NASB — 1 Chronicles 28 — KJV

David’s Address about the Temple

1 Now aDavid assembled at Jerusalem all the officials of Israel, the princes of the tribes, and the commanders of the divisions that served the king, and the commanders of thousands, and the commanders of hundreds, and the overseers of all the property and livestock belonging to the king and his sons, with the officials and bthe mighty men, even all the valiant men. 2 Then King David rose to his feet and said, “Listen to me, my brethren and my people; I a[had] Iintended to build a IIpermanent home for the ark of the covenant of the LORD and for bthe footstool of our God. So I had made preparations to build [it]. 3 But God said to me, ‘aYou shall not build a house for My name because you are a man of war and have shed blood.’ 4 Yet, the LORD, the God of Israel, achose me from all the house of my father to be king over Israel bforever. For cHe has chosen Judah to be a leader; and din the house of Judah, my father’s house, and among the sons of my father He took pleasure in me to make [me] king over all Israel. 5 aOf all my sons (for the LORD has given me many sons), bHe has chosen my son Solomon to sit on the throne of the kingdom of the LORD over Israel. 6 He said to me, ‘Your son aSolomon is the one who shall build My house and My courts; for I have chosen him to be a son to Me, and I will be a father to him. 7 I will establish his kingdom forever aif he resolutely performs My commandments and My ordinances, as Iis done now.’ 8 So now, in the sight of all Israel, the assembly of the LORD, and in the hearing of our God, observe and seek after all the commandments of the LORD your God so that you may possess the good land and bequeath [it] to your sons after you forever.

[1] a1Ch 23:2; 27:1-31 b1Ch 11:10-47
[2] ILit in my heart IILit house of rest a1Ch 17:1, 2 bPs 132:7; Is 66:1
[3] a1Ch 22:8
[4] a1S 16:6-13 b1Ch 17:23, 27 cGn 49:8-10; 1Ch 5:2 d1S 16:1
[5] a1Ch 3:1-9; 14:3-7 b1Ch 22:9, 10
[6] a2S 7:13, 14
[7] ILit at this day a1Ch 22:13

9 ¶ “As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and aserve Him with Ia whole heart and a willing IImind; bfor the LORD searches all hearts, and understands every intent of the thoughts. cIf you seek Him, He will let you find Him; but if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever. 10 Consider now, for the LORD has chosen you to build a house for the sanctuary; abe courageous and act.”

[9] IOr the same IILit soul a1K 8:61; 1Ch 29:17-19 b1S 16:7 c2Ch 15:2; Jr 29:13
[10] a1Ch 22:13

11 ¶ Then David gave to his son Solomon athe plan of bthe porch [of the temple], its buildings, its storehouses, its upper rooms, its inner rooms and cthe room for the mercy seat; 12 and the plan of all that he had in Imind, for the courts of the house of the LORD, and for all the surrounding rooms, for athe storehouses of the house of God and for the storehouses of the dedicated things; 13 also for athe divisions of the priests and bthe Levites and for all the work of the service of the house of the LORD and for all the utensils of service in the house of the LORD; 14 for the golden [utensils], the weight of gold for all utensils for every kind of service; for the silver utensils, the weight [of silver] for all utensils for every kind of service; 15 and the weight [of gold] for the agolden lampstands and their golden lamps, with the weight of each lampstand and its lamps; and [the weight of silver] for the silver lampstands, with the weight of each lampstand and its lamps according to the use of each lampstand; 16 and the gold by weight for the tables of showbread, for each table; and silver for the silver tables; 17 and the forks, the basins, and the pitchers of pure gold; and for the golden bowls with the weight for each bowl; and for the silver bowls with the weight for each bowl; 18 and for athe altar of incense refined gold by weight; and gold for the model of the chariot, [even] bthe cherubim that spread out [their wings] and covered the ark of the covenant of the LORD.

[11] aEx 25:40; 1Ch 28:12, 19 b1K 6:3 cEx 25:17-22
[12] ILit the spirit with him a1Ch 26:20, 28
[13] a1Ch 24:1 b1Ch 23:6
[15] aEx 25:31-39
[18] aEx 30:1-10 bEx 25:18-22

19 ¶ “All [this],” [said David], “the LORD made me understand in writing by His hand upon me, aall the Idetails of this pattern.”

[19] ILit works a1Ch 28:11, 12

20 ¶ Then David said to his son Solomon, “aBe strong and courageous, and act; do not fear nor be dismayed, for the LORD God, my God, is with you. bHe will not fail you nor forsake you until all the work for the service of the house of the LORD is finished. 21 Now behold, a[there are] the divisions of the priests and the Levites for all the service of the house of God, and bevery willing man of any skill will be with you in all the work for all kinds of service. The officials also and all the people will be entirely at your command.”

[20] a1Ch 22:13 bJsh 1:5; He 13:5
[21] a1Ch 28:13 bEx 35:25-35; 36:1, 2


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David, in a solemn assembly, having declared God's favour to him, and promise to his son Solomon, exhorteth them to fear God.

1 ¶ And David assembled all the princes of Israel, the princes of the tribes, and the captains of the companies that ministered to the king by course, and the captains over the thousands, and captains over the hundreds, and the stewards over all the substance and possession of the king, and of his sons, with the officers, and with the mighty men, and with all the valiant men, unto Jerusalem. 2 Then David the king stood up upon his feet, and said, Hear me, my brethren, and my people: [As for me], I [had] in mine heart to build an house of rest for the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and for the footstool of our God, and had made ready for the building: 3 But God said unto me, Thou shalt not build an house for my name, because thou [hast been] a man of war, and hast shed blood. 4 Howbeit the LORD God of Israel chose me before all the house of my father to be king over Israel for ever: for he hath chosen Judah [to be] the ruler; and of the house of Judah, the house of my father; and among the sons of my father he liked me to make [me] king over all Israel: 5 And of all my sons, (for the LORD hath given me many sons,) he hath chosen Solomon my son to sit upon the throne of the kingdom of the LORD over Israel. 6 And he said unto me, Solomon thy son, he shall build my house and my courts: for I have chosen him [to be] my son, and I will be his father. 7 Moreover I will establish his kingdom for ever, if he be constant to do my commandments and my judgments, as at this day. 8 Now therefore in the sight of all Israel the congregation of the LORD, and in the audience of our God, keep and seek for all the commandments of the LORD your God: that ye may possess this good land, and leave [it] for an inheritance for your children after you for ever.

[1] Jsh 23:2; 24:1; 1Ch 11:10; 23:2; 27:1, 16, 25, 32.
[2] Gn 48:2; Dt 17:15, 20; 2S 7:1; 1K 1:47; 8:17; 1Ch 6:31; 11:1; 17:1; 18:7; 22:2, 14; Ps 22:22; 99:5; 132:3, 7, 14; Is 66:1; Lm 2:1; Ac 7:49; He 2:11.
[3] 2S 7:5; 1K 5:3; 1Ch 17:4; 22:8; 2Ch 6:8.
[4] Gn 49:8; 1S 16:1, 6, 12; 26:1; 2S 7:8; 1Ch 5:2; Ps 18:19; 60:7; 78:68; 89:16; 108:8; 147:10; He 7:14.
[5] 1Ch 3:1; 14:4; 17:14; 22:9; 23:1; 29:1, 23; 2Ch 1:8; Ps 72:1; Is 9:6.
[6] 2S 7:13; 1Ch 17:11; 22:9; 2Ch 1:9; Zc 6:12; He 3:3, 6; 4:5.
[7] Jsh 1:6; 1K 2:2; 6:12; 8:61; 9:4; 11:4, 9; 1Ch 22:13; 28:10; Ps 89:28; 132:12; Dn 2:44.
[8] Dt 4:1, 6, 26; 5:32; 6:1; 29:10, 15; Ezr 9:12; Ps 119:4, 10, 27, 33, 44; Pv 2:1; 3:1; 13:22; Is 34:16; Mt 5:14; Ac 10:33; 17:11; Php 2:15; He 12:1.

He encourageth Solomon to build the Temple.

9 ¶ And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever. 10 Take heed now; for the LORD hath chosen thee to build an house for the sanctuary: be strong, and do [it].

[9] Gn 6:5; 8:21; 28:13; Ex 3:16; 15:2; Dt 4:35; 31:16, 21; 1S 16:7; 1K 3:6; 8:39, 43, 61; 9:6; 2K 20:3; 22:2; 1Ch 29:9, 17; 2Ch 15:2; Ezr 8:22; Jb 36:11; Ps 7:9; 9:10; 18:2; 89:26; 101:2; 139:2; Pv 2:1; 17:3; Is 1:28; 45:19; 55:6; Jr 9:24; 11:20; 17:10; 20:12; 22:16; 24:7; 29:13; 31:34; Ezk 38:10; Ho 4:1, 6; Mt 7:7; Jn 1:47; 2:25; 4:24; 8:55; 17:3; 21:17; Ac 1:24; 17:23, 30; Ro 1:28, 29; 1Co 15:34; 2Co 4:6; 8:12; 9:7; He 4:13; 10:38; 12:28; Jm 4:8; 1P 5:2; Rv 2:23.
[10] 1Ch 22:16; 28:6; 1Ti 4:16.

He giveth him patterns for the form, and gold and silver for the materials.

11 ¶ Then David gave to Solomon his son the pattern of the porch, and of the houses thereof, and of the treasuries thereof, and of the upper chambers thereof, and of the inner parlours thereof, and of the place of the mercy seat, 12 And the pattern of all that he had by the spirit, of the courts of the house of the LORD, and of all the chambers round about, of the treasuries of the house of God, and of the treasuries of the dedicated things: 13 Also for the courses of the priests and the Levites, and for all the work of the service of the house of the LORD, and for all the vessels of service in the house of the LORD. 14 [He gave] of gold by weight for [things] of gold, for all instruments of all manner of service; [silver also] for all instruments of silver by weight, for all instruments of every kind of service: 15 Even the weight for the candlesticks of gold, and for their lamps of gold, by weight for every candlestick, and for the lamps thereof: and for the candlesticks of silver by weight, [both] for the candlestick, and [also] for the lamps thereof, according to the use of every candlestick. 16 And by weight [he gave] gold for the tables of shewbread, for every table; and [likewise] silver for the tables of silver: 17 Also pure gold for the fleshhooks, and the bowls, and the cups: and for the golden basons [he gave gold] by weight for every bason; and [likewise silver] by weight for every bason of silver: 18 And for the altar of incense refined gold by weight; and gold for the pattern of the chariot of the cherubims, that spread out [their wings], and covered the ark of the covenant of the LORD. 19 All [this, said David], the LORD made me understand in writing by [his] hand upon me, [even] all the works of this pattern.

[11] Ex 25:17, 40; 26:30; 39:42; 40:20; 1K 6:3, 5, 10, 16, 19; 1Ch 9:26; 26:20; 28:12, 19; 2Ch 3:3, 4, 5, 9; 5:7; Ne 10:38; 13:5; Jr 35:2; Ezk 40:8, 15, 48; 41:6, 13; 43:10; Lk 21:1; He 8:5; 9:2, 5.
[12] Ex 25:40; 31:2; 1K 14:26; 15:15, 18; 2K 16:8; 18:15; 1Ch 26:20, 26; He 8:5.
[13] 1K 7:1; 1Ch 9:29; 24:1; 25:1; Ezr 8:25, 33.
[14] 1Ch 28:14.
[15] Ex 25:31; 1K 7:19; 2Ch 4:7; Zc 4:2, 11; Rv 1:12, 20; 2:1.
[16] Ex 25:23; 1K 7:48; 2Ch 4:8, 19.
[17] Nu 7:13; 1S 2:13; 1K 7:48; 10:21; 2Ch 4:20.
[18] Ex 25:18; 30:1; 1S 4:4; 1K 6:23; 7:48; Ps 18:10; 68:17; 80:1; 99:1; Ezk 1:15; 10:2; He 9:5.
[19] Ex 25:40; 26:30; 1Ch 28:11; Ezk 1:3; 3:14, 22.

He encourageth Solomon to build the Temple.

20 And David said to Solomon his son, Be strong and of good courage, and do [it]: fear not, nor be dismayed: for the LORD God, [even] my God, [will be] with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee, until thou hast finished all the work for the service of the house of the LORD. 21 And, behold, the courses of the priests and the Levites, [even they shall be with thee] for all the service of the house of God: and [there shall be] with thee for all manner of workmanship every willing skilful man, for any manner of service: also the princes and all the people [will be] wholly at thy commandment.

[20] Dt 31:7; Jsh 1:5, 6; 1Ch 22:13; 28:10; Ps 27:1; Is 41:10, 13; Ro 8:31; 1Co 16:13; He 13:5.
[21] Ex 31:3; 35:25, 35; 36:1; 1Ch 22:17; 24:1; Ps 110:3; Ro 13:1; Tit 3:1.


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