1 Chronicles 22
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1And David says, “This is the house of YHWH God, and this [is] the altar for burnt-offering for Israel.”

2And David says to gather the sojourners who [are] in the land of Israel, and appoints hewers to hew hewn-stones to build a house of God. 3And David has prepared iron in abundance for nails for leaves of the gates and for couplings, and bronze in abundance—there is no weighing, 4and cedar-trees without number, for the Zidonians and the Tyrians brought in cedar-trees in abundance to David. 5And David says, “My son Solomon [is] a youth and tender, and the house to be built for YHWH [is] to be made exceedingly great, for renown and for beauty to all the lands; now let me prepare for it”; and David prepares in abundance before his death.

6And he calls for his son Solomon, and charges him to build a house for YHWH, God of Israel, 7and David says to his son Solomon, “As for me, it has been with my heart to build a house for the Name of my God YHWH, 8and the word of YHWH [is] against me, saying, You have shed blood in abundance, and you have made great wars; you do not build a house for My Name, for you have shed much blood to the earth before Me. 9Behold, a son is born to you; he is a man of rest, and I have given rest to him from all his surrounding enemies, for Solomon is his name, and I give peace and quietness to Israel in his days; 10he builds a house for My Name, and he is to Me for a son, and I [am] to him for a father, and I have established the throne of his kingdom over Israel for all time. 11Now my son, YHWH is with you, and you have prospered, and have built the house of your God YHWH, as He spoke concerning you. 12Only, may YHWH give wisdom and understanding to you, and charge you concerning Israel, even to keep the Law of your God YHWH; 13then you prosper, if you observe to do the statutes and the judgments that YHWH charged Moses with concerning Israel; be strong and courageous; do not fear, nor be cast down. 14And behold, in my affliction I have prepared for the house of YHWH one hundred thousand talents of gold, and one million talents of silver; and of bronze and of iron there is no weighing, for it has been in abundance; and I have prepared wood and stones, and you add to them. 15And with you in abundance [are] workmen, hewers and craftsmen of stone and of wood, and every skillful man for every work. 16Of the gold, of the silver, and of the bronze, and of the iron, there is no number; arise and do, and YHWH is with you.”

17And David gives charge to all heads of Israel to give help to his son Solomon, [saying], 18“Is your God YHWH not with you? Indeed, He has given rest to you all around, for He has given the inhabitants of the land into my hand, and the land has been subdued before His people. 19Now give your heart and your soul to seek for your God YHWH, and rise and build the sanctuary of YHWH God, to bring in the Ark of the Covenant of YHWH, and the holy vessels of God, to the house that is built for the Name of YHWH.”


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1 Chronicles 21
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