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2 Chronicles 8:18 International Standard Version (ISV)

18 Hiram sent Solomon[a] ships and servants who were expert mariners, and they sailed with Solomon’s servants to Ophir,[b] where they brought back 450 talents[c] of gold for Solomon.


  1. 2 Chronicles 8:18 Lit. him
  2. 2 Chronicles 8:18 Or to a source of fine gold; cf. 1Chr 29:4
  3. 2 Chronicles 8:18 I.e. about 33,750 pounds; a talent weighed about 75 pounds
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2 Chronicles 8:18 New International Version (NIV)

18 And Hiram sent him ships commanded by his own men, sailors who knew the sea. These, with Solomon’s men, sailed to Ophir and brought back four hundred and fifty talents[a] of gold, which they delivered to King Solomon.


  1. 2 Chronicles 8:18 That is, about 17 tons or about 15 metric tons
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