For we are strangersbefore thee, and sojourners, as were all our fathers: our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is none abiding.a16
O LORD our God, all this store that we have prepared to build thee an house for thine holyname cometh of thine hand, and is all thine own.
I know also, my God, that thou triest the heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of mine heart I have willingly offered all these things: and now have I seen with joy thy people, which are presentb here, to offer willingly unto thee.
O LORDGod of Abraham,Isaac, and of Israel, our fathers,keep this for ever in the imagination of the thoughts of the heart of thy people, and preparec their heart unto thee:
And give unto Solomon my son a perfectheart, to keep thy commandments, thy testimonies, and thy statutes, and to do all these things, and to build the palace, for the which I have made provision .
And Davidsaid to all the congregation, Now bless the LORD your God. And all the congregationblessed the LORDGod of their fathers, and bowed down their heads , and worshipped the LORD, and the king.21
And they sacrificedsacrifices unto the LORD, and offered burnt offerings unto the LORD, on the morrow after that day, even a thousandbullocks, a thousandrams, and a thousandlambs, with their drink offerings, and sacrifices in abundance for all Israel:22
And did eat and drinkbefore the LORD on that day with greatgladness. And they made Solomon the son of Davidking the second time, and anointed him unto the LORD to be the chief governor, and Zadok to be priest.23
Then Solomon sat on the throne of the LORD as king instead of David his father, and prospered ; and all Israelobeyed him.
And all the princes, and the mighty men, and all the sons likewise of kingDavid, submitted themselvesuntoSolomon the king.25
And the LORDmagnifiedSolomonexceedingly in the sight of all Israel, and bestowed upon him such royalmajesty as had not been on any kingbefore him in Israel.