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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge: 1 Chronicles 29

Chapter 29

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 LORD God.

said unto



28:5,6 1 Kings 8:19,20


22:5 1 Kings 3:7 2 Chronicles 13:7 Proverbs 4:3 Jeremiah 1:6,7


28:10 2 Chronicles 2:4,5

Now I have prepared with all my might for the house of my God the gold for things to be made of gold, and the silver for things of silver, and the brass for things of brass, the iron for things of iron, and wood for things of wood; onyx stones, and stones to be set, glistering stones, and of divers colours, and all manner of precious stones, and marble stones in abundance.

I have prepared


with all

2 Chronicles 31:20,21 Ecclesiastes 9:10 2 Corinthians 8:3 Colossians 3:23 1 Peter 4:10,11

the gold


onyx stones

Avney shoham, which was, probably, not the precious stone or gem called onyx, but a marble called in Greek onychites, which Pliny mentions as a stone Caramania; for one would hardly think that gems of any kind were used externally in such a building as the temple. Antiquity gave both stones this name, because of their resemblance to the nail of the finger.

Genesis 2:12 Exodus 28:17,20 39:6,13 Job 28:16 Isaiah 54:11,12 Revelation 21:18-21

glistering stones

Avney phuch seems to denote a kind of black marble, so called from its colour resembling stibium: so Vulgate quasi stibinos.

marble stones

Avney shayish is rendered in the Targum avney marmoraiyah, "stones of marble," and by the LXX., and Vulgate [Parion] or [Parinon] or marmor Parium, "Parium marble," which was remarkable for its bright white colour. Josephus says that the temple was built of large blocks of white marble, beautifully polished, so as to produce a most splendid appearance.

Moreover, because I have set my 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 house,

I have set

Psalms 26:8 27:4 84:1,10 122:1-9

I have

21:24 Proverbs 3:9,10

of mine own proper good

i.e., "of my own private property:" at present we only use the plural goods to designate property or personal effects. over and above.


Even 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:

gold of Ophir

1 Kings 9:28 Job 28:16

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 willing to consecrate his service this day unto the LORD?

who them

Exodus 25:2-9 35:5-9 Numbers 7:2,3,10-14,15-89 Ezra 1:4-6 2:68,69 Ezra 7:15,16

consecrate his service

Heb. to fill his hand.

Then the chief of the fathers and princes of the tribes of Israel, and the captains of thousands and of hundreds, with the rulers of the king's work, offered willingly,

the chief

27:1-15 Isaiah 60:3-10

the rulers

27:25-34 2 Corinthians 9:7

And they with whom precious stones were found gave them to the treasure of the house of the LORD, by the hand of Jehiel the Gershonite.

Jehiel the Gershonite


Then the people rejoiced, for that they offered willingly, because with perfect heart they offered willingly to the LORD: and David the king also rejoiced with great joy.

they offered

Deuteronomy 16:10,11 Judges 5:9 Psalms 110:3 2 Corinthians 8:3,12 9:7,8

perfect heart

17 1 Kings 8:61


Proverbs 23:15,16 Luke 15:6 John 15:11 Philippians 2:15-17 4:1,10 1 Thessalonians 3:6-9

Wherefore David blessed the LORD before all the congregation: and David said, Blessed be thou, LORD God of Israel our father, for ever and ever.

David blessed

20 2 Chronicles 20:26-28 Psalms 103:1,2 138:1 146:2

Blessed be thou

1 Kings 8:15 2 Chronicles 6:4 Psalms 72:18,19 89:52 Ezekiel 3:12 Ephesians 1:3 1 Timothy 1:17 1 Peter 1:3 Revelation 5:12

Lord God

Genesis 32:28 33:20

our father

Isaiah 63:16 Matthew 6:9 Luke 11:3 Romans 1:7 8:15 Philippians 4:20 2 Thessalonians 2:16

Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all.

is the greatness

Daniel 4:30,34,35 Matthew 6:13 1 Timothy 1:17 6:15,16 Jude 1:25 Revelation 4:10,11 Revelation 5:12 7:9-12 19:1

the victory

1 Samuel 15:29 Psalms 98:1


Job 37:22 Psalms 29:4 45:3,4 104:1 Isaiah 2:10 Hebrews 1:3

all that

Genesis 1:1 14:19,22 Psalms 115:15,16 Isaiah 42:5 66:1 Jeremiah 10:10-12 27:5 Daniel 4:32,34,35

thine is the

Psalms 97:1 99:1 145:1,12,13 Daniel 4:3 Revelation 11:15


Nehemiah 9:5 Psalms 21:13 46:10 47:9 57:5,11 97:9 Isaiah 2:11 12:4

Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all.


Deuteronomy 8:18 1 Samuel 2:7,8 Job 42:10 Psalms 75:6,7 113:7,8 Proverbs 8:18 10:22 Ecclesiastes 5:19 Luke 1:51-53 Romans 11:35,36

reignest over all

Daniel 6:26


Job 9:19 Psalms 62:11 Isaiah 43:13 46:10 Daniel 5:18-21 Matthew 28:18 John 19:11 Ephesians 3:20 Revelation 11:17

give strength

2 Chronicles 16:9 Psalms 18:31,32 28:8 29:1,11 68:34,35 144:1,2 Isaiah 40:29 Isaiah 45:24 Ephesians 3:16 Philippians 4:13 Colossians 1:11

Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name.

we thank

Psalms 105:1 106:1 Daniel 2:23 2 Corinthians 2:14 8:16 9:15 1 Thessalonians 2:13

But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly after this sort? for all things come of thee, and of thine own have we given thee.

who am I

Genesis 32:10 2 Samuel 7:18 Daniel 4:30 1 Corinthians 15:9,10 2 Corinthians 3:5 12:9-11

that we should

Psalms 115:1 Revelation 4:10

be able

Heb. retain, or obtain strength. willingly.

9 Philippians 2:13 James 1:17

all things

Genesis 28:22 Psalms 50:10-12 Romans 11:36 1 Corinthians 16:2

of thine own

Heb. of thine hand.

For we are strangers before thee, and sojourners, as were all our fathers: our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is none abiding.

For we

Genesis 47:9 Psalms 39:12 119:19 Hebrews 11:13-16 1 Peter 2:11

our days

Job 14:2 Psalms 90:9 102:11 144:4 Ecclesiastes 6:12 Isaiah 40:6-8 James 4:14


Heb. expectation.

O LORD our God, all this store that we have prepared to build thee an house for thine holy name cometh of thine hand, and is all thine own.

all this store

14 2 Chronicles 31:10 Psalms 24:1 Hosea 2:8 Luke 19:16

I know also, my God, that thou triest the heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of mine heart I have willingly offered all these things: and now have I seen with joy thy people, which are present here, to offer willingly unto thee.

triest the heart

28:9 Deuteronomy 8:2 1 Samuel 16:7 Psalms 7:9 51:6 Proverbs 16:2 21:2 Jeremiah 17:10 Hebrews 4:12 Revelation 2:23

hast pleasures

Proverbs 11:20 15:8,9 John 1:47

in the uprightness

Acts 24:16 2 Corinthians 1:12 1 Thessalonians 2:10

joy thy people

9 Philemon 1:7,20


Heb. found.

O LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, our fathers, keep this for ever in the imagination of the thoughts of the heart of thy people, and prepare their heart unto thee:

Lord God

Exodus 3:6,15 4:5 Matthew 22:32 Acts 3:13


Deuteronomy 30:6 Psalms 51:10 119:166 Jeremiah 10:23 32:39 Philippians 1:6,9-11 1 Thessalonians 3:11 Hebrews 13:21

in the imagination

28:9 Genesis 6:5 Psalms 119:113


Heb. stablish.

Psalms 10:17 2 Thessalonians 2:16,17

And give unto Solomon my son a perfect heart, to keep thy commandments, thy testimonies, and thy statutes, and to do all these things, and to build the palace, for the which I have made provision.

And give

28:9 Psalms 72:1 119:80 James 1:17

the which

2 22:14

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 king.

Now bless

16:36 2 Chronicles 20:21 Psalms 134:2 135:19-21 145:1-146 Psalms 148:13,14-150

bowed down

Genesis 24:26,48 Exodus 4:31 Psalms 29:1,2 95:6


Exodus 14:31 1 Samuel 12:18 Proverbs 24:21 1 Peter 2:17

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 drink offerings, and sacrifices in abundance for all Israel:


1 Kings 8:62-65 2 Chronicles 7:4-9 Ezra 6:17


Leviticus 23:13 Numbers 15:5,7,10

And did eat and drink before the LORD on that day with great gladness. And they made Solomon the son of David king the second time, and anointed him unto the LORD to be the chief governor, and Zadok to be priest.

eat and drink

Exodus 24:11 Deuteronomy 12:7,11,12 16:14-17 2 Chronicles 7:10 Nehemiah 8:12 Ecclesiastes 2:24 Ecclesiastes 3:12,13 8:15 9:7 1 Timothy 6:17,18

the second time


and anointed

1 Kings 1:31,34-39


1 Kings 2:35

Then Solomon sat on the throne of the LORD as king instead of David his father, and prospered; and all Israel obeyed him.

sat on the throne

17:11,12 28:5 Psalms 132:11 Isaiah 9:6,7



all Israel

Ecclesiastes 8:2-5 Romans 13:1

And all the princes, and the mighty men, and all the sons likewise of king David, submitted themselves unto Solomon the king.

all the princes

22:17 28:21

all the sons

2:3-9 1 Kings 1:50-53 2:24,25

submitted themselves unto

Heb. gave the hand under.

Genesis 24:2 47:29 2 Chronicles 30:8 *marg:; Ezekiel 17:18

And the LORD magnified Solomon exceedingly in the sight of all Israel, and bestowed upon him such royal majesty as had not been on any king before him in Israel.

magnified Solomon

Joshua 3:7 4:14 2 Chronicles 1:1 Job 7:17 Acts 19:17


1 Kings 3:13 2 Chronicles 1:12 Ecclesiastes 2:9 Daniel 5:18,19 Hebrews 2:9

Thus David the son of Jesse reigned over all Israel.

over all Israel

18:14 Psalms 78:71,72

And the time that he reigned over Israel was forty years; seven years reigned he in Hebron, and thirty and three years reigned he in Jerusalem.

forty years

3:4 2 Samuel 5:4,5 1 Kings 2:11

And he died in a good old age, full of days, riches, and honour: and Solomon his son reigned in his stead.

he died

David at his death had every thing that his heart could wish: "he died in a good old age, full of days, riches, and honour;" having gained more renown than any crowned head ever did. "David," says Dr. Delaney, "was a true believer, a zealous adorer of God, teacher of His law and worship, and inspirer of His praise; a glorious example, a perpetual and inexhaustible fountain of true piety; a consummate and unrivalled hero; a skilful and successful captain; a steady patriot; a wise ruler; a faithful, generous, and magnanimous friend; and what is yet rarer, a no less generous and magnanimous enemy; a true penitent, a divine musician, a sublime poet, and an inspired prophet. By birth a peasant, by merit a prince! In youth a hero, in manhood a monarch, and in age a saint."

a good old age

Genesis 15:15 25:8 Job 5:26 Proverbs 16:31 Acts 13:36

full of days

23:1 Genesis 35:29 Job 5:26

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 Nathan the prophet, and in the book of Gad the seer,

the acts

1 Kings 11:41 14:29 Hebrews 11:32,33


or, history. Heb. words. Samuel.

1 Samuel 9:9


2 Samuel 7:2-4 12:1-7

Gad the seer


With all his reign and his might, and the times that went over him, and over Israel, and over all the kingdoms of the countries.

his might

2 Kings 10:34 14:28

the times

Daniel 2:21 4:23,25