29 2 The offering of David and of the princes for the building of the Temple. 10 David giveth thanks to the Lord. 20 He exhorteth the people to do the same. 22 Solomon is created king. 28 David dieth, and Solomon his son reigneth in his stead.

Moreover, David the King said unto all the Congregation, God hath chosen Solomon mine only son, young and tender, and the work is great: for this house is not for man, but for the [a]Lord God.

Now I have prepared with all my power for the house of my God, gold for vessels of gold, and silver for them of silver, and brass for things of brass, iron for things of iron, and wood for things of wood, and onyx stones, and stones to be set, and carbuncle stones, and of divers colors, and all precious stones, and marble stones in abundance.

Moreover, because I have [b]delight in the house of my God, I have of mine own gold and silver, which I have given to the house of my God, beside all that I have prepared for the house of the Sanctuary,

Even [c]three thousand talents of gold of the gold of Ophir, and seven thousand talents of fined silver to overlay the walls of the houses.

The gold for the things of gold, and the silver for things of silver, and for all the work by the hands of artificers: and who is [d]willing [e]to fill his hand today unto the Lord?

So the princes of the families, and the princes of the tribes of Israel, and the captains of thousands and of hundreds, with the rulers of the king’s work, offered willingly,

And they gave for the service of the house of God, five thousand talents of gold, and ten thousand pieces, and ten thousand talents of silver, and eighteen thousand talents of brass, and one hundred thousand talents of iron.

And they with whom precious stones were [f]found, gave them to the treasure of the house of the Lord, by the hand of Jehiel the Gershonite.

And the people rejoiced when they offered willingly: for they offered willingly unto the Lord, with a [g]perfect heart. And David the king also (A)rejoiced with great joy.

10 Therefore David blessed the Lord before all the Congregation, and David said, Blessed be thou, O Lord God of [h]Israel our father, forever and ever.

11 Thine, O Lord, is greatness and power, and glory and victory, and praise: for all that is in heaven and in earth is thine: thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and thou excellest as head over all.

12 Both riches and honor come of thee, and thou reignest over all, and in thine hand is power and strength, and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all.

13 Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious Name.

14 But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer willingly after this sort? for all things [i]come of thee: and of thine own hand we have given thee.

15 For we are [j]strangers before thee, and sojourners like all our fathers: our days are like the shadow upon the earth, and there is none [k]abiding.

16 O Lord our God, all this abundance that we have prepared to build thee an house for thine holy Name, is of thine hand, and all is thine.

17 I know also my God, that thou (B)triest the heart, and hast pleasure in righteousness: I have offered willingly in the uprightness of mine heart all these things: now also have I seen thy people which are found here, to offer unto thee willingly with joy.

18 O Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel our fathers, keep this forever in the [l]purpose, and the thoughts of the heart of thy people, and prepare their hearts unto thee.

19 And give unto Solomon my son a perfect heart to keep thy commandments, thy testimonies, and thy statutes, and to do all things, and to build the house which I have prepared.

20 ¶ And David said to all the congregation, Now bless the Lord your God. And all the Congregation blessed the Lord God of their fathers, and bowed down their heads, and worshipped the Lord and the [m]king.

21 And they offered sacrifices unto the Lord, and on the morrow after that day, they offered burnt offerings unto the Lord, even a thousand young bullocks, a thousand rams, and a thousand sheep, with their [n]drink offerings, and sacrifices in abundance for all Israel.

22 And they did eat and drink before the Lord the same day with great joy, and they made Solomon the son of David king the second time, and anointed him prince before the Lord, and Zadok for the high Priest.

23 So Solomon sat on the [o]throne of the Lord, as king instead of David his father, and prospered: and all Israel obeyed him.

24 And all the princes and men of power, and all the sons of king David [p]submitted themselves under king Solomon.

25 And the Lord magnified Solomon in dignity, in the sight of all Israel, and gave him so glorious a kingdom, as no king had before him in Israel.

26 (C)Thus David the son of Jesse reigned over all Israel.

27 And the space that he reigned over Israel, was forty years: seven years reigned he in Hebron, and three and thirty years reigned he in Jerusalem:

28 And he died in a good age, full of days, riches and honor, and Solomon his son reigned in his stead.

29 Concerning the acts of David the king, first and last, behold they are written in the book of Samuel the Seer, and in the book of [q]Nathan the Prophet, and in the book of Gad the Seer,

30 With all his reign and his power, and [r]times that went over him, and over Israel, and over all the kingdoms of the earth.

Footnotes

  1. 1 Chronicles 29:1 And therefore is taught to be excellent in all points.
  2. 1 Chronicles 29:3 His great zeal toward the furtherance of the Temple made him to spare no expenses, but to bestow his own peculiar treasure.
  3. 1 Chronicles 29:4 He showeth what he had of his own store for the Lord’s house.
  4. 1 Chronicles 29:5 He was not only liberal himself, but provoked others to set forth the works of God.
  5. 1 Chronicles 29:5 Or, to offer.
  6. 1 Chronicles 29:8 Meaning, them that had any.
  7. 1 Chronicles 29:9 That is, with a good courage and without hypocrisy.
  8. 1 Chronicles 29:10 Which didst reveal thyself to our father Jacob.
  9. 1 Chronicles 29:14 We gave thee nothing of our own, but that which we have received of thee: for whether the gifts be corporal or spiritual, we receive them all of God, and therefore must give him the glory.
  10. 1 Chronicles 29:15 And therefore have this land but lent to us for a time.
  11. 1 Chronicles 29:15 Hebrew, waiting for them to return.
  12. 1 Chronicles 29:18 Continue them in his good mind, that they may serve thee willingly.
  13. 1 Chronicles 29:20 That is, did reverence the king.
  14. 1 Chronicles 29:21 Meaning, all kind of liquor which they mingled with their sacrifices, as wine, oil, etc.
  15. 1 Chronicles 29:23 This declareth that the Kings of Judah were figures of Christ, who was the true anointed, and to whom God gave the chief government of all things.
  16. 1 Chronicles 29:24 Hebrew, gave the hand.
  17. 1 Chronicles 29:29 The books of Nathan and Gad are thought to have been lost in the captivity.
  18. 1 Chronicles 29:30 Meaning, the troubles and griefs.

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