1 Kings 10:22

“For the king had at sea a navy of Tharshish with the navy of Hiram: once in three years came the navy of Tharshish, bringing gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For the king had at sea a nauie of Tharshish, with the nauie of Hiram: once in three yeeres came the nauie of Tharshish, bringing golde and siluer, yuorie, and apes, and peacocks.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For the king had at sea the ships of Tarshish with the ships of Hiram; once every three years the ships of Tarshish came bringing gold and silver, ivory and apes and peacocks.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For the king had at sea a navy of Tarshish with the navy of Hiram: once every three years came the navy of Tarshish, bringing gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For the king had Tarshish-ships at sea with the ships of Hiram; once every three years the Tarshish-ships came with gold and silver and ivory and monkeys and peacocks.
- Basic English Bible

For the king had on the sea a Tarshish-fleet, with the fleet of Hiram: once in three years came the Tarshish-fleet, bringing gold and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.
- Darby Bible

For the king had at sea a navy of Tharshish with the navy of Hiram: once in three years came the navy of Tharshish, bringing gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.
- Webster's Bible

For the king had at sea a navy of Tarshish with the navy of Hiram: once every three years came the navy of Tarshish, bringing gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.
- World English Bible

for a navy of Tarshish hath the king at sea with a navy of Hiram; once in three years cometh the navy of Tarshish, bearing gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.
- Youngs Literal Bible

For the king had at sea a navy of Tarshish with the navy of Hiram; once every three years came the navy of Tarshish, bringing gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Kings 10:22


10:22 Tharshish - Ships that went to Tharshish. For Tharshishwas the name of a place upon the sea, famous for its traffick withmerchants, and it was a place very remote from Judea, as appears fromthe three years usually spent in that voyage. But whether it was Spain,where in those times there was abundance of gold and silver, as Straboand others affirm; or, some place in the Indies, it is needless todetermine.


Discussion for 1 Kings 10

  • Rodion Ponomariev
    Chapter 10:18 Moreover the king made a great throne of ivory, and overlaid it with the best gold.
  • JANICE GIBBS
    It lets me know that riches are nothing compared to the wisdom, knowledge and understanding of Gods word. We are already rich in God. All we have to do is trust God and believe his Word.
  • Margaret
    I understand that God shows his kindness but also power to king Solomon, Solomon 's wise decision to the Question God asked him has led to all this greatness,and he.receives more because he gives it back to God and others .A key lesson in life .
  • Japheth
    In this chap we can see that who ever will believe in God the God give him her with tenants
  • Yemi Toa for verse 14
    This is 666 talents of gold in number. Is this number symbolic, and does it have any link with the mark of the beast as mentioned in the book of Revelation 13 18?
  • Rebekka&Latwuan
    We are truly children of God. When we do something bad he doesn’t turn his back on us, he wants us to own up to what we did. We are responsible for our own sin, not the sins of our brothers or sisters. He makes it clear if we only open our hearts, TO HIS WORD.

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