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1 Chronicles

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 they of Tyre brought much cedar wood to David. 5 And David said, Solomon my son is young and ten­der, and the house that is to be build­ed for the LORD ­must be ex­ceed­ing mag­nif­i­cal, of fame and of glo­ry through­out all coun­tries: I will therefore 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 an 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 unto the name of the LORD my God: 8 But the word of the LORD came to me, say­ing, Thou hast shed blood abun­dant­ly, and hast made great wars: thou shalt not build an 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 an 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, the LORD be with thee; and pros­per thou, and build the house of the LORD thy God, as he hath said of thee. 12 Only the LORD give thee wis­dom and un­der­stand­ing, and give thee charge con­cern­ing Is­rael, that thou mayest keep the law of the LORD thy God. 13 Then shalt thou pros­per, if thou tak­est heed to ful­fil the statutes and judg­ments which 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 an 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 man­ner of cun­ning men for ev­ery man­ner of work. 16 Of the gold, the sil­ver, and the brass, and the iron, there is no num­ber. Arise therefore, and be do­ing, and the LORD be with thee. 17 David also com­mand­ed all the princes of Is­rael to help Solomon his son, saying, 18 Is not the LORD your God with you? and hath he not giv­en you rest on ev­ery side? for he hath giv­en the in­hab­i­tants of the land into mine 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 ye 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.