2 Chronicles 1:16
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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.

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.

World English Bible
The horses which Solomon had were brought out of Egypt and from Kue; the king's merchants purchased them from Kue.

Young's Literal Translation
And the source of the horses that are to Solomon is from Egypt and from Keva; merchants of the king from Keva take at a price,

2 Chronicles 1:16 Parallel
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King James Translators' Notes

Solomon...: Heb. the going forth of the horses which was Solomon's

Geneva Study Bible

And Solomon had horses brought out of Egypt, and linen yarn: {k} the king's merchants received the linen yarn at a price.

(k) Read 1Ki 20:28.2 Chronicles 1:16 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Commerce
The remarkable change which we have noticed in the views of Jewish authorities, from contempt to almost affectation of manual labour, could certainly not have been arbitrary. But as we fail to discover here any religious motive, we can only account for it on the score of altered political and social circumstances. So long as the people were, at least nominally, independent, and in possession of their own land, constant engagement in a trade would probably mark an inferior social stage, and imply
Alfred Edersheim—Sketches of Jewish Social Life

Chronicles
The comparative indifference with which Chronicles is regarded in modern times by all but professional scholars seems to have been shared by the ancient Jewish church. Though written by the same hand as wrote Ezra-Nehemiah, and forming, together with these books, a continuous history of Judah, it is placed after them in the Hebrew Bible, of which it forms the concluding book; and this no doubt points to the fact that it attained canonical distinction later than they. Nor is this unnatural. The book
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Deuteronomy 17:16
But he shall not multiply horses to himself, nor cause the people to return to Egypt, to the end that he should multiply horses: forasmuch as the LORD hath said unto you, Ye shall henceforth return no more that way.

1 Kings 10:28
And Solomon had horses brought out of Egypt, and linen yarn: the king's merchants received the linen yarn at a price.

2 Chronicles 1:17
And they fetched up, and brought forth out of Egypt a chariot for six hundred shekels of silver, and an horse for an hundred and fifty: and so brought they out horses for all the kings of the Hittites, and for the kings of Syria, by their means.

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

Song of Solomon 1:9
I have compared thee, O my love, to a company of horses in Pharaoh's chariots.

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