besides what he collected from the merchants 1 and traders. All the Arabian kings and the governors of the land also brought gold and silver to Solomon.
The ravens would bring him bread and meat each morning and evening, and he would drink from the stream.
The people from Tyre 1 who lived there were bringing fish and all kinds of merchandise and were selling it on the Sabbath to the people of Judah – and in Jerusalem, of all places! 2
Some of the Philistines brought Jehoshaphat tribute, including a load of silver. The Arabs brought him 7,700 rams and 7,700 goats from their flocks.
Year after year visitors brought their gifts, which included items of silver, items of gold, clothes, perfume, spices, horses, and mules. 1
Many were bringing presents 1 to the Lord in Jerusalem and precious gifts to King Hezekiah of Judah. From that time on he was respected by 2 all the nations.
Also their neighbors, from as far away as Issachar, Zebulun, and Naphtali, were bringing food on donkeys, camels, mules, and oxen. There were large supplies of flour, fig cakes, raisins, wine, olive oil, beef, and lamb, 1 for Israel was celebrating. 2