1 Then King David said to the entire assembly, “My son Solomon, whom alone God has chosen, ais still young and inexperienced and the work is great; for bthe 1temple is not for man, but for the Lord God.
2 “Now awith all my ability I have provided for the house of my God the gold for the things of gold, and the silver for the things of silver, and the bronze for the things of bronze, the iron for the things of iron, and wood for the things of wood, onyx stones and inlaid stones, stones of antimony and stones of various colors, and all kinds of precious stones and alabaster in abundance.
3 “Moreover, in my delight in the house of my God, the treasure I have of gold and silver, I give to the house of my God, over and above all that I have already provided for the holy 1temple,
7 and for the service for the house of God they gave 5,000 talents and 10,000 adarics of gold, and 10,000 talents of silver, and 18,000 talents of brass, and 100,000 talents of iron.
9 Then the people rejoiced because they had offered so willingly, for they made their offering to the Lord awith a whole heart, and King David also rejoiced greatly.
10 So David blessed the Lord in the sight of all the assembly; and David said, “Blessed are You, O Lord God of Israel our father, forever and ever.
11 “aYours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, indeed everything that is in the heavens and the earth; Yours is the dominion, O Lord, and You exalt Yourself as head over all.
14 “But who am I and who are my people that we should 1be able to offer as generously as this? For all things come from You, and from Your hand we have given You.
17 “Since I know, O my God, that aYou try the heart and bdelight in uprightness, I, in the integrity of my heart, have willingly offered all these things; so now with joy I have seen Your people, who are present here, make their offerings willingly to You.
18 “O Lord, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, our fathers, preserve this forever in the 1intentions of the heart of Your people, and direct their heart to You;
21 On the next day athey 1made sacrifices to the Lord and offered burnt offerings to the Lord, 1,000 bulls, 1,000 rams and 1,000 lambs, with their drink offerings and sacrifices in abundance for all Israel.
Solomon Again Made King
23 Then aSolomon sat on the throne of the Lord as king instead of David his father; and he prospered, and all Israel obeyed him.
24 All the officials, the mighty men, and also all the sons of King David 1pledged allegiance to King Solomon.
26 Now aDavid the son of Jesse reigned over all Israel.
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