King James Version

1 Kings 10:1-29

1And 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. 2And 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. 3And Solomon told her all her questions: there was not any thing hid from the king, which he told her not.10.3 questions: Heb. words 4And when the queen of Sheba had seen all Solomon’s wisdom, and the house that he had built, 5And the meat of his table, and the sitting of his servants, and the attendance 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.10.5 attendance: Heb. standing10.5 cupbearers: or, butlers 6And she said to the king, It was a true report that I heard in mine own land of thy acts and of thy wisdom.10.6 report: Heb. word10.6 acts: or, sayings 7Howbeit 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.10.7 thy…: Heb. thou hast added wisdom and goodness to 8Happy are thy men, happy are these thy servants, which stand continually before thee, and that hear thy wisdom. 9Blessed 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. 10And she gave the king an hundred and twenty talents of gold, and of spices very great store, and precious stones: there came no more such abundance of spices as these which the queen of Sheba gave to king Solomon. 11And the navy also of Hiram, that brought gold from Ophir, brought in from Ophir great plenty of almug trees, and precious stones.10.11 almug…: also called, algum trees 12And the king made of the almug trees pillars for the house of the LORD, and for the king’s house, harps also and psalteries for singers: there came no such almug trees, nor were seen unto this day.10.12 pillars: or, rails: Heb. a prop 13And king Solomon gave unto the queen of Sheba all her desire, whatsoever she asked, beside that which Solomon gave her of his royal bounty. So she turned and went to her own country, she and her servants.10.13 of his…: Heb. according to the hand of king Solomon

14¶ Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred threescore and six talents of gold, 15Beside that he had of the merchantmen, and of the traffick of the spice merchants, and of all the kings of Arabia, and of the governors of the country.10.15 governors: or, captains

16¶ And king Solomon made two hundred targets of beaten gold: six hundred shekels of gold went to one target. 17And he made three hundred shields of beaten gold; three pound of gold went to one shield: and the king put them in the house of the forest of Lebanon.

18¶ Moreover the king made a great throne of ivory, and overlaid it with the best gold. 19The throne had six steps, and the top of the throne was round behind: and there were stays on either side on the place of the seat, and two lions stood beside the stays.10.19 behind: Heb. on the hinder part thereof10.19 stays: Heb. hands 20And twelve lions stood there on the one side and on the other upon the six steps: there was not the like made in any kingdom.10.20 the like: Heb. so

21¶ And all king Solomon’s drinking vessels 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 nothing accounted of in the days of Solomon.10.21 none…: or, there was no silver in them 22For the king had at sea a navy of Tharshish with the navy of Hiram: once in three years came the navy of Tharshish, bringing gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.10.22 ivory: or, elephants’ teeth 23So king Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth for riches and for wisdom.

24¶ And all the earth sought to Solomon, to hear his wisdom, which God had put in his heart.10.24 sought to: Heb. sought the face of 25And they brought every man his present, vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and garments, and armour, and spices, horses, and mules, a rate year by year.

26¶ And Solomon gathered together chariots and horsemen: and he had a thousand and four hundred chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen, whom he bestowed in the cities for chariots, and with the king at Jerusalem. 27And the king made silver to be in Jerusalem as stones, and cedars made he to be as the sycomore trees that are in the vale, for abundance.10.27 made: Heb. gave

28¶ And Solomon had horses brought out of Egypt, and linen yarn: the king’s merchants received the linen yarn at a price.10.28 And Solomon…: Heb. And the going forth of the horses which was Solomon’s 29And a chariot came up and went out of Egypt for six hundred shekels of silver, and an horse for an hundred and fifty: and so for all the kings of the Hittites, and for the kings of Syria, did they bring them out by their means.10.29 by their…: Heb. by their hand

Akuapem Twi Contemporary Bible

1 Ahemfo 10:1-29

Sebahemmea Nsrahwɛ

1Bere a Sebahemmea tee Salomo din a ahyeta na ɛhyɛ Awurade din anuonyam no, ɔde nsɛmmisa a anoyi yɛ den bɛsɔɔ Salomo hwɛe. 2Ɔde nʼasomfo a wɔdɔɔso yiye kaa ne ho baa Yerusalem. Na yoma a wɔsoso nnuhuam, sikakɔkɔɔ bebree ne aboɔden abo ka wɔn ho. Bere a ohyiaa Salomo no, wodwinnwen nsɛm bebree a na ɛwɔ ɔhemmea ani so no ho. 3Salomo yii ne nsɛmmisa nyinaa ano sɛnea ɛsɛ. Asɛmmisa biara ankyere nʼadwene. 4Bere a Sebahemmea huu sɛnea Salomo adwene mu dɔ, ne ahemfi a wasi no, 5ne ho dwiriw no. Nnuan a ohuu sɛ esisi ne didipon so no yɛɛ no nwonwa. Sɛnea na wahyehyɛ ne fi so ahwɛfo no ne wɔn ntade papa bi a ɛhyehyɛ wɔn, ne sɛnea nkuruwakurafo ne wɔn ntade yuu ne ɔhyew afɔre a Salomo bɔɔ no Awurade Asɔredan mu hɔ no yɛɛ no ahodwiriw.

6Ɔhemmea no fii ahodwiriw mu ka kyerɛɛ ɔhene no se, “Nsɛm a metee wɔ me man mu a ɛfa dwuma a woatumi adi ne wo nyansa ho no nyinaa yɛ nokware! 7Na minnye nni kosii sɛ mibeduu ha a mʼankasa mede mʼani abehu yi. Nokware, sɛɛ na mante asɛm no mu fa mpo. Wo nyansa ne wo nkɔso no boro nea wɔka kyerɛɛ me no so koraa. 8Migye di sɛ ɛsɛ sɛ wo nkurɔfo yi ani gye! Ɛyɛ adom ma wʼadwumayɛfo yi sɛ wotumi bɛn wo adekyee biara na wotie wo nyansasɛm. 9Awurade, wo Nyankopɔn no yɛ ɔkɛse ampa. Nʼani gye wo ho, na ɔde wo asi Israel ahengua so. Efisɛ ɔdɔ a Awurade de dɔ Israel no yɛ ɔdɔ a ɛnsa da. Wasi wo hene sɛ wode atɛntrenee ne treneeyɛ bebu ɔman no.”

10Na ɔkyɛɛ ɔhene no sikakɔkɔɔ tɔn anan ne fa, nnuhuam bebree ne aboɔden abo. Obiara amfa nnuhuam dodow saa ammɛkyɛ Salomo bio, sɛnea Sebahemmea de bɛkyɛɛ no no.

11Huram ahyɛn no fi Ofir de sikakɔkɔɔ bae a na asamfono nnua bebree ne aboɔden abo ka ho. 12Ɔhene de asamfono nnua no yɛɛ atrapoe wɔ Awurade Asɔredan ne ahemfi no mu, na ɔde bi yɛɛ asanku ne mmɛnta maa nnwontofo. Ebesi saa bere no ne saa bere no, na obiara mfaa asamfono nnua a ɛyɛ fɛ saa nkɔɔ hɔ da, na akyiri no nso wɔanhu bi saa da.

13Biribiara a Sebahemmea bisaa ɔhene Salomo no, ɔde maa no kaa nea amanne nti, ɔnam ayamye so de maa no no ho. Ɛno akyi, Sebahemmea ne nʼasomfo no san kɔɔ wɔn kurom.

Salomo Ahonya Ne Nʼanuonyam

14Afe biara, na sikakɔkɔɔ a ɛba Salomo nsam no yɛ tɔn aduonu anum, 15a na sika a onya fi aguadifo, Arabia ahemfo ne asase no so amradofo no nkyɛn nka ho.

16Ɔhene Salomo ma wɔde sikakɔkɔɔ a wɔaboro yɛɛ akyɛm akɛse ahannu a emu biara sikakɔkɔɔ a ɛwɔ mu no mu duru yɛ kilogram ason. 17Bio, ɔyɛɛ akyɛm nketewa bi a ɔde sikakɔkɔɔ a wɔaboro yɛe a, emu biara mu duru bɛyɛ kilogram abiɛsa ne fa. Ɔhene no de saa akyɛm yi nyinaa kosiee ahemfi hɔ baabi bi a wɔfrɛ hɔ Lebanon Kwae Ahemfi.

18Na ɔhene no de asonse yɛɛ ahengua kɛse bi, na ɔde sikakɔkɔɔ duraa ho. 19Na ahengua no wɔ atrapoe ntiaso asia na nʼakyi yɛ kurukuruwa. Ahengua no wɔ nsa wɔ benkum ne nifa, na wɔayɛ gyata sɛso abien asisi hɔ. 20Salomo san yɛɛ gyata sɛso dumien a ɔbaako biara gyina atrapoe ntiaso asia no mu biara benkum ne nifa. Ahengua biara nni wiase a wobetumi de atoto Salomo de no ho. 21Ɔhene Salomo nkuruwa nyinaa, sikakɔkɔɔ na wɔde yɛe. Saa ara na nneɛma ahorow a ɛwɔ Lebanon Kwae Ahemfi mu no nso te. Wɔamfa dwetɛ anyɛ, efisɛ Salomo bere so no, na wobu dwetɛ ade teta bi. 22Na ɔhene no wɔ po so aguadihyɛn bebree a ɛne Huram de no yɛ adwuma bɔ mu. Mfe abiɛsa biara, ahyɛn no ba prɛko a sikakɔkɔɔ, dwetɛ, asonse, nsorommoa ne asibe ahyehyɛ wɔn ma.

23Enti ɔhene Salomo bɛyɛɛ ɔdefo ne onyansafo sen ɔhene biara wɔ asase so nyinaa. 24Na nnipa fifi aman ahorow so bɛsra no, na wotie nyansa a Onyankopɔn de adom no no bi. 25Afe biara mu, obiara a ɔbɛba abɛsra no no brɛ no akyɛde te sɛ dwetɛ, sikakɔkɔɔ, ntade, akode, nnuhuam, apɔnkɔ ne mfurumpɔnkɔ.

26Salomo nyaa nteaseɛnam ne apɔnkɔ bebree. Na ɔwɔ nteaseɛnam apem ahannan ne apɔnkɔ mpem dumien. Ɔde emu fa kɛse guguu nteaseɛnam nkuropɔn no so na ɔmaa bi nso kaa Yerusalem. 27Ɔhene no maa dwetɛ buu te sɛ abo wɔ Yerusalem. Na sida nnua a ɛsom bo no nso buu so sɛ ankye nnua a efifi wɔ mmepɔw ase wɔ Yuda asase so. 28Na Salomo tɔɔ apɔnkɔ fii Misraim ne Kilikia, efisɛ na ɔhene no aguadifo nya wɔn fi Kilikia a wɔn bo no ye. 29Saa bere no, na wotumi tɔ Misraim teaseɛnam a wɔde abedu Yerusalem no dwetɛ kilogram awotwe, na apɔnkɔ nso, na wotumi tɔ baako dwetɛ kilogram abien. Na wɔsan tɔn wɔn mu pii ma Hetifo ahemfo ne Aram ahemfo.