1 Chronicles 22
The Scriptures (ISR 1998)

1Dawiḏ then said, “This is the House of יהוה Elohim, and this is the altar of burnt offering for Yisra’ĕl.”

2And Dawiḏ commanded to gather the foreigners who were in the land of Yisra’ĕl. And he appointed stonemasons to cut hewn stones to build the House of Elohim.

3And Dawiḏ prepared large quantities of iron for the nails of the doors of the gates and for the clamps, and more bronze than could be weighed,

4and cedar trees beyond number, for the Tsiḏonians and those from Tsor brought much cedar wood to Dawiḏ.

5And Dawiḏ said, “Shelomoh my son is young and tender, and the house that is to be built for יהוה is to be exceedingly great, for a splendid Name, to all the lands. Please, let me make preparation for it.” So Dawiḏ made extensive preparations before his death.

6He also called for his son Shelomoh, and commanded him to build a house for יהוה Elohim of Yisra’ĕl.

7And Dawiḏ said to Shelomoh, “My son, as for me, it has been in my heart to build a house to the Name of יהוה my Elohim,

8but the word of יהוה came to me, saying, ‘You have shed much blood and have fought great battles. You do not build a house for My Name, because you have shed much blood on the earth in My presence.

9‘See, a son is to be born to you, who is a man of rest. And I shall give him rest from all his enemies all around, for Shelomoh is his name, and peace and rest I give to Yisra’ĕl in his days.

10‘He does build a house for My Name, and he is to be My son, and I am to be his Father. And I shall establish the throne of his reign over Yisra’ĕl forever.’

11“Now, my son, יהוה be with you, then you shall prosper and build the House of יהוה your Elohim, as He has said to you.

12“Only, let יהוה give you wisdom and understanding, and command you concerning Yisra’ĕl, so that you guard the Torah of יהוה your Elohim,

13then you shall prosper, if you guard to do the laws and right-rulings with which יהוה commanded Mosheh concerning Yisra’ĕl. Be strong and brave, do not fear nor be discouraged.

14“See, in my affliction I have prepared for the House of יהוה one hundred thousand talents of gold and one million talents of silver, and bronze and iron beyond measure, for it is plenty. And I have prepared timber and stone, and you shall add to them.

15“And with you there are many workmen: hewers and workers of stone and timber, and all types of skilled men for every kind of work.

16“Of gold and silver and bronze and iron there is no limit. Rise up and do, and יהוה is with you.”

17And Dawiḏ commanded all the rulers of Yisra’ĕl to help Shelomoh his son, saying,

18“Is not יהוה your Elohim 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 יהוה and before His people.

19“Now, give your heart and your being to seek יהוה your Elohim. And rise up and build the set-apart place of יהוה Elohim, to bring the ark of the covenant of יהוה and the set-apart vessels of Elohim into the house that is to be built for the Name of יהוה.”

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