1 Chronicles 22
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 the sojourners in the land of Israel; and he appointed
masons to cut hewn stones to build the house of God.
3 And David prepared iron in abundance for the nails of the doors of the gates and for the
joints, and bronze in abundance beyond weight,
4 and cedar timber without number; for the Sidonians and those from Tyre brought cedar
timber to David in abundance.
5 And David said, Solomon my son is young and tender, and the house to be built for
Jehovah must be exceedingly magnificent, for fame and glory throughout all lands. I will
now make preparation for it. So David made abundant preparations before his death.
6 And he summoned his son Solomon, and charged him to build a house for Jehovah the
God of Israel.
7 And David said to Solomon: My son, as for me, it was in my heart to build a house to
the name of Jehovah my God;
8 but the Word of Jehovah came unto me, saying, You have shed much blood and have
made great wars; you shall not build a house for My name, because you have shed much
blood on the earth before Me.
9 Behold, a son shall be born to you, who shall be a man of rest; and I will give him rest
from all his enemies all around. His name shall be Solomon, for I will give peace and
tranquillity to 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 forever.
11 Now, my son, may Jehovah be with you; and may you prosper, and build the house of
Jehovah your God, as He has spoken concerning you.
12 Only may Jehovah give you wisdom and understanding, and give you charge
concerning Israel, to keep the Law of Jehovah your God.
13 Then you will prosper, if you take care to fulfill the statutes and judgments which
Jehovah has commanded Moses concerning Israel. Be strong and of good courage; do not
fear nor be dismayed.
14 Now behold, in my affliction I have prepared for the house of Jehovah one hundred
thousand talents of gold and one million talents of silver, and bronze and iron beyond
weight, for it is in abundance. I have prepared timber and stone also, and you may add to
15 Moreover there are workmen with you in abundance: hewers and craftsmen in stone
and timber, and wise men for every kind of work.
16 There is no counting the gold and silver and bronze and iron. Arise and get to work;
for Jehovah is with you.
17 David also commanded all the rulers of Israel to help Solomon his son, saying,
18 Is not Jehovah your God with you? And has He not given you rest all around? For He
has given the inhabitants of the land into my hand, and the land has been subdued before
Jehovah and before His people.
19 Now give your hearts and your souls to seek Jehovah your God. Therefore arise and
build 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 for the name of Jehovah.