Offerings for the Temple
And David the king said to all the assembly, "Solomon my son, whom alone God has chosen, is p young and inexperienced, and the work is great, for q the palace will not be for man but for the Lord God.
So I have provided for the house of my God, so far as I was able, the gold for the things of gold, 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, besides great quantities of r onyx and stones for setting, antimony, colored stones, all sorts of precious stones and marble.
Moreover, in addition to all that I have provided for the holy house, I have a treasure of my own of gold and silver, and because of my devotion to the house of my God I give it to the house of my God:
s 3,000 talents of gold, of the gold of t Ophir, and 7,000 talents of refined silver, for overlaying the walls of the house,
and for all the work to be done by craftsmen, gold for the things of gold and silver for the things of silver. Who then will offer willingly, consecrating himself today to the Lord?"
Then u the leaders of fathers' houses made their freewill offerings, as did also the leaders of the tribes, the commanders of thousands and of hundreds, and v the officers over the king's work.
They gave for the service of the house of God 5,000 talents and 10,000 w darics of gold, 10,000 talents of silver, 18,000 talents of bronze and 100,000 talents of iron.
And whoever had precious stones gave them to the treasury of the house of the Lord, in the care of x Jehiel the Gershonite.
Then the people rejoiced because they had given willingly, for with a y whole heart they had offered freely to the Lord. David the king also rejoiced greatly.
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1 Chronicles 22:5
For David said, "Solomon my son is young and inexperienced, and the house that is to be built for the Lord must be exceedingly magnificent, of fame and glory throughout all lands. I will therefore make preparation for it." So David provided materials in great quantity before his death.
1 Kings 3:7
And now, O Lord my God, you have made your servant king in place of David my father, although I am but a little child. I do not know how to go out or come in.
1 Chronicles 29:19
Grant to Solomon my son a whole heart that he may keep your commandments, your testimonies, and your statutes, performing all, and that he may build the palace for which I have made provision.
Isaiah 54:11 - 12
O afflicted one, storm-tossed and not comforted, behold, I will set your stones in antimony, and lay your foundations with sapphires.
Revelation 21:19 - 21
The foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with every kind of jewel. The first was jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald.
1 Chronicles 22:14
With great pains I have provided for the house of the Lord 100,000 talents of gold, a million talents of silver, and bronze and iron beyond weighing, for there is so much of it; timber and stone, too, I have provided. To these you must add.
1 Kings 9:28
And they went to Ophir and brought from there gold, 420 talents, and they brought it to King Solomon.
1 Chronicles 27:1
This is the number of the people of Israel, the heads of fathers' houses, the commanders of thousands and hundreds, and their officers who served the king in all matters concerning the divisions that came and went, month after month throughout the year, each division numbering 24,000:
1 Chronicles 28:1
David assembled at Jerusalem all the officials of Israel, the officials of the tribes, the officers of the divisions that served the king, the commanders of thousands, the commanders of hundreds, the stewards of all the property and livestock of the king and his sons, together with the palace officials, the mighty men and all the seasoned warriors.
1 Chronicles 27:25 - 31
Over the king's treasuries was Azmaveth the son of Adiel; and over the treasuries in the country, in the cities, in the villages, and in the towers, was Jonathan the son of Uzziah.
According to their ability they gave to the treasury of the work 61,000 darics of gold, 5,000 minas of silver, and 100 priests' garments.
20 bowls of gold worth 1,000 darics, and two vessels of fine bright bronze as precious as gold.
Nehemiah 7:70 - 72
Now some of the heads of fathers' houses gave to the work. The governor gave to the treasury 1,000 darics of gold, 50 basins, 30 priests' garments and 500 minas of silver.
1 Chronicles 23:8
The sons of Ladan: Jehiel the chief, and Zetham, and Joel, three.
1 Chronicles 26:21
The sons of Ladan, the sons of the Gershonites belonging to Ladan, the heads of the fathers' houses belonging to Ladan the Gershonite: Jehieli.
2 Kings 12:4
Jehoash said to the priests, "All the money of the holy things that is brought into the house of the Lord, the money for which each man is assessed - the money from the assessment of persons - and the money that a man's heart prompts him to bring into the house of the Lord.
2 Corinthians 9:7
Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.