9 1 Now 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 told him all that was on her mind. 9 2 And Solomon answered all her questions; there was nothing hidden from Solomon which he could not explain to her. 9 3 And when the queen of Sheba had seen the wisdom of Solomon, the house that he had built, 9 4 the food of his table, the seating of his officials, and the attendance of his servants, and their clothing, his cupbearers, and their clothing, and his burnt offerings which he offered at the house of Yahweh, there was no more spirit in her.
9 5 And she said to the king, "The report was true which I heard in my own land of your affairs and of your wisdom, 9 6 but I did not believe the reports until I came and my own eyes had seen it; and behold, half the greatness of your wisdom was not told me; you surpass the report which I heard. 9 7 Happy are your wives! Happy are these your servants, who continually stand before you and hear your wisdom! 9 8 Blessed be Yahweh your God, who has delighted in you and set you on his throne as king for Yahweh your God! Because your God loved Israel and would establish them for ever, he has made you king over them, that you may execute justice and righteousness." 9 9 Then she gave the king a hundred and twenty talents of gold, and a very great quantity of spices, and precious stones: there were no spices such as those which the queen of Sheba gave to King Solomon.
9 10 Moreover the servants of Huram and the servants of Solomon, who brought gold from Ophir, brought algum wood and precious stones. 9 11 And the king made of the algum wood steps for the house of Yahweh 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.
9 12 And King Solomon gave to the queen of Sheba all that she desired, whatever she asked besides what she had brought to the king. So she turned and went back to her own land, with her servants.