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1 Chronicles 29:1-9 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Contributions for Building the Temple

29 Then King David said to all the assembly, “My son Solomon—God has chosen him alone—is young and inexperienced. The task is great because the temple will not be for man but for the Lord God. So to the best of my ability I’ve made provision for the house of my God: gold for the gold articles, silver for the silver, bronze for the bronze, iron for the iron, and wood for the wood, as well as onyx, stones for mounting,[a] antimony,[b] stones of various colors, all kinds of precious stones, and a great quantity of marble. Moreover, because of my delight in the house of my God, I now give my personal treasures of gold and silver for the house of my God over and above all that I’ve provided for the holy house: 100 tons[c] of gold (gold of Ophir) and 250 tons[d] of refined silver for overlaying the walls of the buildings, the gold for the gold work and the silver for the silver, for all the work to be done by the craftsmen. Now who will volunteer to consecrate himself to the Lord today?”

Then the leaders of the households, the leaders of the tribes of Israel, the commanders of thousands and of hundreds, and the officials in charge of the king’s work gave willingly. For the service of God’s house they gave 185 tons[e] of gold and 10,000 gold coins,[f] 375 tons[g] of silver, 675 tons[h] of bronze, and 4,000 tons[i] of iron. Whoever had precious stones gave them to the treasury of the Lord’s house under the care of Jehiel the Gershonite. Then the people rejoiced because of their leaders’ willingness to give, for they had given to the Lord with a whole heart. King David also rejoiced greatly.


  1. 1 Chronicles 29:2 Or mosaic
  2. 1 Chronicles 29:2 In Hb, the word antimony is similar to “turquoise”; Ex 28:18.
  3. 1 Chronicles 29:4 Lit 3,000 talents
  4. 1 Chronicles 29:4 Lit 7,000 talents
  5. 1 Chronicles 29:7 Lit 5,000 talents
  6. 1 Chronicles 29:7 Or drachmas, or darics
  7. 1 Chronicles 29:7 Lit 10,000 talents
  8. 1 Chronicles 29:7 Lit 18,000 talents
  9. 1 Chronicles 29:7 Lit 100,000 talents

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