Chapter 9

Solomon here continues to appear great both at home and abroad. We had this account of his grandeur, 1 Kgs. 10:1-29 Nothing is here added; but his defection towards his latter end, which we have there (1 Kgs. 11:1-43), is here omitted, and the close of this chapter brings him to the grave with an unstained reputation. Perhaps none of the chapters in the Chronicles agree so much with a chapter in the Kings as this does with 1 Kgs. 10:1-29 verse for verse, only that the 1 Kgs. 10:1, 2; 2 Chron. 9:1 are put into one here, and 2 Chron. 9:25; 1 Kgs. 4:26 here is taken from 1 Kgs. 4:26; 2 Chron. 9:25; and the 2 Chron. 9:29-31; 1 Kgs. 11:41-43 here from 1 Kgs. 11:41-43; 2 Chron. 9:29-31. Here is, I. The honour which the queen of Sheba did to Solomon, in the visit she made him to hear his wisdom, 2 Chron. 9:1-12. II. Many instances given of the riches and splendour of Solomon’s court, 2 Chron. 9:13-28. III. The conclusion of his reign, 2 Chron. 9:29-31.