Then KingDavidsaid to the entireassembly, "My sonSolomon, whom aloneGod has chosen, 1is still young and inexperienced and the work is great; for 2the atemple is not for man, but for the LORDGod.
"Now 3with all my ability I have provided for the house of my God the gold for the things of gold, and the silver for the things of silver, and the bronze for the things of bronze, the iron for the things of iron, and wood for the things of wood, onyxstones and inlaid stones, stones of antimony and stones of variouscolors, and all kinds of preciousstones and alabaster in abundance.
3"Moreover, in my delight in the house of my God, the treasure I have of gold and silver, I give to the house of my God, over and aboveall that I have already provided for the holybtemple,
namely, 43,000talents of gold, of 5 the gold of Ophir, and 7,000talents of refinedsilver, to overlay the walls of the cbuildings;
of gold for the things of gold and of silver for the things of silver, that is, for all the workddone by the craftsmen. Who then is willingeto consecrate himself this day to the LORD?"
Then 6the rulers of the fathers' households, and the princes of the tribes of Israel, and the commanders of thousands and of hundreds, with 7the overseers over the king'swork, offeredwillingly;
and for the service for the house of God they gave5,000talents and 10,0008darics of gold, and 10,000talents of silver, and 18,000talents of brass, and 100,000talents of iron.
8fWhoever possessed precious stonesgave them to the treasury of the house of the LORD, gin care of 9Jehiel the Gershonite.
Then the peoplerejoicedbecause they had offered so willingly, for they made their offering to the LORD10with a wholeheart, and KingDavidalsorejoicedgreatly.
So Davidblessed the LORD in the sight of all the assembly; and Davidsaid, "Blessed are You, O LORDGod of Israel our father, forever and ever.
"11Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, indeedeverything that is in the heavens and the earth; Yours is the dominion, O LORD, and You exalt Yourself as head over all.
"12Both riches and honor come from You, and You rule over all, and 13in Your hand is power and might; and it lies in Your hand to makegreat and to strengtheneveryone.
13"Now therefore, our God, we thank You, and praise Your gloriousname.
"But who am I and who are my people that we should hbe able to offer as generously as this? For allthings come from You, and from Your hand we have given You.
"For 14we are sojournersbefore You, and tenants, as all our fathers were; 15our days on the earth are like a shadow, and there is nohope.
"O LORD our God, allthisabundance that we have provided to build You a house for Your holyname, it is from Your hand, and all is Yours.
"Since I know, O my God, that 16You try the heart and 17delight in uprightness, I, in the integrity of my heart, have willinglyofferedallthese things; so now with joy I have seen Your people, who are presenthere, make their offeringswillingly to You.
"O LORD, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, our fathers, preservethisforever in the iintentions of the heart of Your people, and direct their heart to You;
and 18give to my sonSolomon a perfectheart to keep Your commandments, Your testimonies and Your statutes, and to do them all, and 19to build the jtemple, for which I have madeprovision."
Then Davidsaid to all the assembly, "Nowbless the LORD your God." And 20all the assemblyblessed the LORD, the God of their fathers, and 21bowedlow and didhomage to the LORD and to the king.
So they ate and drank that daybefore the LORD with greatgladness. And they madeSolomon the son of Davidking a secondtime, and they anointed him as ruler for the LORD and Zadok as priest.
Then 23Solomonsat on the throne of the LORD as kinginstead of David his father; and he prospered, and allIsraelobeyed him.
24All the officials, the mightymen, and alsoall the sons of KingDavidlpledgedallegiance to KingSolomon.
2524The LORDhighlyexaltedSolomon in the sight of allIsrael, and 25bestowed on him royalmajestywhichhad not been on anykingbefore him in Israel.
Now 26David the son of JessereignedoverallIsrael.
2727The periodwhich he reignedoverIsrael was fortyyears; he reigned in Hebronsevenyears and min Jerusalemthirty-three years.
Then he died in 28a nripeoldage, 29full of days, riches and honor; and his sonSolomonreigned in his place.
"Now the acts of KingDavid, from first to last, are written in the chronicles of 30Samuel the seer, in the chronicles of 31Nathan the prophet and in the chronicles of 32Gad the seer,
with all his reign, his power, and the circumstanceswhichcame on him, on Israel, and on all the kingdoms of the lands.