1 Kings 10:4
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New International Version
When the queen of Sheba saw all the wisdom of Solomon and the palace he had built,

New Living Translation
When the queen of Sheba realized how very wise Solomon was, and when she saw the palace he had built,

English Standard Version
And when the queen of Sheba had seen all the wisdom of Solomon, the house that he had built,

New American Standard Bible
When the queen of Sheba perceived all the wisdom of Solomon, the house that he had built,

King James Bible
And when the queen of Sheba had seen all Solomon's wisdom, and the house that he had built,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When the queen of Sheba observed all of Solomon's wisdom, the palace he had built,

International Standard Version
When the queen of Sheba had seen all of Solomon's wisdom for herself, the palace that he had built,

NET Bible
When the queen of Sheba saw for herself Solomon's extensive wisdom, the palace he had built,

New Heart English Bible
When the queen of Sheba had seen all the wisdom of Solomon, and the house that he had built,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When the queen of Sheba saw all of Solomon's wisdom, the palace he built,

JPS Tanakh 1917
And when the queen of Sheba had seen all the wisdom of Solomon, and the house that he had built,

New American Standard 1977
When the queen of Sheba perceived all the wisdom of Solomon, the house that he had built,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And when the queen of Sheba had seen all Solomon's wisdom and the house that he had built,

King James 2000 Bible
And when the queen of Sheba had seen all Solomon's wisdom, and the house that he had built,

American King James Version
And when the queen of Sheba had seen all Solomon's wisdom, and the house that he had built,

American Standard Version
And when the queen of Sheba had seen all the wisdom of Solomon, and the house that he had built,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when the queen of Saba saw all the wisdom of Solomon, and the house which he had built,

Darby Bible Translation
And when the queen of Sheba saw all Solomon's wisdom, and the house that he had built,

English Revised Version
And when the queen of Sheba had seen all the wisdom of Solomon, and the house that he had built,

Webster's Bible Translation
And when the queen of Sheba had seen all Solomon's wisdom, and the house that he had built,

World English Bible
When the queen of Sheba had seen all the wisdom of Solomon, and the house that he had built,

Young's Literal Translation
And the queen of Sheba seeth all the wisdom of Solomon, and the house that he built,
Study Bible
The Queen of Sheba
3Solomon answered all her questions; nothing was hidden from the king which he did not explain to her. 4When the queen of Sheba perceived all the wisdom of Solomon, the house that he had built, 5the food of his table, the seating of his servants, the attendance of his waiters and their attire, his cupbearers, and his stairway by which he went up to the house of the LORD, there was no more spirit in her.…
Cross References
Matthew 6:29
Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his glory was adorned like one of these.

Luke 12:27
Consider how the lilies grow: They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his glory was adorned like one of these.

1 Kings 10:3
Solomon answered all her questions; nothing was hidden from the king which he did not explain to her.

1 Kings 10:5
the food of his table, the seating of his servants, the attendance of his waiters and their attire, his cupbearers, and his stairway by which he went up to the house of the LORD, there was no more spirit in her.
Treasury of Scripture

And when the queen of Sheba had seen all Solomon's wisdom, and the house that he had built,

Solomon's

1 Kings 3:28 And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had judged; and …

1 Kings 4:29-31 And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and …

2 Chronicles 9:3,4 And when the queen of Sheba had seen the wisdom of Solomon, and the …

Ecclesiastes 12:9 And moreover, because the preacher was wise, he still taught the …

Matthew 12:42 The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, …

the house

1 Kings 6:1-7:51 And it came to pass in the four hundred and eightieth year after …

(4, 5) And when the queen of Sheba had seen.--There is something curiously inartificial and true to nature in the accumulation of different impressions as made upon the imagination of the queen. First of all comes the primary impression of Solomon's wisdom, known by his answering all her questions, and "seen" in the various ordinances of his court and his government. Then the magnificence of the palace and all the arrangements of its service are referred to in detail, as especially likely to tell on one whose own splendour was probably of a simpler and more barbaric sort. Lastly, if our translation be correct, the record singles out the ascent or viaduct crossing the valley from the palace to Mount Moriah, and forming the royal entrance into the Temple (see 1Chronicles 26:16;2Kings 16:18), evidently a unique and remarkable structure. But it must be noticed that the LXX. and Vulgate and other versions render here, "the burnt offerings, which he offered in the house of the Lord," and Josephus has the same interpretation. The magnificent scale of his sacrifices is illustrated in 1Kings 8:63, and it is certainly natural that this point should not be left unmentioned in the description of the wonders of his court. This rendering, therefore, which the Hebrew will well bear, has much probability to recommend it.

Verse 4. - And when the queen of Sheba had seen all Solomon's wisdom, and the house he had built [ver. 5 compels us to understand this of the palace, not of the temple. Josephus says she was especially astonished at the house of the forest of Lebanon], And when the queen of Sheba had seen all Solomon's wisdom,.... Which she perceived by his answers to things relative to all sorts of science, natural, civil, and divine:

and the house that he had built; the singular for the plural, "house for houses"; the house of the Lord, his own house, that for Pharaoh's daughter, and the house of the forest of Lebanon; in all which there appeared not only surprising grandeur and magnificence, but exquisite art and skill; there was a great display of his wisdom in the form and contrivance of them. Josephus (p) says, what exceedingly surprised her, and raised her admiration, was the house of the forest of Lebanon.

(p) Antiqu. l. 8. c. 6. sect. 5. 10:1-13 The queen of Sheba came to Solomon to hear his wisdom, thereby to improve her own. Our Saviour mentions her inquiries after God, by Solomon, as showing the stupidity of those who inquire not after God, by our Lord Jesus Christ. By waiting and prayer, by diligently searching the Scriptures, by consulting wise and experienced Christians, and by practising what we have learned, we shall be delivered from difficulties. Solomon's wisdom made more impression upon the queen of Sheba than all his prosperity and grandeur. There is a spiritual excellence in heavenly things, and in consistent Christians, to which no reports can do justice. Here the truth exceeded; and all who, through grace, are brought to commune with God, will say the one half was not told them of the pleasures and the advantages of wisdom's ways. Glorified saints, much more, will say of heaven, that the thousandth part was not told them, 1Co 2:9. She pronounced them happy that constantly attended Solomon. With much more reason may we say of Christ's servants, Blessed are they that dwell in his house; they will be still praising him. She made a noble present to Solomon. What we present to Christ, he needs not, but will have us do so to express our gratitude. The believer who has been with Jesus, will return to his station, discharge his duties with readiness, and from better motives; looking forward to the day when, being absent from the body, he shall be present with the Lord.
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