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1 Chronicles 29 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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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 mankind, but for the LORD God.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:2 - “Now with all my ability I have provided for the house of my God the gold for the things of gold, the silver for the things of silver, the bronze for the things of bronze, the iron for the things of iron, 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 - “In addition, 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 [fn]temple,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:4 - namely, three thousand [fn]talents of gold, from the gold of Ophir, and seven thousand talents of refined silver, to overlay the walls of the [fn]buildings;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:5 - gold for the things of gold and silver for the things of silver, that is, for all the work [fn]done by the craftsmen. Who then is willing [fn]to consecrate himself this day to the LORD?”
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Then the rulers of the fathers’ households, the leaders of the tribes of Israel, and the commanders of thousands and hundreds, with the supervisors of the king’s work, offered willingly;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:7 - and for the service of the house of God they gave five thousand talents and ten thousand [fn]darics of gold, ten thousand talents of silver, eighteen thousand talents of brass, and a hundred thousand talents of iron.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:8 - [fn]Whoever possessed precious stones gave them to the treasury of the house of the LORD, [fn]in care of Jehiel the Gershonite.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:9 - Then the people rejoiced because they had offered so willingly, for they made their offering to the LORD wholeheartedly, and King David also rejoiced greatly.

David’s Prayer

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So David blessed the LORD in the sight of all the assembly; and David said, “Blessed are You, LORD God of Israel our father, forever and ever.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:11 - “Yours, LORD, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty, indeed everything that is in the heavens and on the earth; Yours is the dominion, LORD, 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 - “Now therefore, our God, we thank You, and praise Your glorious name.
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“But who am I and who are my people that we should [fn]be able to offer as generously as this? For all things come from You, and from Your hand we have given to You.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:15 - “For we are strangers before You, and temporary residents, as all our fathers were; our days on the earth are like a shadow, and there is no hope.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:16 - “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 everything is Yours.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:17 - “Since I know, my God, that You put the heart to the test and delight 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.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:18 - “LORD, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, our fathers, keep this forever in the [fn]intentions of the hearts of Your people, and direct their hearts to You;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:19 - and give my son Solomon a perfect 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 provision.”
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Then David said to all the assembly, “Now bless the LORD your God.” And all the assembly blessed the LORD, the God of their fathers, and bowed down and paid [fn]homage to the LORD and the king.


(1Ki 1:38–40; 2:12 )
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:21 - On the next day they [fn]made sacrifices to the LORD and offered burnt offerings to the LORD, a thousand bulls, a thousand rams, and a thousand 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 the LORD with great gladness.

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

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:23 - Then Solomon sat on the throne of the LORD as king instead of his father David; and he prospered, 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 - The LORD highly honored Solomon in the sight of all Israel, and bestowed on him royal majesty which had not been bestowed on any king before him in Israel.
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Now David the son of Jesse reigned over all Israel.

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

Death of David

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:28 - Then he died at a good old age, full of days, riches, and honor; and his son Solomon reigned in his place.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:29 - Now the acts of King David, from the first to the last, 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 of his reign, his power, and the circumstances which came upon him, Israel, and all the kingdoms of the lands.
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit palace
Lit house
A talent was about 75 lb. or 34 kg
Lit houses
Lit by the hand of the craftsmen
Lit to fill his hand
A coin weighing about 0.25 oz. or 7 gm
Lit Those with whom were found
Lit on the hand of
Lit keep strength
Lit intent of the thoughts of
Lit palace
I.e., great respect and honor to a superior
Lit sacrificed
Lit put a hand under Solomon
Lit he reigned in

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