Chronicles I 29:1-9

1 And David the king said to all the congregation, Solomon my son, whom the Lord has chosen, young and tender, and the work great; for not for man, but for the Lord God.
2 I have prepared according to all might for the house of my God gold, silver, brass, iron, wood, onyx stones, and costly and variegated stones for setting, and every precious stone, and much Parian .
3 And still farther, because I took pleasure in the house of my God, I have gold and silver which I have procured for myself, and, behold, I have given them to the house of my God over and above, beyond what I have prepared for the holy house.
4 Three thousand talents of gold of Suphir, and seven thousand talents of fine silver, for the overlaying of the walls of the sanctuary:
5 the gold for gold, and the silver for things of silver, and for every work by the hand of the artificers. And who is willing to dedicate himself in work this day for the Lord?
6 Then the heads of families, and the princes of the children of Israel, and the captains of thousands and captains of hundreds, and the overseers of the works, and the king's builders, offered willingly.
7 And they gave for the works of the house of the Lord five thousand talents of gold, and ten thousand gold , and ten thousand talents of silver, and eighteen thousand talents of brass, and a hundred thousand talents of iron.
8 And they who had stone, gave it into the treasuries of the house of the Lord by the hand of Jeiel the Gedsonite.
9 And the people rejoiced because of the willingness, for they offered willingly to the Lord with a full heart: and king David rejoiced greatly.

Chronicles I 29:1-9 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO 1 CHRONICLES 29

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.

Chronicles I 29:1-9 In-Context

1 And David the king said to all the congregation, Solomon my son, whom the Lord has chosen, young and tender, and the work great; for not for man, but for the Lord God.
2 I have prepared according to all might for the house of my God gold, silver, brass, iron, wood, onyx stones, and costly and variegated stones for setting, and every precious stone, and much Parian .
3 And still farther, because I took pleasure in the house of my God, I have gold and silver which I have procured for myself, and, behold, I have given them to the house of my God over and above, beyond what I have prepared for the holy house.
4 Three thousand talents of gold of Suphir, and seven thousand talents of fine silver, for the overlaying of the walls of the sanctuary:
5 the gold for gold, and the silver for things of silver, and for every work by the hand of the artificers. And who is willing to dedicate himself in work this day for the Lord?
6 Then the heads of families, and the princes of the children of Israel, and the captains of thousands and captains of hundreds, and the overseers of the works, and the king's builders, offered willingly.
7 And they gave for the works of the house of the Lord five thousand talents of gold, and ten thousand gold , and ten thousand talents of silver, and eighteen thousand talents of brass, and a hundred thousand talents of iron.
8 And they who had stone, gave it into the treasuries of the house of the Lord by the hand of Jeiel the Gedsonite.
9 And the people rejoiced because of the willingness, for they offered willingly to the Lord with a full heart: and king David rejoiced greatly.
10 And king David blessed the Lord before the congregation, saying, Blessed art thou, O Lord God of Israel, our Father, from everlasting and to everlasting.
11 Thine, O Lord, the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the might: for thou art Lord of all things that are in heaven and upon the earth: before thy face every king and nation is troubled.
12 From thee wealth and glory: thou, O Lord, rulest over all, the Lord of all dominion, and in thy hand strength and rule; and almighty with thy hand to increase and establish all things.
13 And now, Lord, we give thanks to thee, and praise thy glorious name.

The Brenton translation of the Septuagint is in the public domain.