2 Chronicles 1:16
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New International Version
Solomon's horses were imported from Egypt and from Kue --the royal merchants purchased them from Kue at the current price.

King James Bible
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,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Linen yarn - See the note on 1 Kings 10:28, where this subject is particularly examined.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Solomon [heb] the going forth of the horses which was Solomon's

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

1 Kings 10:28,29 And Solomon had horses brought out of Egypt, and linen yarn: the king's merchants received the linen yarn at a price...

linen yarn The word () mikweh, is regarded by the ancient translators as a proper name: the LXX have () `from Tekoa,' the Vulgate, de Coa, `from Koa,' which is adopted by Dr. Geddes; the Syriac, `from the city Aphelia;' and the Arabic, `ex urbe Australium.' Bochart thinks it signifies a tribute; others suppose that it signifies a string or drove of horses, or as Jarchi says, what the Germans call () a stud; but Houbigant supposes it to be a corruption for mercavah, `chariots.' Our English translation, however, which regards it as synonymous with {tikwah}, seems by far the best. According to Norden, linen yarn is still one of the principal articles of commerce in Egypt, and is exported in very large quantities, together with unmanufactured flax and spun cotton; and Sanutus,

400 years ago, remarked that though Christian countries abounded in flax, yet the goodness of the Egyptian was such, that it was dispersed even to the west.

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Solomon
In the reign of David and Solomon, Israel became strong among the nations and had many opportunities to wield a mighty influence in behalf of truth and the right. The name of Jehovah was exalted and held in honor, and the purpose for which the Israelites had been established in the Land of Promise bade fair of meeting with fulfillment. Barriers were broken down, and seekers after truth from the lands of the heathen were not turned away unsatisfied. Conversions took place, and the church of God on
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

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
The king, moreover, must not acquire great numbers of horses for himself or make the people return to Egypt to get more of them, for the LORD has told you, "You are not to go back that way again."

1 Kings 10:28
Solomon's horses were imported from Egypt and from Kue --the royal merchants purchased them from Kue at the current price.

2 Chronicles 1:17
They imported a chariot from Egypt for six hundred shekels of silver, and a horse for a hundred and fifty. They also exported them to all the kings of the Hittites and of the Arameans.

2 Chronicles 9:28
Solomon's horses were imported from Egypt and from all other countries.

Song of Solomon 1:9
I liken you, my darling, to a mare among Pharaoh's chariot horses.

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