I gathered for myself also silver and gold, and the special treasures of kings and of the provinces: I got men singers and women singers, the delights of the sons of men, and musical instruments of all sorts.
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George Leo Haydock
Silver, which became, in consequence, of little value.
Singing. At the court of Persia, people sung all night, and during the feasts. (Athen. xii., and 14.)
Cups and vessels; (Aquila and Symmachus) or, "men and women to", (Septuagint) or "a field and fields "(Calmet) or, Protestants, "as musical instruments, and that of all sorts. "Hebrew shidda beshiddoth. (Haydock)