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1 Chronicles 22

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 1 Then David said, "This is the house of the LORD God, and this is the altar of the burnt offering for Israel."

 2 And David commanded to gather together the strangers that were in the land of Israel; and he set masons to hew wrought stones to build the house of God.

 3 And David prepared iron in abundance for the nails for the doors of the gates, and for the joinings; and brass in abundance without weight;

 4 Also cedar trees in abundance for the Zidonians and those fromTyre brought much cedar wood to David.

 5 And David said, "Solomon my son is young and tender, and the house that is to be built for the LORD must be exceeding magnificent, of fame and of glory throughout all countries. Therefore I will now make preparation for it. So David prepared abundantly before his death.

 6 Then he called for Solomon, his son, and charged him to build a house for the LORD God of Israel.

 7 And David said to Solomon, "My son, as for me, it was in my mind to build an house to the name of the LORD my God.

 8 But the word of the LORD came to me, saying, 'You have shed blood abundantly, and have made great wars; you shall not build an house to my name because you have shed much blood upon the earth in my sight.

 9 Behold, a son shall be born to you, who shall be a man of rest; and I will give him rest from all his enemies round about; his name shall be Solomon, and I will give peace and quietness to Israel in his days.

 10 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.'

 11 Now, my son, the LORD be with you; and prosper you, and build the house of the LORD your God, as he has said of you.

 12 Only may the LORD give you wisdom and understanding, and give you charge concerning Israel, that you may keep the law of the LORD your God.

 13 Then shall you prosper, if you take heed to fulfill the statutes and judgments that the LORD charged Moses with concerning Israel. Be strong, and of good courage; dread not, nor be dismayed.

 14 Now, behold, in my trouble I have prepared for the house of the LORD a hundred thousand talents of gold, and a thousand thousand talents of silver; and of brass and iron without weight for it is in abundance. I have also prepared timber and stone, and you may add to that.

 15 Moreover there are workmen with you in abundance, hewers and workers of stone and timber, and all manner of skilled men for every manner of work.

 16 Of the gold, the silver, the brass, and the iron, there is no counting. Arise therefore, and get busy, and may the LORD be with you."

 17 David also commanded all the princes of Israel to help Solomon his son, saying,

 18 "Is not the LORD your God with you? 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.

 19 Now set your heart and your soul to seek the LORD your God; arise therefore, and build the sanctuary of the LORD God, to bring the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and the holy vessels of God, into the house that is to be built to the name of the LORD."


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