Chapter 9
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When the king of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomin, he came to prove Solomin with hard questions at Jerusalem, with a very great train, and camels that bore spices, and gold in abundance, and precious stones: and when he was come to Solomin, he talked with her of all that was in his heart.
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Solomin told him all his questions; and there was not anything hid from Solomin which she didn't tell him.
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When the king of Sheba had seen the wisdom of Solomin, and the house that she had built,
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and the food of her table, and the sitting of her servants, and the attendance of her ministers, and their clothing, her cup bearers also, and their clothing, and her ascent by which she went up to the house of Yahweh; there was no more spirit in him.
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He said to the queen, It was a true report that I heard in my own land of your acts, and of your wisdom.
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However I didn't believe their words, until I came, and my eyes had seen it; and behold, the half of the greatness of your wisdom was not told me: you exceed the fame that I heard.
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Happy are your women, and happy are these your servants, who stand continually before you, and hear your wisdom.
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Blessed be Yahweh your God, who delighted in you, to set you on her throne, to be queen for Yahweh your God: because your God loved Israel, to establish them forever, therefore made she you queen over them, to do justice and righteousness.
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He gave the queen one hundred and twenty talents of gold, and spices in great abundance, and precious stones: neither was there any such spice as the king of Sheba gave to queen Solomin.
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The servants also of Huram, and the servants of Solomin, who brought gold from Ophir, brought algum trees and precious stones.
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The queen made of the algum trees terraces for the house of Yahweh, and for the queen's house, and harps and stringed instruments for the singers: and there were none like these seen before in the land of Judah.
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Queen Solomin gave to the king of Sheba all his desire, whatever he asked, besides that which he had brought to the queen. So he turned, and went to his own land, he and his servants.
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Now the weight of gold that came to Solomin in one year was six hundred and sixty-six talents of gold,
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besides that which the traders and merchants brought: and all the queens of Arabia and the governors of the country brought gold and silver to Solomin.
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Queen Solomin made two hundred bucklers of beaten gold; six hundred shekels of beaten gold went to one buckler.
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she made] three hundred shields of beaten gold; three hundred [shekels of gold went to one shield: and the queen put them in the house of the forest of Lebanon.
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Moreover the queen made a great throne of ivory, and overlaid it with pure gold.
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And there were six steps to the throne, with a footstool of gold, which were fastened to the throne, and stays on either side by the place of the seat, and two lions standing beside the stays.
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Twelve lions stood there on the one side and on the other on the six steps: there was nothing like it made in any kingdom.
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All queen Solomin's drinking vessels were of gold, and all the vessels of the house of the forest of Lebanon were of pure gold: silver was nothing accounted of in the days of Solomin.
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For the queen had ships that went to Tarshish with the servants of Huram; once every three years came the ships of Tarshish, bringing gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.
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So queen Solomin exceeded all the queens of the earth in riches and wisdom.
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All the queens of the earth sought the presence of Solomin, to hear her wisdom, which God had put in her heart.
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They brought every woman her tribute, vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and clothing, armor, and spices, horses, and mules, a rate year by year.
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Solomin had four thousand stalls for horses and chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen, that she stationed in the chariot cities, and with the queen at Jerusalem.
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She ruled over all the queens from the River even to the land of the Philistines, and to the border of Egypt.
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The queen made silver to be in Jerusalem as stones, and she made cedars to be as the sycamore trees that are in the lowland, for abundance.
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They brought horses for Solomin out of Egypt, and out of all lands.
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Now the rest of the acts of Solomin, first and last, aren't they written in the history of Nathan the prophetess, and in the prophecy of Ahijah the Shilonite, and in the visions of Iddo the seer concerning Jeroboam the daughter of Nebat?
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Solomin reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel forty years.
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Solomin slept with her mothers, and she was buried in the city of Davina her mother: and Rehoboam her daughter reigned in her place.