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1 Kings 10:17

    1 Kings 10:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he made three hundred shields of beaten gold; three pound of gold went to one shield: and the king put them in the house of the forest of Lebanon.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he made three hundred shields of beaten gold; three pound of gold went to one shield: and the king put them in the house of the forest of Lebanon.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he made three hundred shields of beaten gold; three pounds of gold went to one shield: and the king put them in the house of the forest of Lebanon.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he made three hundred smaller body-covers of hammered gold, with three pounds of gold in every cover: and the king put them in the house of the Woods of Lebanon.

    Webster's Revision

    And he made three hundred shields of beaten gold; three pounds of gold went to one shield: and the king put them in the house of the forest of Lebanon.

    World English Bible

    [he made] three hundred shields of beaten gold; three minas of gold went to one shield: and the king put them in the house of the forest of Lebanon.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he made three hundred shields of beaten gold; three pounds of gold went to one shield: and the king put them in the house of the forest of Lebanon;

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Kings 10:17

    He made three hundred shields - The מגן magen was a large shield by which the whole body was protected.

    Mr. Reynolds computes that the two hundred targets, on each of which were employed three hundred shekels of gold, were worth 28,131 16s. 9 1/2d.

    And the three hundred shields, in forming each of which three pounds of gold were employed, were worth 210,976 7s. 7d.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Kings 10:17

    These shields, together with the 500 taken by David from Hadadezer 2 Samuel 8:7 were hung round the outer walls of a building, reckoned as belonging to the "house of the Forest of Lebanon," but separate from it, and called sometimes "the Tower of David" Sol 4:4, or from its use "the armoury" Sol 4:4; Isaiah 22:8. The practice of hanging shields outside walls for ornamentation seems to have existed at Tyre Ezekiel 27:10-11, Rome, Athens, and elsewhere. Traces of it are thought to be found in the Assyrian sculptures.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Kings 10:17

    10:17 Shields - Smaller than targets.