1 Chronicles 29:1-10 NIV

Gifts for Building the Temple

1 Then King David said to the whole assembly: "My son Solomon, the one whom God has chosen, is young and inexperienced.1 The task is great, because this palatial structure is not for man but for the LORD God.

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2 With all my resources I have provided for the temple of my God--gold2 for the gold work, silver for the silver, bronze for the bronze, iron for the iron and wood for the wood, as well as onyx for the settings, turquoise,a3 stones of various colors, and all kinds of fine stone and marble--all of these in large quantities.4

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    • a 29:2 - The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.
      3 Besides, in my devotion to the temple of my God I now give my personal treasures of gold and silver for the temple of my God, over and above everything I have provided5 for this holy temple:

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      4 three thousand talentsb of gold (gold of Ophir)6 and seven thousand talentsc of refined silver,7 for the overlaying of the walls of the buildings,

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        • b 29:4 - That is, about 110 tons (about 100 metric tons)
        • c 29:4 - That is, about 260 tons (about 240 metric tons)
          5 for the gold work and the silver work, and for all the work to be done by the craftsmen. Now, who is willing to consecrate himself today to the LORD?"
          6 Then the leaders of families, the officers of the tribes of Israel, the commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds, and the officials8 in charge of the king's work gave willingly.9

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          7 They10 gave toward the work on the temple of God five thousand talentsd and ten thousand daricse of gold, ten thousand talentsf of silver, eighteen thousand talentsg of bronze and a hundred thousand talentsh of iron.

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            • d 29:7 - That is, about 190 tons (about 170 metric tons)
            • e 29:7 - That is, about 185 pounds (about 84 kilograms)
            • f 29:7 - That is, about 375 tons (about 345 metric tons)
            • g 29:7 - That is, about 675 tons (about 610 metric tons)
            • h 29:7 - That is, about 3,750 tons (about 3,450 metric tons)
              8 Any who had precious stones11 gave them to the treasury of the temple of the LORD in the custody of Jehiel the Gershonite.12

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              9 The people rejoiced at the willing response of their leaders, for they had given freely and wholeheartedly13 to the LORD. David the king also rejoiced greatly.

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              David's Prayer

              10 David praised the LORD in the presence of the whole assembly, saying, "Praise be to you, O LORD, God of our father Israel, from everlasting to everlasting.

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