1 Chronicles 22

David Prepares for Temple Building

1Then David said a  This is the house of the  Lord God, and this is the altar of burnt offering for Israel.”

2So David
Lit said to
gave orders to gather c  the foreigners who were in the land of Israel, and d  he set stonecutters to hew out stones to build the house of God.
3David e  prepared large quantities of iron
Lit for
to make the nails for the doors of the gates and for the clamps, and more g  bronze than could be weighed;
4and timbers of cedar logs beyond number, for h  the Sidonians and Tyrians brought large quantities of cedar timber to David. 5David said, “My son i  Solomon is young and inexperienced, and the house that is to be built for the  Lord shall be exceedingly magnificent, famous and glorious throughout all lands. Therefore now I will make preparation for it.” So David made ample preparations before his death.

Solomon Charged with the Task

6Then j  he called for his son Solomon, and charged him to build a house for the  Lord God of Israel. 7David said to Solomon k  My son
Lit as for me, it was in my heart
I had intended to build a house to the name of the  Lord my God.
8But the word of the  Lord came to me, saying, ‘ m  You have shed much blood and have
Lit made
waged great wars; you shall not build a house to My name, because you have shed so much blood on the earth before Me.
9Behold, a son will be born to you, who shall be a man of rest; and o  I will give him rest from all his enemies on every side; for p  his name shall be
I.e. peaceful
Solomon, and I will give peace and quiet to Israel in his days.
10r  He shall build a house for My name, and he shall be My son and I will be his father; and I will establish the throne of his kingdom over Israel forever.’ 11Now, my son, s  the  Lord be with you that you may be successful, and build the house of the  Lord your God just as He has spoken concerning you. 12 t  Only the  Lord give you discretion and understanding, and give you charge over Israel, so that you may u  keep the law of the  Lord your God. 13 v  Then you will prosper, if you are careful to observe the statutes and the ordinances which the  Lord commanded Moses concerning Israel. w  Be strong and courageous, do not fear nor be dismayed. 14Now behold,
Lit in my affliction
with great pains I have prepared for the house of the  Lord y  100,000 talents of gold and 1,000,000 talents of silver, and z  bronze and iron beyond weight, for
Lit it is
they are in great quantity; also timber and stone I have prepared, and you may add to them.
15Moreover, there are many workmen with you, stonecutters and masons of stone and carpenters, and all men who are skillful in every kind of work. 16Of the gold, the silver and the bronze and the iron there is no limit. Arise and work, and may ab  the  Lord be with you.”

17 ac  David also commanded all the leaders of Israel to help his son Solomon, saying, 18“Is not the  Lord your God with you? And ad  has He not given you rest on every side? For He has given the inhabitants of the land into my hand, and the land is subdued before the  Lord and before His people. 19Now ae  set your heart and your soul to seek the  Lord your God; arise, therefore, and build the sanctuary of the  Lord God, af  so that you may bring the ark of the covenant of the  Lord and the holy vessels of God into the house that is to be built ag  for the name of the  Lord.”
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