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1 Kings 9:14

    1 Kings 9:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Hiram sent to the king sixscore talents of gold.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Hiram sent to the king six score talents of gold.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Hiram sent to the king sixscore talents of gold.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Hiram sent the king a hundred and twenty talents of gold.

    Webster's Revision

    And Hiram sent to the king sixscore talents of gold.

    World English Bible

    Hiram sent to the king one hundred twenty talents of gold.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Hiram sent to the king sixscore talents of gold.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Kings 9:14

    Sixscore talents of gold - This was the sum which Hiram had lent, and in order to pay this Solomon had laid a tax upon his people, as we afterward learn. The whole is very darkly expressed.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Kings 9:14

    Hiram sent sixscore talents of gold - Apparently, to show that, although disappointed, he was not offended. The sum sent was very large - above a million and a quarter of our money, according to one estimate of the weight of the Hebrew gold talent; or about 720,000 according to the estimate adopted in Exodus 38:24-29 note. At any rate, it was more than equal to a sixth part of Solomon's regular revenue 1 Kings 10:14.