47 Solomon left all these things unweighed,(A) because there were so many;(B) the weight of the bronze(C) was not determined.

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With all my resources I have provided for the temple of my God—gold(A) for the gold work, silver for the silver, bronze for the bronze, iron for the iron and wood for the wood, as well as onyx for the settings, turquoise,[a](B) stones of various colors, and all kinds of fine stone and marble—all of these in large quantities.(C) Besides, in my devotion to the temple of my God I now give my personal treasures of gold and silver for the temple of my God, over and above everything I have provided(D) for this holy temple: three thousand talents[b] of gold (gold of Ophir)(E) and seven thousand talents[c] of refined silver,(F) for the overlaying of the walls of the buildings, for the gold work and the silver work, and for all the work to be done by the craftsmen. Now, who is willing to consecrate themselves to the Lord today?”

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Chronicles 29:2 The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.
  2. 1 Chronicles 29:4 That is, about 110 tons or about 100 metric tons
  3. 1 Chronicles 29:4 That is, about 260 tons or about 235 metric tons
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