David Prays in the Assembly
Therefore David blessed the Lord in the presence of all the assembly. And David said: z "Blessed are you, O Lord, the God of Israel our father, forever and ever.
a Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all.
b Both riches and honor come from you, and you rule over all. c In your hand are power and might, and in your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all.
And now we thank you, our God, and praise your glorious name.
"But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able thus to offer willingly? For all things come from you, and of your own have we given you.
d For we are strangers before you and sojourners, as all our fathers were. Our days on the earth are e like a shadow, and there is no abiding.
O Lord our God, all this abundance that we have provided for building you a house for your holy name comes from your hand and is all your own.
I know, my God, f that you test the heart and g have pleasure in uprightness. In the uprightness of my heart I have freely offered all these things, and now I have seen your people, who are present here, offering freely and joyously to you.
O Lord, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, our fathers, keep forever such purposes and thoughts in the hearts of your people, and direct their hearts toward you.
h 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 i build the palace j for which I have made provision."
Then David said to all the assembly, k "Bless the Lord your God." And all the assembly blessed the Lord, the God of their fathers, l and bowed their heads and paid homage to the Lord and to the king.
And they offered sacrifices to the Lord, and on the next day offered burnt offerings to the Lord, 1,000 bulls, 1,000 rams, and 1,000 lambs, with their m drink offerings, and sacrifices in abundance for all Israel.
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Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has visited and redeemed his people
1 Timothy 1:17
To the King of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.
And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying, "To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!
1 Kings 3:13
I give you also what you have not asked, both riches and honor, so that no other king shall compare with you, all your days.
2 Chronicles 1:12
Wisdom and knowledge are granted to you. I will also give you riches, possessions, and honor, such as none of the kings had who were before you, and none after you shall have the like.
For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.
2 Chronicles 20:6
And said, "O Lord, God of our fathers, are you not God in heaven? You rule over all the kingdoms of the nations. In your hand are power and might, so that none is able to withstand you.
The land shall not be sold in perpetuity, for the land is mine. For you are strangers and sojourners with me.
He comes out like a flower and withers; he flees like a shadow and continues not.
My days are like an evening shadow; I wither away like grass.
Man is like a breath; his days are like a passing shadow.
1 Chronicles 28:9
And you, Solomon my son, know the God of your father and serve him with a whole heart and with a willing mind, for the Lord searches all hearts and understands every plan and thought. If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he will cast you off forever.
The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold, and the Lord tests hearts.
1 Samuel 16:7
But the Lord said to Samuel, "Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.
Those of crooked heart are an abomination to the Lord, but those of blameless ways are his delight.
Give the king your justice, O God, and your righteousness to the royal son!
1 Chronicles 29:1 - 2
And David the king said to all the assembly, "Solomon my son, whom alone God has chosen, is young and inexperienced, and the work is great, for the palace will not be for man but for the Lord God.
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.
And the report was good in the eyes of the people of Israel. And the people of Israel blessed God and spoke no more of making war against them to destroy the land where the people of Reuben and the people of Gad were settled.
And the people believed; and when they heard that the Lord had visited the people of Israel and that he had seen their affliction, they bowed their heads and worshiped.
And Jacob set up a pillar in the place where he had spoken with him, a pillar of stone. He poured out a drink offering on it and poured oil on it.