1 Chronicles 29
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1 Chronicles 29
Gifts for Building the Temple...
And Dawid the sovereign said to all the assembly, `My son Shelomoh, the one whom Elohim has chosen, is young and tender. And the work is great, because the palace is not for man but for YHWH Elohim.
'And with all my power I have prepared for the House of my Elohim: the gold for the gold, and the silver for the silver, and the bronze for the bronze, the iron for the iron, and the wood for the wood, shoham stones, and settings, and fair stones of various colours, and all kinds of precious stones, and marble slabs - in large quantities.
'And also, because I delighted in the House of my Elohim, I have treasure of gold and silver; I give for the House of my Elohim even more than all that I have prepared for the Set-apart House:
three thousand talents of gold, of the gold of Ophir, and seven thousand talents of refined silver, to overlay the walls of the houses;
the gold for the gold and the silver for the silver, and for all kinds of work to be done by the hands of craftsmen. Who then is moved to fill his hand today for YHWH?'
And the leaders of the fathers' houses, and the leaders of the tribes of Yisra'el, and the commanders of thousands and of hundreds, with the heads over the sovereign's work, volunteered
and gave for the work of the House of Elohim five thousand talents and ten thousand darics of gold, and ten thousand talents of silver, and eighteen thousand talents of bronze, and one hundred thousand talents of iron.
And those with whom were found precious stones gave them to the treasury of the House of YHWH, into the hand of Yehi'el the Gereshonite.
And the people rejoiced, for they had given voluntarily, because with a perfect heart they had given voluntarily to YHWH. And Dawid the sovereign also rejoiced greatly.
And Dawid blessed YHWH before all the assembly. And Dawid said, `Blessed are You, YHWH Elohim of Yisra`el, our Father, forever and ever.
'Yours, O YHWH, is the greatness, the power and the comeliness, the pre-eminence and the excellency, because of all that is in the heavens and in the earth. Yours is the reign, O YHWH, and You are exalted as head above all.
'And the riches and the esteem come from Your presence, and You rule over all. And in Your hand is power and might, and in Your hand to make great and to give strength to all.
'And now, our Elohim, we thank You and praise Your comely Name.
'But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give so voluntarily as this? For all comes from You, and we have given to You out of Your hand.
'For we are sojourners and pilgrims before You, as were all our fathers; our days on earth are as a shadow, and without permanence.
'O YHWH our Elohim, all this store that we have prepared to build You a house for Your set-apart Name is from Your hand, and all is of You.
'And I know, my Elohim, that You are trying the heart and desire uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of my heart I have voluntarily given all these. And now with joy I have seen Your people, who are present here to give voluntarily to You.
'O YHWH Elohim of Abraham, Yitshaq, and Yisra'el, our fathers, guard this forever in the intent of the thoughts of the heart of Your people, and prepare their heart toward You.
'And give my son Shelomoh a perfect heart to guard Your commands and Your witnesses and Your laws, to do all, and to build the palace for which I have prepared.'
And Dawid said to all the assembly, 'Now bless YHWH your Elohim.' And all the assembly blessed YHWH Elohim of their fathers, and bowed their heads and did obeisance to YHWH and the sovereign.
Solomon Acknowledged as King...
And they made offerings to YHWH and offered burnt offerings to YHWH on the next day: a thousand bulls, a thousand rams, a thousand lambs, with their drink offerings, and slaughterings in large numbers for all Yisra`el.
And they ate and drank before YHWH with great joy on that day. And they set up Shelomoh son of Dawid to reign the second time, and anointed him before YHWH to be leader, and Tsadoq to be priest.
And Shelomoh sat on the throne of YHWH as sovereign instead of Dawid his father, and prospered; and all Yisra'el obeyed him.
And all the rulers and the mighty men, and also all the sons of Sovereign Dawid, submitted themselves to Shelomoh the sovereign.
And YHWH exalted Shelomoh exceedingly in the eyes of all Yisra'el, and put upon him such royal splendour as had not been on any sovereign before him in Yisra'el.
The Death of David...
Thus Dawid son of Yishai reigned over all Yisra`el.
And the days that he reigned over Yisra'el was forty years. He reigned seven years in Hebron, and he reigned thirty-three years in Yerushalayim.
And he died in a good old age, satisfied with days, riches and esteem. And Shelomoh his son reigned in his place.
And the acts of Sovereign Dawid, first and last, see, they are written in the book of Shemu'el the seer, in the book of Nathan the prophet, and in the book of Gad the seer,
with all his reign and his might, and the times that passed over him, and over Yisra'el, and over all the reigns of the lands.
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