1 Chronicles 29:17

17 I know, my God, that you test the heart and are pleased with integrity. All these things I have given willingly and with honest intent. And now I have seen with joy how willingly your people who are here have given to you.

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1 Chronicles 29:17 in Other Translations

KJV
17 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 present here, to offer willingly unto thee.
ESV
17 I know, my God, that you test the heart and have pleasure in uprightness. In the uprightness of my heart I have freely offered all these things, and now I have seen your people, who are present here, offering freely and joyously to you.
NLT
17 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.
MSG
17 I know, dear God, that you care nothing for the surface - you want us, our true selves - and so I have given from the heart, honestly and happily. And now see all these people doing the same, giving freely, willingly - what a joy!
CSB
17 I know, my God, that You test the heart and that You are pleased with uprightness. I have willingly given all these things with an upright heart, and now I have seen Your people who are present here giving joyfully and willingly to You.

1 Chronicles 29:17 Meaning and Commentary

1 Chronicles 29:17

I know also, my God, that thou triest the heart
Searchest it, and knowest it perfectly, whether what is done is from it:

and hast pleasure in uprightness;
in what is done in sincerity and uprightness of heart:

as for me, in the uprightness of my heart I have willingly offered all
these things;
for the truth of which he could appeal to the heart searching God:

and now have I seen with joy thy people, which are present here, to
offer willingly unto thee;
he judged by what they did, and their manner of doing it, that it was done in the uprightness of their hearts also, as his were, which gave him sensible joy and pleasure.

1 Chronicles 29:17 In-Context

15 We are foreigners and strangers in your sight, as were all our ancestors. Our days on earth are like a shadow, without hope.
16 LORD our God, all this abundance that we have provided for building you a temple for your Holy Name comes from your hand, and all of it belongs to you.
17 I know, my God, that you test the heart and are pleased with integrity. All these things I have given willingly and with honest intent. And now I have seen with joy how willingly your people who are here have given to you.
18 LORD, the God of our fathers Abraham, Isaac and Israel, keep these desires and thoughts in the hearts of your people forever, and keep their hearts loyal to you.
19 And give my son Solomon the wholehearted devotion to keep your commands, statutes and decrees and to do everything to build the palatial structure for which I have provided.”

Cross References 2

  • 1. Psalms 139:23; Proverbs 15:11; Proverbs 17:3; Jeremiah 11:20; Jeremiah 17:10
  • 2. 1 Chronicles 28:9; Psalms 15:1-5; Proverbs 11:20