1 Kings 10:28
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New International Version
Solomon's horses were imported from Egypt and from Kue --the royal merchants purchased them from Kue at the current price.

New Living Translation
Solomon's horses were imported from Egypt and from Cilicia; the king's traders acquired them from Cilicia at the standard price.

English Standard Version
And Solomon’s import of horses was from Egypt and Kue, and the king’s traders received them from Kue at a price.

New American Standard Bible
Also Solomon's import of horses was from Egypt and Kue, and the king's merchants procured them from Kue for a price.

King James Bible
And Solomon had horses brought out of Egypt, and linen yarn: the king's merchants received the linen yarn at a price.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Solomon's horses were imported from Egypt and Kue. The king's traders bought them from Kue at the going price.

International Standard Version
Solomon imported horses from Egypt and Kue, and the king's buyers procured them at market price from Kue.

NET Bible
Solomon acquired his horses from Egypt and from Que; the king's traders purchased them from Que.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Solomon's horses were imported from Egypt and Kue. The king's traders bought them from Kue for a fixed price.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Solomon had horses brought out of Egypt and linen yarn, for the king's merchants bought the horses and yarn.

King James 2000 Bible
And Solomon had horses brought out of Egypt, and Kue: the king's merchants received them from Kue at a price.

American King James Version
And Solomon had horses brought out of Egypt, and linen yarn: the king's merchants received the linen yarn at a price.

American Standard Version
And the horses which Solomon had were brought out of Egypt; and the king's merchants received them in droves, each drove at a price.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And horses were brought for Solomon out of Egypt, and Coa: for the king's merchants brought them out of Coa, and bought them at a set price.

Darby Bible Translation
And the exportation of horses that Solomon had was from Egypt: a caravan of the king's merchants fetched a drove [of horses], at a price.

English Revised Version
And the horses which Solomon had were brought out of Egypt; and the king's merchants received them in droves, each drove at a price.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Solomon had horses brought from Egypt, and linen yarn: the king's merchants received the linen yarn at a price.

World English Bible
The horses which Solomon had were brought out of Egypt; and the king's merchants received them in droves, each drove at a price.

Young's Literal Translation
And the outgoing of the horses that king Solomon hath is from Egypt, and from Keveh; merchants of the king take from Keveh at a price;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 28. - And Solomon had horses brought out of Egypt, and linen yarn: the king's merchants received the linen yarn at a price. [This is a difficult passage, and the difficulty lies in the word מִקְוֶה, here rendered "linen yarn." Elsewhere the word signifies, a congregation, or gathering, as of water (Genesis 1:10; Exodus 7:19; Leviticus 11:36). Consequently, Gesenius (with Vatablus, al.) would here interpret, "company." "And the company of kings' merchants took the company (of horses) at a price." The great difficulty in the way of this interpretation is perhaps the paronomasia, which, though not altogether without precedent, would be formal and unusual in grave history. Somewhat similarly Bahr: "and as to horses... and their collection, the merchants of the king made a collection for a certain price," but this again is strained and artificial. Perhaps it is safer to see in the word the name of a place. The LXX. (similarly the Vulgate) renders, "from Egypt and from Thekoa," καὶ ἐκ θεκουὲ, which Keil, however, contends is manifestly a variation of an older reading, καὶ ἐκ Κουὲ, "and from Κουα." As to Koa or Kova, it is objected that no such place is mentioned elsewhere, and it is alleged that if it were a market for horses, or even if it were a frontier station, where the duties on horses were collected, we should surely have heard of it again. But this is by no means certain. Koa may well have been an in. significant post on the frontier which it was only necessary to mention in this connexion. Θεκουὲ certainly looks like an emendation, but it is to be remembered that although Tekoa (Amos 1:1; 2 Chronicles 11:6; 2 Chronicles 20:20) was apparently an insignificant village, still it gave its name to a district; it was no great distance from the Egyptian frontier - it was some six Roman miles south of Bethlehem, according to Jerome (in Amos, Proem.), and it may have been the rendezvous of the Egyptian and Hebrew horse dealers. The text would thus yield the following meaning: "And as for the expert of Solomon's horses from Egypt and from Koa (or Tekoa), the king's merchants took them from Koa (or Tekoa) at a price."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And Solomon had horses brought out of Egypt,.... To mount his horsemen with, and draw his chariots; which seems contrary to the command in Deuteronomy 17:16.

and linen yarn; the king's merchants received the linen yarn at a price; or rather linen itself; or linen garments, as Ben Gersom; linen being the staple commodity of Egypt, see Isaiah 19:9, but no mention is made of yarn in 2 Chronicles 9:28, and the word rendered "linen yarn" signifies a confluence or collection of waters and other things; and the words may be rendered, "as for the collection, the king's merchants received the collection at a price"; that is, the collection of horses, a large number of them got together for sale; these they took at a price set upon them (h), which is as follows.

(h) Vid. Braunium de Vest. Sacerdot. Heb. l. 1. c. 8. sect. 9, 10, 11.



1 Kings 10:28 Additional Commentaries
Context
Solomon's Riches
27The king made silver as common as stones in Jerusalem, and he made cedars as plentiful as sycamore trees that are in the lowland. 28Also Solomon's import of horses was from Egypt and Kue, and the king's merchants procured them from Kue for a price. 29A chariot was imported from Egypt for 600 shekels of silver, and a horse for 150; and by the same means they exported them to all the kings of the Hittites and to the kings of the Arameans.
Cross References
Deuteronomy 17:16
The king, moreover, must not acquire great numbers of horses for himself or make the people return to Egypt to get more of them, for the LORD has told you, "You are not to go back that way again."

2 Chronicles 1:16
Solomon's horses were imported from Egypt and from Kue --the royal merchants purchased them from Kue at the current price.

2 Chronicles 9:28
Solomon's horses were imported from Egypt and from all other countries.
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And Solomon had horses brought out of Egypt, and linen yarn: the king's merchants received the linen yarn at a price.

Solomon [heb] the going forth of the horses which was Solomon's
horse brought

Deuteronomy 17:16 But he shall not multiply horses to himself, nor cause the people …

2 Chronicles 1:16,17 And Solomon had horses brought out of Egypt, and linen yarn: the …

2 Chronicles 9:28 And they brought to Solomon horses out of Egypt, and out of all lands.

Isaiah 31:1-3 Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on horses, and …

Isaiah 36:9 How then will you turn away the face of one captain of the least …

and linen yarn

Genesis 41:42 And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and put it on Joseph's …

Proverbs 7:16 I have decked my bed with coverings of tapestry, with carved works, …

Isaiah 19:9 Moreover they that work in fine flax, and they that weave networks, …

Ezekiel 27:7 Fine linen with broidered work from Egypt was that which you spread …

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