1 Chronicles 29:14-20

14 “But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand.
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.”
20 Then David said to the whole assembly, “Praise the LORD your God.” So they all praised the LORD, the God of their fathers; they bowed down, prostrating themselves before the LORD and the king.

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1 Chronicles 29:14-20 Meaning and Commentary


This chapter relates how largely and liberally David, besides what he had before done, and his princes, offered towards defraying the expenses of building the temple, 1Ch 29:1-8 and the joy and thankfulness that he and his people expressed on that account, attended with prayers for Solomon, and offering sacrifices unto the Lord, 1Ch 29:9-21 and the chapter is closed, and so the book, with an account of the second unction of Solomon, the placing him on the throne, and the submission of all ranks of men unto him, and of the death of David, 1Ch 29:22-30.

Cross References 9

  • 1. Psalms 8:4; Psalms 144:3
  • 2. S ver 2
  • 3. S Genesis 17:8; S Genesis 23:4; Psalms 39:12; S Hebrews 11:13
  • 4. Job 7:6; Job 8:9; Job 14:2; Job 32:7; Psalms 102:11; Psalms 144:4; Ecclesiastes 6:12
  • 5. Psalms 139:23; Proverbs 15:11; Proverbs 17:3; Jeremiah 11:20; Jeremiah 17:10
  • 6. 1 Chronicles 28:9; Psalms 15:1-5; Proverbs 11:20
  • 7. S 1 Kings 8:61; 1 Kings 11:4; 1 Chronicles 28:9; Isaiah 38:3
  • 8. Psalms 72:1
  • 9. S 1 Chronicles 22:14
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