14 Now Hiram had sent to the king 120 talents[a] of gold.(A)

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  1. 1 Kings 9:14 That is, about 4 1/2 tons or about 4 metric tons

10 And she gave the king 120 talents[a] of gold,(A) large quantities of spices, and precious stones. Never again were so many spices brought in as those the queen of Sheba gave to King Solomon.

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  1. 1 Kings 10:10 That is, about 4 1/2 tons or about 4 metric tons

11 (Hiram’s ships brought gold from Ophir;(A) and from there they brought great cargoes of almugwood[a] and precious stones.

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  1. 1 Kings 10:11 Probably a variant of algumwood; also in verse 12

Solomon’s Splendor(A)

14 The weight of the gold(B) that Solomon received yearly was 666 talents,[a]

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  1. 1 Kings 10:14 That is, about 25 tons or about 23 metric tons

21 All King Solomon’s goblets were gold, and all the household articles in the Palace of the Forest of Lebanon were pure gold.(A) Nothing was made of silver, because silver was considered of little value in Solomon’s days.

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15 The king made silver and gold(A) as common in Jerusalem as stones, and cedar as plentiful as sycamore-fig trees in the foothills.

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I amassed silver and gold(A) for myself, and the treasure of kings and provinces.(B) I acquired male and female singers,(C) and a harem[a] as well—the delights of a man’s heart.

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  1. Ecclesiastes 2:8 The meaning of the Hebrew for this phrase is uncertain.