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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,
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:
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?
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,
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.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

29:4 three thousand talents. I Chronicles 22:14 says that David gave a hundred thousand talents of gold and a thousand thousand talents of silver for the proposed temple. This could represent a copyist error, or more likely, two entirely separate gifts at two different times.

29:6 offered willingly. There had been no pressure by David on the people, but his own example of personal generosity, as well as the challenge of the great project itself, was sufficient to persuade them to generous giving. Six times the phrase “offered willingly,” or the equivalent, is used of their response (twice in I Chronicles 29:9, once each in I Chronicles 29:6 and 14, twice in I Chronicles 29:17).

29:7 drams. Originally, “handfuls.”

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