1 Chronicles 29

CLV(i) 1 And David the king said to all the assembly, `Solomon my son--the one on whom Elohim has fixed--[is] young and tender, and the work [is] great, for not for man is the palace, but for Yahweh Elohim;" 2 and with all my power I have prepared for the house of my Elohim, the gold for [things of] gold, and the silver for [those of] silver, and the brass for [those of] brass, the iron for [those of] iron, and the wood for [those of] wood, shoham stones, and settings, and stones of painting and of diverse colors, and all [kinds of] precious stone, and stones of white marble, in abundance. 3 `And again, because of my delighting in the house of my Elohim, the substance I have--a peculiar treasure of gold and silver--I have given for the house of my Elohim, even over and above all I have prepared for the house of the sanctuary. 4 three thousand talents of gold, of the gold of Ophir, and seven thousand talents of refined silver, to overlay the walls of the houses, 5 even gold for [things of] gold, and silver for [those of] silver, and for all the work by the hand of artificers; and who [is] he that is offering willingly to consecrate his hand to-day to Yahweh?. 6 And the heads of the fathers, and the heads of the tribes of Israel, and the heads of the thousands, and of the hundreds, even to the heads of the work of the king, offer willingly. 7 And they give for the service of the house of Elohim, of gold--talents five thousand, and drams a myriad; and of silver--talents ten thousand, and of brass--a myriad and eight thousand talents; and of iron--a hundred thousand talents;" 8 and he with whom stones are found has given to the treasury of the house of Yahweh, by the hand of Jehiel the Gershonite. 9 And the people rejoice because of their offering willingly, for with a perfect heart they have offered willingly to Yahweh; and also David the king has rejoiced--great joy. 10 And David blesses Yahweh before the eyes of all the assembly, and David said, `Blessed [are] You, Yahweh, Elohim of Israel our father, from eon even unto eon. 11 To You, O Yahweh, [is] the greatness, and the might, and the beauty, and the victory, and the honor, because of all in the heavens and in the earth; to You, O Yahweh, [is] the kingdom, and he who is lifting up himself over all for head;" 12 and the riches, and the honor [are] from before You, and You are ruling over all, and in Your hand [is] power and might, and in Your hand, to make great, and to give strength to all. 13 `And now, our Elohim, we are giving thanks to You, and giving praise to Your beauteous name;" 14 yea, because, who [am] I, and who [are] my people, that we retain power to offer thus willingly? but of You [is] the whole, and out of Your hand we have given to You;" 15 for sojourners we [are] before You, and settlers, like all our fathers; as a shadow [are] our days on the land, and there is none abiding. 16 `O Yahweh our Elohim, all this store that we have prepared to build to You a house, for Your holy name, [is] out of Your hand, and of You [is] the whole. 17 `And I have known, my Elohim, that You are trying the heart, and uprightness do desire; I, in the uprightness of my heart, have willingly offered all these:and now, Your people who are found here I have seen with joy to offer willingly to You. 18 `O Yahweh, Elohim of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, our fathers, keep this to the eon for the imagination of the thoughts of the heart of Your people, and prepare their heart unto You;" 19 and to Solomon my son give a perfect heart, to keep Your commands, Your testimonies, and Your statutes, and to do the whole, even to build the palace [for] which I have prepared.. 20 And David said to all the assembly, `Bless, I pray you, Yahweh your Elohim;' and all the assembly bless Yahweh, Elohim of their fathers, and bow and do obeisance to Yahweh, and to the king. 21 And they sacrifice to Yahweh sacrifices, and cause to ascend burnt-offerings to Yahweh on the morrow of that day, bullocks a thousand, rams a thousand, lambs a thousand, and their oblations, even sacrifices in abundance, for all Israel. 22 And they eat and drink before Yahweh on that day with great joy, and cause Solomon son of David to reign a second time, and anoint [him] before Yahweh for leader, and Zadok for priest. 23 And Solomon sits on the throne of Yahweh for king instead of David his father, and prospers, and all Israel hearken unto him, 24 and all the heads, and the mighty men, and also all the sons of king David have given a hand under Solomon the king;" 25 and Yahweh makes Solomon exceedingly great before the eyes of all Israel, and puts upon him the honor of the kingdom that has not been on any king over Israel before him. 26 And David son of Jesse has reigned over all Israel, 27 and the days that he has reigned over Israel [are] forty years; in Hebron he reigned seven years, and in Jerusalem he reigned thirty and three;" 28 and he dies in a good old age, satisfied with days, riches, and honor, and reign does Solomon his son in his stead. 29 And the matters of David the king, the first and the last, lo, they are written beside the matters of Samuel the seer, and beside the matters of Nathan the prophet, and beside the matters 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 kingdoms of the lands.