| 1 Then David said, This is the house of Jehovah God, and this is the
altar of burnt-offering for Israel. 2 And David commanded to gather
together the sojourners 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 couplings;
and brass in abundance without weight; 4 and cedar-trees without number:
for the Sidonians and they of Tyre brought cedar-trees in abundance to David.
5 And David said, Solomon my son is young and tender, and the house that
is to be builded for Jehovah must be exceeding magnificent, of fame and of
glory throughout all countries: I will therefore 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
Jehovah, the God of Israel. 7 And David said to Solomon his son, As for
me, it was in my heart to build a house unto the name of Jehovah my God.
8 But the word of Jehovah came to me, saying, Thou hast shed blood
abundantly, and hast made great wars: thou shalt not build a house unto my
name, because thou hast shed much blood upon the earth in my sight.
9 Behold, a son shall be born to thee, who shall be a man of rest; and I
will give him rest from all his enemies round about; for his name shall be
Solomon, and I will give peace and quietness unto 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 for
ever. 11 Now, my son, Jehovah be with thee; and prosper thou, and build
the house of Jehovah thy God, as he hath spoken concerning thee. 12 Only
Jehovah give thee discretion and understanding, and give thee charge
concerning Israel; that so thou mayest keep the law of Jehovah thy God.
13 Then shalt thou prosper, if thou observe to do the statutes and the
ordinances which Jehovah charged Moses with concerning Israel: be strong, and
of good courage; fear not, neither be dismayed. 14 Now, behold, in my
affliction I have prepared for the house of Jehovah 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: timber also and stone have I
prepared; and thou mayest add thereto. 15 Moreover there are workmen with
thee in abundance, hewers and workers of stone and timber, and all men that
are skilful in every manner of work: 16 of the gold, the silver, and the
brass, and the iron, there is no number. Arise and be doing, and Jehovah be
17 David also commanded all the princes of Israel to help Solomon his son,
saying, 18 Is not Jehovah your God with you? and hath he not given
you rest on every side? for he hath delivered the inhabitants of the land
into my hand; and the land is subdued before Jehovah, and before his people.
19 Now set your heart and your soul to seek after Jehovah your God; arise
therefore, and build ye the sanctuary of Jehovah God, to bring the ark of the
covenant of Jehovah, and the holy vessels of God, into the house that is to
be built to the name of Jehovah.
Genesis - Public