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1 Kings 10:16

    1 Kings 10:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And king Solomon made two hundred targets of beaten gold: six hundred shekels of gold went to one target.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And king Solomon made two hundred targets of beaten gold: six hundred shekels of gold went to one target.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And king Solomon made two hundred bucklers of beaten gold; six hundred'shekels of gold went to one buckler.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Solomon made two hundred body-covers of hammered gold, every one having six hundred shekels of gold in it.

    Webster's Revision

    And king Solomon made two hundred bucklers of beaten gold; six hundred'shekels of gold went to one buckler.

    World English Bible

    King Solomon made two hundred bucklers of beaten gold; six hundred [shekels] of gold went to one buckler.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And king Solomon made two hundred targets of beaten gold: six hundred shekels of gold went to one target.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Kings 10:16

    Solomon made two hundred targets of beaten gold - I have already conjectured that the צנה tsinnah might resemble the Highland targe or target, with a dagger projecting from the Umbo or center.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Kings 10:16

    The "targets" seem to have been long shields protecting the whole body, while the "shields" of the next verse were bucklers of a smaller size, probably round, and much lighter. They may be compared with the Assyrian long shield, and the ordinary Assyrian round shield. As the amount of gold used in each of the larger shields was only 600 shekels - worth from 650 to 700 of our money - and that used in the smaller ones was only half as much it is evident that the metal did not form the substance of the shields, but was laid as a coating or plating over them.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Kings 10:16

    10:16 Targets - For pomp and magnificence, and to be carried before him, by his guard, when he went abroad. The Roman magistrates had rods and axes carried before them, in token of their power to correct the bad: but Solomon shields and targets, to shew he took more pleasure in his power to defend and protect the good.