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1 Chronicles 29

David, by his example and intreaty,

1 Chronicles 29:1 Moreouer Dauid the King sayde vnto all the Congregation, God hath chosen Salomon mine onely sonne yong and tender, and the worke is great: for this house is not for man, but for the Lord God. 1 Chronicles 29:2 Now I haue prepared with all my power for the house of my God, golde for vessels of golde, and siluer for them of siluer, and brasse for things of brasse, yron for things of yron, & wood for things of wood, and onix stones, and stones to be set, and carbuncle stones and of diuers colours, and all precious stones, and marble stones in aboundance. 1 Chronicles 29:3 Moreouer, because I haue delite in the house of my God, I haue of mine owne golde and siluer, which I haue giuen to the house of my God, beside all that I haue prepared for the house of the Sanctuarie, 1 Chronicles 29:4 Euen three thousand talents of gold of the golde of Ophir, and seuen thousand talents of fined siluer to ouerlay the walles of the houses. 1 Chronicles 29:5 The golde for the things of golde, and the siluer for things of siluer, and for all the worke by the handes of artificers: and who is willing to fill his hand to day vnto the Lord?

causeth the princes and people to offer willingly.

1 Chronicles 29:6 So the princes of the families, and the princes of the tribes of Israel, and the captaines of thousands and of hundreths, with the rulers of the Kings worke, offred willingly, 1 Chronicles 29:7 And they gaue for the seruice of the house of God fiue thousande talents of golde, and ten thousand pieces, and ten thousand talents of siluer, and eighteene thousand talents of brasse, and one hundreth thousand talents of yron. 1 Chronicles 29:8 And they with whom precious stones were found, gaue them to the treasure of ye house of the Lord, by the hand of Iehiel the Gershunnite. 1 Chronicles 29:9 And the people reioyced when they offred willingly: for they offred willingly vnto ye Lord, with a perfite heart; Dauid the King also reioyced with great ioy.

David's thanksgiving and prayer.

1 Chronicles 29:10 Therefore Dauid blessed the Lord before all the Congregation, and Dauid sayde, Blessed be thou, O Lorde God, of Israel our father, for euer and euer. 1 Chronicles 29:11 Thine, O Lord, is greatnesse & power, and glory, and victorie & praise: for all that is in heauen and in earth is thine: thine is the kingdome, O Lord, and thou excellest as head ouer all. 1 Chronicles 29:12 Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest ouer all, and in thine hand is power and strength, and in thine hande it is to make great, and to giue strength vnto all. 1 Chronicles 29:13 Now therefore our God, we thanke thee, and prayse thy glorious Name. 1 Chronicles 29:14 But who am I, and what is my people, that we shoulde be able to offer willingly after this sort? for all things come of thee: and of thine owne hand we haue giuen thee. 1 Chronicles 29:15 For we are stragers before thee, & soiourners, like all our fathers: our dayes are like ye shadowe vpon the earth, & there is none abiding. 1 Chronicles 29:16 O Lorde our God, all this abundance that we haue prepared to buylde thee an house for thine holy Name, is of thine hand & all is thine. 1 Chronicles 29:17 I knowe also, my God, that thou tryest the heart, and hast pleasure in righteousnesse: I haue offred willingly in the vprightnesse of mine heart all these things: now also haue I seene thy people which are found here, to offer vnto thee willingly with ioy. 1 Chronicles 29:18 O Lord God of Abraham, Izhak and Israel our fathers, keepe this for euer in the purpose, and the thoughts of the heart of thy people, and prepare their hearts vnto thee. 1 Chronicles 29:19 And giue vnto Salomon my sonne a perfit heart to keepe thy commaundements, thy testimonies, and thy statutes, and to doe all things, and to builde the house which I haue prepared.

The people, having blessed God, and sacrificed, make Solomon king.

1 Chronicles 29:20 And Dauid said to all the Congregation, Now blesse the Lord your God; all the Congregation blessed the Lord God of their fathers, and bowed downe their heads, and worshipped the Lord and the King. 1 Chronicles 29:21 And they offred sacrifices vnto the Lorde, and on the morowe after that day, they offered burnt offrings vnto the Lorde, euen a thousande yong bullocks, a thousand rammes and a thousand sheepe, with their drinke offrings, and sacrifices in abundance for all Israel. 1 Chronicles 29:22 And they did eate and drinke before the Lord the same day with great ioy, and they made Salomon the sonne of Dauid King the seconde time, and anoynted him prince before the Lord, and Zadok for the hie Priest. 1 Chronicles 29:23 So Salomon sate on the throne of the Lorde, as King in steade of Dauid his father, and prospered: and all Israel obeyed him. 1 Chronicles 29:24 And all the princes and men of power, and all the sonnes of King Dauid submitted them selues vnder King Salomon. 1 Chronicles 29:25 And the Lord magnified Salomon in dignitie, in the sight of all Israel, and gaue him so glorious a kingdome, as no King had before him in Israel.

David's reign and death.

1 Chronicles 29:26 Thus Dauid the sonne of Ishai reigned ouer all Israel. 1 Chronicles 29:27 And the space that he reigned ouer Israel, was fourtie yeere: seuen yeere reigned he in Hebron, and three and thirtie yeere reigned he in Ierusalem: 1 Chronicles 29:28 And he dyed in a good age, full of dayes, riches and honour, and Salomon his sonne reigned in his steade. 1 Chronicles 29:29 Concerning the actes of Dauid the King first & last, behold, they are written in the booke of Samuel the Seer, & in the booke of Nathan the Prophet, and in the booke of Gad the Seer, 1 Chronicles 29:30 With all his reigne and his power, and times that went ouer him, and ouer Israel and ouer all the kingdomes of the earth.

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