1 Chronicles 29:12

12 Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all.

Read 1 Chronicles 29:12 Using Other Translations

Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all.
Both riches and honor come from you, and you rule over all. In your hand are power and might, and in your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all.
Wealth and honor come from you alone, for you rule over everything. Power and might are in your hand, and at your discretion people are made great and given strength.

What does 1 Chronicles 29:12 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Chronicles 29:12

Both riches and honour come of thee
Whatever of either the children of men have is not owing to their merits, nor to their diligence and industry, and wise conduct, but to the providence of God, ( Ecclesiastes 9:11 ) ( Psalms 75:6 Psalms 75:7 ) so the gods with the Heathens are said F15 to be givers of riches:

and thou reignest over all;
govern the world by wisdom, and dispose all things in it for the best:

in thine hand is power and might;
to do whatsoever he pleaseth:

and in thine hand it is to make great;
in worldly things, and so in spiritual:

and to give strength unto all;
against their enemies, and to do the will and work of God; of all which David had had an experience.


FOOTNOTES:

F15 (ploutodotai) , Hesiod. Opera, ver. 124. see ver. 316.
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