1 Kings 9:14
New International Version
Now Hiram had sent to the king 120 talents of gold.

New Living Translation
Nevertheless, Hiram paid Solomon 9,000 pounds of gold.

English Standard Version
Hiram had sent to the king 120 talents of gold.

Berean Study Bible
And Hiram had sent the king 120 talents of gold.

New American Standard Bible
And Hiram sent to the king 120 talents of gold.

New King James Version
Then Hiram sent the king one hundred and twenty talents of gold.

King James Bible
And Hiram sent to the king sixscore talents of gold.

Christian Standard Bible
Now Hiram had sent the king nine thousand pounds of gold.

Contemporary English Version
He sent Solomon only five tons of gold in return.

Good News Translation
Hiram had sent Solomon almost five tons of gold.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now Hiram had sent the king 9,000 pounds of gold.

International Standard Version
Then Hiram paid the king 120 talents of gold.

NET Bible
Hiram had sent to the king one hundred twenty talents of gold.

New Heart English Bible
Hiram sent to the king one hundred twenty talents of gold.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Hiram had sent the king 9,000 pounds of gold.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Hiram sent to the king sixscore talents of gold.

New American Standard 1977
And Hiram sent to the king 120 talents of gold.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Hiram had sent the king one hundred and twenty talents of gold.

King James 2000 Bible
And Hiram sent to the king sixscore talents of gold.

American King James Version
And Hiram sent to the king six score talents of gold.

American Standard Version
And Hiram sent to the king sixscore talents of gold.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Chiram brought to Solomon a hundred and twenty talents of gold,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Hiram sent to king Solomon a hundred and twenty talents of gold.

Darby Bible Translation
And Hiram had sent to the king one hundred and twenty talents of gold.

English Revised Version
And Hiram sent to the king sixscore talents of gold.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Hiram sent to the king one hundred and twenty talents of gold.

World English Bible
Hiram sent to the king one hundred twenty talents of gold.

Young's Literal Translation
And Hiram sendeth to the king a hundred and twenty talents of gold.
Study Bible
Solomon's Numerous Achievements
13“What are these towns you have given me, my brother?” asked Hiram, and he called them the Land of Cabul, as they are called to this day. 14And Hiram had sent the king 120 talents of gold. 15This is the account of the forced labor that King Solomon imposed to build the house of the LORD, his own palace, the supporting terraces, and the wall of Jerusalem, as well as Hazor, Megiddo, and Gezer.…
Cross References
1 Kings 9:11
King Solomon gave twenty towns in the land of Galilee to Hiram king of Tyre, who had supplied him with cedar and cypress logs and gold for his every desire.

Jonah 4:11
So should I not care about the great city of Nineveh, which has more than 120,000 people who cannot tell their right hand from their left, and many cattle as well?"

Treasury of Scripture

And Hiram sent to the king six score talents of gold.

1 Kings 9:11,28
(Now Hiram the king of Tyre had furnished Solomon with cedar trees and fir trees, and with gold, according to all his desire,) that then king Solomon gave Hiram twenty cities in the land of Galilee…

1 Kings 10:10,14,21
And she gave the king an hundred and twenty talents of gold, and of spices very great store, and precious stones: there came no more such abundance of spices as these which the queen of Sheba gave to king Solomon…







Lexicon
And Hiram
חִירָ֖ם (ḥî·rām)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2438: Hiram -- a Benjamite, also two Arameans (Syrians)

had sent
וַיִּשְׁלַ֥ח (way·yiš·laḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7971: To send away, for, out

the king
לַמֶּ֑לֶךְ (lam·me·leḵ)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

120
מֵאָ֥ה (mê·’āh)
Number - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3967: A hundred

talents
כִּכַּ֥ר (kik·kar)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3603: A round, a round district, a round loaf, a round weight, a talent (a measure of weight or money)

of gold.
זָהָֽב׃ (zā·hāḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2091: Gold, something gold-colored, as oil, a clear sky
(14) Hiram sent to the king sixscore talents of gold.--The payment, on any calculation, was a large one, though little more than a sixth of Solomon's yearly revenue. (See 1Kings 10:14.) How it is connected with the previous verses is matter of conjecture. It may possibly be a note referring back to 1Kings 9:11, and explaining the amount of gold which Hiram had sent. If this is not so, it would then seem to be a payment in acknowledgment of the cession of the cities, as being of greater value than the debt which it was meant to discharge. Hiram's depreciation of the cities need not imply that he did not care to keep them. "It is naught, it is naught, saith the buyer: but when he is gone his way, then he boasteth." (Proverbs 20:14). Josephus (Ant. viii. 5, 3), has a quaint story in connection with this intercourse between Hiram and Solomon (quoted from Dios), declaring that a contest in riddles took place between these kings, and that, when Hiram could not solve the riddles of Solomon, he "paid a large sum of money for his fine," but adds that he afterwards retaliated on Solomon, by aid of Abdemon of Tyre. It appears by 2Chronicles 7:2, that the cities were afterwards restored to Israel--how, and why, we know not.

(15 28) The rest of the chapter consists of brief historical notes, partly referring back to the previous records. Thus, 1Kings 9:15 refers back to 1Kings 5:13; 1Kings 9:20-22 to 1Kings 5:15; 1Kings 9:24 to 1Kings 7:8; 1Kings 9:25 is a note connected with the history of the dedication of the Temple. The style is markedly different from the graphic and picturesque style of the passages preceding and following it.

Verse 14. - And Hiram sent וַיְִּשלַח must be understood as pluperfect, "Now Hiram had sent," referring to verse 11. This fact is mentioned to explain the gift of the cities, viz., that they were in payment for the gold he had furnished. The timber and stone and labour had been paid for in corn and wine and oil See on 1 Kings 5:11] to the king sixscore talents of gold. [This sum is variously estimated at from half a million to a million and a quarter of our money. (Keil, in loc., and Dict. Bib. 3:1734. It equalled 3000 shekels of the sanctuary (Exodus 38:24-26). Keil, who, as we have seen, interprets Cabul to mean pledged, says somewhat positively that these 120 talents were merely lent to Solomon to enable him to prosecute his undertakings, and that the twenty cities were Hiram's security for its repayment. He further sees in the restoration of these cities (2 Chronicles 8:2, where see note) a proof that Solomon must have repaid the amount lent him. The "sixscore talents "should be compared with the 120 talents of ch. 10:10, and the 666 talents of 1 Kings 10:14.] 9:10-14 Solomon gave Hiram twenty cities. Hiram did not like them. If Solomon would gratify him, let it be in his own element, by becoming his partner in trade, as he did. See how the providence of God suits this earth to the various tempers of men, and the dispositions of men to the earth, and all for the good of mankind in general.
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