31 (A)The queen of the South will rise up at the judgment with the men of this generation and (B)condemn them, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold, (C)something greater than Solomon is here.

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The Queen of Sheba

(A)Now when (B)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. And when she came to Solomon, she told him all that was on her mind.

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The Queen of Sheba

10 (A)Now when (B)the queen of (C)Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the Lord, she came (D)to test him with hard questions. She came to Jerusalem with a very great retinue, with camels (E)bearing spices and very much gold and precious stones. And when she came to Solomon, she told him all that was on her mind. And Solomon answered all her questions; there was nothing hidden from the king that he could not explain to her. And when the queen of Sheba had seen all 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, their clothing, his cupbearers, and his burnt offerings that he offered at the house of the Lord, there was no more breath in her.

And she said to the king, “The report was true that I heard in my own land of your words and of your wisdom, but I did not believe the reports until I came and my own eyes had seen it. And behold, the half was not told me. Your wisdom and prosperity surpass the report that I heard. (F)Happy are your men! Happy are your servants, who continually stand before you and hear your wisdom! (G)Blessed be the Lord your God, who has delighted in you and set you on the throne of Israel! (H)Because the Lord loved Israel forever, he has made you king, (I)that you may execute justice and righteousness.” 10 (J)Then she gave the king 120 talents[a] of gold, and a very great quantity of spices and precious stones. Never again came such an abundance of spices as these that the queen of Sheba gave to King Solomon.

11 Moreover, (K)the fleet of Hiram, which brought (L)gold from Ophir, brought from Ophir a very great amount of almug wood and precious stones. 12 And the king made of the almug wood supports for the house of the Lord and for the king's house, also lyres and harps for the singers. No such almug wood has come or been seen to this day.

13 And King Solomon gave to the queen of Sheba all that she desired, whatever she asked besides what was given her by the bounty of King Solomon. So she turned and went back to her own land with her servants.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Kings 10:10 A talent was about 75 pounds or 34 kilograms

22 and (A)the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form, like a dove; and (B)a voice came from heaven, (C)“You are my beloved Son;[a] with you I am well pleased.”[b]

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  1. Luke 3:22 Or my Son, my (or the) Beloved
  2. Luke 3:22 Some manuscripts beloved Son; today I have begotten you

By faith (A)Noah, being warned by God concerning (B)events as yet unseen, in reverent fear constructed an ark for the saving of his household. By this he condemned the world and became an heir of (C)the righteousness that comes by faith.

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27 Then he who is physically[a] uncircumcised but keeps the law (A)will condemn you who have (B)the written code[b] and circumcision but break the law.

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  1. Romans 2:27 Or is by nature
  2. Romans 2:27 Or the letter

42 (A)The queen of the South will rise up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold, (B)something greater than Solomon is here.

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11 And the Lord said to me, (A)“Faithless Israel has shown herself more righteous than treacherous Judah.

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(A)For to us a child is born,
    to us (B)a son is given;
(C)and the government shall be (D)upon[a] his shoulder,
    and his name shall be called[b]
Wonderful (E)Counselor, (F)Mighty God,
    (G)Everlasting (H)Father, Prince of (I)Peace.
Of the increase of his government and of peace
    (J)there will be no end,
on the throne of David and over his kingdom,
    to establish it and to uphold it
(K)with justice and with righteousness
    from this time forth and forevermore.
(L)The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.

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  1. Isaiah 9:6 Or is upon
  2. Isaiah 9:6 Or is called

The Preeminence of Christ

15 (A)He is the image of (B)the invisible God, (C)the firstborn of all creation. 16 For by[a] him all things were created, (D)in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether (E)thrones or (F)dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created (G)through him and for him. 17 And (H)he is before all things, and in him all things (I)hold together. 18 And (J)he is the head of the body, the church. He is (K)the beginning, (L)the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. 19 For (M)in him all the (N)fullness of God was pleased to dwell,

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  1. Colossians 1:16 That is, by means of; or in

35 And (A)a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is my Son, (B)my Chosen One;[a] (C)listen to him!”

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  1. Luke 9:35 Some manuscripts my Beloved

17     no weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed,
    and you shall refute every tongue that rises against you in judgment.
This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord
    (A)and their vindication[a] from me, declares the Lord.”

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  1. Isaiah 54:17 Or righteousness

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