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 points.
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 house,
(b) His great zeal for the furtherance of the temple made
him spare no expenses, but to bestow his own peculiar
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 Lord's
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.
29:8 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 hypocrisy.
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.
29:14 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 glory.
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 a time.
29:18 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
(k) Continue then in his good mind, that they may serve
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
(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.
29:29 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
(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.