1Now when the #2 Chr. 9:1; Matt. 12:42; Luke 11:31queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the Lord, she came #Judg. 14:12; Ps. 49:4; Prov. 1:6to test him with hard questions. 2She 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. 3So Solomon answered all her questions; there was nothing so difficult for the king that he could not explain it to her. 4And when the queen of Sheba had seen all the wisdom of Solomon, the house that he had built, 5the food on his table, the seating of his servants, the service of his waiters and their apparel, his cupbearers, #1 Chr. 26:16; 2 Chr. 9:4and his entryway by which he went up to the house of the Lord, there was no more spirit in her. 6Then she said to the king: “It was a true report which I heard in my own land about your words and your wisdom. 7However 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#Prov. 8:34Happy are your men and happy are these your servants, who stand continually before you and hear your wisdom!