Bible: 1 Kings 10:22-27

10:22 Along with Hiram’s fleet, the king had a fleet of large merchant ships 1  that sailed the sea. Once every three years the fleet 2  came into port with cargoes of 3  gold, silver, ivory, apes, and peacocks. 4 

10:23 King Solomon was wealthier and wiser than any of the kings of the earth. 5  10:24 Everyone 6  in the world wanted to visit Solomon to see him display his God-given wisdom. 7  10:25 Year after year visitors brought their gifts, which included items of silver, items of gold, clothes, perfume, spices, horses, and mules. 8 

10:26 Solomon accumulated 9  chariots and horses. He had 1,400 chariots and 12,000 horses. He kept them in assigned cities and in Jerusalem. 10  10:27 The king made silver as plentiful 11  in Jerusalem as stones; cedar was 12  as plentiful as sycamore fig trees are in the lowlands. 13 

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