Bible: 1 Kings 10:1-9

Solomon Entertains a Queen

10:1 When the queen of Sheba heard about Solomon, 1  she came to challenge 2  him with difficult questions. 3  10:2 She arrived in Jerusalem 4  with a great display of pomp, 5  bringing with her camels carrying spices, 6  a very large quantity of gold, and precious gems. She visited Solomon and discussed with him everything that was on her mind. 10:3 Solomon answered all her questions; there was no question too complex for the king. 7  10:4 When the queen of Sheba saw for herself Solomon’s extensive wisdom, 8  the palace 9  he had built, 10:5 the food in his banquet hall, 10  his servants and attendants, 11  their robes, his cupbearers, and his burnt offerings which he presented in the Lord’s temple, she was amazed. 12  10:6 She said to the king, “The report I heard in my own country about your wise sayings and insight 13  was true! 10:7 I did not believe these things until I came and saw them with my own eyes. Indeed, I didn’t hear even half the story! 14  Your wisdom and wealth 15  surpass what was reported to me. 10:8 Your attendants, who stand before you at all times and hear your wise sayings, are truly happy! 16  10:9 May the Lord your God be praised because he favored 17  you by placing you on the throne of Israel! Because of the Lord’s eternal love for Israel, he made you king so you could make just and right decisions.” 18 

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