29:1 Furthermore David the king said unto all the congregation, Solomon my son, whom alone God hath chosen, [is yet] young and tender, and the work [is] great: for the palace [is] not for man, but for the a LORD God.
(a) Therefore it should be excellent in all
29:3 Moreover, because I
have set my b affection to the house of
my God, I have of mine own proper good, of gold and silver, [which] I have given
to the house of my God, over and above all that I have prepared for the holy
(b) His great zeal for the furtherance of the
temple made him spare no expenses, but to bestow his own peculiar treasure.
29:4 [Even] c
three thousand talents of gold, of the gold of Ophir, and seven thousand talents
of refined silver, to overlay the walls of the houses [withal]:
(c) He shows what he had of his own store for the
29:5 The gold for [things] of gold, and the
silver for [things] of silver, and for all manner of work [to be made] by the
hands of artificers. And who [then] is d
willing to consecrate his service this day unto the LORD?
(d) He was not only liberal himself but provoked
others to set forth the work of God.
And they with whom [precious] stones were e
found gave [them] to the treasure of the house of the LORD, by the hand of
Jehiel the Gershonite.
(e) Meaning, they who had any.
29:9 Then the people rejoiced, for that they
offered willingly, because with f
perfect heart they offered willingly to the LORD: and David the king also
rejoiced with great joy.
(f) That is, with good courage and without
29:10 Wherefore David blessed the LORD before
all the congregation: and David said, Blessed [be] thou, LORD God of g
Israel our father, for ever and ever.
(g) Who revealed yourself to our father Jacob.
But who [am] I, and what [is] my people, that we should be able to offer so
willingly after this sort? for all things h
[come] of thee, and of thine own have we given thee.
(h) We gave you nothing of our own, but that
which we have received from you: for whether the gifts are corporal or
spiritual, we receive them all from God, and therefore must give him the
29:15 For we [are] i
strangers before thee, and sojourners, as [were] all our fathers: our days on
the earth [are] as a shadow, and [there is] none abiding.
(i) Therefore we have this land loaned to us for
O LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, our fathers, keep this for ever in
the k imagination of the thoughts of the
heart of thy people, and prepare their heart unto thee:
(k) Continue then in his good mind, that they may
serve you willingly.
29:20 And David
said to all the congregation, Now bless the LORD your God. And all the
congregation blessed the LORD God of their fathers, and bowed down their heads,
and worshipped the LORD, and the l king.
(l) That is, revered the king.
29:21 And they sacrificed sacrifices unto the
LORD, and offered burnt offerings unto the LORD, on the morrow after that day,
[even] a thousand bullocks, a thousand rams, [and] a thousand lambs, with their m
drink offerings, and sacrifices in abundance for all Israel:
(m) Meaning, all kinds of liquor which they
mingled with their sacrifices, as wine, oil, etc.
29:23 Then Solomon
sat on the n throne of the LORD as king
instead of David his father, and prospered; and all Israel obeyed him.
(n) This declares that the kings of Judah were
figures of Christ, who was the true anointed, and to whom God gave the chief
government of all things.
Now the acts of David the king, first and last, behold, they [are] written in
the book of Samuel the seer, and in the book of o
Nathan the prophet, and in the book of Gad the seer,
(o) The books of Nathan and Gad are thought to
have been lost in the captivity.
29:30 With all his reign and his might, and
the p times that went over him, and over
Israel, and over all the kingdoms of the countries.
(p) Meaning the troubles and griefs.