The praise and gifts of the Queen of Sheba (1 Kings 10:6-10:10)

“The Queen of Sheba said to the king. ‘The report was true that I heard in my own land of your accomplishments and of your wisdom. But I did not believe the reports until I came. My own eyes had seen it. Not even half had been told me. Your wisdom and prosperity far surpass the report that I had heard. Happy are your wives! Happy are your servants, who continually attend you and hear your wisdom! Blessed be Yahweh your God, who has delighted in you and set you on the throne of Israel! Because Yahweh loved Israel forever, he has made you king to execute justice and righteousness.’ Then she gave the king one hundred twenty talents of gold, a great quantity of spices, and precious stones. Never again did spices come in such quantity as that which the queen of Sheba gave to King Solomon.”

This Queen of Sheba praised King Solomon because his wisdom exceeded what she had heard. His prosperity exceeded her expectations. Solomon’s wives and servants seem to be so happy to be around such a wonderful man. He is also blessed by Yahweh. She apparently knew about Yahweh and Israel. Then she gave her gifts of gold, the same as Hiram, about a half a billion in gold, $500,000,000.00 USA dollars worth, innumerable spices, and precious stones. No one had ever seen the quantity of spices that she gave Solomon.

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