All the gold that was used for the work, in all the work of the sanctuary 1 (namely, 2 the gold of the wave offering) was twenty-nine talents and 730 shekels, 3 according to the sanctuary shekel.
He took the crown of their king 1 from his head – it was gold, weighed about seventy-five pounds, 2 and held a precious stone – and it was placed on David’s head. He also took from the city a great deal of plunder.
She gave the king 120 talents 1 of gold, a very large quantity of spices, and precious gems. The quantity of spices the queen of Sheba gave King Solomon has never been matched. 2
He answered, “Everything is fine. 1 My master sent me with this message, ‘Look, two servants of the prophets just arrived from the Ephraimite hill country. 2 Please give them a talent 3 of silver and two suits of clothes.’”
When the Ammonites realized that David was disgusted with them, 1 Hanun and the Ammonites sent 1,000 talents 2 of silver to hire chariots and charioteers from Aram Naharaim, Aram Maacah, and Zobah. 3
David took the crown from the head of their king 1 and wore it 2 (its weight was a talent 3 of gold and it was set with precious stones). He took a large amount of plunder from the city.
Huram sent him ships and some of his sailors, men who were well acquainted with the sea. They sailed with Solomon’s men to Ophir, 1 and took from there 450 talents 2 of gold, which they brought back to King Solomon.
She gave the king 120 talents 1 of gold and a very large quantity of spices and precious gems. The quantity of spices the queen of Sheba gave King Solomon has never been matched. 2
If the king is so inclined, 1 let an edict be issued 2 to destroy them. I will pay ten thousand talents of silver 3 to be conveyed to the king’s treasuries for the officials who carry out this business.”
Then King Zedekiah ordered that Jeremiah be committed to the courtyard of the guardhouse. He also ordered that a loaf of bread 1 be given to him every day from the baker’s street until all the bread in the city was gone. So Jeremiah was kept 2 in the courtyard of the guardhouse.
When the king passed by, he called out to the king, “Your servant went out into the heat 1 of the battle, and then a man turned aside and brought me a prisoner. 2 He told me, ‘Guard this prisoner. If he ends up missing for any reason, 3 you will pay with your life or with a talent 4 of silver.’ 5
He launched a military campaign 1 against the king of the Ammonites and defeated them. That year the Ammonites paid him 100 talents 2 of silver, 10,000 kors 3 of wheat, and 10,000 kors 4 of barley. The Ammonites also paid this same amount of annual tribute the next two years. 5