1 Chronicles 29

1 Furthermore Dawid the king said unto all the congregation: “Solomon (Shelomoh) my son, whom alone God (Elohim) hath chosen, is yet young and tender, and the work is great, for the palace is not for man but for God (Elohim) יהוה.

2 Now I have prepared with all my might for the house of my God (Elohim) 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 (Elohim), I have of mine own proper good, of gold and silver, which I have given to the house of my God (Elohim), 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 יהוה?”

6 Then the chief of the fathers and princes of the tribes of Yisrael, 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 (Elohim) 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 יהוה, by the hand of Yeiel the Gershonite.

9 Then the people rejoiced, for that they offered willingly, because with perfect heart they offered willingly to יהוה; and Dawid the king also rejoiced with great joy.

10 Wherefore Dawid blessed יהוה before all the congregation; and Dawid said, “Blessed be You, יהוה God of Israel (Elohei Yisrael) our father, forever and ever.

11 Yours, O יהוה, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty; for all that is in the heavens and on the earth is Yours; Yours is the kingdom, O יהוה, and You are exalted as head above all.

12 Both riches and honor come of You, and You reignest over all; and in Your hand is power and might; and in Your hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all.

13 Now therefore, our God (Elohim), we thank You, and praise Your 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 You, and of Your own have we given You.

15 For we are strangers before You, and sojourners, as were all our fathers; our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is none abiding.

16 O יהוה our God (Elohim), all this store that we have prepared to build You a house for Your holy name cometh of Your hand, and is all Your own.

17 I know also, my God (Elohim), that You test 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 Your people, who are present here, to offer willingly unto You.

18 O יהוה God (Elohim) of Avraham, Isaac (Yitschaq), and of Yisrael, our fathers, keep this forever in the imagination of the thoughts of the heart of Your people, and prepare their heart unto You.

19 And give unto Solomon (Shelomoh) my son a perfect heart, to keep Your commandments, Your testimonies, and Your statutes, and to do all these things, and to build the palace, for which I have made provision.”

20 And Dawid said to all the congregation, “Now bless יהוה your God (Elohim).” And all the congergation blessed יהוה God (Elohim) of their fathers, and bowed down their heads, and worshipped יהוה, and the king.

21 And they sacrificed sacrifices unto יהוה, and offered burnt offerings unto יהוה, on the next day after that day, even a thousand bullocks, a thousand rams, and a thousand lambs, with their drink offerings, and sacrifices in abundance for all Yisrael.

22 And did eat and drink before יהוה on that day with great gladness. And they made Solomon (Shelomoh) the son of Dawid king the second time, and anointed him unto יהוה to be the chief governor, and Zadok to be priest (kohen).

23 Then Solomon (Shelomoh) sat on the throne of יהוה as king instead of Dawid his father, and prospered; and all Yisrael obeyed him.

24 And all the princes, and the mighty men, and all the sons likewise of King Dawid, submitted themselves unto Solomon (Shelomoh) the king.

25 And יהוה magnified Solomon (Shelomoh) exceedingly in the sight of all Yisrael, and bestowed upon him such royal

majesty as had not been on any king before him in Yisrael.

26 Thus Dawid the son of Jesse (Yishai) reigned over all Yisrael.

27 And the time that he reigned over Yisrael was forty years; seven years reigned he in Hebron, and thirty and three years reigned he in Jerusalem (Yerushalayim).

28 And he died in a good old age, full of days, riches, and honor; and Solomon (Shelomoh) his son reigned in his stead.

29 Now the acts of Dawid the king, first and last, behold, they are written in the book of Shemuel 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 Yisrael, and over all the kingdoms of the countries.