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1 Kings 10:25-27 New English Translation (NET Bible)

25 Year after year visitors brought their gifts, which included items of silver, items of gold, clothes, perfume, spices, horses, and mules.[a]

26 Solomon accumulated[b] chariots and horses. He had 1,400 chariots and 12,000 horses. He kept them in assigned cities and in Jerusalem.[c] 27 The king made silver as plentiful[d] in Jerusalem as stones; cedar was[e] as plentiful as sycamore fig trees are in the foothills.[f]


  1. 1 Kings 10:25 tn Heb “and they were bringing each one his gift, items of silver…and mules, the matter of a year in a year.”
  2. 1 Kings 10:26 tn Or “gathered.”
  3. 1 Kings 10:26 tn Heb “he placed them in the chariot cities and with the king in Jerusalem.”
  4. 1 Kings 10:27 tn The words “as plentiful” are added for clarification.
  5. 1 Kings 10:27 tn Heb “he made.”
  6. 1 Kings 10:27 sn The foothills (שְׁפֵלָה, shephelah) are the region between the Judean hill country and the Mediterranean coastal plain.
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