1 Kings 10:1-9 King James Version

The Queen of Sheba Visits Solomon

10 1  And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the Lord, she came to prove him with hard questions. 2  And she came to Jerusalem with a very great train, with camels that bare spices, and very much gold, and precious stones: and when she was come to Solomon, she communed with him of all that was in her heart. 3  And Solomon told her all her questions: [1] there was not any thing hid from the king, which he told her not. 4  And when the queen of Sheba had seen all Solomon's wisdom, and the house that he had built, 5  And the meat of his table, and the sitting of his servants, and the attendance [2] of his ministers, and their apparel, and his cupbearers, and his ascent by which he went up unto the house of the Lord; there was no more spirit in her. 6  And she said to the king, It was a true report [3] that I heard in mine own land of thy acts and of thy wisdom. 7  Howbeit I believed not the words, until I came, and mine eyes had seen it: and, behold, the half was not told me: thy wisdom and prosperity exceedeth the fame which I heard. 8  Happy are thy men, happy are these thy servants, which stand continually before thee, and that hear thy wisdom. 9  Blessed be the Lord thy God, which delighted in thee, to set thee on the throne of Israel: because the Lord loved Israel for ever, therefore made he thee king, to do judgment and justice.


[1] 10:3 questions: Heb. words

[2] 10:5 attendance: Heb. standing

[3] 10:6 report: Heb. word

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