Thomson(i) 1 Then king David said to all the congregation, My son Solomon whom the Lord hath chosen, is young and tender, and the work is great; for it is not for man but for the Lord God. 2 According to my utmost ability I have provided for the house of my God, gold, silver, brass, iron, wood, stones of Soam, and stones to be set, precious and variegated, every kind of precious stones, and Parian marble in abundance. 3 Moreover, because I have set my affection on the house of my God, the gold and silver which I kept for myself, behold this I have given for the house of my God, over and above what I provided for the house of the Holies; 4 three thousand talents of the gold of Souphir, and seven thousand talents of pure silver, for overlaying therewith the walls of the sanctuary, 5 the gold for that to be done with gold, and the silver for that to be done with silver, and for every work to be made by the hand of artists. Now let every one who is so inclined fill his hands this day for the Lord. 6 Thereupon the chiefs of families, and the chiefs of the sons of Israel, and the captains of thousands, and the captains of hundreds, and the overseers of the king's works and his builders, were liberally disposed, 7 and gave for the works of the house of the Lord five thousand talents and ten thousand pieces of gold, and ten thousand talents of silver, and eighteen thousand talents of brass, and a hundred thousand talents of iron. 8 And they who had precious stones gave them for the treasures of the house of the Lord which were under the care of Jeiel the Gersonite. 9 And the people were rejoiced at this readiness, for with a per 10 feet heart they gave liberally to the Lord. And David the king was exceedingly rejoiced, 10 and blessed the Lord in the presence of the assembly, saying, Blessed art thou Lord God of Israel, our Father, from everlasting to everlasting. 11 To thee, Lord, be ascribed greatness, and power, and exultation, and victory, and majesty; for thou hast dominion over all things in heaven and on earth. At thy presence every king and nation is struck with awe. 12 From thee come riches and glory; Thou, Lord, rulest over all. Thou art the head of all dominion, and in thy hand is majesty and power. And by thy hand, Almighty Sovereign, all things are made great and strong. 13 Now therefore, Lord, to thee we render thanks; and we praise thy glorious name. 14 But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be enabled to shew such liberality to thee. For all things are thine and of thine own we have given thee. 15 For we before thee are strangers and sojourners as all our fathers were. Our days on earth are like a shadow and there is no fixed abiding. 16 Lord our God, all this store which I have provided for building a house to thy holy name is from thy bounty, and belongeth all to thee. 17 As I know, O Lord, that thou triest hearts and lovest righteousness, I have with singleness of heart freely offered all these things, and have now seen with joy all thy people who are here present freely offering to thee. 18 Lord, the God of Abraham and Isaak and Israel our fathers, keep these things forever in the thoughts of the hearts of thy people and direct their hearts to thee, 19 and give to my son Solomon a good heart to execute all thy commandments, and thy testimonies, and thy statutes, and that he may finish completely the structure of thy house. 20 Then David said to all the congregation, Bless ye the Lord our God. And all the congregation blessed the Lord the God of their fathers, and with bended knees made a reverence to the Lord and to the king. 21 And on the morrow of the first day, when David had offered up whole burnt offerings to God, he sacrificed as thank offerings to the Lord a thousand young bulls, a thousand rams, a thousand lambs with their libations, and sacrifices in abundance for all Israel. 22 And having eaten and drunk that day with gladness before the Lord, they proclaimed Solomon son of David king a second time, and anointed him to be king for the Lord, and Sadok to be priest. 23 So Solomon sat on the throne of his father David and prospered, and all Israel obeyed him 24 The chiefs, and the men in authority, and all the sons of king David his father were subject to him, 25 and the Lord magnified Solomon over all Israel, and gave him royal glory, such as no king had before him. 26 When David son of Jessai had reigned over Israel forty years; 27 seven years at Chebron and thirty three at Jerusalem, 28 he died at a good old age, full of days, riches and glory. And Solomon his son reigned in his stead. 29 Now the rest of the acts of David, the first and the last, are written among the words of Samuel the seer, and in the words of Nathan the prophet, and in the words of Gad the seer, 30 touching all his reign, and his mighty power, and the times which happened to him, and to Israel, and to all the kingdoms of the land.