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1 Chronicles 29:1–9

Gifts for Building the Temple

29 Then King David said to the whole assembly: “My son Solomon, the one whom God has chosen, is young and inexperienced.i The task is great, because this palatial structure is not for man but for the Lord God. With all my resources I have provided for the temple of my God—goldj for the gold work, silver for the silver, bronze for the bronze, iron for the iron and wood for the wood, as well as onyx for the settings, turquoise,a k stones of various colors, and all kinds of fine stone and marble—all of these in large quantities.l Besides, in my devotion to the temple of my God I now give my personal treasures of gold and silver for the temple of my God, over and above everything I have providedm for this holy temple: three thousand talentsb of gold (gold of Ophir)n and seven thousand talentsc of refined silver,o for the overlaying of the walls of the buildings, for the gold work and the silver work, and for all the work to be done by the craftsmen. Now, who is willing to consecrate themselves to the Lord today?”

Then the leaders of families, the officers of the tribes of Israel, the commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds, and the officialsp in charge of the king’s work gave willingly.q Theyr gave toward the work on the temple of God five thousand talentsd and ten thousand daricse of gold, ten thousand talentsf of silver, eighteen thousand talentsg of bronze and a hundred thousand talentsh of iron. Anyone who had precious stoness gave them to the treasury of the temple of the Lord in the custody of Jehiel the Gershonite.t The people rejoiced at the willing response of their leaders, for they had given freely and wholeheartedlyu to the Lord. David the king also rejoiced greatly.

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