1 Chronicles 29
1 Furthermore King David said to all the assembly: My son Solomon, the one whom
God has chosen, is young and tender; and the work is great, because the temple is not for
man but for Jehovah God.
2 Now for the house of my God I have prepared with all my might: gold for things to be
made of gold, silver for things of silver, bronze for things of bronze, iron for things of iron,
wood for things of wood, onyx stones, stones to be set, antimony and of various colors, all
kinds of precious stones, and alabaster stones in abundance.
3 Moreover, because of my determination regarding the house of my God, I have given to
the house of my God, over and above all that I have prepared for the house of the
sanctuary, from my own possessions of gold and silver:
4 three thousand talents of gold, of the gold of Ophir, and seven thousand talents of
refined silver, to overlay the walls of the houses;
5 the gold for things of gold and the silver for things of silver, and for all kinds of work to
be done by the hands of craftsmen. Who then is willing to consecrate his hand this day
6 Then the heads of the fathers, chiefs of the tribes of Israel, the commanders of
thousands and of hundreds, with the officers over the king's business, offered free-will
7 They gave for the service of the house of God five thousand talents and ten thousand
darics of gold, ten thousand talents of silver, eighteen thousand talents of bronze, and one
hundred thousand talents of iron.
8 And those with whom precious stones were found, gave them to the treasury of the
house of Jehovah, into the hand of Jehiel the Gershonite.
9 And the people rejoiced, for they had offered willingly, because with a perfect heart they
had offered willingly unto Jehovah; and King David also rejoiced with great joy.
10 And David blessed Jehovah before the eyes of all the assembly, and David said:
Blessed are You, Jehovah the God of Israel, our Father, forever and ever.
11 Yours, O Jehovah, is the greatness, the power and the glory, the victory and the
majesty; for all that is in the heavens and on earth is Yours; Yours is the kingdom, O
Jehovah, and You are exalted as head over all.
12 Both riches and honor come from before You, and You reign over all. In Your hand is
power and might; it is in Your hand to make great and to give strength to all.
13 Now therefore, our God, we are giving thanks to You and praising Your glorious
14 But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly as
this? For all things are from You, and out of Your own hand we have given to You.
15 For we are strangers and sojourners before You, as were all our fathers; our days on
earth are as a shadow, and there is no hope.
16 O Jehovah our God, all this abundance that we have prepared to build You a house for
Your holy name is out of Your hand, and is all Your own.
17 I know also, my God, that You examine the heart and take pleasure in uprightness. As
for me, in the uprightness of my heart I have willingly offered all these things; and now
with joy I have seen Your people who are found here, to offer willingly to You.
18 O Jehovah the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, our fathers, keep this forever in the
intent of the thoughts of the heart of Your people, and fix their heart toward You.
19 And give my son Solomon a perfect heart to keep Your commandments and Your
testimonies and Your statutes, to do all these things, and to build the temple for which I
have made provision.
20 And David said to all the assembly, Now bless Jehovah your God. So all the assembly
blessed Jehovah the God of their fathers, and bowed down and prostrated themselves
before Jehovah and the king.
21 And they slaughtered sacrifices unto Jehovah and offered burnt offerings unto Jehovah
on the next day: a thousand bulls, a thousand rams, a thousand lambs, with their drink
offerings, and sacrifices in abundance for all Israel.
22 And they ate and drank before Jehovah with great gladness that day. And they made
Solomon the son of David king the second time, and anointed him before Jehovah as the
prince, and Zadok as priest.
23 And Solomon sat on the throne of Jehovah as king instead of David his father, and
prospered; and all Israel obeyed him.
24 All the rulers and the mighty men, and also all the sons of King David, set themselves
under the hand of King Solomon.
25 Thus Jehovah highly magnified Solomon in the eyes of all Israel, and bestowed upon him such royal majesty as had not been on any king before him in Israel.
26 Thus David the son of Jesse had reigned over all Israel.
27 And the days that he reigned over Israel were forty years; seven years he reigned in
Hebron, and thirty-three years he reigned in Jerusalem.
28 And he died in a good old age, satisfied with days, riches and honor; and Solomon his
son reigned in his place.
29 Now the acts of King David, first and last, behold they are written in the book of
Samuel the seer, in the book of Nathan the prophet, and in the book of Gad the seer;
30 of all his reign and his might, and the events that happened to him, to Israel, and to all
the kingdoms of the lands.