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1 Kings 10:13

King Solomon gave to the queen of Sheba all her desire which she requested, besides what he gave her according to his royal bounty. Then she turned and went to her own land together with her servants.
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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Queen;   Solomon;   Women;   Thompson Chain Reference - Giving;   Liberality-Parsimony;   Presents;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Sabeans;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Arabia;   Sheba;   Solomon;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Israel;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Sheba;   Solomon;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Commerce;   Phoenice;   Solomon;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Book(s);   Queen;   Riddle;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Government;   Israel;   Sheba, Queen of;   Solomon;   Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Queen (2);   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Sheba ;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Hiram;   Sheba;   Tyre;   Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types - Christ;   Scorpion;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Bountifulness;   Queen;   Queen of Sheba;   Royal;   Kitto Biblical Cyclopedia - Arabia;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Solomon;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

All her desire whatsoever she asked - Some imagine she desired progeny from the wise king of Israel; and all the traditions concerning her state that she had a son by Solomon called Menilek, who was brought up at the Israelitish court, succeeded his mother in the kingdom of Saba, and introduced among his subjects the Jewish religion. See at the end of the chapter, 1 Kings 10:29; (note).

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on 1 Kings 10:13". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/1-kings-10.html. 1832.

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible

SOLOMON GAVE TO THE QUEEN WHATEVER SHE WANTED

"And king Solomon gave to the queen of Sheba all her desire, whatsoever she asked, besides that which Solomon gave her of his royal bounty. So she turned, and went to her own land, she and her servants."

This is the verse that supports the Jewish tradition that the queen desired a child by Solomon. The words are ambiguous, but they do not deny the possibility of its truth. It is evident from what is said here that Solomon gave her something besides money.

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Coffman, James Burton. "Commentary on 1 Kings 10:13". "Coffman Commentaries on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/1-kings-10.html. Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. 1983-1999.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And King Solomon gave unto the queen of Sheba all her desire,

whatsoever she asked,.... Some curious things she saw, and was desirous of, she asked for, and had them:

besides that which Solomon gave her of his royal bounty; of his own good will and pleasure, without asking:

so she turned and went to her own country: the country of Sheba in Arabia Felix:

she and her sergeants: the train or retinue she brought with her, which was large, 1 Kings 10:2.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 10:13". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/1-kings-10.html. 1999.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

King Solomon gave unto the queen of Sheba all her desire, whatsoever she asked, beside — that is, Solomon not only gave his illustrious guest all the insight and information she wanted; but, according to the Oriental fashion, he gave her ample remuneration for the presents she had brought.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 1 Kings 10:13". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/1-kings-10.html. 1871-8.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

1 Kings 10:13 And king Solomon gave unto the queen of Sheba all her desire, whatsoever she asked, beside [that] which Solomon gave her of his royal bounty. So she turned and went to her own country, she and her servants.

Ver. 13. All her desire, whatsoever she asked.] Some say she came to Solomon, as Thalestris queen of the amazons afterwards did to Alexander the Great, to have issue by him; and that he married her and sent her away to her own country great with a son, whom she called David, whose race continueth to this day. (a)

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 10:13". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/1-kings-10.html. 1865-1868.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

13.All her desire — Whatever of a portable nature she desired to carry home with her as mementos of Solomon’s greatness and glory.

Besides that which Solomon gave her of his royal bounty — Or, as the margin has it, gave her according to the land of king Solomon. That is, besides giving her the things she asked for, he gave her presents becoming his vast wealth. As she had brought him presents of such great value, it was but a matter of kingly courtesy for him to respond by similar gifts.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 1 Kings 10:13". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/1-kings-10.html. 1874-1909.

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments

1 Kings 10:13. Solomon gave unto the queen all her desire — By their mutual presents they testified their friendship to each other; wishing by these things to be remembered. Whatsoever she asked, besides what Solomon gave her of his royal bounty — He desired to know what things would be acceptable to her among all the rarities she had seen, and those he bestowed upon her: besides which he added other things of value, which, it is likely, she had not in her own country. Thus they who apply to our Lord Jesus will find him not only greater and wiser than Solomon, but more kind. Whatsoever we ask, it shall be done for us; nay, he will, out of his divine bounty, which infinitely excels royal bounty, even that of Solomon, do for us more than we are able to ask or think. Reader, hast thou no wants? no desires? Wilt thou not apply to him? Ask, and it shall be given thee.

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Benson, Joseph. "Commentary on 1 Kings 10:13". Joseph Benson's Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/1-kings-10.html. 1857.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

of his royal bounty. Hebrew according to the hand of king Solomon.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 1 Kings 10:13". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/1-kings-10.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

And king Solomon gave unto the queen of Sheba all her desire, whatsoever she asked, beside that which Solomon gave her of his royal bounty. So she turned and went to her own country, she and her servants.

All her desire, whatsoever she asked, besides - i:e., Solomon not only gave his illustrious guest all the insight and information she wanted, but, according to the Oriental fashion, which is to ask or specify certain objects which it would be agreeable to obtain, gave her ample remuneration for the presents she had brought -

i.e., besides his presents in return for hers, made a free donation of whatever she liked.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 1 Kings 10:13". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/1-kings-10.html. 1871-8.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(13) All her desire.—The terms here employed indicate a position of inferiority, although well graced and honoured, in the queen of Sheba. Her present is of the nature of tribute. Solomon gives her of “his bounty,” both what she asked for (probably by praising it) and what else he would.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 10:13". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/1-kings-10.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And king Solomon gave unto the queen of Sheba all her desire, whatsoever she asked, beside that which Solomon gave her of his royal bounty. So she turned and went to her own country, she and her servants.
all her desire
2; 9:1; Psalms 20:4; 37:4; Matthew 15:28; John 14:13,14; Ephesians 3:20
which Solomon gave her of his royal bounty
Heb. which he gave her, according to the hand of king Solomon.
Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 9:12 - all her desire

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 1 Kings 10:13". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/1-kings-10.html.