1 Chronicles 22

English Standard Version

1 Then David said, “Here shall be the house of the Lord God and here the altar of burnt offering for Israel.” (De 12:5; 1Ch 21:18; 1Ch 21:26; 1Ch 21:28; 2Ch 3:1) 2 David commanded to gather together the resident aliens who were in the land of Israel, and he set stonecutters to prepare dressed stones for building the house of God. (1Ki 5:17; 1Ki 9:20; 2Ch 2:17) 3 David also provided great quantities of iron for nails for the doors of the gates and for clamps, as well as bronze in quantities beyond weighing, (1Ki 7:47; 1Ch 22:14) 4 and cedar timbers without number, for the Sidonians and Tyrians brought great quantities of cedar to David. (1Ki 5:6) 5 For David said, “Solomon my son is young and inexperienced, and the house that is to be built for the Lord must be exceedingly magnificent, of fame and glory throughout all lands. I will therefore make preparation for it.” So David provided materials in great quantity before his death. (1Ki 3:7; 1Ch 29:1; Pr 4:3) 6 Then he called for Solomon his son and charged him to build a house for the Lord, the God of Israel. 7 David said to Solomon, “My son, I had it in my heart to build a house to the name of the Lord my God. (2Sa 7:2; 1Ki 8:17; 1Ch 17:1; 1Ch 28:2; Ps 132:1) 8 But the word of the Lord came to me, saying, ‘You have shed much blood and have waged great wars. You shall not build a house to my name, because you have shed so much blood before me on the earth. (1Ki 5:3; 1Ch 28:3) 9 Behold, a son shall be born to you who shall be a man of rest. I will give him rest from all his surrounding enemies. For his name shall be Solomon, and I will give peace and quiet to Israel in his days. (2Sa 12:24; 1Ki 4:25; 1Ki 5:4; 1Ch 22:18) 10 He shall build a house for my name. He shall be my son, and I will be his father, and I will establish his royal throne in Israel forever.’ (2Sa 7:13; 2Sa 7:14; 1Ch 28:6; Heb 1:5) 11 “Now, my son, the Lord be with you, so that you may succeed in building the house of the Lord your God, as he has spoken concerning you. (1Sa 20:13; 1Ch 22:16) 12 Only, may the Lord grant you discretion and understanding, that when he gives you charge over Israel you may keep the law of the Lord your God. (1Ki 3:9; 1Ki 3:12; Ps 72:1) 13 Then you will prosper if you are careful to observe the statutes and the rules that the Lord commanded Moses for Israel. Be strong and courageous. Fear not; do not be dismayed. (De 31:6; Jos 1:6; Jos 1:9; 1Ch 28:7; 1Ch 28:20) 14 With great pains I have provided for the house of the Lord 100,000 talents[1] of gold, a million talents of silver, and bronze and iron beyond weighing, for there is so much of it; timber and stone, too, I have provided. To these you must add. (1Ch 22:3; 1Ch 29:4) 15 You have an abundance of workmen: stonecutters, masons, carpenters, and all kinds of craftsmen without number, skilled in working 16 gold, silver, bronze, and iron. Arise and work! The Lord be with you!” (1Ch 22:11) 17 David also commanded all the leaders of Israel to help Solomon his son, saying, (1Ch 28:1) 18 “Is not the Lord your God with you? And has he not given you peace[2] on every side? For he has delivered the inhabitants of the land into my hand, and the land is subdued before the Lord and his people. (De 12:10; Jos 21:44; Jos 23:1; 2Sa 7:1; 1Ch 22:9; 1Ch 23:25) 19 Now set your mind and heart to seek the Lord your God. Arise and build the sanctuary of the Lord God, so that the ark of the covenant of the Lord and the holy vessels of God may be brought into a house built for the name of the Lord.” (1Ki 5:3; 1Ki 8:6; 1Ki 8:21; 1Ch 22:7; 2Ch 5:7; 2Ch 6:11; 2Ch 20:3)