19 After she had given him a drink, she said, “I’ll draw water for your camels(A) too,(B) until they have had enough to drink.”

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Arriving at Jerusalem with a very great caravan(A)—with camels carrying spices, large quantities of gold, and precious stones—she came to Solomon and talked with him about all that she had on her mind.

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40 Also, their neighbors from as far away as Issachar, Zebulun and Naphtali came bringing food on donkeys, camels, mules and oxen. There were plentiful supplies(A) of flour, fig cakes, raisin(B) cakes, wine, olive oil, cattle and sheep, for there was joy(C) in Israel.

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A prophecy(A) concerning the animals of the Negev:(B)

Through a land of hardship and distress,(C)
    of lions(D) and lionesses,
    of adders and darting snakes,(E)
the envoys carry their riches on donkeys’(F) backs,
    their treasures(G) on the humps of camels,
to that unprofitable nation,

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