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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

2 Chronicles 9

Introduction

Overview

2 Chronicles 9:1, The queen of Sheba admires the wisdom of Solomon; 2 Chronicles 9:13, Solomon’s revenue in gold; 2 Chronicles 9:15, His targets and shields; 2 Chronicles 9:17, The throne of ivory; 2 Chronicles 9:20, His vessels; 2 Chronicles 9:23, His presents; 2 Chronicles 9:25, His chariots and horse; 2 Chronicles 9:26, His tributes. 2 Chronicles 9:29, His reign and death., am 3014, bc 990.

Verse 1

And when: 1 Kings 10:1, 1 Kings 10:2-1 Chronicles :, Matthew 12:42, Luke 11:31

Sheba: Genesis 10:7, Genesis 10:28, Genesis 25:3

fame: 2 Chronicles 1:1, 2 Chronicles 1:12, 1 Kings 4:31

questions: Psalms 49:4, Psalms 78:2, Proverbs 1:6, Matthew 13:11, Matthew 13:35

camels: Psalms 72:10, Psalms 72:15, Isaiah 60:6

spices: 2 Chronicles 9:9, Matthew 2:11

communed: 1 Samuel 1:15, Psalms 142:2, Matthew 12:34

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 4:34 - General 1 Chronicles 18:10 - all manner Isaiah 30:6 - riches Isaiah 39:2 - precious things Ezekiel 27:22 - Sheba Daniel 5:12 - doubts Luke 12:27 - that

Verse 2

all: Proverbs 13:20, Proverbs 18:4, Mark 4:11, Mark 4:34, John 15:15, James 1:5

there: 1 Kings 3:12, 1 Kings 4:29, Colossians 2:3, Hebrews 4:12

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 10:3 - told her Daniel 5:12 - doubts

Verse 3

seen the wisdom: 1 Kings 10:3, Acts 11:23

the house: 2 Chronicles 3:1 - 2 Chronicles 4:22, 1 Kings 6:1 - 1 Kings 7:51

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 10:4 - Solomon's

Verse 4

the meat: 1 Kings 4:22, 1 Kings 4:23, Proverbs 9:5, John 6:53-Philemon :

the sitting: 1 Kings 10:5, Luke 12:37, Revelation 3:20

cupbearers: or, butlers, Nehemiah 1:11

ascent: 2 Chronicles 23:13, 2 Kings 16:18, 1 Chronicles 9:18, Ezekiel 44:3, Ezekiel 46:2

there was: Psalms 119:81, Psalms 143:7, Song of Solomon 5:8, Daniel 10:17, Revelation 1:17

Reciprocal: Genesis 40:11 - hand 1 Kings 10:4 - Solomon's 1 Chronicles 26:16 - causeway Psalms 72:15 - daily Matthew 6:29 - even

Verse 5

report: Heb. word, 1 Kings 10:6

acts: or, sayings

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 3:12 - I have given 2 Chronicles 9:6 - exceedest

Verse 6

I believed: John 20:25-Joel :

the one half: 1 Kings 10:7, Psalms 31:19, Zechariah 9:17, 1 Corinthians 2:9, 1 John 3:2

exceedest: 2 Chronicles 9:5, 1 Kings 4:31, 1 Kings 4:34, Song of Solomon 5:9-Nehemiah :

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 10:6 - report 2 Chronicles 9:23 - sought

Verse 7

Deuteronomy 33:9, 1 Kings 10:8, Psalms 27:4, Psalms 84:10-2 Kings :, Proverbs 3:3, Proverbs 3:14, Proverbs 8:34, Proverbs 10:21, Proverbs 13:20, Luke 10:39-:, Luke 11:28

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 5:7 - Blessed 2 Chronicles 9:23 - sought Daniel 1:5 - stand

Verse 8

1 Kings 10:9, Psalms 18:19, Psalms 22:8, Isaiah 42:1, Isaiah 62:4

Blessed: 1 Chronicles 29:10, 1 Chronicles 29:20, Psalms 72:18, Psalms 72:19, 2 Corinthians 9:12-Ezra :

which delighted: 2 Samuel 15:25, 2 Samuel 15:26

because thy God: 2 Chronicles 2:11, Deuteronomy 7:8, 1 Chronicles 17:22

to do judgment: 2 Samuel 8:15, 2 Samuel 23:3, 1 Kings 3:28, Psalms 72:2, Psalms 99:4, Proverbs 21:3, Isaiah 9:7, Isaiah 11:1-Deuteronomy :, Isaiah 32:1, Isaiah 32:2, Jeremiah 33:15, Jeremiah 33:16, Hebrews 1:8, Hebrews 1:9

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 5:7 - Blessed 1 Kings 10:8 - happy are these 2 Chronicles 13:8 - the kingdom

Verse 9

she gave: 2 Chronicles 9:24, 1 Kings 9:14, 1 Kings 10:10, Psalms 72:10, Psalms 72:15

of spices: 2 Chronicles 9:1, Genesis 43:11, Exodus 30:34

Sheba: This queen is called Balkis by the Arabians, who say she came from the city of Sheba, also called Mareb, in Yemen or Arabia Felix; but the Ethiopians call her Maqueda, claim her as their sovereign, and say that her posterity reigned there for a long time. Mr. Bruce has given us the history of her and her descendants from Abyssinian records; and Josephus says that Sheba was the ancient name of the city of Meroe - south of Egypt, and sometimes comprehended in Ethiopia and that this princess came from thence. Those who think the princess came from Arabia, rely chiefly on the fact that gold, silver, spices, and precious stones, which were the presents she made to Solomon, are the natural products of that country; and that it may well be placed at the uttermost part of the earth, as it borders on the southern ocean, and formerly they knew no land beyond it.

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 32:23 - presents Song of Solomon 4:14 - the chief Isaiah 39:2 - precious things Revelation 18:13 - cinnamon

Verse 10

brought gold: 2 Chronicles 8:18, 1 Kings 9:27, 1 Kings 9:28, 1 Kings 10:22

algum trees: 1 Kings 10:11, almug-trees

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 32:23 - presents Job 22:24 - lay up Proverbs 31:14 - General

Verse 11

terraces: or, stairs, Heb. highways

harps: 1 Kings 10:12, 1 Chronicles 23:5, 1 Chronicles 25:1, Psalms 92:1-Leviticus :, Psalms 150:3-Deuteronomy :, Revelation 5:8

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 10:11 - almug Ecclesiastes 2:8 - silver

Verse 12

all her desire: 1 Kings 10:13, Psalms 20:4, Ephesians 3:20

Verse 13

the weight: 1 Kings 10:14, 1 Kings 10:15, Psalms 68:29, Psalms 72:10, Psalms 72:15

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 8:18 - Huram

Verse 14

governors: or, captains

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 10:15 - all the kings 2 Chronicles 17:11 - brought Ezra 4:20 - toll Jeremiah 25:24 - Arabia

Verse 15

two: 2 Chronicles 12:9, 2 Chronicles 12:10, 1 Kings 10:16, 1 Kings 10:17

Reciprocal: Exodus 25:36 - beaten 1 Samuel 17:6 - target of brass 2 Samuel 8:7 - shields 1 Kings 14:26 - the shields of gold 1 Chronicles 18:7 - shields Ecclesiastes 2:8 - silver Song of Solomon 4:4 - a thousand

Verse 16

in the house: 1 Kings 7:2

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 8:7 - shields 1 Kings 10:16 - two hundred 1 Kings 14:26 - the shields of gold 1 Chronicles 18:7 - shields 2 Chronicles 12:9 - the shields Song of Solomon 4:4 - a thousand

Verse 17

1 Kings 10:18-Proverbs :, Psalms 45:8, Revelation 20:11

Verse 18

stays: Heb. hands

two lions: Genesis 49:9, Genesis 49:10, Numbers 23:24, Numbers 24:9, Revelation 5:5

Verse 19

twelve lions: Matthew 19:28, Revelation 21:12

Verse 20

drinking: 1 Kings 10:21, Esther 1:7, Daniel 5:2, Daniel 5:3

pure: Heb. shut up

none were of silver: or, there was no silver in them

it was: 2 Chronicles 9:27, Isaiah 2:22, Jeremiah 31:5

Reciprocal: Isaiah 2:7 - land Matthew 6:29 - even

Verse 21

1 Kings 10:22, 1 Kings 22:48, Tharshish

Tarshish: Bochart thinks this Tarshish was probably the promontory Cory, on the north of the island of Ceylon, which, according to him, was the land of Ophir. That it was name of a place in the East Indies, seems probable from the articles brought thence, and also from the ships sent thither being built at Ezion-geber, on the Red Sea; though Michaelis supposes that the fleet coasted along the shore of Africa, doubling the Cape of Good Hope, and came to Tartessus, in Spain, and thence back again the same way; that this accounts for their three years' voyage out and home; and that Spain and the coasts of Africa furnish all the commodities which they brought back.

ivory: or, elephants' teeth

peacocks: Tukkeeyim is rendered taysin in the Targum, פבשםשם, in the Alexandrian manuscript of the LXX, and pavos, "peacocks," in the Vulgate; with which the Syriac, Arabic, and Rabbins agree. This derives confirmation from the fact, that the peacock is called in Malabaric, Togei. Job 39:13

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 20:37 - to Tarshish Psalms 72:10 - General Isaiah 23:1 - ye ships

Verse 22

passed all the kings: 2 Chronicles 1:12, 1 Kings 3:12, 1 Kings 3:13, 1 Kings 4:30, 1 Kings 4:31, 1 Kings 10:23, 1 Kings 10:24, Psalms 89:27, Matthew 12:42, Colossians 2:2, Colossians 2:3

Reciprocal: Nehemiah 13:26 - yet among Ecclesiastes 1:16 - Lo Ecclesiastes 2:9 - General Acts 7:22 - was learned

Verse 23

sought: 2 Chronicles 9:6, 2 Chronicles 9:7, 1 Kings 4:34, Isaiah 11:2, Isaiah 11:10

God: 2 Chronicles 1:10-2 Kings :, 1 Kings 3:28, Proverbs 2:6, Daniel 1:17, Daniel 2:21-Isaiah :, Daniel 5:11, Luke 21:15, 1 Corinthians 1:30, 1 Corinthians 12:8, Ephesians 1:17, James 1:5, James 1:16, James 1:17, James 3:17

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 4:31 - his fame 1 Kings 10:23 - exceeded 1 Chronicles 18:10 - all manner Ezra 4:20 - toll Psalms 72:15 - daily Psalms 89:27 - higher Ecclesiastes 1:16 - Lo Ecclesiastes 2:9 - General Ezekiel 16:14 - thy renown

Verse 24

every man: 2 Chronicles 9:9, 1 Samuel 10:27, 1 Kings 9:14, 1 Kings 10:10, 1 Kings 10:25, Job 42:11

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 18:10 - all manner 2 Chronicles 32:23 - presents Ezra 4:20 - toll Psalms 72:15 - daily Psalms 89:27 - higher

Verse 25

2 Chronicles 1:14, Deuteronomy 17:16, 1 Kings 4:26, 1 Kings 10:26

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 9:28 - brought

Verse 26

reigned over: 1 Kings 4:21, 1 Kings 4:24, Psalms 72:8-1 Kings :, Daniel 7:14, Revelation 19:16

river: "That is, Euphrates." Genesis 15:18, Exodus 23:31, Joshua 13:2-Judges :

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 11:24 - General Deuteronomy 15:6 - thou shalt reign Lamentations 1:1 - great

Verse 27

the king: 2 Chronicles 9:20, 2 Chronicles 1:15-Esther :, 1 Kings 10:27-Joel :, Job 22:24, Job 22:25

made: Heb. gave

the sycamore: 1 Chronicles 27:28, Psalms 78:47, Isaiah 9:10, Amos 7:14, Luke 19:4

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 17:5 - he had riches 2 Chronicles 32:27 - exceeding much

Verse 28

brought: Moses, says Bp. Warburton, "had expressly prohibited the multiplying of horses - Deuteronomy 17:16, by which the future king was forbidden to establish a body of calvary, because this could not be effected without sending into Egypt, with which people God had forbidden any communication, as this would be dangerous to religion. When Solomon had violated this law, and multiplied horses to excess - 1 Kings 4:26, it was soon attended with those fatal consequences that the law foretold: for this wisest of kings having likewise, in violation of another law, married Pharaoh's daughter - the early fruits of this commerce and then, by a repetition of the same crime, but a transgression of another law, had espoused more strange women - 1 Kings 4:26, 1 Kings 11:1, they first,in defiance of a fourth law, persuaded him to build them idol temples for their use; and afterwards, against a fifth law, brought him to erect other temples for his own." 2 Chronicles 9:25, 2 Chronicles 1:16, 1 Kings 10:28, Isaiah 2:7, Isaiah 2:8, Isaiah 31:1 "

Verse 29

the rest: 1 Kings 11:41-John :

book: Heb. words

Nathan: 2 Samuel 7:1-Leviticus :, 2 Samuel 12:1, 2 Samuel 12:25, 1 Kings 1:8, 1 Kings 1:10, 1 Kings 1:11, 1 Kings 1:22-Daniel :, 1 Kings 1:32-Zechariah :, 1 Chronicles 29:29

Ahijah: 1 Kings 11:29, 1 Kings 14:2

Iddo: 2 Chronicles 12:15, 2 Chronicles 13:22

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 13:1 - there came 2 Chronicles 10:15 - Ahijah 2 Chronicles 16:11 - the acts of Asa 2 Chronicles 24:27 - story 2 Chronicles 26:22 - first

Verse 30

Solomon: 1 Kings 11:42, 1 Kings 11:43

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 4:1 - over all Israel Ecclesiastes 1:1 - king

Verse 31

am 3029, bc 975

slept: 2 Samuel 7:12, 1 Kings 1:21, 1 Kings 2:10

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 11:43 - Rehoboam 2 Chronicles 14:1 - slept 2 Chronicles 21:1 - was buried Matthew 1:7 - Roboam Acts 13:36 - and was

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 9". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/2-chronicles-9.html.