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1 Kings 10:6–8

She exclaimed to the king, “Everything I heard in my country about your achievements* and wisdom is true! I didn’t believe what was said until I arrived here and saw it with my own eyes. In fact, I had not heard the half of it! Your wisdom and prosperity are far beyond what I was told. How happy your people* must be! What a privilege for your officials to stand here day after day, listening to your wisdom!

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1 Kings 10:6–8 — The New International Version (NIV)

She said to the king, “The report I heard in my own country about your achievements and your wisdom is true. But I did not believe these things until I came and saw with my own eyes. Indeed, not even half was told me; in wisdom and wealth you have far exceeded the report I heard. How happy your people must be! How happy your officials, who continually stand before you and hear your wisdom!

1 Kings 10:6–8 — English Standard Version (ESV)

And she said to the king, “The report was true that I heard in my own land of your words and of your wisdom, but I did not believe the reports until I came and my own eyes had seen it. And behold, the half was not told me. Your wisdom and prosperity surpass the report that I heard. Happy are your men! Happy are your servants, who continually stand before you and hear your wisdom!

1 Kings 10:6–8 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

And she said to the king, It was a true report that I heard in mine own land of thy acts and of thy wisdom. Howbeit I believed not the words, until I came, and mine eyes had seen it: and, behold, the half was not told me: thy wisdom and prosperity exceedeth the fame which I heard. Happy are thy men, happy are these thy servants, which stand continually before thee, and that hear thy wisdom.

1 Kings 10:6–8 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Then she said to the king: “It was a true report which I heard in my own land about your words and your wisdom. 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. Happy are your men and happy are these your servants, who stand continually before you and hear your wisdom!

1 Kings 10:6–8 — New Century Version (NCV)

So she said to King Solomon, “What I heard in my own country about your achievements and wisdom is true. I could not believe it then, but now I have come and seen it with my own eyes. I was not told even half of it! Your wisdom and wealth are much greater than I had heard. Your men and officers are very lucky, because in always serving you, they are able to hear your wisdom.

1 Kings 10:6–8 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

And she said to the king, It was a true report that I heard in mine own land of thine acts, and of thy wisdom. Howbeit I believed not the words, until I came, and mine eyes had seen it: and, behold, the half was not told me; thy wisdom and prosperity exceed the fame which I heard. Happy are thy men, happy are these thy servants, that stand continually before thee, and that hear thy wisdom.

1 Kings 10:6–8 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

And she said to the king, It was a true report that I heard in mine own land of thine affairs, and of thy wisdom; but I gave no credit to the words, until I came and mine eyes had seen; and behold, the half was not told me: in wisdom and prosperity thou exceedest the report that I heard. Happy are thy men! happy are these thy servants, who stand continually before thee, who hear thy wisdom!

1 Kings 10:6–8 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

She told the king, “What I heard in my country about your words and your wisdom is true! But I didn’t believe the reports until I came and saw it with my own eyes. I wasn’t even told half of it. Your wisdom and wealth surpass the stories I’ve heard. How blessed your men must be! How blessed these servants of yours must be because they are always stationed in front of you, listening to your wisdom!

1 Kings 10:6–8 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

She said to the king, “The report I heard in my own country about your words and about your wisdom is true. But I didn’t believe the reports until I came and saw with my own eyes. Indeed, I was not even told half. Your wisdom and prosperity far exceed the report I heard. How happy are your men. How happy are these servants of yours, who always stand in your presence hearing your wisdom.

1 Kings 10:6–8 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

So she said to the king, “The report was true that I heard in my own land of your accomplishments and of your wisdom, but I did not believe the reports until I came and my own eyes had seen it. Not even half had been told me; your wisdom and prosperity far surpass the report that I had heard. Happy are your wives! Happy are these your servants, who continually attend you and hear your wisdom!

1 Kings 10:6–8 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Then she said to the king, “The report which I heard in my land was true concerning your accomplishments and your wisdom. I had not believed the report to be true until I came and my eyes had seen, and behold! The half had not been told to me. Your wisdom and prosperity surpass the report that I had heard. Happy are your men and happy are these your servants who stand before you continually hearing your wisdom.

1 Kings 10:6–8 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

She said to the king, “Back in my own country I heard a report about you. I heard about how much you had accomplished. I also heard about how wise you are. Everything I heard is true. But I didn’t believe those things. So I came to see for myself. And now I believe it! You are twice as wise and wealthy as people say you are. The report I heard doesn’t even begin to tell the whole story about you.

“How happy your men must be! How happy your officials must be! They always get to serve you and hear the wise things you say.

1 Kings 10:6–8 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Then she said to the king, “It was a true report which I heard in my own land about your words and your wisdom.

“Nevertheless I did not believe the reports, until I came and my eyes had seen it. And behold, the half was not told me. You exceed in wisdom and prosperity the report which I heard.

“How blessed are your men, how blessed are these your servants who stand before you continually and hear your wisdom.