New Living Translation
Then the king made a huge throne, decorated with ivory and overlaid with fine gold.
King James Bible
Moreover the king made a great throne of ivory, and overlaid it with the best gold.
Darby Bible Translation
And the king made a great throne of ivory, and overlaid it with refined gold:
World English Bible
Moreover the king made a great throne of ivory, and overlaid it with the finest gold.
Young's Literal Translation
And the king maketh a great throne of ivory, and overlayeth it with refined gold;
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Commentary1 Kings 10:18 Parallel Commentaries
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
The Fact of the Redeemer's Return was Typified in the Lives of Joseph and Solomon.
Pride of Prosperity
Results of Transgression
1 Kings 10:19
The throne had six steps and a rounded back. There were armrests on both sides of the seat, and the figure of a lion stood on each side of the throne.
1 Kings 10:22
The king had a fleet of trading ships that sailed with Hiram's fleet. Once every three years the ships returned, loaded with gold, silver, ivory, apes, and peacocks.
2 Chronicles 9:17
Then the king made a huge throne, decorated with ivory and overlaid with pure gold.
Myrrh, aloes, and cassia perfume your robes. In ivory palaces the music of strings entertains you.
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