1 Kings 10:20
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New International Version
Twelve lions stood on the six steps, one at either end of each step. Nothing like it had ever been made for any other kingdom.

New Living Translation
There were also twelve other lions, one standing on each end of the six steps. No other throne in all the world could be compared with it!

English Standard Version
while twelve lions stood there, one on each end of a step on the six steps. The like of it was never made in any kingdom.

New American Standard Bible
Twelve lions were standing there on the six steps on the one side and on the other; nothing like it was made for any other kingdom.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Twelve lions were standing there on the six steps, one at each end. Nothing like it had ever been made in any other kingdom.

International Standard Version
Twelve lions were placed on both sides of the six steps leading to the throne, and nothing comparable was made for any other kingdoms.

NET Bible
There were twelve statues of lions on the six steps, one lion at each end of each step. There was nothing like it in any other kingdom.

New Heart English Bible
Twelve lions stood there on the one side and on the other on the six steps: there was nothing like it made in any kingdom.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Twelve lions stood on six steps, one on each side. Nothing like this had been made for any other kingdom.

JPS Tanakh 1917
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.

New American Standard 1977
And twelve lions were standing there on the six steps on the one side and on the other; nothing like it was made for any other kingdom.

Jubilee Bible 2000
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 other kingdom.

King James 2000 Bible
And twelve lions stood there on the one side and on the other upon the six steps: there was not the like of it made in any kingdom.

American King James Version
And twelve lions stood there on the one side and on the other on the six steps: there was not the like made in any kingdom.

American Standard Version
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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And twelve little lions stood upon the six steps on the one side and on the other: there was no such work made in any kingdom.

Darby Bible Translation
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.

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

World English Bible
Twelve lions stood there on the one side and on the other on the six steps: there was nothing like it made in any kingdom.

Young's Literal Translation
and twelve lions are standing there on the six steps, on this side and on that; it hath not been made so for any kingdom.
Study Bible
Solomon's Riches
19There were six steps to the throne and a round top to the throne at its rear, and arms on each side of the seat, and two lions standing beside the arms. 20Twelve lions were standing there on the six steps on the one side and on the other; nothing like it was made for any other kingdom. 21All 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 was of silver; it was not considered valuable in the days of Solomon.…
Cross References
1 Kings 10:19
There were six steps to the throne and a round top to the throne at its rear, and arms on each side of the seat, and two lions standing beside the arms.

1 Kings 10:21
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 was of silver; it was not considered valuable in the days of Solomon.
Treasury of Scripture

And twelve lions stood there on the one side and on the other on the six steps: there was not the like made in any kingdom.

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the like made [heb] so made

Verse 20. - And twelve lions stood there on the one side and on the other, upon the six steps [It is somewhat doubtful whether there were twelve or fourteen lions in all. Most commentators assume that there were fourteen, and the text will certainly bear that construction. But it is altogether more likely that there were twelve; that is to say, that the two lions on the topmost step are the two mentioned in the preceding verse as "standing beside the stays," otherwise there would have been four lions on that step. And we all know that twelve had a significance such as could not attach to any other number (Bahr, Symbolik, 1:201-205; 2:133, 423). It would signify that all the tribes had an interest in the royal house (cf. 1 Kings 12:16; 2 Samuel 20:1); and a right of approach to the throne (cf. 1 Kings 18:31). The lion, a familiar emblem of sovereignty among many nations, had an especial appropriateness in this case, as being the symbol of the tribe of Judah (Genesis 49:9; cf. Numbers 23:24; Numbers 24:9). We are to see in them partly "symbols of the ruler's authority" (Keil), and partly, perhaps, they represented the twelve tribes as guardians of the throne. "The king mounted between figures of lions to his seat on the throne, and sat between figures of lions upon it" (Wordsworth). Thrones somewhat similar to this in character, but much less magnificent, are represented on the Assyrian monuments. The historian might justly add]: there was not the like made [Heb. not made so] in any kingdom. And twelve lions stood there on the one side and on the other upon the six steps,.... There was a lion on each side of every step, a symbol of royal power, as before observed; so the Egyptians placed lions under the throne of Orus (r):

there was not the like made in any kingdom; for the matter and form of it, for its grandeur and magnificence; there was none at least at that time, whatever has been since; for this is the first throne of ivory we read of.

(r) Hori Apoll. Hieroglyph, l. 1. c. 17. 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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