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1 Chronicles 29 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Offerings for the Temple

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:1 -

Then King David said to the entire assembly, “My son Solomon, whom alone God has chosen, is still young and inexperienced and the work is great; for the [fn]temple is not for man, but for Yahweh God.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:2 - “Now with all my power I have prepared 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.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:3 - “Moreover, in my pleasure 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 prepared for the holy [fn]house,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:4 - namely, [fn]3,000 talents of gold, of the gold of Ophir, and [fn]7,000 talents of refined silver, to overlay the walls of the [fn]buildings;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:5 - of gold for the things of gold and of silver for the things of silver, that is, for all the work done by the hand of craftsmen. Who then would offer willingly [fn]to ordain himself this day to Yahweh?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:6 -

Then the commanders of the fathers’ households, and the commanders of the tribes of Israel, and the commanders of thousands and of hundreds, with the commanders of the king’s work, offered willingly;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:7 - and for the service for the house of God they gave 5,000 talents and 10,000 [fn]darics of gold, and 10,000 talents of silver, and 18,000 talents of brass, and 100,000 talents of iron.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:8 - [fn]And whoever possessed precious stones gave them to the treasury of the house of Yahweh, [fn]in the care of Jehiel the Gershonite.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:9 - Then the people were glad because they had offered so willingly, for they made their freewill offering to Yahweh with a whole heart, and King David also was exceedingly glad.

David Blesses Yahweh

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:10 -

So David blessed Yahweh in the sight of all the assembly; and David said, “Blessed are You, O Yahweh, the God of Israel our father, from everlasting to everlasting.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:11 - “Yours, O Yahweh, is the greatness and the [fn]power and the glory and the [fn]victory and the majesty, indeed everything that is in the heavens and the earth; Yours is the kingdom, O Yahweh, and You exalt Yourself as head over all.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:12 - “Both riches and honor come from You, and You rule over all, and in Your hand is power and might; and it lies in Your hand to make great and to strengthen everyone.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:13 - “So now, our God, we are thanking You and praising Your glorious name.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:14 -

“But who am I and who are my people that we should [fn]be able to offer as willingly as this? For all things come from You, and from Your hand we have given You.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:15 - “For we are sojourners before You, and foreign residents, like all our fathers were; our days on the earth are like a shadow, and there is no hope.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:16 - “O Yahweh our God, all this abundance that we have prepared to build You a house for Your holy name, it is from Your hand, and all is Yours.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:17 - “And I know, O my God, that You try the heart and delight in uprightness. I, in the uprightness of my heart, have willingly offered all these things. So now with gladness I have seen Your people, who are present here, make their offerings willingly to You.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:18 - “O Yahweh, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, our fathers, keep this forever in the [fn]intentions of the heart of Your people, and prepare their heart to You;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:19 - and give to my son Solomon a whole heart to keep Your commandments, Your testimonies and Your statutes, and to do them all, and to build the [fn]temple, for which I have made preparation.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:20 -

Then David said to all the assembly, “Now bless Yahweh your God.” And all the assembly blessed Yahweh, the God of their fathers, and bowed low and prostrated themselves to Yahweh and to the king.

Sacrifices to Yahweh

(1Ki 1:38–40; 2:12 )
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:21 - And on the next day they [fn]made sacrifices to Yahweh and offered burnt offerings to Yahweh, 1,000 bulls, 1,000 rams, and 1,000 lambs, with their drink offerings and sacrifices in abundance for all Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:22 - So they ate and drank that day before Yahweh with great gladness.

And they made Solomon the son of David king a second time, and they anointed him as ruler for Yahweh and Zadok as priest.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:23 - Then Solomon sat on the throne of Yahweh as king instead of David his father; and he succeeded, and all Israel obeyed him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:24 - And all the officials, the mighty men, and also all the sons of King David [fn]pledged allegiance to King Solomon.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:25 - And Yahweh highly exalted Solomon in the sight of all Israel, and granted to him royal majesty which had not been on any king before him in Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:26 -

Now David the son of Jesse reigned over all Israel.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:27 - And the [fn]time which he reigned over Israel was forty years; in Hebron he reigned seven years and [fn]in Jerusalem thirty-three years.

Death of David

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:28 - Then he died in a good old age, full of days, riches and glory; and his son Solomon became king in his place.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:29 - Now the acts of King David, from first to last, behold, they are written in the chronicles of Samuel the seer, in the chronicles of Nathan the prophet and in the chronicles of Gad the seer,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:30 - with all his reign, his might, and the circumstances which came on him, on Israel, and on all the kingdoms of the lands.
LSB Footnotes
Lit palace
Or temple
Approx. 112.5 tons or 102 metric tons
Approx. 262.5 tons or 238 metric tons
Lit houses
Lit to fill his hand
A Persian gold coin weighing approx. 0.3 oz. or 8 gm
Lit Those with whom were found
Lit under the hand of
Or might, cf. 29:12, 30
Or eternity
Lit retain strength
Lit intent of the thoughts of the heart
Lit palace
Lit sacrificed
Lit put a hand under King Solomon
Lit days
Lit he reigned in
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