1 Chronicles 29:12

12 1Both riches and honor come from you, and you rule over all. 2In your hand are power and might, and in your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all.

1 Chronicles 29:12 Meaning and Commentary

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.

1 Chronicles 29:12 In-Context

10 Therefore David blessed the LORD in the presence of all the assembly. And David said: "Blessed are you, O LORD, the God of Israel our father, forever and ever.
11 Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O LORD, and you are exalted as head above all.
12 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.
13 And now we thank you, our God, and praise your glorious name.
14 "But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able thus to offer willingly? For all things come from you, and of your own have we given you.

Cross References 2

  • 1. [1 Kings 3:13; 2 Chronicles 1:12; Romans 11:36]
  • 2. 2 Chronicles 20:6