28 And David aassembled all the princes of Israel, bthe princes of the tribes, and cthe captains of the companies that ministered to the king by course, and the captains over the thousands, and captains over the hundreds, and dthe stewards over all the substance and ||possession of the king, ||and of his sons, with the ||officers, and with ethe mighty men, and with all the valiant men, unto Jerusalem. 2 Then David the king stood up upon his feet, and said, Hear me, my brethren, and my people: As for me, fI had in mine heart to build an house of rest for the ark of the covenant of the Lord, and for gthe footstool of our God, and had made ready for the building: 3 But God said unto me, hThou shalt not build an house for my name, because thou hast been a man of war, and hast shed †blood. 4 Howbeit the Lord God of Israel ichose me before all the house of my father to be king over Israel jfor ever: for he hath chosen iJudah to be the ruler; and of the house of Judah, kthe house of my father; and lamong the sons of my father he liked me to make me king over all Israel: 5 mAnd of all my sons, (for the Lord hath given me many sons,) nhe hath chosen Solomon my son to sit upon the throne of othe kingdom of the Lord over Israel. 6 And he said unto me, pSolomon thy son, he shall build my house and my courts: for I have chosen him to be my son, and I will be his father. 7 Moreover I will establish his kingdom jfor ever, qif he be †constant to do my commandments and my judgments, as at this day. 8 Now therefore in the sight of all Israel the congregation of the Lord, and in the audience of our God, keep and seek for all the commandments of the Lord your God: that ye may possess this good land, and leave it for an inheritance for your children after you jfor ever. 9 And thou, Solomon my son, rknow thou the God of thy father, and serve him with sa perfect heart and with a willing mind: for tthe Lord searcheth all hearts, and understandeth uall the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but vif thou forsake him, he will wcast thee off for ever. 10 Take heed now; for the Lord hath chosen thee to build an house for the sanctuary: wwbe strong, and do it.
11 Then David gave to Solomon his son xthe pattern of ythe porch, and of the houses thereof, and of the treasuries thereof, and of the zupper chambers thereof, and of the inner parlours thereof, and of the place of athe mercy seat, 12 And the pattern †of all that he had by the spirit, of the courts of the house of the Lord, and of all the bchambers round about, cof the treasuries of the house of God, and of the treasuries of the dedicated things: 13 Also for the dcourses of the priests and the eLevites, and for all the work of the service of the house of the Lord, and for all the vessels of service in the house of the Lord. 14 He gave of gold by weight for things of gold, for all instruments of all manner of service; silver also for all instruments of silver by weight, for all instruments of every kind of service: 15 Even the weight for the fcandlesticks of gold, and for their glamps of gold, by weight for every candlestick, and for the lamps thereof: and for the candlesticks of silver by weight, both for the candlestick, and also for the lamps thereof, according to the use of every candlestick. 16 And by weight he gave gold for the tables of shewbread, for every table; and likewise silver for the tables of silver: 17 Also pure gold for the hfleshhooks, and the ibowls, and the kcups: and for the golden basons he gave gold by weight for every lbason; and likewise silver by weight for every bason of silver: 18 And for the maltar of incense nrefined gold by weight; and gold for the pattern of the ochariot of the pcherubims, that spread out qtheir wings, and covered the ark of the covenant of the Lord. 19 All this, rsaid David, the Lord made me understand in writing sby his hand upon me, even all the works of this pattern. 20 And David said to Solomon his son, tBe strong and of good courage, and do it: fear not, nor be dismayed: for the Lord God, even my God, uwill be with thee; the will not fail thee, nor forsake thee, until thou hast finished all the work for the service of the house of the Lord. 21 And, behold, xthe courses of the priests and the Levites, even they shall be with thee for all the service of the house of God: and there shall be with thee for all manner of workmanship every willing yskilful man, for any manner of service: also the princes and all the people will be wholly at thy commandment.
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