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1 Chronicles

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? 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. 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. 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. 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.