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1 Chronicles 29:14-18

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29:14 “But who am I and who are my people, that we should be in a position to contribute this much? 1  Indeed, everything comes from you, and we have simply given back to you what is yours. 2  29:15 For we are resident foreigners and nomads in your presence, like all our ancestors; 3  our days are like a shadow on the earth, without security. 4  29:16 O Lord our God, all this wealth, which we have collected to build a temple for you to honor your holy name, comes from you; it all belongs to you. 29:17 I know, my God, that you examine thoughts 5  and are pleased with integrity. With pure motives 6  I contribute all this; and now I look with joy as your people who have gathered here contribute to you. 29:18 O Lord God of our ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, maintain the motives of your people and keep them devoted to you. 7 

1 tn Heb “that we should retain strength to contribute like this.”

2 tn Heb “and from you we have given to you.”

3 tn Heb “fathers” (also in vv. 18, 20).

4 tn Or perhaps “hope.”

5 tn Heb “a heart.”

6 tn Heb “with integrity of heart.”

7 tn Heb “keep this permanently with respect to the motive of the thoughts of the heart of your people, and make firm their heart to you.”



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