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.
Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power1 and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours.2 Yours, O LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all.312
Wealth and honor4 come from you; you are the ruler5 of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all.
Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name.
"But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this?6 Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand.715
We are aliens and strangers8 in your sight, as were all our forefathers. Our days on earth are like a shadow,9 without hope.
O LORD our God, as for all this abundance that we have provided for building you a temple for your Holy Name, it comes from your hand, and all of it belongs to you.
I know, my God, that you test the heart10 and are pleased with integrity. All these things have I given willingly and with honest intent. And now I have seen with joy how willingly your people who are here have given to you.1118
O LORD, God of our fathers Abraham, Isaac and Israel, keep this desire in the hearts of your people forever, and keep their hearts loyal to you.
And give my son Solomon the wholehearted devotion12 to keep your commands, requirements and decrees13 and to do everything to build the palatial structure for which I have provided."14