1 Chronicles 29

MLV(i) 1 And David the king said to all the assembly, Solomon my son, whom alone God has chosen, is yet young and tender and the work is great, for the palace is not for man, but for Jehovah God.
2 Now I have prepared with all my might for the house of my God the gold for the things of gold and the silver for the things of silver and the brass for the things of brass, the iron for the things of iron and wood for the things of wood, onyx stones and stones to be set, stones for inlaid work and of different colors and all manner of precious stones and marble stones in abundance.
3 Moreover also, because I have set my affection on the house of my God, seeing that I have a treasure of my own of gold and silver, I give it to the house of my God over and above all that I have prepared for the holy house, 4 even three thousand talants of gold, of the gold of Ophir and seven thousand talants of refined silver, with which to overlay the walls of the houses, 5 of gold for the things of gold and of silver for the things of silver and for all manner of work to be made by the hands of artisans. Who then offers willingly to consecrate himself this day to Jehovah?
6 Then the rulers of the fathers and the rulers of the tribes of Israel and the captains of thousands and of hundreds, with the rulers over the king's work, offered willingly. 7 And they gave for the service of the house of God of gold five thousand talants and ten thousand 128-grain weights and of silver ten thousand talants and of brass eighteen thousand talants and of iron a hundred thousand talants. 8 And those with whom precious stones were found gave them to the treasure of the house of Jehovah under the hand of Jehiel the Gershonite.
9 Then the people rejoiced, because they offered willingly, because with a perfect heart they offered willingly to Jehovah.
And David the king also rejoiced with great joy. 10 Therefore David praised Jehovah before all the assembly. And David said, You are blessed, O Jehovah, the God of Israel our father, everlasting and everlasting. 11 Yours, O Jehovah, 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 Jehovah and you are exalted as head above all. 12 Both riches and honor come of you and you rule over all. And in your hand is power and might. And in your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all. 13 Now therefore, our God, 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 travelers, as all our fathers were. Our days on the earth are as a shadow and there is no abiding.
16 O Jehovah our God, all this store that we have prepared to build you a house for your holy name comes of your hand and is all your own. 17 I know also, my God, that you try the heart and have pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of my heart I have willingly offered all these things. And now I have seen with joy your people, who are present here, offer willingly to you.
18 O Jehovah, the God of Abraham, of Isaac and of Israel, our fathers, keep this everlasting in the imagination of the thoughts of the heart of your people and prepare their heart to you. 19 And give to Solomon 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 you, for which I have made provision.
20 And David said to all the assembly, Now praise Jehovah your* God. And all the assembly praised Jehovah, the God of their fathers and bowed down their heads and bowed-down to Jehovah and the king.
21 And they sacrificed sacrifices to Jehovah and offered burnt offerings to Jehovah 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 ate and drank before Jehovah on that day with great gladness. And they made Solomon the son of David king the second time and anointed him to Jehovah to be prince and Zadok to be priest.
23 Then Solomon sat on the throne of Jehovah as king instead of David his father and prospered and all Israel obeyed him. 24 And all the rulers and the mighty men and all the sons likewise of king David, submitted themselves to Solomon the king.
25 And Jehovah 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 Now David the son of Jesse reigned over all Israel. 27 And the time that he reigned over Israel was forty years. He reigned seven years in Hebron and he reigned thirty-three years in Jerusalem.
28 And he died in a good old age, full of days, riches and honor. And Solomon his son reigned instead of him.
29 Now the acts of David the king, first and last, behold, they are written in the history of Samuel the seer and in the history of Nathan the prophet and in the history 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.