NASB — 1 Chronicles 29 — KJV

Offerings for the Temple

1 Then King David said to the entire assembly, “My son Solomon, whom alone God has chosen, ais still young and inexperienced and the work is great; for bthe Itemple is not for man, but for the LORD God. 2 Now awith 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. 3 Moreover, 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 Itemple, 4 [namely], a3,000 talents of gold, of bthe gold of Ophir, and 7,000 talents of refined silver, to overlay the walls of the Ibuildings; 5 of gold for the [things of] gold and of silver for the [things of] silver, that is, for all the work Idone by the craftsmen. Who then is willing IIto consecrate himself this day to the LORD?”

[1] ILit palace a1Ch 22:5 b1Ch 29:19
[2] a1Ch 22:3-5
[3] ILit house
[4] ILit houses a1Ch 22:14 b1K 9:28
[5] ILit by the hand of the craftsmen IILit to fill his hand

6 ¶ Then athe rulers of the fathers’ [households], and the princes of the tribes of Israel, and the commanders of thousands and of hundreds, with bthe overseers over the king’s work, offered willingly; 7 and for the service for the house of God they gave 5,000 talents and 10,000 adarics of gold, and 10,000 talents of silver, and 18,000 talents of brass, and 100,000 talents of iron. 8 IWhoever possessed [precious] stones gave them to the treasury of the house of the LORD, IIin care of aJehiel the Gershonite. 9 Then the people rejoiced because they had offered so willingly, for they made their offering to the LORD awith a whole heart, and King David also rejoiced greatly.

[6] a1Ch 27:1; 28:1 b1Ch 27:25-31
[7] aEzr 2:69; Ne 7:70
[8] ILit Those with whom were found IILit under the hand of a1Ch 23:8
[9] a1K 8:61; 2Co 9:7

David’s Prayer

10 ¶ So 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 aYours, 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 aBoth riches and honor [come] from You, and You rule over all, and bin Your hand is power and might; and it lies in Your hand to make great and to strengthen everyone. 13 Now therefore, our God, we thank You, and praise Your glorious name.

[11] aMt 6:13; Rv 5:13
[12] a2Ch 1:12 b2Ch 20:6

14 ¶ “But who am I and who are my people that we should Ibe able to offer as generously as this? For all things come from You, and from Your hand we have given You. 15 For awe are sojourners before You, and tenants, as all our fathers were; bour 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. 17 Since I know, O my God, that aYou try the heart and bdelight 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 Iintentions of the heart of Your people, and direct their heart to You; 19 and agive to my son Solomon a perfect heart to keep Your commandments, Your testimonies and Your statutes, and to do [them] all, and bto build the Itemple, for which I have made provision.”

[14] ILit retain strength
[15] aLv 25:23 bJb 14:2, 10-12
[17] a1Ch 28:9 bPs 15:2
[18] ILit intent of the thoughts of the heart
[19] ILit palace a1Ch 28:9; Ps 72:1 b1Ch 29:1, 2

20 ¶ Then David said to all the assembly, “Now bless the LORD your God.” And aall the assembly blessed the LORD, the God of their fathers, and bbowed low and did homage to the LORD and to the king.

[20] aJsh 22:33 bEx 4:31


21 On the next day athey Imade 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. 22 So 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 aa second time, and they banointed [him] as ruler for the LORD and Zadok as priest. 23 Then aSolomon sat on the throne of the LORD as king instead of David his father; and he prospered, and all Israel obeyed him. 24 All the officials, the mighty men, and also all the sons of King David Ipledged allegiance to King Solomon. 25 aThe LORD highly exalted Solomon in the sight of all Israel, and bbestowed on him royal majesty which had not been on any king before him in Israel.

[21] ILit sacrificed a1K 8:62, 63
[22] a1Ch 23:1 b1K 1:33-39
[23] a1K 2:12
[24] ILit put a hand under Solomon
[25] a2Ch 1:1 b1K 3:13; 2Ch 1:12

26 ¶ Now aDavid the son of Jesse reigned over all Israel. 27 aThe period which he reigned over Israel [was] forty years; he reigned in Hebron seven years and Iin Jerusalem thirty-three [years].

[26] a1Ch 18:14
[27] ILit he reigned in a2S 5:4, 5; 1K 2:11; 1Ch 3:4

Death of David

28 Then he died in aa Iripe old age, bfull of days, riches and honor; and his son Solomon reigned in his place. 29 Now the acts of King David, from first to last, are written in the chronicles of aSamuel the seer, in the chronicles of bNathan the prophet and in the chronicles of cGad the seer, 30 with all his reign, his power, and the circumstances which came on him, on Israel, and on all the kingdoms of the lands.

[28] ILit good aGn 15:15; Ac 13:36 b1Ch 23:1
[29] a1S 9:9 b2S 7:2-4; 12:1-7 c1S 22:5

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David, by his example and intreaty,

1 ¶ Furthermore David the king said¬ unto all the congregation, Solomon my son, whom alone God hath chosen,¬ [is yet] young and tender, and the work [is] great: for the palace [is] not for man, but for the LORD God. 2 Now I have prepared¬ with all my might for the house of my God the gold for [things to be made] of gold, and the silver for [things] of silver, and the brass for [things] of brass, the iron for [things] of iron, and wood for [things] of wood; onyx stones, and [stones] to be set, glistering stones, and of divers colours, and all manner of precious stones, and marble stones in abundance. 3 Moreover, because I have set my affection¬ to the house of my God, I have of mine own proper good, of gold and silver, [which] I have given¬ to the house of my God, over and above all that I have prepared¬ for the holy house, 4 [Even] three thousand talents of gold, of the gold of Ophir, and seven thousand talents of refined¬ silver, to overlay¬ the walls of the houses [withal]: 5 The gold for [things] of gold, and the silver for [things] of silver, and for all manner of work [to be made] by the hands of artificers. And who [then] is willing¬ to consecrate¬ his service this day unto the LORD?

[1] 1K 3:7; 8:19; 1Ch 22:5; 28:1, 5, 8, 10; 2Ch 2:4; 13:7; Pv 4:3; Jr 1:6.
[2] Gn 2:12; Ex 28:17, 20; 39:6, 13; 1Ch 22:3, 14; 28:14; 2Ch 31:20; Jb 28:16; Ec 9:10; Is 54:11; 2Co 8:3; Col 3:23; 1P 4:10; Rv 21:18.
[3] 1Ch 21:24; 22:4, 14; Ps 26:8; 27:4; 84:1, 10; 122:1; Pv 3:9.
[4] 1K 9:28; Jb 28:16.
[5] Ex 25:2; 35:5; Nu 7:2, 10, 15; Ezr 1:4; 2:68; 7:15.

causeth the princes and people to offer willingly.

6 ¶ Then the chief of the fathers and princes of the tribes of Israel, and the captains of thousands and of hundreds, with the rulers of the king's work, offered willingly,¬ 7 And gave¬ for the service of the house of God of gold five thousand talents and ten thousand drams, and of silver ten thousand talents, and of brass eighteen thousand talents, and one hundred thousand talents of iron. 8 And they with whom [precious] stones were found¬ gave¬ [them] to the treasure of the house of the LORD, by the hand of Jehiel the Gershonite. 9 Then the people rejoiced,¬ for that they offered willingly,¬ because with perfect heart they offered willingly¬ to the LORD: and David the king also rejoiced¬ with great joy.

[6] 1Ch 27:1, 25; Is 60:3; 2Co 9:7.
[8] 1Ch 26:21.
[9] Dt 16:10; Jg 5:9; 1K 8:61; 1Ch 29:17; Ps 110:3; Pv 23:15; Lk 15:6; Jn 15:11; 2Co 8:3, 12; 9:7; Php 2:15; 4:1, 10; 1Th 3:6.

David's thanksgiving and prayer.

10 ¶ Wherefore David blessed¬ the LORD before all the congregation: and David said,¬ Blessed¬ [be] thou, LORD God of Israel our father, for ever and ever. 11 Thine, O LORD, [is] the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all [that is] in the heaven and in the earth [is thine]; thine [is] the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted¬ as head above all. 12 Both riches and honour [come] of thee, and thou reignest¬ over all; and in thine hand [is] power and might; 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 so willingly¬ after this sort? for all things [come] of thee, and of thine own have we given¬ thee. 15 For we [are] strangers before thee, and sojourners, as [were] all our fathers: our days on the earth [are] as a shadow, and [there is] none abiding. 16 O LORD our God, all this store that we have prepared¬ to build¬ thee an house for thine holy name [cometh] of thine hand, and [is] all thine own. 17 I know¬ also, my God, that thou triest¬ the heart, and hast pleasure¬ in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of mine heart I have willingly offered¬ all these things: and now have I seen¬ with joy thy people, which are present¬ here, to offer willingly¬ unto thee. 18 O LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, our fathers, keep¬ this for ever in the imagination of the thoughts of the heart of thy people, and prepare¬ their heart 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 [these things], and to build¬ the palace, [for] the which I have made provision.¬

[10] Gn 32:28; 33:20; 1K 8:15; 1Ch 29:20; 2Ch 6:4; 20:26; Ps 72:18; 89:52; 103:1; 138:1; 146:2; Is 63:16; Ezk 3:12; Mt 6:9; Lk 11:3; Ro 1:7; 8:15; Ep 1:3; Php 4:20; 2Th 2:16; 1Ti 1:17; 1P 1:3; Rv 5:12.
[11] Gn 1:1; 14:19, 22; 1S 15:29; Ne 9:5; Jb 37:22; Ps 21:13; 29:4; 45:3; 46:10; 47:9; 57:5, 11; 97:1, 9; 98:1; 99:1; 104:1; 115:15; 145:1, 12; Is 2:10, 11; 12:4; 42:5; 66:1; Jr 10:10; 27:5; Dn 4:3, 30, 32, 34; Mt 6:13; 1Ti 1:17; 6:15; He 1:3; Jde 1:25; Rv 4:10; 5:12; 7:9; 11:15; 19:1.
[12] Dt 8:18; 1S 2:7; 2Ch 16:9; Jb 9:19; 42:10; Ps 18:31; 28:8; 29:1, 11; 62:11; 68:34; 75:6; 113:7; 144:1; Pv 8:18; 10:22; Ec 5:19; Is 40:29; 43:13; 45:24; 46:10; Dn 5:18; 6:26; Mt 28:18; Lk 1:51; Jn 19:11; Ro 11:35; Ep 3:16, 20; Php 4:13; Col 1:11; Rv 11:17.
[13] Ps 105:1; 106:1; Dn 2:23; 2Co 2:14; 8:16; 9:15; 1Th 2:13.
[14] Gn 28:22; 32:10; 2S 7:18; 1Ch 29:9; Ps 50:10; 115:1; Dn 4:30; Ro 11:36; 1Co 15:9; 16:2; 2Co 3:5; 12:9; Php 2:13; Jm 1:17; Rv 4:10.
[15] Gn 47:9; Jb 14:2; Ps 39:12; 90:9; 102:11; 119:19; 144:4; Ec 6:12; Is 40:6; He 11:13; Jm 4:14; 1P 2:11.
[16] 1Ch 29:14; 2Ch 31:10; Ps 24:1; Ho 2:8; Lk 19:16.
[17] Dt 8:2; 1S 16:7; 1Ch 28:9; 29:9; Ps 7:9; 51:6; Pv 11:20; 15:8; 16:2; 21:2; Jr 17:10; Jn 1:47; Ac 24:16; 2Co 1:12; 1Th 2:10; Phm 1:7, 20; He 4:12; Rv 2:23.
[18] Gn 6:5; Ex 3:6, 15; 4:5; Dt 30:6; 1Ch 28:9; Ps 10:17; 51:10; 119:113, 166; Jr 10:23; 32:39; Mt 22:32; Ac 3:13; Php 1:6, 9; 1Th 3:11; 2Th 2:16; He 13:21.
[19] 1Ch 22:14; 28:9; 29:2; Ps 72:1; 119:80; Jm 1:17.

The people, having blessed God, and sacrificed, make Solomon king.

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 king. 21 And they sacrificed¬ sacrifices unto the LORD, and offered¬ burnt offerings unto the LORD, on the morrow after that day, [even] a thousand bullocks, a thousand rams, [and] a thousand lambs, with their drink offerings, and sacrifices in abundance for all Israel: 22 And did eat¬ and drink¬ before the LORD on that day with great gladness. And they made Solomon the son of David king¬ the second time, and anointed¬ [him] unto the LORD [to be] the chief governor, and Zadok [to be] priest. 23 Then Solomon sat on¬ the throne of the LORD as king instead of David his father, and prospered;¬ and all Israel obeyed¬ him. 24 And all the princes, and the mighty men, and all the sons likewise of king David, submitted themselves¬ unto Solomon the king. 25 And the LORD magnified¬ Solomon exceedingly in the sight of all Israel, and bestowed¬ upon him [such] royal majesty as had not been on any king before him in Israel.

[20] Gn 24:26, 48; Ex 4:31; 14:31; 1S 12:18; 1Ch 16:36; 2Ch 20:21; Ps 29:1; 95:6; 134:2; 135:19; 145:1; 148:13; Pv 24:21; 1P 2:17.
[21] Lv 23:13; Nu 15:5, 7, 10; 1K 8:62; 2Ch 7:4; Ezr 6:17.
[22] Ex 24:11; Dt 12:7, 11; 16:14; 1K 1:31, 34; 2:35; 1Ch 23:1; 2Ch 7:10; Ne 8:12; Ec 2:24; 3:12; 8:15; 9:7; 1Ti 6:17.
[23] 1Ch 17:11; 22:11; 28:5; Ps 132:11; Ec 8:2; Is 9:6; Ro 13:1.
[24] Gn 24:2; 47:29; 1K 1:50; 2:24; 1Ch 2:3; 22:17; 28:21; 2Ch 30:8; Ezk 17:18.
[25] Jsh 3:7; 4:14; 1K 3:13; 2Ch 1:1, 12; Jb 7:17; Ec 2:9; Dn 5:18; Ac 19:17; He 2:9.

David's reign and death.

26 ¶ Thus David the son of Jesse reigned¬ over all Israel. 27 And the time that he reigned¬ over Israel [was] forty years; seven years reigned¬ he in Hebron, and thirty and three [years] reigned¬ he in Jerusalem. 28 And he died¬ in a good old age, full of days, riches, and honour: and Solomon his son reigned¬ in his stead. 29 Now 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 Nathan the prophet, and in the book of Gad the seer, 30 With all his reign and his might, and the times that went over¬ him, and over Israel, and over all the kingdoms of the countries.

[26] 1Ch 18:14; Ps 78:71.
[27] 2S 5:4; 1K 2:11; 1Ch 3:4.
[28] Gn 15:15; 25:8; 35:29; 1Ch 23:1; Jb 5:26; Pv 16:31; Ac 13:36.
[29] 1S 9:9; 2S 7:2; 12:1; 1K 11:41; 14:29; 1Ch 21:9; He 11:32.
[30] 2K 10:34; 14:28; Dn 2:21; 4:23, 25.

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