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David Praises the Lord

29:10 David praised the Lord before the entire assembly:10

“O Lord God of our father Israel, you deserve praise forevermore! 29:11 O Lord, you are great, mighty, majestic, magnificent, glorious, and sovereign11 over all the sky and earth! You have dominion and exalt yourself as the ruler12 of all. 29:12 You are the source of wealth and honor;13 you rule over all. You possess strength and might to magnify and give strength to all.14 29:13 Now, our God, we give thanks to you and praise your majestic name!

29:14 “But who am I and who are my people, that we should be in a position to contribute this much?15 Indeed, everything comes from you, and we have simply given back to you what is yours.16 29:15 For we are resident foreigners and nomads in your presence, like all our ancestors;17 our days are like a shadow on the earth, without security.18 29:16 O Lord our God, all this wealth, which we have collected to build a temple for you to honor your holy name, comes from you; it all belongs to you. 29:17 I know, my God, that you examine thoughts19 and are pleased with integrity. With pure motives20 I contribute all this; and now I look with joy as your people who have gathered here contribute to you. 29:18 O Lord God of our ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, maintain the motives of your people and keep them devoted to you.21 29:19 Make my son Solomon willing to obey your commands, rules, and regulations, and to complete building the palace for which I have made preparations.”22

29:20 David told the entire assembly: “Praise the Lord your God!” So the entire assembly praised the Lord God of their ancestors; they bowed down and stretched out flat on the ground before the Lord and the king.


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