The Queen of Sheba
Now when the a queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the LORD, she came b to test him with hard questions.
She came to Jerusalem with a very great retinue, with camels that bore spices, very much gold, and precious stones; and when she came to Solomon, she spoke with him about all that was in her heart.
So Solomon answered all her questions; there was nothing so difficult for the king that he could not explain it to her.
And when the queen of Sheba had seen all the wisdom of Solomon, the house that he had built,
the food on his table, the seating of his servants, the service of his waiters and their apparel, his cupbearers, c and his entryway by which he went up to the house of the LORD, there was no more spirit in her.
Then she said to the king: "It was a true report which I heard in my own land about your words and your wisdom.
"However I did not believe the words until I came and saw with my own eyes; and indeed the half was not told me. Your wisdom and prosperity exceed the fame of which I heard.
d "Happy are your men and happy are these your servants, who stand continually before you and hear your wisdom!
e "Blessed be the LORD your God, who f delighted in you, setting you on the throne of Israel! Because the LORD has loved Israel forever, therefore He made you king, g to do justice and righteousness."
Then she h gave the king one hundred and twenty talents of gold, spices in great quantity, and precious stones. There never again came such abundance of spices as the queen of Sheba gave to King Solomon.
i Also, the ships of Hiram, which brought gold from Ophir, brought great quantities of almug wood and precious stones from Ophir.
j And the king made steps of the almug wood for the house of the LORD and for the king's house, also harps and stringed instruments for singers. There never again came such k almug wood, nor has the like been seen to this day.
Now King Solomon gave the queen of Sheba all she desired, whatever she asked, besides what Solomon had given her according to the royal generosity. So she turned and went to her own country, she and her servants.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
2 Chronicles 9:1
Now when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon, she came to Jerusalem to test Solomon with hard questions, having a very great retinue, camels that bore spices, gold in abundance, and precious stones; and when she came to Solomon, she spoke with him about all that was in her heart.
The queen of the South will rise up in the judgment with this generation and condemn it, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and indeed a greater than Solomon is here.
The queen of the South will rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation and condemn them, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and indeed a greater than Solomon is here.
Then Samson said to them, "Let me pose a riddle to you. If you can correctly solve and explain it to me within the seven days of the feast, then I will give you thirty linen garments and thirty changes of clothing.
I will incline my ear to a proverb; I will disclose my dark saying on the harp.
To understand a proverb and an enigma, The words of the wise and their riddles.
1 Chronicles 26:16
To Shuppim and Hosah the lot came out for the West Gate, with the Shallecheth Gate on the ascending highway - watchman opposite watchman.
2 Chronicles 9:4
The food on his table, the seating of his servants, the service of his waiters and their apparel, his cupbearers and their apparel, and his entryway by which he went up to the house of the LORD, there was no more spirit in her.
Blessed is the man who listens to me, Watching daily at my gates, Waiting at the posts of my doors.
1 Kings 5:7
So it was, when Hiram heard the words of Solomon, that he rejoiced greatly and said, Blessed be the LORD this day, for He has given David a wise son over this great people!
2 Samuel 22:20
He also brought me out into a broad place; He delivered me because He delighted in me.
2 Samuel 8:15
So David reigned over all Israel; and David administered judgment and justice to all his people.
He will judge Your people with righteousness, And Your poor with justice.
By me kings reign, And rulers decree justice.
The kings of Tarshish and of the isles Will bring presents; The kings of Sheba and Seba Will offer gifts.
And He shall live; And the gold of Sheba will be given to Him; Prayer also will be made for Him continually, And daily He shall be praised.
1 Kings 9:27
Then Hiram sent his servants with the fleet, seamen who knew the sea, to work with the servants of Solomon.
1 Kings 9:28
And they went to Ophir, and acquired four hundred and twenty talents of gold from there, and brought it to King Solomon.
Then you will lay your gold in the dust, And the gold of Ophir among the stones of the brooks.
2 Chronicles 9:11
And the king made walkways of the algum wood for the house of the LORD and for the king's house, also harps and stringed instruments for singers; and there were none such as these seen before in the land of Judah.
2 Chronicles 9:10
Also, the servants of Hiram and the servants of Solomon, who brought gold from Ophir, brought algum wood and precious stones.