King James Version
1. Now when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the LORD, she came to test him with hard questions. 2. She came to Jerusalem with a very great retinue, with camels that bore spices, very much gold, and precious stones; and when she came to Solomon, she spoke with him about all that was in her heart. 3. So Solomon answered all her questions; there was nothing so difficult for the king that he could not explain it to her. 4. And when the queen of Sheba had seen all the wisdom of Solomon, the house that he had built, 5. the food on his table, the seating of his servants, the service of his waiters and their apparel, his cupbearers, and his entryway by which he went up to the house of the LORD, there was no more spirit in her. 6. Then she said to the king: "It was a true report which I heard in my own land about your words and your wisdom. 7. "However I did not believe the words until I came and saw with my own eyes; and indeed the half was not told me. Your wisdom and prosperity exceed the fame of which I heard. 8. "Happy are your men and happy are these your servants, who stand continually before you and hear your wisdom! 9. "Blessed be the LORD your God, who delighted in you, setting you on the throne of Israel! Because the LORD has loved Israel forever, therefore He made you king, to do justice and righteousness." 10. Then she gave the king one hundred and twenty talents of gold, spices in great quantity, and precious stones. There never again came such abundance of spices as the queen of Sheba gave to King Solomon. 11. Also, the ships of Hiram, which brought gold from Ophir, brought great quantities of almug wood and precious stones from Ophir. 12. And the king made steps of the almug wood for the house of the LORD and for the king’s house, also harps and stringed instruments for singers. There never again came such almug wood, nor has the like been seen to this day. 13. Now King Solomon gave the queen of Sheba all she desired, whatever she asked, besides what Solomon had given her according to the royal generosity. So she turned and went to her own country, she and her servants. 14. The weight of gold that came to Solomon yearly was six hundred and sixty–six talents of gold, 15. besides that from the traveling merchants, from the income of traders, from all the kings of Arabia, and from the governors of the country. 16. And King Solomon made two hundred large shields of hammered gold; six hundred shekels of gold went into each shield. 17. He also made three hundred shields of hammered gold; three minas of gold went into each shield. The king put them in the House of the Forest of Lebanon. 18. Moreover the king made a great throne of ivory, and overlaid it with pure gold. 19. The throne had six steps, and the top of the throne was round at the back; there were armrests on either side of the place of the seat, and two lions stood beside the armrests. 20. Twelve lions stood there, one on each side of the six steps; nothing like this had been made for any other kingdom. 21. All King Solomon’s drinking vessels were gold, and all the vessels of the House of the Forest of Lebanon were pure gold. Not one was silver, for this was accounted as nothing in the days of Solomon. 22. For the king had merchant ships at sea with the fleet of Hiram. Once every three years the merchant ships came bringing gold, silver, ivory, apes, and monkeys. 23. So King Solomon surpassed all the kings of the earth in riches and wisdom. 24. Now all the earth sought the presence of Solomon to hear his wisdom, which God had put in his heart. 25. Each man brought his present: articles of silver and gold, garments, armor, spices, horses, and mules, at a set rate year by year. 26. And Solomon gathered chariots and horsemen; he had one thousand four hundred chariots and twelve thousand horsemen, whom he stationed in the chariot cities and with the king in Jerusalem. 27. The king made silver as common in Jerusalem as stones, and he made cedar trees as abundant as the sycamores which are in the lowland. 28. Also Solomon had horses imported from Egypt and Keveh; the king’s merchants bought them in Keveh at the current price. 29. Now a chariot that was imported from Egypt cost six hundred shekels of silver, and a horse one hundred and fifty; and thus, through their agents, they exported them to all the kings of the Hittites and the kings of Syria.
1. Now the word of the LORD came to me, saying: 2. "Son of man, set your face toward the mountains of Israel, and prophesy against them, 3. "and say, ‘O mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord GOD!’ Thus says the Lord GOD to the mountains, to the hills, to the ravines, and to the valleys: "Indeed I, even I, will bring a sword against you, and I will destroy your high places. 4. "Then your altars shall be desolate, your incense altars shall be broken, and I will cast down your slain men before your idols. 5. "And I will lay the corpses of the children of Israel before their idols, and I will scatter your bones all around your altars. 6. "In all your dwelling places the cities shall be laid waste, and the high places shall be desolate, so that your altars may be laid waste and made desolate, your idols may be broken and made to cease, your incense altars may be cut down, and your works may be abolished. 7. "The slain shall fall in your midst, and you shall know that I am the LORD. 8. "Yet I will leave a remnant, so that you may have some who escape the sword among the nations, when you are scattered through the countries. 9. "Then those of you who escape will remember Me among the nations where they are carried captive, because I was crushed by their adulterous heart which has departed from Me, and by their eyes which play the harlot after their idols; they will loathe themselves for the evils which they committed in all their abominations. 10. "And they shall know that I am the LORD; I have not said in vain that I would bring this calamity upon them." 11. ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: "Pound your fists and stamp your feet, and say, ‘Alas, for all the evil abominations of the house of Israel! For they shall fall by the sword, by famine, and by pestilence. 12. ‘He who is far off shall die by the pestilence, he who is near shall fall by the sword, and he who remains and is besieged shall die by the famine. Thus will I spend My fury upon them. 13. ‘Then you shall know that I am the LORD, when their slain are among their idols all around their altars, on every high hill, on all the mountaintops, under every green tree, and under every thick oak, wherever they offered sweet incense to all their idols. 14. ‘So I will stretch out My hand against them and make the land desolate, yes, more desolate than the wilderness toward Diblah, in all their dwelling places. Then they shall know that I am the LORD.’"’"
1. Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying, 2. "And you, son of man, thus says the Lord GOD to the land of Israel: ‘An end! The end has come upon the four corners of the land. 3. Now the end has come upon you, And I will send My anger against you; I will judge you according to your ways, And I will repay you for all your abominations. 4. My eye will not spare you, Nor will I have pity; But I will repay your ways, And your abominations will be in your midst; Then you shall know that I am the LORD!’ 5. "Thus says the Lord GOD: ‘A disaster, a singular disaster; Behold, it has come! 6. An end has come, The end has come; It has dawned for you; Behold, it has come! 7. Doom has come to you, you who dwell in the land; The time has come, A day of trouble is near, And not of rejoicing in the mountains. 8. Now upon you I will soon pour out My fury, And spend My anger upon you; I will judge you according to your ways, And I will repay you for all your abominations. 9. ‘My eye will not spare, Nor will I have pity; I will repay you according to your ways, And your abominations will be in your midst. Then you shall know that I am the LORD who strikes. 10. ‘Behold, the day! Behold, it has come! Doom has gone out; The rod has blossomed, Pride has budded. 11. Violence has risen up into a rod of wickedness; None of them shall remain , None of their multitude, None of them; Nor shall there be wailing for them. 12. The time has come, The day draws near. ‘Let not the buyer rejoice, Nor the seller mourn, For wrath is on their whole multitude. 13. For the seller shall not return to what has been sold, Though he may still be alive; For the vision concerns the whole multitude, And it shall not turn back; No one will strengthen himself Who lives in iniquity. 14. ‘They have blown the trumpet and made everyone ready, But no one goes to battle; For My wrath is on all their multitude. 15. The sword is outside, And the pestilence and famine within. Whoever is in the field Will die by the sword; And whoever is in the city, Famine and pestilence will devour him. 16. ‘Those who survive will escape and be on the mountains Like doves of the valleys, All of them mourning, Each for his iniquity. 17. Every hand will be feeble, And every knee will be as weak as water. 18. They will also be girded with sackcloth; Horror will cover them; Shame will be on every face, Baldness on all their heads. 19. ‘They will throw their silver into the streets, And their gold will be like refuse; Their silver and their gold will not be able to deliver them In the day of the wrath of the LORD; They will not satisfy their souls, Nor fill their stomachs, Because it became their stumbling block of iniquity. 20. ‘As for the beauty of his ornaments, He set it in majesty; But they made from it The images of their abominations––Their detestable things; Therefore I have made it Like refuse to them. 21. I will give it as plunder Into the hands of strangers, And to the wicked of the earth as spoil; And they shall defile it. 22. I will turn My face from them, And they will defile My secret place; For robbers shall enter it and defile it. 23. ‘Make a chain, For the land is filled with crimes of blood, And the city is full of violence. 24. Therefore I will bring the worst of the Gentiles, And they will possess their houses; I will cause the pomp of the strong to cease, And their holy places shall be defiled. 25. Destruction comes; They will seek peace, but there shall be none. 26. Disaster will come upon disaster, And rumor will be upon rumor. Then they will seek a vision from a prophet; But the law will perish from the priest, And counsel from the elders. 27. ‘The king will mourn, The prince will be clothed with desolation, And the hands of the common people will tremble. I will do to them according to their way, And according to what they deserve I will judge them; Then they shall know that I am the LORD!’"
1. Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Christ Jesus, 2. who was faithful to Him who appointed Him, as Moses also was faithful in all His house. 3. For this One has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as He who built the house has more honor than the house. 4. For every house is built by someone, but He who built all things is God. 5. And Moses indeed was faithful in all His house as a servant, for a testimony of those things which would be spoken afterward , 6. but Christ as a Son over His own house, whose house we are if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm to the end. 7. Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says: "Today, if you will hear His voice, 8. Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, In the day of trial in the wilderness, 9. Where your fathers tested Me, tried Me, And saw My works forty years. 10. Therefore I was angry with that generation, And said, ‘They always go astray in their heart, And they have not known My ways.’ 11. So I swore in My wrath, ‘They shall not enter My rest.’" 12. Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God; 13. but exhort one another daily, while it is called "Today," lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. 14. For we have become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end, 15. while it is said: "Today, if you will hear His voice, Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion." 16. For who, having heard, rebelled? Indeed, was it not all who came out of Egypt, led by Moses? 17. Now with whom was He angry forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose corpses fell in the wilderness? 18. And to whom did He swear that they would not enter His rest, but to those who did not obey? 19. So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.