1 Sed et regina Saba, audita fama Salomonis - in hono rem nominis Domini - venit tentare eum in aenigmatibus.
2 Et ingressa Ierusalem multo cum comitatu et divitiis, camelis portantibus aromata et aurum infinitum nimis et gemmas pretiosas, venit ad Salomonem et locuta est ei universa, quae habebat in corde suo.
3 Et docuit eam Salomon omnia verba, quae proposuerat: non fuit sermo, qui regem posset latere, et non responderet ei.
4 Videns autem regina Saba omnem sapientiam Salomonis et domum, quam aedificaverat,
5 et cibos mensae eius et sessionem servorum et ordinem ministrantium vestesque eorum et pincernas et holocausta, quae offerebat in domo Domini, non habebat ultra spiritum
6 dixitque ad regem: "Verus est sermo, quem audivi in terra mea super rebus tuis et super sapientia tua!
7 Et non credebam narrantibus mihi, donec ipsa veni et vidi oculis meis et probavi quod media pars mihi nuntiata non fuerit; maior est sapientia et bona tua quam rumor, quem audivi.
8 Beati viri tui et beati servi tui hi, qui stant coram te semper et audiunt sapientiam tuam!
9 Sit Dominus Deus tuus benedictus, cui placuisti, et posuit te super thronum Israel, eo quod dilexerit Dominus Israel in sempiternum et constituit te regem, ut faceres iudicium et iustitiam".
10 Dedit ergo regi centum viginti talenta auri et aromata multa nimis et gemmas pretiosas; non sunt allata ultra aromata tam multa quam ea, quae dedit regina Saba regi Salomoni.
11 Sed et classis Hiram, quae portabat aurum de Ophir, attulit ex Ophir ligna thyina multa nimis et gemmas pretiosas.
12 Fecitque rex de lignis thyinis fulcra domus Domini et domus regiae et citharas lyrasque cantoribus. Non sunt allata huiuscemodi ligna thyina neque visa usque in praesentem diem.
13 Rex autem Salomon dedit reginae Saba omnia, quae voluit et petivit ab eo, praeter ea, quae ultro obtulerat ei munere regio. Quae reversa est et abiit in terram suam cum servis suis.
14 Erat autem pondus auri, quod afferebatur Salomoni per annos singulos, sescentorum sexaginta sex talentorum auri,
15 praeter id, quod proveniebat ex tributis subiectorum et commercio negotiatorum et omnium regum Arabiae et ducum terrae.
16 Fecit quoque rex Salomon ducenta scuta de auro puro, sescentos auri siclos dedit in laminas scuti unius;
17 et trecentas peltas ex auro probato, tres minae auri unam peltam vestiebant; posuitque ea rex in domo Saltus Libani.
18 Fecit etiam rex Salomon thronum de ebore grandem et vestivit eum auro fulvo nimis.
19 Qui habebat sex gradus, et summitas throni rotunda erat in parte posteriori, et duae manus hinc atque inde tenentes sedile, et duo leones stabant iuxta manus;
20 et duodecim leunculi stantes super sex gradus hinc atque inde. Non est factum tale opus in universis regnis.
21 Sed et omnia vasa, quibus potabat rex Salomon, erant aurea, et universa supellex domus Saltus Libani de auro purissimo; non erat argentum nec alicuius pretii putabatur in diebus Salomonis,
22 quia classis Tharsis, quae regi erat, per mare cum classe Hiram semel per tres annos redibat deferens aurum et argentum et ebur et simias et pavos.
23 Magnificatus est ergo rex Salomon super omnes reges terrae divitiis et sapientia.
24 Et universa terra desiderabat vultum Salomonis, ut audiret sapientiam eius, quam dederat Deus in corde eius.
25 Et singuli deferebant ei munera, vasa argentea et aurea, vestes et arma bellica, aromata quoque et equos et mulos per annos singulos.
26 Congregavitque Salomon currus et equites, et facti sunt ei mille quadringenti currus et duodecim milia equitum; et disposuit eos per civitates quadrigarum et cum rege in Ierusalem.
27 Fecitque ut tanta esset abundantia argenti in Ierusalem quanta et lapidum; et cedrorum praebuit multitudinem quasi sycomoros, quae nascuntur in Sephela.
28 Et educebantur equi Salomoni de Aegypto et de Coa; negotiatores enim regis emebant de Coa statuto pretio.
29 Constabat autem et egrediebatur quadriga ex Aegypto sescentis siclis argenti, et equus centum quinquaginta; atque in hunc modum cunctis regibus Hetthaeorum et Syriae per manus suas venundabant.
King James Version
1 And 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.
2 And 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.
3 And Solomon told her all her questions: there was not any thing hid from the king, which he told her not.
4 And when the queen of Sheba had seen all Solomon's wisdom, and the house that he had built,
5 And 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.
6 And she said to the king, It was a true report that I heard in mine own land of thy acts and of thy wisdom.
7 Howbeit 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.
8 Happy are thy men, happy are these thy servants, which stand continually before thee, and that hear thy wisdom.
9 Blessed 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.
10 And 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.
11 And the navy also of Hiram, that brought gold from Ophir, brought in from Ophir great plenty of almug trees, and precious stones.
12 And 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.
13 And 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.
14 ¶ Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred threescore and six talents of gold,
15 Beside 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.
16 ¶ And king Solomon made two hundred targets of beaten gold: six hundred shekels of gold went to one target.
17 And 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.
19 The 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.
20 And 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.
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.
22 For 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.
23 So 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.
25 And 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.
27 And 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.
28 ¶ And Solomon had horses brought out of Egypt, and linen yarn: the king's merchants received the linen yarn at a price.
29 And 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.