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1 Chronicles

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. 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. 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. 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.