1 Chronicles 22:6
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Then he called for his son Solomon and charged him to build a house for the LORD, the God of Israel.

New Living Translation
Then David sent for his son Solomon and instructed him to build a Temple for the LORD, the God of Israel.

English Standard Version
Then he called for Solomon his son and charged him to build a house for the LORD, the God of Israel.

New American Standard Bible
Then he called for his son Solomon, and charged him to build a house for the LORD God of Israel.

King James Bible
Then he called for Solomon his son, and charged him to build an house for the LORD God of Israel.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then he summoned his son Solomon and instructed him to build a house for the LORD God of Israel. "

International Standard Version
Later, David called for his son Solomon and directed him to build a temple to the LORD God of Israel.

NET Bible
He summoned his son Solomon and charged him to build a temple for the LORD God of Israel.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He summoned his son Solomon and commanded him to build a temple for the LORD God of Israel.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then he called for Solomon, his son, and charged him to build a house for the LORD God of Israel.

King James 2000 Bible
Then he called for Solomon his son, and charged him to build a house for the LORD God of Israel.

American King James Version
Then he called for Solomon his son, and charged him to build an house for the LORD God of Israel.

American Standard Version
Then he called for Solomon his son, and charged him to build a house for Jehovah, the God of Israel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he called for Solomon his son: and commanded him to build a house to the Lord the God of Israel.

Darby Bible Translation
And he called for Solomon his son, and charged him to build a house for Jehovah the God of Israel.

English Revised Version
Then he called for Solomon his son, and charged him to build an house for the LORD, the God of Israel.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then he called for Solomon his son, and charged him to build a house for the LORD God of Israel.

World English Bible
Then he called for Solomon his son, and commanded him to build a house for Yahweh, the God of Israel.

Young's Literal Translation
And he calleth for Solomon his son, and chargeth him to build a house to Jehovah, God of Israel,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

22:6-16 David gives Solomon the reason why he should build the temple. Because God named him. Nothing is more powerful to engage us in any service for God, than to know that we are appointed thereto. Because he would have leisure and opportunity to do it. He should have peace and quietness. Where God gives rest, he expects work. Because God had promised to establish his kingdom. God's gracious promises should quicken and strengthen our religious service. David delivered to Solomon an account of the vast preparations he had made for this building; not from pride and vain-glory, but to encourage Solomon to engage cheerfully in the great work. He must not think, by building the temple, to purchase a dispensation to sin; on the contrary, his doing that would not be accepted, if he did not take heed to fulfil the statutes of the Lord. In our spiritual work, as well as in our spiritual warfare, we have need of courage and resolution.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Then he called for Solomon his son,.... To be brought before him:

and charged him to build an house for the Lord God of Israel; which charge was given a little before his death, after he had made great preparations for this work, as appears from 1 Chronicles 22:5.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

1Ch 22:6-19. He Instructs Solomon.

6. Then he called for Solomon … and charged him—The earnestness and solemnity of this address creates an impression that it was given a little before the old king's decease. He unfolded his great and long cherished plan, enjoined the building of God's house as a sacred duty on him as his son and successor, and described the resources that were at command for carrying on the work. The vast amount of personal property he had accumulated in the precious metals [1Ch 22:14] must have been spoil taken from the people he had conquered, and the cities he had sacked.

1 Chronicles 22:6 Additional Commentaries
Context
Solomon Anointed to Build the Temple
6Then he called for his son Solomon, and charged him to build a house for the LORD God of Israel. 7David said to Solomon, "My son, I had intended to build a house to the name of the LORD my God.…
Cross References
Genesis 12:20
Then Pharaoh gave orders about Abram to his men, and they sent him on his way, with his wife and everything he had.

1 Kings 2:1
When the time drew near for David to die, he gave a charge to Solomon his son.
Treasury of Scripture

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