“O LORD our God, even this material we have gathered to build a Temple to honor your holy name comes from you! It all belongs to you!
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.
“O LORD, the God of our ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, make your people always want to obey you. See to it that their love for you never changes.
Give my son Solomon the wholehearted desire to obey all your commands, laws, and decrees, and to do everything necessary to build this Temple, for which I have made these preparations.”
Then David said to the whole assembly, “Give praise to the LORD your God!” And the entire assembly praised the LORD, the God of their ancestors, and they bowed low and knelt before the LORD and the king.
The next day they brought 1,000 bulls, 1,000 rams, and 1,000 male lambs as burnt offerings to the LORD . They also brought liquid offerings and many other sacrifices on behalf of all Israel.
They feasted and drank in the LORD ’s presence with great joy that day. And again they crowned David’s son Solomon as their new king. They anointed him before the LORD as their leader, and they anointed Zadok as priest.
So Solomon took the throne of the LORD in place of his father, David, and he succeeded in everything, and all Israel obeyed him.
All the officials, the warriors, and the sons of King David pledged their loyalty to King Solomon.
And the LORD exalted Solomon in the sight of all Israel, and he gave Solomon greater royal splendor than any king in Israel before him.
So David son of Jesse reigned over all Israel.
He reigned over Israel for forty years, seven of them in Hebron and thirty-three in Jerusalem.
He died at a ripe old age, having enjoyed long life, wealth, and honor. Then his son Solomon ruled in his place.
All the events of King David’s reign, from beginning to end, are written in and
These accounts include the mighty deeds of his reign and everything that happened to him and to Israel and to all the surrounding kingdoms.