1 David then addressed the whole assembly, 'Solomon my son, whom Yahweh has specifically chosen, is young and immature, and the work is great; this palace is not for any human being but for Yahweh God.
1Chr 22:5 1Kgs 3:7 2Chr 13:7 1Chr 28:1 1Chr 28:5-6 1Chr 28:8 1Chr 28:10
2 With all the resources I can command, for the house of my God I have provided gold for what must be made of gold, silver for what must be made of silver, bronze for what must be made of bronze, iron for what must be made of iron, wood for what must be made of wood, as well as cornelian for inlay work, slabs of multicoloured mosaic, every kind of precious stone and quantities of alabaster.
1Chr 22:3-5 Col 3:23 Eccl 9:10 Isa 54:11-12 1Chr 22:14-16 1Chr 28:14-18 1Pet 4:10-11
3 Furthermore, because my affections are set on the house of my God, I have also given what gold and silver I personally own for the house of my God, over and above everything which I have already provided for the holy Temple-
1Chr 21:24 1Chr 22:4-5 1Chr 22:14-16 Ps 26:8 Ps 27:4 Ps 84:1 Ps 84:10
4 that is to say, three thousand talents of gold of Ophir, and seven thousand talents of refined silver for overlaying the walls of the buildings,
1Kgs 9:28 1Chr 22:14 Job 28:16
5 the gold being for what must be made of gold, and the silver for what must be made of silver: and for whatever the craftsmen must make. Who, then, is willing to devote himself to Yahweh's service today?'
Exod 25:2-9 Exod 35:5-9 Ezra 1:4-6 Ezra 2:68-69 Ezra 7:15-16 Num 7:2-3 Num 7:10-89
6 At this, the heads of families, the tribal chiefs of Israel, the commanders of the thousands and the hundreds and those who managed the king's affairs,
1Chr 27:1-15 1Chr 27:25-1 2Cor 9:7 Isa 60:3-10
7 volunteered a gift of five thousand talents and ten thousand darics of gold, ten thousand talents of silver, eighteen thousand talents of bronze and a hundred thousand talents of iron,
Ezra 2:69 Neh 7:70-71
8 while those who owned precious stones presented them to the treasury of the house of Yahweh in the custody of Jehiel the Gershonite.
1Chr 23:8 1Chr 26:21-22
9 The people rejoiced at what these had given so readily, since they had presented their freewill offerings wholeheartedly to Yahweh. King David too was filled with joy.
1Kgs 8:61 2Cor 8:3 2Cor 9:7-8 1Chr 29:17 John 15:11 Phil 4:10 1Thess 3:6-9
10 Hence, in the presence of the whole assembly David blessed Yahweh. David said: 'May you be blessed, Yahweh, God of Israel our ancestor, for ever and for ever!
1Chr 29:20 1Kgs 8:15 1Pet 1:3 1Tim 1:17 2Chr 20:26-28 2Thess 2:16 Eph 1:3
11 Yours, Yahweh, is the greatness, the power, the splendour, length of days and glory, everything in heaven and on earth is yours. Yours is the sovereignty, Yahweh; you are exalted, supreme over all.
Dan 4:34-35 Isa 12:4 Rev 5:12-13 1Tim 1:17 Rev 7:9-12 Rev 11:15 Jude 1:25
12 Wealth and riches come from you, you are ruler of all, in your hand lie strength and power, and you bestow greatness and might on whomsoever you please.
2Chr 20:6 2Chr 1:12 Phil 4:13 2Chr 16:9 Col 1:11 Dan 5:18-21 Dan 6:26
13 So now, our God, we give thanks to you and praise your majestic name,
1Thess 2:13 2Cor 9:15 2Cor 8:16 Ps 106:1 2Cor 2:14 Dan 2:23 Ps 105:1
14 for who am I and what is my people, for us to be able to volunteer offerings like this? - since everything has come from you and we have given you only what you bestowed in the first place,
Jas 1:17 1Cor 15:9-10 2Cor 3:5 2Cor 12:9-11 2Sam 7:18 Dan 4:30 Gen 32:10
15 and we are guests before you, and passing visitors as were all our ancestors, our days on earth fleeting as a shadow and without hope.
Job 14:2 Ps 39:12 Lev 25:23 Ps 102:11 1Pet 2:11 Eccl 6:12 Gen 47:9
16 Yahweh our God, all this wealth, which we have provided to build a house for your holy name, has come from you and all belongs to you.
1Chr 29:14 2Chr 31:10 Hos 2:8 Luke 19:16 Ps 24:1
17 'Knowing, my God, how you examine our motives and how you delight in integrity, with integrity of motive I have willingly given all this and have been overjoyed to see your people, now present here, willingly offering their gifts to you.
1Chr 28:9 Jer 17:10 1Sam 16:7 Prov 11:20 1Thess 2:10 2Cor 1:12 Heb 4:12
18 Yahweh, God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel our ancestors, watch over this for ever, shape the purpose of your people's heart and direct their hearts to you,
1Chr 28:9 1Thess 3:11 2Thess 2:16-17 Acts 3:13 Deut 30:6 Exod 3:6 Exod 3:15
19 and give an undivided heart to Solomon my son to keep your commandments, your decrees and your statutes, to put them all into effect and to build the palace for which I have made provision.'
Ps 72:1 1Chr 22:14 1Chr 28:9 1Chr 29:1-2 Jas 1:17 Ps 119:80
20 David then addressed the whole assembly: 'Now bless Yahweh your God!' And the whole assembly blessed Yahweh, God of their ancestors, bowing down in homage to Yahweh, and to the king.
Exod 4:31 1Chr 16:36 1Pet 2:17 1Sam 12:18 2Chr 20:21 Exod 14:31 Gen 24:26
21 On the day following this, they slaughtered sacrifices and brought burnt offerings to Yahweh on behalf of Israel -- a thousand bulls, a thousand rams, a thousand lambs with their libations, as well as many other sacrifices-
2Chr 7:4-9 Ezra 6:17 Lev 23:13 Num 15:5 Num 15:7 Num 15:10 1Kgs 8:62-65
22 and they ate and drank that day in Yahweh's presence with great joy. They then made Solomon son of David king a second time, anointing him as leader for Yahweh, and Zadok as priest.
1Chr 23:1 1Kgs 1:34-39 1Kgs 2:35 1Kgs 1:31 1Tim 6:17-18 2Chr 7:10 Deut 12:7
23 Solomon took his seat on Yahweh's throne, to reign in succession to David his father. He prospered, and all Israel obeyed him.
1Chr 28:5 1Kgs 2:12 1Chr 17:11-12 1Chr 22:11 Eccl 8:2-5 Isa 9:6-7 Ps 132:11
24 All the chiefs, all the leading citizens and all King David's other sons pledged allegiance to King Solomon.
1Chr 2:3-9 1Chr 22:17 1Chr 28:21 1Kgs 1:50-53 1Kgs 2:24-25 2Chr 30:8 Ezek 17:18
25 Yahweh made Solomon exceedingly powerful, as all Israel could see, and gave him a reign of such splendour as no previous king of Israel ever had.
1Kgs 3:13 2Chr 1:1 2Chr 1:12 Eccl 2:9 Josh 3:7 Acts 19:17 Dan 5:18-19
26 David son of Jesse was king of all Israel.
1Chr 18:14 Ps 78:71-72
27 He was king of Israel for a period of forty years; he reigned at Hebron for seven years, and in Jerusalem for thirty-three.
1Kgs 2:11 2Sam 5:4-5 1Chr 3:4
28 He died at a good old age, full of days, riches and honour. Then his son Solomon succeeded him.
Gen 15:15 1Chr 23:1 Acts 13:36 Job 5:26 Gen 25:8 Gen 35:29 Prov 16:31
29 The history of King David, from first to last, is all written down in the records of Samuel the seer, the records of Nathan the prophet and the records of Gad the seer,
1Sam 9:9 1Chr 21:9-11 1Sam 22:5 2Sam 7:2-4 2Sam 12:1-7 1Kgs 11:41 1Kgs 14:29
30 with his entire reign, his mighty deeds and the times which he, Israel and all the kings of other countries, had experienced.
Dan 4:23 Dan 4:25 2Kgs 10:34 2Kgs 14:28 Dan 2:21