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1 Chronicles 29:12-16

29:12 You are the source of wealth and honor; 1  you rule over all. You possess strength and might to magnify and give strength to all. 2  29:13 Now, our God, we give thanks to you and praise your majestic name!

29:14 “But who am I and who are my people, that we should be in a position to contribute this much? 3  Indeed, everything comes from you, and we have simply given back to you what is yours. 4  29:15 For we are resident foreigners and nomads in your presence, like all our ancestors; 5  our days are like a shadow on the earth, without security. 6  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.

1 tn Heb “wealth and honor [are] from before you.”

2 tn Heb “and in your hand [is] strength and might and in your hand to magnify and to give strength to all.”

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

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

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

6 tn Or perhaps “hope.”

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