Offerings for the Temple
Furthermore King David said to all the assembly: "My son Solomon, whom alone God has a chosen, is b young and inexperienced; and the work is great, because the temple is not for man but for the LORD God.
"Now for the house of my God I have prepared with all my might: gold for things to be made of gold, silver for things of silver, bronze for things of bronze, iron for things of iron, wood for things of wood, c onyx stones, stones to be set, glistening stones of various colors, all kinds of precious stones, and marble slabs in abundance.
"Moreover, because I have set my affection on the house of my God, I have given to the house of my God, over and above all that I have prepared for the holy house, my own special treasure of gold and silver:
"three thousand talents of gold, of the gold of d Ophir, and seven thousand talents of refined silver, to overlay the walls of the houses;
"the gold for things of gold and the silver for things of silver, and for all kinds of work to be done by the hands of craftsmen. Who then is e willing to consecrate himself this day to the LORD?"
Then f the leaders of the fathers' houses, leaders of the tribes of Israel, the captains of thousands and of hundreds, with g the officers over the king's work, h offered willingly.
They gave for the work of the house of God five thousand talents and ten thousand darics of gold, ten thousand talents of silver, eighteen thousand talents of bronze, and one hundred thousand talents of iron.
And whoever had precious stones gave them to the treasury of the house of the LORD, into the hand of i Jehiel the Gershonite.
Then the people rejoiced, for they had offered willingly, because with a loyal heart they had j offered willingly to the LORD; and King David also rejoiced greatly.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
1 Chronicles 28:5
And of all my sons (for the LORD has given me many sons) He has chosen my son Solomon to sit on the throne of the kingdom of the LORD over Israel.
1 Kings 3:7
Now, O LORD my God, You have made Your servant king instead of my father David, but I am a little child; I do not know how to go out or come in.
1 Chronicles 22:5
Now David said, "Solomon my son is young and inexperienced, and the house to be built for the LORD must be exceedingly magnificent, famous and glorious throughout all countries. I will now make preparation for it." So David made abundant preparations before his death.
When I was my father's son, Tender and the only one in the sight of my mother.
O you afflicted one, Tossed with tempest, and not comforted, Behold, I will lay your stones with colorful gems, And lay your foundations with sapphires.
I will make your pinnacles of rubies, Your gates of crystal, And all your walls of precious stones.
The construction of its wall was of jasper; and the city was pure gold, like clear glass.
1 Kings 9:28
And they went to Ophir, and acquired four hundred and twenty talents of gold from there, and brought it to King Solomon.
2 Chronicles 29:31
Then Hezekiah answered and said, "Now that you have consecrated yourselves to the LORD, come near, and bring sacrifices and thank offerings into the house of the LORD." So the assembly brought in sacrifices and thank offerings, and as many as were of a willing heart brought burnt offerings.
2 Corinthians 8:5
And not only as we had hoped, but they first gave themselves to the Lord, and then to us by the will of God.
2 Corinthians 8:12
For if there is first a willing mind, it is accepted according to what one has, and not according to what he does not have.
1 Chronicles 27:1
And the children of Israel, according to their number, the heads of fathers' houses, the captains of thousands and hundreds and their officers, served the king in every matter of the military divisions. These divisions came in and went out month by month throughout all the months of the year, each division having twenty-four thousand.
1 Chronicles 28:1
Now David assembled at Jerusalem all the leaders of Israel: the officers of the tribes and the captains of the divisions who served the king, the captains over thousands and captains over hundreds, and the stewards over all the substance and possessions of the king and of his sons, with the officials, the valiant men, and all the mighty men of valor.
1 Chronicles 27:25 - 31
And Azmaveth the son of Adiel was over the king's treasuries; and Jehonathan the son of Uzziah was over the storehouses in the field, in the cities, in the villages, and in the fortresses.
Exodus 35:21 - 35
Then everyone came whose heart was stirred, and everyone whose spirit was willing, and they brought the LORD's offering for the work of the tabernacle of meeting, for all its service, and for the holy garments.
1 Chronicles 23:8
The sons of Laadan: the first Jehiel, then Zetham and Joel - three in all.
Speak to the children of Israel, that they bring Me an offering. From everyone who gives it willingly with his heart you shall take My offering.
1 Kings 8:61
"Let your heart therefore be loyal to the LORD our God, to walk in His statutes and keep His commandments, as at this day."
2 Corinthians 9:7
So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.