1 Chronicles Chapter 22 |
1David said, “Here will be the House of the Lord and here the altar of burnt offerings for Israel.”
2David gave orders to assemble the aliens living in the land of Israel, and assigned them to be hewers, to quarry and dress stones for building the House of God. 3Much iron for nails for the doors of the gates and for clasps did David lay aside, and so much copper it could not be weighed, 4and cedar logs without number—for the Sidonians and the Tyrians brought many cedar logs to David.
5For David thought, “My son Solomon is an untried youth, and the House to be built for the Lord is to be made exceedingly great to win fame and glory throughout all the lands; let me then lay aside material for him.” So David laid aside much material before he died. 6Then he summoned his son Solomon and charged him with building the House for the Lord God of Israel.
7David said to Solomon, “My son, I wanted to build a House for the name of the Lord my God. 8But the word of the Lord came to me, saying,‘You have shed much blood and fought great battles; you shall not build a House for My name for you have shed much blood on the earth in My sight. 9But you will have a son who will be a man at rest, for I will give him rest from all his enemies on all sides; Solomon will be his name and I shall confer peace and quiet on Israel in his time. 10He will build a House for My name; he shall be a son to Me and I to him a father, and I will establish his throne of kingship over Israel forever.’ 11Now, my son, may the Lord be with you, and may you succeed in building the House of the Lord your God as He promised you would. 12Only let God give you sense and understanding and put you in charge of Israel and the observance of the Teaching of the Lord your God. 13Then you shall succeed, if you observantly carry out the laws and the rules that the Lord charged Moses to lay upon Israel. Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid or dismayed. 14See, by denying my- self, I have laid aside for the House of the Lord one hundred thousand talents of gold and one million talents of silver, and so much copper and iron it cannot be weighed; I have also laid aside wood and stone, and you shall add to them. 15An abundance of workmen is at your disposal—hewers, workers in stone and wood, and every kind of craftsman in every kind of material— 16gold, silver, copper, and iron without limit. Go and do it, and may the Lord be with you.”
17David charged all the officers of Israel to support his son Solomon, 18“See, the Lord your God is with you, and He will give you rest on every side, for He delivered the inhabitants of the land into my hand so that the land lies conquered before the Lord and before His people. 19Now, set your minds and hearts on worshiping the Lord your God, and go build the Sanctuary of the Lord your God so that you may bring the Ark of the Covenant of the Lord and the holy vessels of God to the house that is built for the name of the Lord.”