2 Chronicles 9:18
New International Version
The throne had six steps, and a footstool of gold was attached to it. On both sides of the seat were armrests, with a lion standing beside each of them.

New Living Translation
The throne had six steps, with a footstool of gold. There were armrests on both sides of the seat, and the figure of a lion stood on each side of the throne.

English Standard Version
The throne had six steps and a footstool of gold, which were attached to the throne, and on each side of the seat were armrests and two lions standing beside the armrests,

Berean Study Bible
The throne had six steps, and a footstool of gold was attached to it. There were armrests on both sides of the seat, with a lion standing beside each armrest.

King James Bible
And there were six steps to the throne, with a footstool of gold, which were fastened to the throne, and stays on each side of the sitting place, and two lions standing by the stays:

New King James Version
The throne had six steps, with a footstool of gold, which were fastened to the throne; there were armrests on either side of the place of the seat, and two lions stood beside the armrests.

New American Standard Bible
There were six steps to the throne and a footstool in gold attached to the throne, and arms on each side of the seat, and two lions standing beside the arms.

NASB 1995
There were six steps to the throne and a footstool in gold attached to the throne, and arms on each side of the seat, and two lions standing beside the arms.

NASB 1977
And there were six steps to the throne and a footstool in gold attached to the throne, and arms on each side of the seat, and two lions standing beside the arms.

Amplified Bible
There were six steps to the throne and a golden footstool attached to the throne, and arms on each side of the seat, with two lions standing beside the arms.

Christian Standard Bible
The throne had six steps; there was a footstool covered in gold for the throne, armrests on either side of the seat, and two lions standing beside the armrests.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The throne had six steps; there was a footstool covered in gold for the throne, armrests on either side of the seat, and two lions standing beside the armrests.

American Standard Version
nd there were six steps to the throne, with a footstool of gold, which were fastened to the throne, and stays on either side by the place of the seat, and two lions standing beside the stays.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And there were six steps to the throne, riveted with gold, and elbows on either side of the seat of the throne, and two lions standing by the elbows:

Contemporary English Version
It had a gold footstool attached to it and armrests on each side. There was a statue of a lion on each side of the throne,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And six steps to go up to the throne, and a footstool of gold, and two arms one on either side, and two lions standing by the arms:

English Revised Version
And there were six steps to the throne, with a footstool of gold, which were fastened to the throne, and stays on either side by the place of the seat, and two lions standing beside the stays.

Good News Translation
Six steps led up to the throne, and there was a footstool attached to it, covered with gold. There were arms on each side of the throne, and the figure of a lion stood at each side.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Six steps led to the throne, which had a gold footstool attached to it. There were armrests on both sides of the seat. Two lions stood beside the armrests.

International Standard Version
Six steps led up to the throne. A golden footstool was attached to the throne, which had armrests on each side of the seat and two lions standing on either side of each armrest.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And there were six steps to the throne, with a footstool of gold, which were fastened to the throne, and arms on either side by the place of the seat, and two lions standing beside the arms.

Literal Standard Version
and six steps [are] to the throne, and a footstool of gold, [and] they are fastened to the throne; and [places for] hands [are] on this [side] and on that [side] on the place of the sitting, and two lions are standing near the hands,

NET Bible
There were six steps leading up to the throne, and a gold footstool was attached to the throne. The throne had two armrests with a statue of a lion standing on each side.

New Heart English Bible
And there were six steps to the throne, with a footstool of gold, which were fastened to the throne, and stays on either side by the place of the seat, and two lions standing beside the stays.

World English Bible
And there were six steps to the throne, with a footstool of gold, which were fastened to the throne, and stays on either side by the place of the seat, and two lions standing beside the stays.

Young's Literal Translation
and six steps are to the throne, and a footstool of gold, to the throne they are fastened, and hands are on this side and on that on the place of the sitting, and two lions are standing near the hands,

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
Solomon's Wealth and Splendor
17Additionally, the king made a great throne of ivory and overlaid it with pure gold. 18The throne had six steps, and a footstool of gold was attached to it. There were armrests on both sides of the seat, with a lion standing beside each armrest. 19Twelve lions stood on the six steps, one at either end of each step. Nothing like this had ever been made for any kingdom.…

Cross References
2 Chronicles 9:17
Additionally, the king made a great throne of ivory and overlaid it with pure gold.

2 Chronicles 9:19
Twelve lions stood on the six steps, one at either end of each step. Nothing like this had ever been made for any kingdom.


Treasury of Scripture

And there were six steps to the throne, with a footstool of gold, which were fastened to the throne, and stays on each side of the sitting place, and two lions standing by the stays:

stays [heb] hands

Genesis 49:9,10
Judah is a lion's whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up? …

Numbers 23:24
Behold, the people shall rise up as a great lion, and lift up himself as a young lion: he shall not lie down until he eat of the prey, and drink the blood of the slain.

Numbers 24:9
He couched, he lay down as a lion, and as a great lion: who shall stir him up? Blessed is he that blesseth thee, and cursed is he that curseth thee.









(18) With a footstool of gold, which were fastened to the throne.--Instead of this Kings has, And the throne had a rounded top behind. Although the footstool is a prominent object in Oriental representations of thrones, it is quite possible that our text is due to a corruption of that which appears in Kings, and with which the Syriac here agrees. The LXX. renders, "and six steps to the throne, fastened with gold," omitting the footstool. The Heb. is at all events suspiciously awkward.

For the remainder of this and the following verse see 1Kings 10:19-20. The chronicler has made two, slight verbal corrections in 2Chronicles 9:19.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
The throne
לַ֠כִּסֵּא (lak·kis·sê)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3678: Seat of honor, throne

had six
וְשֵׁ֣שׁ (wə·šêš)
Conjunctive waw | Number - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8337: Six (a cardinal number)

steps,
מַעֲל֣וֹת (ma·‘ă·lō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4609: Elevation, the act, the condition, a climactic progression

and a footstool
וְכֶ֨בֶשׁ (wə·ḵe·ḇeš)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3534: A footstool

of gold
בַּזָּהָ֤ב (baz·zā·hāḇ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2091: Gold, something gold-colored, as oil, a clear sky

was attached to it.
מָאֳחָזִ֔ים (mā·’o·ḥā·zîm)
Verb - Hofal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 270: To grasp, take hold, take possession

There were armrests
וְיָד֛וֹת (wə·yā·ḏō·wṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand

on both sides
מִזֶּ֥ה (miz·zeh)
Preposition-m | Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2088: This, that

of
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the seat,
מְק֣וֹם (mə·qō·wm)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4725: A standing, a spot, a condition

with a lion
אֲרָי֔וֹת (’ă·rā·yō·wṯ)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 738: A lion

standing
עֹמְדִ֖ים (‘ō·mə·ḏîm)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5975: To stand, in various relations

beside
אֵ֥צֶל (’ê·ṣel)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 681: A joining together, proximity

each armrest.
הַיָּדֽוֹת׃ (hay·yā·ḏō·wṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand


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