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1 Chronicles 29:10–17

David’s Prayer

10 David praised the Lord in the presence of the whole assembly, saying,

“Praise be to you, Lord,

the God of our father Israel,

from everlasting to everlasting.

11 Yours, Lord, is the greatness and the powerv

and the glory and the majesty and the splendor,

for everything in heaven and earth is yours.w

Yours, Lord, is the kingdom;

you are exalted as head over all.x

12 Wealth and honory come from you;

you are the rulerz of all things.

In your hands are strength and power

to exalt and give strength to all.

13 Now, our God, we give you thanks,

and praise your glorious name.

14 “But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this?a Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand.b 15 We are foreigners and strangersc in your sight, as were all our ancestors. Our days on earth are like a shadow,d without hope. 16 Lord our God, all this abundance that we have provided for building you a temple for your Holy Name comes from your hand, and all of it belongs to you. 17 I know, my God, that you test the hearte and are pleased with integrity. All these things I have given willingly and with honest intent. And now I have seen with joy how willingly your people who are here have given to you.f

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