1 Chronicles 29:14
New International Version
"But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand.

New Living Translation
But who am I, and who are my people, that we could give anything to you? Everything we have has come from you, and we give you only what you first gave us!

English Standard Version
“But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able thus to offer willingly? For all things come from you, and of your own have we given you.

Berean Study Bible
But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? For everything comes from You, and from Your own hand we have given to You.

King James Bible
But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly after this sort? for all things come of thee, and of thine own have we given thee.

New King James Version
But who am I, and who are my people, That we should be able to offer so willingly as this? For all things come from You, And of Your own we have given You.

New American Standard Bible
“But who am I and who are my people that we should be able to offer as generously as this? For all things come from You, and from Your hand we have given to You.

NASB 1995
"But who am I and who are my people that we should be able to offer as generously as this? For all things come from You, and from Your hand we have given You.

NASB 1977
“But who am I and who are my people that we should be able to offer as generously as this? For all things come from Thee, and from Thy hand we have given Thee.

Amplified Bible
“But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to offer as generously as this? For all things come from You, and from Your own hand we have given to You.

Christian Standard Bible
But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? For everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your own hand.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? For everything comes from You, and we have given You only what comes from Your own hand.

American Standard Version
But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly after this sort? for all things come of thee, and of thine own have we given thee.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For what am I and what are my people? For I have learned from all my teachers that yours is the way of life. This has helped me, and you are our hope, LORD JEHOVAH our God!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But who am I, and what is my people, that we have been able to be thus forward in offering to thee? for all things are thine, and of thine own have we given thee,

Contemporary English Version
But why should we be happy that we have given you these gifts? They belong to you, and we have only given back what is already yours.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to promise thee all these things? all things are thine: and we have given thee what we received of thy hand.

English Revised Version
But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly after this sort? for all things come of thee, and of thine own have we given thee.

Good News Translation
"Yet my people and I cannot really give you anything, because everything is a gift from you, and we have only given back what is yours already.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But who am I and who are my people that you enable us to give so generously? Everything comes from you. We give you only what has come from your hands.

International Standard Version
But who am I, and who are my people, that we make such voluntary offerings as these? For all things come from you, and from your own hand we are giving to you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly after this sort? for all things come of Thee, and of Thine own have we given Thee.

Literal Standard Version
indeed, because who [am] I, and who [are] my people, that we retain power to offer thus willingly? But the whole [is] from You, and we have given to You out of Your [own] hand;

NET Bible
"But who am I and who are my people, that we should be in a position to contribute this much? Indeed, everything comes from you, and we have simply given back to you what is yours.

New Heart English Bible
But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly as this? For all things come from you, and of your own have we given you.

World English Bible
But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly as this? For all things come from you, and of your own have we given you.

Young's Literal Translation
yea, because, who am I, and who are my people, that we retain power to offer thus willingly? but of Thee is the whole, and out of Thy hand we have given to Thee;

Additional Translations ...
Context
David's Prayer of Blessing
13Now therefore, our God, we give You thanks, and we praise Your glorious name. 14But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? For everything comes from You, and from Your own hand we have given to You. 15For we are foreigners and strangers in Your presence, as were all our forefathers. Our days on earth are like a shadow, without hope.…

Cross References
1 Chronicles 29:13
Now therefore, our God, we give You thanks, and we praise Your glorious name.

1 Chronicles 29:15
For we are foreigners and strangers in Your presence, as were all our forefathers. Our days on earth are like a shadow, without hope.

Haggai 2:8
The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine, declares the LORD of Hosts.


Treasury of Scripture

But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly after this sort? for all things come of you, and of your own have we given you.

who am I

Genesis 32:10
I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which thou hast shewed unto thy servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan; and now I am become two bands.

2 Samuel 7:18
Then went king David in, and sat before the LORD, and he said, Who am I, O Lord GOD? and what is my house, that thou hast brought me hitherto?

Daniel 4:30
The king spake, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honour of my majesty?

that we should

Psalm 115:1
Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth's sake.

Revelation 4:10
The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying,

1 Chronicles 29:9
Then the people rejoiced, for that they offered willingly, because with perfect heart they offered willingly to the LORD: and David the king also rejoiced with great joy.

Philippians 2:12
Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

James 1:17
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

all things

Genesis 28:22
And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God's house: and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee.

Psalm 50:10-12
For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills…

Romans 11:36
For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.

of thine own [heb] of thine hand









(14) But who am I?--And, indeed, who am I? (answering to the Greek ??? ???).

That we should be able.--That we should hold in: i.e., keep strength ('?car k?ah), a phrase confined to six passages in the Chronicles and three in Daniel (Daniel 11:6; Daniel 10:8; Daniel 10:16).

All things come of thee.--For from thee is the whole (scil.) of our wealth and power. (Comp. 1Chronicles 29:16.)

And of thine own.--And out of thine own hand.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
But who
מִ֤י (mî)
Interrogative
Strong's 4310: Who?, whoever, in oblique construction with prefix, suffix

am I,
אֲנִי֙ (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 589: I

and who
וּמִ֣י (ū·mî)
Conjunctive waw | Interrogative
Strong's 4310: Who?, whoever, in oblique construction with prefix, suffix

are my people,
עַמִּ֔י (‘am·mî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

that
וְכִ֨י (wə·ḵî)
Conjunctive waw | Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

we should be able
נַעְצֹ֣ר (na‘·ṣōr)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common plural
Strong's 6113: To inclose, to hold back, to maintain, rule, assemble

to give as generously
לְהִתְנַדֵּ֖ב (lə·hiṯ·nad·dêḇ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hitpael - Infinitive construct
Strong's 5068: To impel, to volunteer, to present spontaneously

as this?
כָּזֹ֑את (kā·zōṯ)
Preposition-k | Pronoun - feminine singular
Strong's 2063: Hereby in it, likewise, the one other, same, she, so much, such deed, that,

For
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

everything
הַכֹּ֔ל (hak·kōl)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

comes from You,
מִמְּךָ֣ (mim·mə·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's 4480: A part of, from, out of

and from Your own hand
וּמִיָּדְךָ֖ (ū·mî·yā·ḏə·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 3027: A hand

we have given
נָתַ֥נּוּ (nā·ṯan·nū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common plural
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

to You.
לָֽךְ׃ (lāḵ)
Preposition | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew


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