1 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 1 temple is not for man but for the LORD God. 2 "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. 3 "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: 4 "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; 5 "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 2 consecrate himself this day to the LORD?"
6 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. 7 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. 8 And whoever had precious stones gave them to the treasury of the house of the LORD, into the hand of i Jehiel 3 the Gershonite. 9 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.