Psalm 72:10
New International Version
May the kings of Tarshish and of distant shores bring tribute to him. May the kings of Sheba and Seba present him gifts.

New Living Translation
The western kings of Tarshish and other distant lands will bring him tribute. The eastern kings of Sheba and Seba will bring him gifts.

English Standard Version
May the kings of Tarshish and of the coastlands render him tribute; may the kings of Sheba and Seba bring gifts!

Berean Study Bible
May the kings of Tarshish and distant shores bring tribute; may the kings of Sheba and Seba offer gifts.

King James Bible
The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents: the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.

New King James Version
The kings of Tarshish and of the isles Will bring presents; The kings of Sheba and Seba Will offer gifts.

New American Standard Bible
May the kings of Tarshish and of the islands bring gifts; May the kings of Sheba and Seba offer tributes.

NASB 1995
Let the kings of Tarshish and of the islands bring presents; The kings of Sheba and Seba offer gifts.

NASB 1977
Let the kings of Tarshish and of the islands bring presents; The kings of Sheba and Seba offer gifts.

Amplified Bible
The kings of Tarshish and of the islands will bring offerings; The kings of Sheba and Seba will offer gifts.

Christian Standard Bible
May the kings of Tarshish and the coasts and islands bring tribute, the kings of Sheba and Seba offer gifts.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
May the kings of Tarshish and the coasts and islands bring tribute, the kings of Sheba and Seba offer gifts.

American Standard Version
The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall render tribute: The kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Kings of Tarshish and of the islands will bring him offerings; the Kings of Sheba and of Seba shall bring him offerings.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The kings of Tharsis, and the isles, shall bring presents: the kings of the Arabians and Saba shall offer gifts.

Contemporary English Version
Force the rulers of Tarshish and of the islands to pay taxes to him. Make the kings of Sheba and of Seba bring gifts.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The kings of Tharsis and the islands shall offer presents: the kings of the Arabians and of Saba shall bring gifts:

English Revised Version
The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents: the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.

Good News Translation
The kings of Spain and of the islands will offer him gifts; the kings of Sheba and Seba will bring him offerings.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
May the kings from Tarshish and the islands bring presents. May the kings from Sheba and Seba bring gifts.

International Standard Version
May the kings of Tarshish and of distant shores bring gifts, and may the kings of Sheba and Seba offer tribute.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall render tribute; The kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.

Literal Standard Version
Kings of Tarshish and of the islands send back a present. Kings of Sheba and Seba bring a reward near.

NET Bible
The kings of Tarshish and the coastlands will offer gifts; the kings of Sheba and Seba will bring tribute.

New Heart English Bible
The kings of Tarshish and of the islands will bring tribute. The kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.

World English Bible
The kings of Tarshish and of the islands will bring tribute. The kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.

Young's Literal Translation
Kings of Tarshish and of the isles send back a present. Kings of Sheba and Seba a reward bring near.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Endow the King with Your Justice
9May the nomads bow before him, and his enemies lick the dust. 10May the kings of Tarshish and distant shores bring tribute; may the kings of Sheba and Seba offer gifts. 11May all kings bow down to him and all nations serve him.…

Cross References
Revelation 21:24
By its light the nations will walk, and into it the kings of the earth will bring their glory.

Revelation 21:26
And into the city will be brought the glory and honor of the nations.

Genesis 10:7
The sons of Cush: Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah, and Sabteca. And the sons of Raamah: Sheba and Dedan.

1 Kings 10:1
Now when the queen of Sheba heard about the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the LORD, she came to test him with difficult questions.

2 Chronicles 9:14
not including the revenue from the merchants and traders. And all the Arabian kings and governors of the land also brought gold and silver to Solomon.

2 Chronicles 9:21
For the king had the ships of Tarshish that went with Hiram's servants, and once every three years the ships of Tarshish would arrive bearing gold, silver, ivory, apes, and peacocks.

2 Chronicles 9:24
Year after year, each visitor would bring his tribute: articles of silver and gold, clothing, weapons, spices, horses, and mules.


Treasury of Scripture

The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents: the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.

Psalm 45:12
And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift; even the rich among the people shall intreat thy favour.

Psalm 68:29
Because of thy temple at Jerusalem shall kings bring presents unto thee.

1 Kings 10:1,10,25
And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the LORD, she came to prove him with hard questions…









(10) Tarshish.--The question of the identity of this place (or district) with the "Tartessus" of the Greeks is too long for a note. (See Jonah 1:3.) But plainly the mention here of "the isles," i.e., islands and coasts of the Mediterranean (comp. Daniel 11:18; Isaiah 11:11), is in favour of the identity.

Bring presents.--Literally, return presents, but not in the sense of an interchange of royal gifts (as 1Kings 10:13) but of "payment of tribute." The expression is illustrated by the words "revenue," "custom-house returns," &c. (Comp. the Latin, reditus.)

Sheba.--The Joktanic kingdom, embracing the greater part of Yemen or Arabia Felix, and so here representing Arabia, (the LXX. and Vulg. have "kings of Arabians") while "Seba" (or "Saba"), which was Cushite, and was by Josephus (A. J., 2:10, s. 2), identified with "Meroe," represents Africa. (See Genesis 10:7; Genesis 10:28, and Smith's Bible Dictionary, articles "Sheba" and "Seba.") . . .

Verse 10. - The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents. "Tarshish" here is probably Tartessus in Spain, so well known to the Israelites in the days of Solomon (1 Kings 10:22; 2 Chronicles 9:21). According to Herodotus, Tartessus, when it first became known to the Greeks, was governed by kings (Herod., 1:163). By "the isles" are to be understood the coasts and islands of the Mediterranean generally. All these have, at one time or another, paid homage to Christ. The kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts. "Sheba" and "Seba" are distinguished by the writer of Genesis (Genesis 10:7), and appear not even to have been very near the one to the other. Sheba was in Southeastern Arabia, and was known to the Greeks and Romans as the country of the Sabaeans (Diod. Sic., 3:45; Strabo, 16:4, § 19; Pliny, 'Hist. Nat.,' 6:23). Saba was in Africa, on the Middle Nile, and the Sebaeans (סְבָאִים) are closely connected by Isaiah with Ethiopia and Egypt (Isaiah 43:3; Isaiah 45:14).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
May the kings
מַלְכֵ֬י (mal·ḵê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 4428: A king

of Tarshish
תַרְשִׁ֣ישׁ (ṯar·šîš)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 8659: Tarshish -- a son of Javan, also a port on the Mediterranean, also a Benjamite

and distant shores
וְ֭אִיִּים (wə·’î·yîm)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 339: A habitable spot, dry land, a coast, an island

bring
יָשִׁ֑יבוּ (yā·šî·ḇū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

tribute;
מִנְחָ֣ה (min·ḥāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4503: A donation, tribute, a sacrificial offering

may the kings
מַלְכֵ֥י (mal·ḵê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 4428: A king

of Sheba
שְׁבָ֥א (šə·ḇā)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 7614: Sheba -- a territory in soutwest Arabia, also the name of one or more descendant of Noah

and Seba
וּ֝סְבָ֗א (ū·sə·ḇā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 5434: Seba -- son of Cush, also his descendants and their land

offer
יַקְרִֽיבוּ׃ (yaq·rî·ḇū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 7126: To come near, approach

gifts.
אֶשְׁכָּ֥ר (’eš·kār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 814: A gratuity


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