Jokshan was the father of Sheba(A) and Dedan;(B) the descendants of Dedan were the Ashurites, the Letushites and the Leummites.

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The Queen of Sheba Visits Solomon(A)

10 When the queen of Sheba(B) heard about the fame(C) of Solomon and his relationship to the Lord, she came to test Solomon with hard questions.(D)

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The Queen of Sheba Visits Solomon(A)

When the queen of Sheba(B) heard of Solomon’s fame, she came to Jerusalem to test him with hard questions. Arriving with a very great caravan—with camels carrying spices, large quantities of gold, and precious stones—she came to Solomon and talked with him about all she had on her mind.

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15 and the Sabeans(A) attacked and made off with them. They put the servants to the sword, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!”

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19 The caravans of Tema(A) look for water,
    the traveling merchants of Sheba(B) look in hope.

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11 God has turned me over to the ungodly
    and thrown me into the clutches of the wicked.(A)

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10 May the kings of Tarshish(A) and of distant shores(B)
    bring tribute to him.
May the kings of Sheba(C) and Seba
    present him gifts.(D)

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15 Long may he live!
    May gold from Sheba(A) be given him.
May people ever pray for him
    and bless him all day long.(B)

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Herds of camels(A) will cover your land,
    young camels of Midian(B) and Ephah.(C)
And all from Sheba(D) will come,
    bearing gold and incense(E)
    and proclaiming the praise(F) of the Lord.

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20 What do I care about incense from Sheba(A)
    or sweet calamus(B) from a distant land?
Your burnt offerings are not acceptable;(C)
    your sacrifices(D) do not please me.”(E)

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22 “‘The merchants of Sheba(A) and Raamah traded with you; for your merchandise they exchanged the finest of all kinds of spices(B) and precious stones, and gold.(C)

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13 Sheba(A) and Dedan(B) and the merchants of Tarshish(C) and all her villages[a] will say to you, “Have you come to plunder? Have you gathered your hordes to loot, to carry off silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods and to seize much plunder?(D)”’

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Footnotes

  1. Ezekiel 38:13 Or her strong lions

I will sell your sons(A) and daughters to the people of Judah,(B) and they will sell them to the Sabeans,(C) a nation far away.” The Lord has spoken.(D)

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