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1 Kings 10:1 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Visit of the Queen of Sheba

10 When the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon (fame due to[a] the name of the Lord), she came to test him with hard questions.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Kings 10:1 Meaning of Heb uncertain
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Matthew 12:42 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

42 The queen of the South will rise up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, because she came from the ends of the earth to listen to the wisdom of Solomon, and see, something greater than Solomon is here!

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Luke 11:31 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

31 The queen of the South will rise at the judgment with the people of this generation and condemn them, because she came from the ends of the earth to listen to the wisdom of Solomon, and see, something greater than Solomon is here!

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Psalm 72:15 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

15 Long may he live!
    May gold of Sheba be given to him.
May prayer be made for him continually,
    and blessings invoked for him all day long.

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Psalm 72:10 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

10 May the kings of Tarshish and of the isles
    render him tribute,
may the kings of Sheba and Seba
    bring gifts.

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Genesis 10:28 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

28 Obal, Abimael, Sheba,

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Genesis 10:7 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The descendants of Cush: Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah, and Sabteca. The descendants of Raamah: Sheba and Dedan.

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Ezekiel 38:13 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

13 Sheba and Dedan and the merchants of Tarshish and all its young warriors[a] will say to you, “Have you come to seize spoil? Have you assembled your horde to carry off plunder, to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to seize a great amount of booty?”

Footnotes:

  1. Ezekiel 38:13 Heb young lions
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Ezekiel 27:22-23 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

22 The merchants of Sheba and Raamah traded with you; they exchanged for your wares the best of all kinds of spices, and all precious stones, and gold. 23 Haran, Canneh, Eden, the merchants of Sheba, Asshur, and Chilmad traded with you.

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Jeremiah 6:20 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

20 Of what use to me is frankincense that comes from Sheba,
    or sweet cane from a distant land?
Your burnt offerings are not acceptable,
    nor are your sacrifices pleasing to me.

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Isaiah 60:6 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

A multitude of camels shall cover you,
    the young camels of Midian and Ephah;
    all those from Sheba shall come.
They shall bring gold and frankincense,
    and shall proclaim the praise of the Lord.

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Psalm 49:4 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

I will incline my ear to a proverb;
    I will solve my riddle to the music of the harp.

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Job 28:28 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

28 And he said to humankind,
‘Truly, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom;
    and to depart from evil is understanding.’”

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2 Chronicles 9:1-12 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Visit of the Queen of Sheba

When the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon, she came to Jerusalem to test him with hard questions, having a very great retinue and camels bearing spices and very much gold and precious stones. When she came to Solomon, she discussed with him all that was on her mind. Solomon answered all her questions; there was nothing hidden from Solomon that he could not explain to her. When the queen of Sheba had observed the wisdom of Solomon, the house that he had built, the food of his table, the seating of his officials, and the attendance of his servants, and their clothing, his valets, and their clothing, and his burnt offerings[a] that he offered at the house of the Lord, there was no more spirit left in her.

So she 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[b] reports until I came and my own eyes saw it. Not even half of the greatness of your wisdom had been told to me; you far surpass the report that I had heard. Happy are your people! Happy are these your servants, who continually attend you and hear your wisdom! Blessed be the Lord your God, who has delighted in you and set you on his throne as king for the Lord your God. Because your God loved Israel and would establish them forever, he has made you king over them, that you may execute justice and righteousness.” Then she gave the king one hundred twenty talents of gold, a very great quantity of spices, and precious stones: there were no spices such as those that the queen of Sheba gave to King Solomon.

10 Moreover the servants of Huram and the servants of Solomon who brought gold from Ophir brought algum wood and precious stones. 11 From the algum wood, the king made steps[c] for the house of the Lord and for the king’s house, lyres also and harps for the singers; there never was seen the like of them before in the land of Judah.

12 Meanwhile King Solomon granted the queen of Sheba every desire that she expressed, well beyond what she had brought to the king. Then she returned to her own land, with her servants.

Footnotes:

  1. 2 Chronicles 9:4 Gk Syr Vg 1 Kings 10.5: Heb ascent
  2. 2 Chronicles 9:6 Heb their
  3. 2 Chronicles 9:11 Gk Vg: Meaning of Heb uncertain
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Judges 14:12-14 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

12 Samson said to them, “Let me now put a riddle to you. If you can explain it to me within the seven days of the feast, and find it out, then I will give you thirty linen garments and thirty festal garments. 13 But if you cannot explain it to me, then you shall give me thirty linen garments and thirty festal garments.” So they said to him, “Ask your riddle; let us hear it.” 14 He said to them,

“Out of the eater came something to eat.
Out of the strong came something sweet.”

But for three days they could not explain the riddle.

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1 Corinthians 1:20-21 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

20 Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, God decided, through the foolishness of our proclamation, to save those who believe.

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John 17:3 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

And this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.

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Mark 4:34 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

34 he did not speak to them except in parables, but he explained everything in private to his disciples.

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Matthew 13:35 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

35 This was to fulfill what had been spoken through the prophet:[a]

“I will open my mouth to speak in parables;
    I will proclaim what has been hidden from the foundation of the world.”[b]

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 13:35 Other ancient authorities read the prophet Isaiah
  2. Matthew 13:35 Other ancient authorities lack of the world
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Matthew 13:11 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

11 He answered, “To you it has been given to know the secrets[a] of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given.

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 13:11 Or mysteries
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Proverbs 2:3-6 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

if you indeed cry out for insight,
    and raise your voice for understanding;
if you seek it like silver,
    and search for it as for hidden treasures—
then you will understand the fear of the Lord
    and find the knowledge of God.
For the Lord gives wisdom;
    from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;

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Proverbs 1:5-6 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

let the wise also hear and gain in learning,
    and the discerning acquire skill,
to understand a proverb and a figure,
    the words of the wise and their riddles.

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