SEV Biblia, Chapter 29:2 Yo empero con todas mis fuerzas he preparado para la Casa de mi Dios, oro para las cosas de oro, y plata para las cosas de plata, y bronce para las de bronce, y hierro para las de hierro, y madera para las de madera, y piedras de ónice, y piedras preciosas, y piedras negras, y piedras de diversos colores, y toda suerte de piedras preciosas, y piedras de mármol en abundancia.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 1 Chronicles 29:2 Verse 2. And marble stones] ŤyŤ ynba abney shayish, which the Vulgate translates marmour Parium, Parian marble. Paros was one of the Cyclade islands, and produced the whitest and finest marble, that of which most of the finest works of antiquity have been made. That the word shaish means marble is probable from the Chaldee, which has hyyrwmrm ynba abney marmouraiyah, marble stones. Josephus says that the temple was built of large blocks of white marble, beautifully polished, so as to produce a most splendid appearance. - Jos., Deuteronomy Bell. Jud., lib. v., c. 5, s. 2.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 2. Now I have prepared with all my might for the house of my God , etc.] According to the utmost of his ability for the building and decorating of it: the gold for the things to be made of gold; as the candlesticks, shewbread tables, etc. and the silver for [things] of silver ; as for basins, etc. and the brass for [things] of brass ; as the brasen altar, brasen laver, and iron for [things] of iron ; for nails, hinges, etc. and wood for [things] of wood ; for rafters, ceilings, floors, etc. onyx stones ; the Targum, stones of beryl: and stones to be set; other precious stones to be set in gold and silver: glistering stones ; the Targum, emeralds; the word is used for stibium, or black lead, with which women painted their eyes; and so may signify black stones, like black lead; as white marble is after mentioned, perhaps black is here meant, or such stones Solomon paved the ways with leading to Jerusalem f138 : but as such stones are not very glistering, there seems to be no reason for such an epithet; unless the stone “phengites” should be meant, which was a clear bright stone, and served for looking glasses.
Domitian the Roman emperor, when under suspicion of being murdered by persons he had offended, garnished the porticos of his palace with this stone, which was of such brightness, that by the images formed in it he could see what was behind him f139 ; and so Lucian speaks of Astarte having a splendid stone about her, called lucniv , which in the night gave much light to the temple, but shone weakly in the day time, and looked like fire: and of divers colours ; that is, stones of various colours, as jaspers, amethysts, etc. Kimchi interprets it of embroidered clothes, and garments of needlework, and in these precious stones were sometimes inserted: and all manner of precious stones ; as pearls, diamonds, etc. it is hard to say what all these precious stones were for; Jarchi and Kimchi think they were to decorate the walls overlaid with gold, in which they were set; it is certain they were for garnishing and beautifying the house, (see Chronicles 3:6) and marble stones in abundance ; for pillars, tables, and pavement, as Jarchi; this was Parian marble, according to the Septuagint and Vulgate Latin versions; the whitest of marble f141 , found the island of Paros, and which agrees with the word here used. Ver. 3 . Moreover, because I have set my affection to the house of my God , etc.] 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.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 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 goo 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 woul draw others to good, must lead the way themselves.
Original Hebrew וככל 3605 כחי 3581 הכינותי 3559 לבית 1004 אלהי 430 הזהב 2091 לזהב 2091 והכסף 3701 לכסף 3701 והנחשׁת 5178 לנחשׁת 5178 הברזל 1270 לברזל 1270 והעצים 6086 לעצים 6086 אבני 68 שׁהם 7718 ומלואים 4394 אבני 68 פוך 6320 ורקמה 7553 וכל 3605 אבן 68 יקרה 3368 ואבני 68 שׁישׁ 7893 לרב׃ 7230