1 Chronicles 22:16
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New International Version
in gold and silver, bronze and iron--craftsmen beyond number. Now begin the work, and the LORD be with you."

King James Bible
Of the gold, the silver, and the brass, and the iron, there is no number. Arise therefore, and be doing, and the LORD be with thee.

Darby Bible Translation
Of the gold, the silver, and the brass, and the iron, there is no number. Arise and be doing and Jehovah be with thee.

World English Bible
of the gold, the silver, and the brass, and the iron, there is no number. Arise and be doing, and may Yahweh be with you."

Young's Literal Translation
To the gold, to the silver, and to the brass, and to the iron, there is no number; arise and do, and Jehovah is with thee.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

In my trouble I have prepared - Notwithstanding ail the wars in which I have been engaged, all the treacheries with which I have been surrounded, all the domestic troubles with which I have been overwhelmed, I never lost sight of this great object, the building of a house for God, that his worship might be established in the land. I have curtailed my expenses, and have lived in comparative poverty that I might save all I possibly could for this building.

A hundred thousand talents of gold - A talent of gold weighed three thousand shekels, and was worth five thousand and seventy-five pounds, fifteen shillings, and seven pence half-penny. One hundred thousand such talents would therefore amount to five hundred and seven millions, five hundred and seventy-eight thousand, one hundred and twenty-five pounds sterling. These sums are variously computed by several writers.

A thousand thousand talents of silver - A talent of silver weighed three thousand shekels, and was worth three hundred and fifty-three pounds, eleven shillings, and ten pence. A thousand thousand, or a million, of such talents would amount to the immense sum of three hundred and fifty-three millions, five hundred and ninety-one thousand, six hundred and sixty-six pounds, thirteen shillings, and four pence, sterling; both sums amounting to eight hundred and sixty-one millions, one hundred and sixty-nine thousand, seven hundred and ninety-one pounds, thirteen shillings, and four pence.

Thou mayest add thereto - Save as I have saved, out of the revenues of the state, and thou mayest also add something for the erection and splendor of this house. This was a gentle though pointed hint, which was not lost on Solomon.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the gold

1 Chronicles 22:3,14 And David prepared iron in abundance for the nails for the doors of the gates, and for the joinings...


Joshua 1:2,5,9 Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, you, and all this people, to the land which I do give to them...

Joshua 7:10 And the LORD said to Joshua, Get you up; why lie you thus on your face?

Judges 4:14 And Deborah said to Barak, Up; for this is the day in which the LORD has delivered Sisera into your hand...

Judges 18:9,10 And they said, Arise, that we may go up against them: for we have seen the land, and, behold, it is very good...

2 Chronicles 20:17 You shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand you still, and see the salvation of the LORD with you...

1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brothers, be you steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord...

Ephesians 5:14 Why he said, Awake you that sleep, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give you light.

Philippians 2:12,13 Why, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence...

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.

and the Lord

1 Chronicles 22:11 Now, my son, the LORD be with you; and prosper you, and build the house of the LORD your God, as he has said of you.

1 Samuel 17:37 David said moreover, The LORD that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear...

1 Samuel 20:13 The LORD do so and much more to Jonathan: but if it please my father to do you evil, then I will show it you, and send you away...

David's Prohibited Desire and Permitted Service
'Then he called for Solomon his son, and charged him to build an house for the Lord God of Israel. 7. And David said to Solomon, My son, as for me, it was in my mind to build an house unto the name of the Lord my God: 8. But the word of the Lord came to me, saying, Thou hast shed blood abundantly, and hast made great wars: thou shalt not build an house unto My name, because thou hast shed much blood upon the earth in My sight. 9. Behold, a son shall be born to thee, who shall be a man of rest; and
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Promise in 2 Samuel, Chap. vii.
The Messianic prophecy, as we have seen, began at a time long anterior to that of David. Even in Genesis, we perceived [Pg 131] it, increasing more and more in distinctness. There is at first only the general promise that the seed of the woman should obtain the victory over the kingdom of the evil one;--then, that the salvation should come through the descendants of Shem;--then, from among them Abraham is marked out,--of his sons, Isaac,--from among his sons, Jacob,--and from among the twelve sons
Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg—Christology of the Old Testament

Cross References
1 Samuel 17:37
The LORD who rescued me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine." Saul said to David, "Go, and the LORD be with you."

1 Samuel 20:13
But if my father intends to harm you, may the LORD deal with Jonathan, be it ever so severely, if I do not let you know and send you away in peace. May the LORD be with you as he has been with my father.

1 Chronicles 22:11
"Now, my son, the LORD be with you, and may you have success and build the house of the LORD your God, as he said you would.

1 Chronicles 22:15
You have many workers: stonecutters, masons and carpenters, as well as those skilled in every kind of work

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