1 Kings 10:16
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New International Version
King Solomon made two hundred large shields of hammered gold; six hundred shekels of gold went into each shield.

New Living Translation
King Solomon made 200 large shields of hammered gold, each weighing more than fifteen pounds.

English Standard Version
King Solomon made 200 large shields of beaten gold; 600 shekels of gold went into each shield.

New American Standard Bible
King Solomon made 200 large shields of beaten gold, using 600 shekels of gold on each large shield.

King James Bible
And king Solomon made two hundred targets of beaten gold: six hundred shekels of gold went to one target.

Christian Standard Bible
King Solomon made two hundred large shields of hammered gold; fifteen pounds of gold went into each shield.

Contemporary English Version
Solomon made 200 gold shields and used almost seven kilograms of gold for each one.

Good News Translation
Solomon made two hundred large shields and had each one overlaid with almost fifteen pounds of gold.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
King Solomon made 200 large shields of hammered gold; 15 pounds of gold went into each shield.

International Standard Version
King Solomon made 200 large shields of beaten gold, overlaying each large shield with the gold from 600 gold pieces,

NET Bible
King Solomon made two hundred large shields of hammered gold; 600 measures of gold were used for each shield.

New Heart English Bible
King Solomon made two hundred bucklers of beaten gold; six hundred shekels of gold went to one buckler.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
King Solomon made 200 large shields of hammered gold, using 15 pounds of gold on each shield.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And king Solomon made two hundred targets of beaten gold: six hundred shekels of gold went to one target.

New American Standard 1977
And King Solomon made 200 large shields of beaten gold, using 600 shekels of gold on each large shield.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And King Solomon made two hundred shields of beaten gold; six hundred shekels of gold went into each shield.

King James 2000 Bible
And king Solomon made two hundred large shields of beaten gold: six hundred shekels of gold went to one large shield.

American King James Version
And king Solomon made two hundred targets of beaten gold: six hundred shekels of gold went to one target.

American Standard Version
And king Solomon made two hundred bucklers of beaten gold; six hundred'shekels of gold went to one buckler.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Solomon made two hundred shields of the purest gold: he allowed six hundred sides of gold for the plates of one shield.

Darby Bible Translation
And king Solomon made two hundred targets of beaten gold, -- he applied six hundred [shekels] of gold to one target;

English Revised Version
And king Solomon made two hundred targets of beaten gold: six hundred shekels of gold went to one target.

Webster's Bible Translation
And king Solomon made two hundred targets of beaten gold: six hundred shekels of gold went to one target.

World English Bible
King Solomon made two hundred bucklers of beaten gold; six hundred [shekels] of gold went to one buckler.

Young's Literal Translation
And king Solomon maketh two hundred targets of alloyed gold -- six hundred of gold go up on the one target;
Study Bible
Solomon's Riches
15besides that from the traders and the wares of the merchants and all the kings of the Arabs and the governors of the country. 16King Solomon made 200 large shields of beaten gold, using 600 shekels of gold on each large shield. 17He made 300 shields of beaten gold, using three minas of gold on each shield, and the king put them in the house of the forest of Lebanon.…
Cross References
1 Kings 14:26
He took away the treasures of the house of the LORD and the treasures of the king's house, and he took everything, even taking all the shields of gold which Solomon had made.

2 Chronicles 9:15
King Solomon made 200 large shields of beaten gold, using 600 shekels of beaten gold on each large shield.

2 Chronicles 12:9
So Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem, and took the treasures of the house of the LORD and the treasures of the king's palace. He took everything; he even took the golden shields which Solomon had made.

2 Chronicles 12:10
Then King Rehoboam made shields of bronze in their place and committed them to the care of the commanders of the guard who guarded the door of the king's house.
Treasury of Scripture

And king Solomon made two hundred targets of beaten gold: six hundred shekels of gold went to one target.

two hundred. Mr. Reynolds computes that these

1 Kings 14:26-28 And he took away the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the …

2 Chronicles 9:15,16 And king Solomon made two hundred targets of beaten gold: six hundred …

2 Chronicles 12:9,10 So Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem, and took away …

(16, 17) The shields overlaid with gold--the larger called "targets," and the lesser called "shields"--were evidently used for ornamenting the king's palace, and (as we may gather from the notice in 2Chronicles 12:11, of the brazen shields which superseded them) taken down and borne before the king on solemn occasions, as "when he went to the house of the Lord." We have notices of shields of gold among the Syrians of Zobah (2Samuel 8:7; 1Chronicles 18:7), and of shields hung on the walls of Tyre (Ezekiel 27:10-11). The use of such ornaments argues a plethora of gold, too great to be absorbed either in currency or in personal and architectural decorations.

Verse 16. - And king Solomon made two hundred targets [צִנָּה, from a root which signifies protect, a large oblong shield, which covered the entire person (Psalm 5:12), θυρεός, scutum. See 1 Samuel 17:7, 41. The LXX. here reads δόρατα, i.e., spears] of beaten gold [The authorities are divided as to the meaning of שָׁחוּט, here translated beaten. This rendering is supported by Bahr and Keil (after Kimchi), but Gesenius understands mixed gold. Rawlinson infers from the weight that the shields were only plated (shields were commonly made of wood, covered with leather). But whether they were solid or not does not decide the question whether the gold was pure or alloyed. "Shields of gold" are mentioned 2 Samuel 8:7; 1 Macc. 6:39]: six hundred shekels [Heb. omits shekels, as elsewhere, Genesis 24:22; Genesis 37:28; Judges 8:26, etc. There were apparently two kinds of shekel, the Mosaic and the royal (for the latter see 2 Samuel 14:26). The former was twice as much as the latter, but there is no agreement amongst commentators as to the weight or value of either. Nor can we be certain which is indicated here. Thenius decides for the former, and estimates the weight of the gold on each target to be 17 ½ lbs., and the value to be 6000 thalers (£900), or, according to Keil, 5000 thalers (£750). Keil, however, inclines to the belief that the royal shekel is meant, in which case the weight would be 9 lbs., and the value about £400. Bahr, however, estimates the gold at no more than £78 (523 thalers)] of gold went to one target. And King Solomon made two hundred targets of beaten gold,.... Which were a larger sort of shields, which covered the whole body; and these were made of gold beaten with the hammer, or drawn into plates, being melted like wax; so the Poeni or Carthaginians made shields of gold (m):

six hundred shekels of gold went to one target; which is to be understood not of the weight, but of the price or value of them, which amounted to four hundred and fifty pounds of our money; so Brerewood (n).

(m) Plin. Nat. Hist. l. 35. 3.((n) Ut supra. (De Ponder. & Pret. c. 5.) 16, 17. two hundred targets, six hundred shekels—These defensive arms were anciently made of wood and covered with leather; those were covered with fine gold. 600 shekels were used in the gilding of each target—300 for each shield. They were intended for the state armory of the palace (see 1Ki 14:26).10:14-29 Solomon increased his wealth. Silver was nothing accounted of. Such is the nature of worldly wealth, plenty of it makes it the less valuable; much more should the enjoyment of spiritual riches lessen our esteem of all earthly possessions. If gold in abundance makes silver to be despised, shall not wisdom, and grace, and the foretastes of heaven, which are far better than gold, make gold to be lightly esteemed? See in Solomon's greatness the performance of God's promise, and let it encourage us to seek first the righteousness of God's kingdom. This was he, who, having tasted all earthly enjoyments, wrote a book, to show the vanity of all worldly things, the vexation of spirit that attends them, and the folly of setting our hearts upon them: and to recommend serious godliness, as that which will do unspeakably more to make us happy, that all the wealth and power he was master of; and, through the grace of God, it is within our reach.
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