Now I have prepared with all my might for the house of my God the gold for the (things of) gold, and the silver for the (things of) silver, and the brass for the (things of) brass, the iron for the (things of) iron, and wood for the (things of) wood; onyx stones, and (stones) to be set, stones for inlaid work, and of divers colors, and all manner of precious stones, and marble stones in abundance.
And David prepared iron in abundance for the nails for the doors of the gates, and for the couplings; and brass in abundance without weight;
and cedar-trees without number: for the Sidonians and they of Tyre brought cedar-trees in abundance to David.
And David said, Solomon my son is young and tender, and the house that is to be builded for Jehovah must be exceeding magnificent, of fame and of glory throughout all countries: I will therefore make preparation for it. So David prepared abundantly before his death.
Now, behold, in my affliction I have prepared for the house of Jehovah a hundred thousand talents of gold, and a thousand thousand talents of silver, and of brass and iron without weight; for it is in abundance: timber also and stone have I prepared; and thou mayest add thereto.
who found favor in the sight of God, and asked to find a habitation for the God of Jacob.