1 Chronicles 29:3 MEANING

1 Chronicles 29:3
(3) I have set my affection to the house.--1 Chronicles 28:4 (he liked, r?c?h: Psalm 26:8).

I have of mine own proper good, of gold and silver.--I have a personal property in gold and silver. For the word s?gull?h, peculium, see Exodus 19:5.

I have given--i.e., I give (1 Chronicles 21:23).

Over and above (l?ma'l?h).--1 Chronicles 22:5.

All that I have prepared.--The Hebrew again omits the relative. (Comp. 1 Chronicles 15:12.)

Verse 3. - Translate, And, moreover, because of my delight in the house of my God, what I have as mine own treasure of gold and of silver I have given to the house of my God, over and above all I have prepared for the holy house. The word סְגֻּלָּה, on the seven other occasions of its use (Exodus 19:5; Deuteronomy 7:6; Deuteronomy 14:2; Deuteronomy 26:18; Psalm 135:4; Ecclesiastes 2:8; Malachi 3:17), is found in the Authorized Version as "peculiar treasure" or "special treasure" and once "jewels," but in every instance it is evident that the specialness denoted is at one with the idea of the affection that is borne by a person to his own possession and property.

29:1-9 What is done in works of piety and charity, should be done willingly, not by constraint; for God loves a cheerful giver. David set a good example. This David offered, not from constraint, or for show; but because he had set his affection to the house of God, and thought he could never do enough towards promoting that good work. Those who would draw others to good, must lead the way themselves.Moreover, because I have set my affection to the house of my God,.... Had a good will to it, and was earnestly desirous of having it built, and that in a grand manner:

I have of my own proper good; which he had treasured up for his own use:

of gold and silver, even that I have given to the house of my God; to build or ornament it, or make vessels for it:

over and above all that I have prepared for the holy house; for the building of the temple, which is made mention of in the preceding chapter.

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