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She said, "O eminent ones, advise me in my affair. I would not decide a matter until you witness [for] me." (32) They said: "We are strong and are given to vehement fighting. But the decision is yours. Therefore, consider what you would like to command." (33) She said, “Indeed the kings, when they enter a township, destroy it and disgrace its honourable people; and this is what they do.” (34) But lo! I am going to send a present unto them, and to see with what (answer) the messengers return. (35) So when he came to Sulaiman, he said: What! will you help me with wealth? But what Allah has given me is better than what He has given you. Nay, you are exultant because of your present; (36) Go back to them. We shall soon come with our armies which they will not be able to face. We shall drive them out of (the land) with ignominy, and they will be humbled." (37) He said: O chiefs! which of you will bring unto me her throne, ere they come unto me submitting themselves? (38) A giant from the jinns said: I shall bring it unto thee ere thou arisest from thy place; verily I am strong for it and trusty. (39) Said one who had knowledge from the Scripture, "I will bring it to you before your glance returns to you." And when [Solomon] saw it placed before him, he said, "This is from the favor of my Lord to test me whether I will be grateful or ungrateful. And whoever is grateful - his gratitude is only for [the benefit of] himself. And whoever is ungrateful - then indeed, my Lord is Free of need and Generous." (40) (Then) he said: 'Let her throne be disguised, so that we can see whether she is guided or if she is among those who are not guided' (41) So, when she came, it was said, 'Is thy throne like this?' She said, 'It seems the same.' 'And we were given the knowledge before her, and we were in surrender, (42) And that which she used to worship beside God had stopped her [from believing]; for she came of a disbelieving people. (43) She was told to enter the palace. When she saw it, she thought that it was a pool and raised her clothe up to her legs. Solomon said, "This is a palace constructed with glass." She said, "My Lord, indeed I have wronged myself and I submit myself with Solomon to the will of God, the Lord of the Universe." (44)
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