1 Regina quoque Saba, cum audisset famam Salomonis, venit, ut tentaret eum in aenigmatibus in Ierusalem cum magno comitatu et camelis, qui portabant aromata et auri plurimum gemmasque pretiosas. Cumque venisset ad Salomonem, locuta est ei, quaecumque erant in corde suo.
2 Et exposuit ei Salomon omnia, quae proposuerat, nec quidquam fuit quod ei non perspicuum fecerit.
3 Quae postquam vidit, sapientiam scilicet Salomonis et domum, quam aedificaverat,
4 necnon et cibaria mensae eius et sessionem servorum et officia ministrorum eius et vestimenta eorum, pincernas quoque et vestes eorum et victimas, quas immolabat in domo Domini, non erat prae stupore ultra in ea spiritus.
5 Dixitque ad regem: "Verus est sermo, quem audieram in terra mea, de rebus tuis et sapientia tua;
6 non credebam narrantibus, donec ipsa venissem, et vidissent oculi mei, et probassem vix medietatem sapientiae tuae mihi fuisse narratam; vicisti famam, quam audivi.
7 Beati viri tui et beati servi tui, qui assistunt coram te omni tempore et audiunt sapientiam tuam!
8 Sit Dominus Deus tuus benedictus, qui voluit te ordinare super thronum suum regem Domini Dei tui! Quia diligit Deus tuus Israel et vult servare eum in aeternum, idcirco posuit te super eum regem, ut facias iudicia atque iustitiam".
9 Dedit autem regi centum viginti talenta auri et aromata multa nimis et gemmas pretiosissimas; non fuerunt aromata talia ut haec, quae dedit regina Saba regi Salomoni.
10 Sed et servi Hiram cum servis Salomonis attulerunt aurum de Ophir et ligna thyina et gemmas pretiosissimas;
11 et fecit rex de lignis thyinis gradus in domo Domini et in domo regia, citharas quoque et psalteria cantoribus. Numquam visa sunt in terra Iudae ligna talia.
12 Rex autem Salomon dedit reginae Saba cuncta, quae voluit et quae postulavit, et multo plura quam attulerat ad eum. Quae reversa abiit in terram suam cum servis suis.
13 Erat autem pondus auri, quod afferebatur Salomoni per singulos annos, sescenta sexaginta sex talenta auri,
14 excepta ea summa, quae proveniebat ex tributis mercatorum et negotiatorum afferentium et omnium regum Arabiae et ducum terrae, qui comportabant aurum et argentum Salomoni.
15 Fecit igitur rex Salomon ducenta scuta aurea de summa sescentorum aureorum, qui in singulis scutis expendebantur,
16 trecentas quoque peltas aureas trecentorum aureorum, quibus tegebantur singulae peltae, posuitque ea rex in domo Saltus Libani.
17 Fecit quoque rex solium eburneum grande et vestivit illud auro mundissimo;
18 sex quoque gradus, quibus ascendebatur ad solium, et scabellum aureum et brachiola duo altrinsecus et duos leones stantes iuxta brachiola,
19 sed et alios duodecim leunculos stantes super sex gradus ex utraque parte; non fuit tale solium in universis regnis.
20 Omnia quoque vasa convivii regis erant aurea, et vasa domus Saltus Libani ex auro purissimo; argentum enim in diebus Salomonis pro nihilo reputabatur.
21 Siquidem naves regis ibant in Tharsis cum servis Hiram; semel in annis tribus veniebant naves Tharsis portantes aurum et argentum et ebur et simias et pavos.
22 Magnificatus est igitur rex Salomon super omnes reges terrae divitiis et sapientia.
23 Omnesque reges terrarum desiderabant faciem videre Salomonis, ut audirent sapientiam, quam dederat Deus in corde eius,
24 et deferebant ei munera, vasa argentea et aurea et vestes et arma et aromata, equos et mulos per singulos annos.
25 Habuit quoque Salomon quattuor milia stabula equorum et curruum equitumque duodecim milia; constituitque eos in urbibus quadrigarum et, ubi erat rex, in Ierusalem.
26 Exercuit etiam potestatem super cunctos reges, a fluvio Euphrate usque ad terram Philisthinorum et usque ad terminos Aegypti;
27 tantamque copiam praebuit argenti in Ierusalem quasi lapidum, et cedrorum tantam multitudinem velut sycomororum, quae gignuntur in Sephela.
28 Adducebantur autem ei equi de Aegypto cunctisque regionibus.
29 Reliqua vero operum Salomonis priorum et novissimorum scripta sunt in verbis Nathan prophetae et in prophetia Ahiae Silonitis, in visione quoque Addo videntis super Ieroboam filium Nabat.
30 Regnavit autem Salomon in Ierusalem super omnem Israel quadraginta annis;
31 dormivitque cum patribus suis, et sepelierunt eum in civitate David patris eius. Regnavitque Roboam filius eius pro eo.
King James Version
1 And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon, she came to prove Solomon with hard questions at Jerusalem, with a very great company, and camels that bare spices, and gold in abundance, and precious stones: and when she was come to Solomon, she communed with him of all that was in her heart.
2 And Solomon told her all her questions: and there was nothing hid from Solomon which he told her not.
3 And when the queen of Sheba had seen the wisdom of Solomon, and the house that he had built,
4 And the meat of his table, and the sitting of his servants, and the attendance of his ministers, and their apparel; his cupbearers also, and their apparel; and his ascent by which he went up into the house of the LORD; there was no more spirit in her.
5 And she said to the king, It was a true report which I heard in mine own land of thine acts, and of thy wisdom:
6 Howbeit I believed not their words, until I came, and mine eyes had seen it: and, behold, the one half of the greatness of thy wisdom was not told me: for thou exceedest the fame that I heard.
7 Happy are thy men, and happy are these thy servants, which stand continually before thee, and hear thy wisdom.
8 Blessed be the LORD thy God, which delighted in thee to set thee on his throne, to be king for the LORD thy God: because thy God loved Israel, to establish them for ever, therefore made he thee king over them, to do judgment and justice.
9 And she gave the king an hundred and twenty talents of gold, and of spices great abundance, and precious stones: neither was there any such spice as the queen of Sheba gave king Solomon.
10 And the servants also of Huram, and the servants of Solomon, which brought gold from Ophir, brought algum trees and precious stones.
11 And the king made of the algum trees terraces to the house of the LORD, and to the king's palace, and harps and psalteries for singers: and there were none such seen before in the land of Judah.
12 And king Solomon gave to the queen of Sheba all her desire, whatsoever she asked, beside that which she had brought unto the king. So she turned, and went away to her own land, she and her servants.
13 ¶ Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred and threescore and six talents of gold;
14 Beside that which chapmen and merchants brought. And all the kings of Arabia and governors of the country brought gold and silver to Solomon.
15 ¶ And king Solomon made two hundred targets of beaten gold: six hundred shekels of beaten gold went to one target.
16 And three hundred shields made he of beaten gold: three hundred shekels of gold went to one shield. And the king put them in the house of the forest of Lebanon.
17 Moreover the king made a great throne of ivory, and overlaid it with pure gold.
18 And there were six steps to the throne, with a footstool of gold, which were fastened to the throne, and stays on each side of the sitting place, and two lions standing by the stays:
19 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.
20 ¶ And all the drinking vessels of king Solomon 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 not any thing accounted of in the days of Solomon.
21 For the king's ships went to Tarshish with the servants of Huram: every three years once came the ships of Tarshish bringing gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.
22 And king Solomon passed all the kings of the earth in riches and wisdom.
23 ¶ And all the kings of the earth sought the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom, that God had put in his heart.
24 And they brought every man his present, vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and raiment, harness, and spices, horses, and mules, a rate year by year.
25 ¶ And Solomon had four thousand stalls for horses and chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen; whom he bestowed in the chariot cities, and with the king at Jerusalem.
26 ¶ And he reigned over all the kings from the river even unto the land of the Philistines, and to the border of Egypt.
27 And the king made silver in Jerusalem as stones, and cedar trees made he as the sycomore trees that are in the low plains in abundance.
28 And they brought unto Solomon horses out of Egypt, and out of all lands.
29 ¶ Now the rest of the acts of Solomon, first and last, are they not written in the book of Nathan the prophet, and in the prophecy of Ahijah the Shilonite, and in the visions of Iddo the seer against Jeroboam the son of Nebat?
30 And Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel forty years.
31 And Solomon slept with his fathers, and he was buried in the city of David his father: and Rehoboam his son reigned in his stead.