1David the king said to all the assembly, Solomon my son, whom
alone God has chosen, is yet young and tender, and the work is great; for the
palace is not for man, but for Yahweh God.
2Now I have prepared with all
my might for the house of my God the gold for the things of gold, and
the silver for the things of silver, and the brass for the things
of brass, the iron for the things of iron, and wood for the
things of wood; onyx stones, and stones to be set, stones for
inlaid work, and of various colors, and all manner of precious stones, and
marble stones in abundance.
3In addition, because I have set my affection
on the house of my God, seeing that I have a treasure of my own of gold and
silver, I give it to the house of my God, over and above all that I have
prepared for the holy house,
4even three thousand talents of gold, of the
gold of Ophir, and seven thousand talents of refined silver, with which to
overlay the walls of the houses;
5of gold for the things of gold,
and of silver for the things of silver, and for all manner of work
to be made by the hands of artificers. Who then offers willingly to
consecrate himself this day to Yahweh?
6Then the princes of the fathers’
houses, and the princes of the tribes of Israel, and the captains of
thousands and of hundreds, with the rulers over the king’s work, offered
7and they gave for the service of the house of God of gold
five thousand talents and ten thousand darics, and of silver ten thousand
talents, and of brass eighteen thousand talents, and of iron a hundred
8They with whom precious stones were found gave
them to the treasure of the house of Yahweh, under the hand of Jehiel the
9Then the people rejoiced, because they offered willingly,
because with a perfect heart they offered willingly to Yahweh: and David the
king also rejoiced with great joy.
10Therefore David blessed Yahweh
before all the assembly; and David said, You are blessed, Yahweh, the
God of Israel our father, forever and ever.
11Yours, Yahweh, is the
greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty: for all that
is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom,
Yahweh, and you are exalted as head above all.
12Both riches and
honor come of you, and you rule over all; and in your hand is power and
might; and it is in your hand to make great, and to give strength to all.
13Now therefore, our God, we thank you, and praise your glorious name.
14But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer so
willingly as this? For all things come of you, and of your own have we given
15For we are strangers before you, and foreigners, as all our
fathers were: our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is no abiding.
16Yahweh our God, all this store that we have prepared to build you
a house for your holy name comes of your hand, and is all your own.
know also, my God, that you try the heart, and have pleasure in uprightness.
As for me, in the uprightness of my heart I have willingly offered all these
things: and now have I seen with joy your people, that are present here,
offer willingly to you.
18Yahweh, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and
of Israel, our fathers, keep this forever in the imagination of the thoughts
of the heart of your people, and prepare their heart to you;
to Solomon my son a perfect heart, to keep your commandments, your
testimonies, and your statutes, and to do all these things, and to build the
palace, for which I have made provision.
20David said to all the
assembly, Now bless Yahweh your God. All the assembly blessed Yahweh, the God
of their fathers, and bowed down their heads and prostrated themselves before Yahweh and the
21They sacrificed sacrifices to Yahweh, and offered burnt offerings
to Yahweh, on the next day after that day, even one thousand bulls, one
thousand rams, and one thousand lambs, with their drink offerings, and
sacrifices in abundance for all Israel,
22and ate and drink before Yahweh
on that day with great gladness. They made Solomon the son of David king the
second time, and anointed him to Yahweh to be prince, and Zadok to be priest.
23Then Solomon sat on the throne of Yahweh as king instead of David his
father, and prospered; and all Israel obeyed him.
24All the princes, the
mighty men, and also all of the sons of king David submitted themselves to
Solomon the king.
25Yahweh magnified Solomon exceedingly in the sight of
all Israel, and bestowed on him such royal majesty as had not been on any
king before him in Israel.
26Now David the son of Jesse reigned over all
27The time that he reigned over Israel was forty years; he
reigned seven years in Hebron, and thirty-three years reigned he in
28He died in a good old age, full of days, riches, and honor:
and Solomon his son reigned in his place.
29Now the acts of David the
king, first and last, behold, they are written in the history of Samuel the
seer, and in the history of Nathan the prophet, and in the history of Gad the
30with all his reign and his might, and the times that went over
him, and over Israel, and over all the kingdoms of the countries.