1 Kings 9:28
New International Version
They sailed to Ophir and brought back 420 talents of gold, which they delivered to King Solomon.

New Living Translation
They sailed to Ophir and brought back to Solomon some sixteen tons of gold.

English Standard Version
And they went to Ophir and brought from there gold, 420 talents, and they brought it to King Solomon.

Berean Study Bible
They sailed to Ophir and imported gold from there—420 talents—and delivered it to Solomon.

New American Standard Bible
They went to Ophir and took four hundred and twenty talents of gold from there, and brought it to King Solomon.

King James Bible
And they came to Ophir, and fetched from thence gold, four hundred and twenty talents, and brought it to king Solomon.

Christian Standard Bible
They went to Ophir and acquired gold there--sixteen tons--and delivered it to Solomon.

Good News Translation
They sailed to the land of Ophir and brought back to Solomon about sixteen tons of gold.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They went to Ophir and acquired gold there--16 tons--and delivered it to Solomon.

International Standard Version
They sailed as far as Ophir and brought back 420 talents of gold for Solomon.

NET Bible
They sailed to Ophir, took from there four hundred twenty talents of gold, and then brought them to King Solomon.

New Heart English Bible
They came to Ophir, and fetched from there gold, four hundred and twenty talents, and brought it to king Solomon.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
they went to Ophir, got 31,500 pounds of gold, and brought it to King Solomon.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they came to Ophir, and fetched from thence gold, four hundred and twenty talents, and brought it to king Solomon.

New American Standard 1977
And they went to Ophir, and took four hundred and twenty talents of gold from there, and brought it to King Solomon.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they went to Ophir and brought gold from there, four hundred and twenty talents and brought it to king Solomon.

King James 2000 Bible
And they came to Ophir, and brought from there gold, four hundred and twenty talents, and brought it to king Solomon.

American King James Version
And they came to Ophir, and fetched from there gold, four hundred and twenty talents, and brought it to king Solomon.

American Standard Version
And they came to Ophir, and fetched from thence gold, four hundred and twenty talents, and brought it to king Solomon.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they came to Sophira, and took thence a hundred and twenty talents of gold, and brought them to king Solomon.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they came to Ophir, and they brought from thence to king Solomon four hundred and twenty talents of gold.

Darby Bible Translation
and they went to Ophir, and fetched thence gold, four hundred and twenty talents, and brought it to king Solomon.

English Revised Version
And they came to Ophir, and fetched from thence gold, four hundred and twenty talents, and brought it to king Solomon.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they came to Ophir, and imported from thence gold, four hundred and twenty talents, and brought it to king Solomon.

World English Bible
They came to Ophir, and fetched from there gold, four hundred and twenty talents, and brought it to king Solomon.

Young's Literal Translation
and they come in to Ophir and take thence gold, four hundred and twenty talents, and bring it in unto king Solomon.
Study Bible
Solomon's Numerous Achievements
27And Hiram sent his servants, men who knew the sea, to serve in the fleet with Solomon’s servants. 28They sailed to Ophir and imported gold from there— 420 talents— and delivered it to Solomon.
Cross References
1 Kings 10:11
(The fleet of Hiram, which brought gold from Ophir, also brought from Ophir a great cargo of almug wood and precious stones.

1 Kings 22:48
Jehoshaphat built ships of Tarshish to go to Ophir for gold, but they never set sail, because they were wrecked at Ezion-geber.

1 Chronicles 29:4
three thousand talents of gold (the gold of Ophir) and seven thousand talents of refined silver, to overlay the walls of the buildings,

2 Chronicles 8:18
So Hiram sent him ships by his servants, along with crews of experienced sailors. They went with Solomon's servants to Ophir and acquired from there 450 talents of gold, which they delivered to King Solomon.

Psalm 45:9
The daughters of kings are among your honored women; the queen stands at your right hand, adorned with the gold of Ophir.

Ecclesiastes 2:8
and I accumulated for myself silver and gold and the treasure of kings and provinces. I gathered to myself male and female singers, and the delights of the sons of men--many concubines.

Isaiah 13:12
I will make man scarcer than pure gold, and mankind rarer than the gold of Ophir.

Treasury of Scripture

And they came to Ophir, and fetched from there gold, four hundred and twenty talents, and brought it to king Solomon.

Ophir

1 Kings 10:11
And the navy also of Hiram, that brought gold from Ophir, brought in from Ophir great plenty of almug trees, and precious stones.

Genesis 10:29
And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab: all these were the sons of Joktan.

1 Chronicles 29:4
Even three thousand talents of gold, of the gold of Ophir, and seven thousand talents of refined silver, to overlay the walls of the houses withal:







Lexicon
They sailed
וַיָּבֹ֣אוּ (way·yā·ḇō·’ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

to Ophir
אוֹפִ֔ירָה (’ō·w·p̄î·rāh)
Noun - proper - feminine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 211: Ophir -- a son of Joktan, also his descendants, also a region from which gold comes

and imported
וַיִּקְח֤וּ (way·yiq·ḥū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3947: To take

gold
זָהָ֔ב (zā·hāḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2091: Gold, something gold-colored, as oil, a clear sky

from there—
מִשָּׁם֙ (miš·šām)
Preposition-m | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 8033: There, then, thither

420
אַרְבַּע־ (’ar·ba‘-)
Number - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 702: Four

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

and delivered
וַיָּבִ֖אוּ (way·yā·ḇi·’ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

it to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

Solomon.
שְׁלֹמֹֽה׃ (šə·lō·mōh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8010: Solomon -- David's son and successor to his throne
(28) Ophir.--All that can be certainly gathered from the mention of Ophir in the Old Testament is, first; that it was situated to the east of Palestine and approached by the Red Sea (as is clear from this passage, from 1Kings 22:48, and from 2Chronicles 8:18; 2Chronicles 9:10), and next, that so famous was the gold imported from it, that the "gold of Ophir" became proverbial (Job 22:24, Job_28:16; Psalm 45:10; Isaiah 13:12; 1 Chronicles 4). All else is matter of speculation and tradition. Setting aside merely fanciful conjectures, substantial reasons have been given for fixing it geographically in Africa, Arabia, and India; and of these three positions, evidence strongly preponderates for the second or third. Tradition is in favour of India; the LXX. renders the name as Soufir, or Sofir, which is the Coptic word for "India; the Arabic versions actually render it "India;" and Josephus (Ant. viii. 6, 4) srates unhesitatingly that Ophir was in his day called "The Golden Chersonesus," which is the Malay peninsula. On the other hand, it is urged that "Ophir," in the ethnological list of Genesis 10:29, is placed among the sons of Joktan, clearly indicating an Arabian position; and that the mention of Ophir (here and in 1Kings 10:11), stands in close connection with the visit of the Queen of Sheba and the gold brought from Arabia. But neither of these considerations is conclusive. Looking to the products described as brought from Ophir, the "gold and precious stones" would suit either. but India better than Arabia (although, indeed, so far as gold is concerned, Western Africa would have better claim than either); while the "almug," or "algum" wood is certainly the "sandal wood" found almost exclusively on the Malabar coast, and the very word "algum" appears to be a corruption of its Sanscrit name valguka. If the other imports mentioned in 1Kings 10:22 were also from Ophir, this latter argument would be greatly strengthened. (See Note there.) But putting this aside as doubtful, the preponderance of evidence still appears to be in favour of India. The Tyrians, it may be added, are known to have had trading settlements on the Persian Gulf, and to have rivalled in the trade of the East the Egyptians, to whom it would more naturally have belonged. Various places have been named conjecturally as identical with Ophir: as in Arabia, Zaphar or Saphar, Doffir, and Zafari; in Africa, Sofala; and in India, Abhira, at the mouth of the Indus, and a Soupara mentioned by ancient Greek geographers, not far from Goa.

Verse 28. - And they came to Ophir [It is perhaps impossible to identify this place with any degree of precision. The opinions of scholars may, however, be practically reduced to two, The first would place Ophir in India; the second in southern Arabia. In favour of India is

(1) the three years' voyage (but see on 1 Kings 10:22);

(2) most of the other treasures brought back by the fleet, exclusive of gold, are Indian products. But against it is urged the important fact that no gold is now found there, south of Cashmere, whilst south Arabia was famed for its abundant gold (Psalm 72:15; Ezekiel 27:22). On the other hand, it is alleged that in ancient times India was rich in gold (Ewald, 3. p. 264), and that there are no traces of gold mines in Arabia. The question is discussed at considerable length and with great learning by Mr. Twisleton (Dict. Bib. art. "Ophir"). He shows that it is reasonably certain

(1) that the Ophir of Genesis 10:29 is the name of some city, region, or tribe in Arabia, and

(2) that the Ophir of Genesis is the Ophir of the Book of Kings. And Gesenius, Bahr, Keil, al. agree with him in locating Ophir in the latter country. Ewald, however, sees in Ophir "the most distant coasts of India," and it is probable that the Hebrews used the word somewhat loosely, as they did the corresponding word Tarshish, and as we do the words East and West Indies. They were not geographers, and Ophir may have been merely an emporium where the products of different countries were collected, or a nomen generale for "all the countries lying on the African, Arabian, or Indian seas, so far as at that time known" (Heeren). See on 1 Kings 10:5], and fetched from thence gold, four hundred and twenty talents [The chronicler says 450. The discrepancy is easily accounted for, 20 being expressed by כ; 50 by נ. Wordsworth suggests that "perhaps thirty were assigned to Hiram for his help"] and brought it to king Solomon.



9:15-28 Here is a further account of Solomon's greatness. He began at the right end, for he built God's house first, and finished that before he began his own; then God blessed him, and he prospered in all his other buildings. Let piety begin, and profit follow; leave pleasure to the last. Whatever pains we take for the glory of God, and to profit others, we are likely to have the advantage. Canaan, the holy land, the glory of all lands, had no gold in it; which shows that the best produce is that which is for the present support of life, our own and others; such things did Canaan produce. Solomon got much by his merchandise, and yet has directed us to a better trade, within reach of the poorest. Wisdom is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold, Pr 3:14.
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