But who am I, and who are my people, that we could give anything to you? Everything we have has come from you, and we give you only what you first gave us!
We are here for only a moment, visitors and strangers in the land as our ancestors were before us. Our days on earth are like a passing shadow, gone so soon without a trace.
“O our God, even this material we have gathered to build a Temple to honor your holy name comes from you! It all belongs to you!
I know, my God, that you examine our hearts and rejoice when you find integrity there. You know I have done all this with good motives, and I have watched your people offer their gifts willingly and joyously.
“O , the God of our ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, make your people always want to obey you. See to it that their love for you never changes.
Give my son Solomon the wholehearted desire to obey all your commands, laws, and decrees, and to do everything necessary to build this Temple, for which I have made these preparations.”
Then David said to the whole assembly, “Give praise to the your God!” And the entire assembly praised the , the God of their ancestors, and they bowed low and knelt before the and the king.
The next day they brought 1,000 bulls, 1,000 rams, and 1,000 male lambs as burnt offerings to the . They also brought liquid offerings and many other sacrifices on behalf of all Israel.
They feasted and drank in the ’s presence with great joy that day. And again they crowned David’s son Solomon as their new king. They anointed him before the as their leader, and they anointed Zadok as priest.
So Solomon took the throne of the in place of his father, David, and he succeeded in everything, and all Israel obeyed him.
All the officials, the warriors, and the sons of King David pledged their loyalty to King Solomon.