1 Chronicles 22 ©
David foreknowing the place of the temple, maketh large preparations for the building of it. He instructeth Solomon in the promises made to him by God, and chargeth him with his duty in building the house. He chargeth the princes of Israel to assist his son in the work.
Also cedar trees in abundance: for dthe Zidonians and they of Tyre brought much cedar wood to David.
And David said, eSolomon my son is young and tender, and the house that is to be builded for the LORD must be exceeding f*magnifical, of fame and of glory throughout all countries: I will therefore now make preparation for it. So David gprepared abundantly before his death.
¶Then he called for Solomon his son, and charged him to build an house for the LORD God of Israel.
But the word of the LORD came to me, saying, iThou hast shed blood abundantly, and hast made great wars: thou shalt not build an house unto my name, because thou hast jshed much blood upon the earth in my sight.
Then oshalt thou prosper, if thou takest heed to fulfil the statutes and judgments which the LORD charged Moses with concerning Israel: pbe strong, and of good courage; dread not, nor be dismayed.
Now, behold, 2in my trouble I have prepared for the house of the LORD an qhundred 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.
Moreover there are rworkmen with thee in abundance, *hewers and 3workers of stone and timber, and all *manner of *cunning men for every manner of work.
Now vset your heart and your soul to seek the LORD your God; arise therefore, and build ye the sanctuary of the LORD God, to bring wthe ark of the covenant of the LORD, and the holy vessels of God, into the house that is to be built xto the name of the LORD.