1 Chronicles 29

Offerings for the Temple

1Then King David said to the entire assembly, “My son Solomon, whom alone God has chosen a  is still young and inexperienced and the work is great; for b  the
Lit palace
temple is not for man, but for the  Lord God.
2“Now d  with all my ability I have provided for the house of my God the gold for the things of gold, and the silver for the things of silver, and the bronze for the things of bronze, the iron for the things of iron, and wood for the things of wood, onyx stones and inlaid stones, stones of antimony and stones of various colors, and all kinds of precious stones and alabaster in abundance. 3Moreover, in my delight in the house of my God, the treasure I have of gold and silver, I give to the house of my God, over and above all that I have already provided for the holy
Lit house
4namely f  3,000 talents of gold, of g  the gold of Ophir, and 7,000 talents of refined silver, to overlay the walls of the
Lit houses
5of gold for the things of gold and of silver for the things of silver, that is, for all the work
Lit by the hand of the craftsmen
done by the craftsmen. Who then is willing
Lit to fill his hand
to consecrate himself this day to the  Lord?”

6Then k  the rulers of the fathers’ households, and the princes of the tribes of Israel, and the commanders of thousands and of hundreds, with l  the overseers over the king’s work, offered willingly; 7and for the service for the house of God they gave 5,000 talents and 10,000 m  darics of gold, and 10,000 talents of silver, and 18,000 talents of brass, and 100,000 talents of iron. 8
Lit those with whom were found
Whoever possessed precious stones gave them to the treasury of the house of the  Lord
Lit under the hand of
in care of p  Jehiel the Gershonite.
9Then the people rejoiced because they had offered so willingly, for they made their offering to the  Lord q  with a whole heart, and King David also rejoiced greatly.

David’s Prayer

10So David blessed the  Lord in the sight of all the assembly; and David said, “Blessed are You, O  Lord God of Israel our father, forever and ever. 11 r  “Yours, O  Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, indeed everything that is in the heavens and the earth; Yours is the dominion, O  Lord, and You exalt Yourself as head over all. 12 s  Both riches and honor come from You, and You rule over all, and t  in Your hand is power and might; and it lies in Your hand to make great and to strengthen everyone. 13Now therefore, our God, we thank You, and praise Your glorious name.

14But who am I and who are my people that we should
Lit retain strength
be able to offer as generously as this? For all things come from You, and from Your hand we have given You.
15“For v  we are sojourners before You, and tenants, as all our fathers were; w  our days on the earth are like a shadow, and there is no hope. 16“O  Lord our God, all this abundance that we have provided to build You a house for Your holy name, it is from Your hand, and all is Yours. 17Since I know, O my God, that x  You try the heart and y  delight in uprightness, I, in the integrity of my heart, have willingly offered all these things; so now with joy I have seen Your people, who are present here, make their offerings willingly to You. 18“O  Lord, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, our fathers, preserve this forever in the
Lit intent of the thoughts of the heart
intentions of the heart of Your people, and direct their heart to You;
19and aa  give to my son Solomon a perfect heart to keep Your commandments, Your testimonies and Your statutes, and to do them all, and ab  to build the
Lit palace
temple, for which I have made provision.”

20Then David said to all the assembly, “Now bless the  Lord your God.” And ad  all the assembly blessed the  Lord, the God of their fathers, and ae  bowed low and did homage to the  Lord and to the king.


21On the next day af  they
Lit sacrificed
made sacrifices to the  Lord and offered burnt offerings to the  Lord, 1,000 bulls, 1,000 rams and 1,000 lambs, with their drink offerings and sacrifices in abundance for all Israel.
22So they ate and drank that day before the  Lord with great gladness.

Solomon Again Made King

And they made Solomon the son of David king ah  a second time, and they ai  anointed him as ruler for the  Lord and Zadok as priest.
23Then aj  Solomon sat on the throne of the  Lord as king instead of David his father; and he prospered, and all Israel obeyed him. 24All the officials, the mighty men, and also all the sons of King David
Lit put a hand under Solomon
pledged allegiance to King Solomon.
25 al  The  Lord highly exalted Solomon in the sight of all Israel, and am  bestowed on him royal majesty which had not been on any king before him in Israel.

26Now an  David the son of Jesse reigned over all Israel. 27 ao  The period which he reigned over Israel was forty years; he reigned in Hebron seven years and
Lit he reigned in
in Jerusalem thirty-three years.

Death of David

28Then he died in aq  a
Lit good
ripe old age as  full of days, riches and honor; and his son Solomon reigned in his place.
29Now the acts of King David, from first to last, are written in the chronicles of at  Samuel the seer, in the chronicles of au  Nathan the prophet and in the chronicles of av  Gad the seer, 30with all his reign, his power, and the circumstances which came on him, on Israel, and on all the kingdoms of the lands.
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