SEV Biblia, Chapter 10:5 asimismo la comida de su mesa, el asiento de sus siervos, el estado y vestidos de los que le servían, sus maestresalas, y sus holocaustos que sacrificaba en la Casa del SEŃOR, no hubo más espíritu en ella.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 1 Kings 10:5 Verse 5. The meat of his table] The immense supply of all kinds of food daily necessary for the many thousands which were fed at and from his table. See chap. iv. 22, 23, and the notes there.
And the sitting of his servants] The various orders and distinctions of his officers.
The attendance of his ministers] See the account of these and their attendance, chap. iv. 1, &c.
And their apparel] The peculiarity of their robes, and their splendour and costliness.
And his cup-bearers] The original wyqŤm mashkaiv may as well be applied to his beverage, or to his drinking utensils, as to his cup-bearers.
And his ascent by which he went up] It seems very strange that the steps to the temple should be such a separate matter of astonishment. The original is hwhy tyb hl[y rŤa wtl[w which all the versions have translated, And the holocausts which he offered in the house of the Lord.
The Vulgate, Septuagint, Chaldee, Syriac, and Arabic, all express this sense: so does the German translation of Luther, from which, in this place, we have most pitifully departed: And seine Brandopfer, die er in dem Hause des Herrn opferte; "And his burnt-offering which he offered in the house of the Lord." There was no more spirit in her.] She was overpowered with astonishment; she fainted. I have seen precisely the same effect produced; a lady who was herself an artist, viewing some exquisitely finished oriental paintings, was so struck with astonishment that she twice nearly fainted, and was obliged to leave the room. What happened to the queen of Sheba is a natural and not an uncommon effect which will be produced in a delicate sensible mind at the sight of rare and extraordinary productions of art.
Of the profusion of Solomon's sacrifices we have already had proof, chap. viii. 63; ix. 25.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 5. And the meat of his table , etc.] The various sorts of it, the different dishes, and the multitude of them; (see 1 Kings 4:22,23) and the sitting of his servants ; at table, either with him, or at tables by themselves, yet in his presence; for these were his nobles and courtiers, who were placed in order, according to their rank and degree, which showed wisdom: and the attendance of his ministers ; or the “standing” of those that waited, both at the king’s table, and the tables of the lords, who each had their proper place and business assigned; so that the utmost decorum was observed, and no confusion or disorder to be seen: and their apparel : their several liveries, which were distinct according to the posts and offices in which they were, and which no doubt were rich and splendid, as well as various: and his cup bearers ; to serve him and his nobles with wine when called for; though the word signifies liquors f221 , and may design the various sorts of wines, and other drinkables, used by him, of which there was great plenty: and his ascent by which he went up unto the house of the Lord ; the steps which he had made to go up from his palace to the temple; which were so curiously devised, and so artificially wrought, that it gave the queen, among other things, a sensible proof of his great wisdom, as well as of his religion and piety. The Septuagint, Vulgate Latin, Syriac, and Arabic versions, and some others, render the words, “and the burnt offerings which he offered in the house of the Lord”; and so Josephus understood them; she was shown the service of the house of the Lord, as much as could be admitted, and perhaps was told the meaning of it; all which she saw, both in his own house, and in the house of God, and greatly surprised her: so that there was no more spirit in her ; she was quite astonished; like one in an ecstasy, she had no power for a time to speak, what she saw and heard so affected her.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 1-13 - The queen of Sheba came to Solomon to hear his wisdom, thereby to improve her own. Our Saviour mentions her inquiries after God, by Solomon, as showing the stupidity of those who inquire not after God by our Lord Jesus Christ. By waiting and prayer, by diligentl searching the Scriptures, by consulting wise and experience Christians, and by practising what we have learned, we shall be delivered from difficulties. Solomon's wisdom made more impression upo the queen of Sheba than all his prosperity and grandeur. There is spiritual excellence in heavenly things, and in consistent Christians to which no reports can do justice. Here the truth exceeded; and all who, through grace, are brought to commune with God, will say the on half was not told them of the pleasures and the advantages of wisdom' ways. Glorified saints, much more, will say of heaven, that the thousandth part was not told them, 1Co 2:9. She pronounced them happ that constantly attended Solomon. With much more reason may we say of Christ's servants, Blessed are they that dwell in his house; they wil be still praising him. She made a noble present to Solomon. What we present to Christ, he needs not, but will have us do so to express ou gratitude. The believer who has been with Jesus, will return to his station, discharge his duties with readiness, and from better motives looking forward to the day when, being absent from the body, he shal be present with the Lord.
Original Hebrew ומאכל 3978 שׁלחנו 7979 ומושׁב 4186 עבדיו 5650 ומעמד 4612 משׁרתו 8334 ומלבשׁיהם 4403 ומשׁקיו 4945 ועלתו 5930 אשׁר 834 יעלה 5927 בית 1004 יהוה 3068 ולא 3808 היה 1961 בה עוד 5750 רוח׃ 7307