Offerings for the Temple

1 Then King David said to the entire assembly, "My son Solomon, whom alone God has chosen, 1is still young and inexperienced and the work is great; for 2the temple is not for man, but for the LORD God.

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2 "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, onyx stones and inlaid stones, stones of antimony and stones of various colors, and all kinds of precious stones and alabaster in abundance.

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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 above * all that I have already provided for the holy temple,

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    • b 29:3 - Lit "house"
      4 namely, 4 3,000 * talents of gold, of 5 the gold of Ophir, and 7,000 * talents of refined silver, to overlay the walls of the buildings;

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      5 of gold for the things of gold and of silver for the things of silver, that is, for all the work done by the craftsmen. Who then is willing to consecrate * himself this day to the LORD?"

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        • d 29:5 - Lit "by the hand of the craftsmen"
        • e 29:5 - Lit "to fill his hand"
          6 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's work, offered willingly;

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          7 and for the service for the house of God they gave 5,000 * talents and 10,000 * 8darics of gold, and 10,000 * talents of silver, and 18,000 * * talents of brass, and 100,000 * talents of iron.

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          8 Whoever possessed precious stones gave them to the treasury of the house of the LORD, in care of 9Jehiel the Gershonite.

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            • f 29:8 - Lit "those with whom were found"
            • g 29:8 - Lit "under the hand of"
              9 Then the people rejoiced because they had offered so willingly, for they made their offering to the LORD 10with a whole heart, and King David also rejoiced greatly.

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