 16 And he made three hundred shields of beaten gold. Three hundred shekels of gold went to one shield. And the king put them in the house of the forest of Lebanon.
17 And the king made a great throne of ivory and overlaid it with pure gold. 18 And there were six steps to the throne, with a footstool of gold, fastened to the throne. And there were stays on each side of the sitting place, and two lions standing by the stays. 19 And twelve lions stood there on the one side, and on the other, on the six steps. There was not the like made in any kingdom.
20 And all the drinking vessels of King Solomon were of gold, and all the vessels of the house of the forest of Lebanon were of pure gold. None were of silver. It was not prized in the days of Solomon. 21 For the king's ships went to Tarshish with the servants of Hiram. Once every three years the ships of Tarshish came bringing gold and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.
22 And King Solomon was greater than all the kings of the earth in riches and wisdom. 23 And all the kings of the earth sought the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom that God had put in his heart. 24 And they each brought his present, vessels of silver and vessels of gold, and clothing, weapons, and spices, horses, and mules, a ration year by year.
25 And Solomon had four thousand stalls for horses and chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen, whom he put in the chariot cities and with the king at Jerusalem. 26 And he reigned over all the kings from the River even to the land of the Philistines, and to the border of Egypt. 27 And the king made silver in Jerusalem like stones, and he made cedar trees as the sycamore trees in the low plains. 28 And they brought to Solomon horses out of Egypt and out of all lands.
29 And the rest of the acts of Solomon, first and last, are they not written in the book of Nathan the prophet, and in the prophecy of Ahijah of Shiloh, and in the visions of Iddo the seer against Jeroboam the son of Nebat? 30 And Solomon reigned forty years in Jerusalem over all Israel. 31 And Solomon slept with his fathers, and he was buried in the city of David his father. And his son Rehoboam reigned in his place.