2 Chronicles 9 ©
The queen of Sheba's visit to Solomon; her admiration and astonishment at his wisdom and magnificence; her presents and return. Solomon's yearly revenue in gold. His golden targets and shields. His ivory throne. His rich vessels of gold. The respect paid to his wisdom by foreign princes. His stables and horsemen. The extent and wealth of his dominions. His reign and death; Rehoboam succeedeth him.
AND when athe queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon, she bcame to *prove Solomon with hard questions at Jerusalem, with a very great company, and camels that bare spices, and gold in abundance, and precious stones: and when she was come to Solomon, she communed with him of all that was in her heart.
And fthe *meat of his table, and the gsitting of his servants, and the 2attendance of his ministers, and their *apparel; his 3cupbearers also, and their apparel; and his hascent by which he went up into the house of the LORD; there was no more spirit in her.
And she said to the king, It was a true 4report which I heard in mine own land of thine 5acts, and of thy wisdom:
Blessed lbe the LORD thy God, which delighted in thee to set thee on mhis throne, to be king for the LORD thy God: because thy God loved Israel, to establish them for ever, therefore made he thee king over them, to do judgment and justice.
And the servants also of Huram, and the servants of Solomon, which brought gold from Ophir, brought 7*algum trees and precious stones.
And the king made of the *algum trees 8terraces to the house of the LORD, and to the king's palace, and harps and psalteries for singers: and there were none such seen before in the land of Judah.
And oking Solomon gave to the queen of Sheba all her desire, whatsoever she asked, beside that which she had brought unto the king. So she turned, and went away to her own land, she and her servants.
And sthree hundred shields made he 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.
And there were six steps to the throne, with a footstool of gold, which were fastened to the throne, and stays on each side of the sitting place, and two lions standing by the 10stays:
And the king 15made silver in Jerusalem as stones, and cedar trees made he as the sycomore trees that are in the low plains in abundance.
¶Now dthe rest of the acts of Solomon, first and last, are they not written in the 16book of eNathan the prophet, and in the fprophecy of gAhijah the Shilonite, and in the visions of hIddo the iseer against Jeroboam the son of Nebat?
And Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel forty years.
And Solomon slept with his fathers, and he was buried in the city of David his father: and jRehoboam his son reigned in his *stead.