21 and everyone who was willing and whose heart moved them came and brought an offering to the Lord for the work on the tent of meeting, for all its service, and for the sacred garments.

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22 All who were willing, men and women alike, came and brought gold jewelry of all kinds: brooches, earrings, rings and ornaments. They all presented their gold as a wave offering to the Lord.

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26 And all the women who were willing and had the skill spun the goat hair.

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27 The leaders(A) brought onyx stones and other gems(B) to be mounted on the ephod and breastpiece.

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29 All the Israelite men and women who were willing(A) brought to the Lord freewill offerings(B) for all the work the Lord through Moses had commanded them to do.

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Then Moses summoned Bezalel(A) and Oholiab(B) and every skilled person to whom the Lord had given ability and who was willing(C) to come and do the work.

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Joash said to the priests, “Collect(A) all the money that is brought as sacred offerings(B) to the temple of the Lord—the money collected in the census,(C) the money received from personal vows and the money brought voluntarily(D) to the temple.

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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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They(A) gave toward the work on the temple of God five thousand talents[a] and ten thousand darics[b] of gold, ten thousand talents[c] of silver, eighteen thousand talents[d] of bronze and a hundred thousand talents[e] of iron.

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  1. 1 Chronicles 29:7 That is, about 190 tons or about 170 metric tons
  2. 1 Chronicles 29:7 That is, about 185 pounds or about 84 kilograms
  3. 1 Chronicles 29:7 That is, about 380 tons or about 340 metric tons
  4. 1 Chronicles 29:7 That is, about 675 tons or about 610 metric tons
  5. 1 Chronicles 29:7 That is, about 3,800 tons or about 3,400 metric tons
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The people rejoiced at the willing response of their leaders, for they had given freely and wholeheartedly(A) to the Lord. David the king also rejoiced greatly.

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10 All the officials and all the people brought their contributions gladly,(A) dropping them into the chest until it was full.

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31 Then Hezekiah said, “You have now dedicated yourselves to the Lord. Come and bring sacrifices(A) and thank offerings to the temple of the Lord.” So the assembly brought sacrifices and thank offerings, and all whose hearts were willing(B) brought burnt offerings.

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68 When they arrived at the house of the Lord in Jerusalem, some of the heads of the families(A) gave freewill offerings toward the rebuilding of the house of God on its site.

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70 Some of the heads of the families contributed to the work. The governor gave to the treasury 1,000 darics[a] of gold, 50 bowls and 530 garments for priests. 71 Some of the heads of the families(A) gave to the treasury for the work 20,000 darics[b] of gold and 2,200 minas[c] of silver. 72 The total given by the rest of the people was 20,000 darics of gold, 2,000 minas[d] of silver and 67 garments for priests.(B)

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  1. Nehemiah 7:70 That is, about 19 pounds or about 8.4 kilograms
  2. Nehemiah 7:71 That is, about 375 pounds or about 170 kilograms; also in verse 72
  3. Nehemiah 7:71 That is, about 1 1/3 tons or about 1.2 metric tons
  4. Nehemiah 7:72 That is, about 1 1/4 tons or about 1.1 metric tons
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11 Now finish the work, so that your eager willingness(A) to do it may be matched by your completion of it, according to your means. 12 For if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has,(B) not according to what one does not have.

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Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give,(A) not reluctantly or under compulsion,(B) for God loves a cheerful giver.(C)

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