Then King David said to all the assembly, "My son Solomon-God has chosen him alone-is young and inexperienced. The task is great, for the temple will not be for man, but for the Lord God.
So to the best of my ability I've made provision for the house of my God: gold for the gold [articles], silver for the silver, bronze for the bronze, iron for the iron, and wood for the wood, as well as onyx, [stones for] mounting,a antimony,b stones of various colors, all kinds of precious stones, and a great quantity of marble.
Moreover, because of my delight in the house of my God, I now give my personal treasures of gold and silver for the house of my God over and above all that I've provided for the holy house:
100 tonsc of gold (gold of Ophir) and 250 tonsd of refined silver for overlaying the walls of the buildings,
the gold for the gold [work] and the silver for the silver, for all the work to be done by the craftsmen. Now, who will volunteer to consecrate himself to the Lord today?"
Then the leaders of the households, the leaders of the tribes of Israel, the commanders of thousands and of hundreds, and the officials in charge of the king's work gave willingly.
For the service of God's house they gave 185 tonse of gold and 10,000 gold drachmas,f; 10,000 darics weighed about 185 pounds. 375 tonsg of silver, 675 tonsh of bronze, and 4,000 tonsi of iron.
Whoever had [precious] stones gave them to the treasury of the Lord's house under the care of Jehiel the Gershonite.
Then the people rejoiced because of their leaders'j willingness to give, for they had given to the Lord with a whole heart.k King David also rejoiced greatly.