5:5 The king of Syria said, “Go! I will send a letter to the king of Israel.” So Naaman 1 went, taking with him ten talents 2 of silver, six thousand shekels of gold, 3 and ten suits of clothes.
2 Kings 10:22Context
10:22 Jehu ordered the one who was in charge of the wardrobe, 4 “Bring out robes for all the servants of Baal.” So he brought out robes for them.
1 tn Heb “he”; the referent (Naaman) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
2 tn The Hebrew term כִּכָּר (kikkar, “circle”) refers generally to something that is round. When used of metals it can refer to a disk-shaped weight made of the metal or to a standard unit of weight, generally regarded as a talent. Since the accepted weight for a talent of metal is about 75 pounds, this would have amounted to about 750 pounds of silver (cf. NCV, NLT, CEV).
3 tn Heb “six thousand gold […].” The unit of measure is not given in the Hebrew text. A number of English versions supply “pieces” (e.g., KJV, ASV, NAB, TEV) or “shekels” (e.g., NASB, NIV, NRSV).
4 tn Heb “and he said to the one who was over the wardrobe.”