You have not started any reading plans.
22 Then David said, “The house of the Lord Godu is to be here, and also the altar of burnt offering for Israel.”
2 So David gave orders to assemble the foreignersv residing in Israel, and from among them he appointed stonecuttersw to prepare dressed stone for building the house of God. 3 He provided a large amount of iron to make nails for the doors of the gateways and for the fittings, and more bronze than could be weighed.x 4 He also provided more cedar logsy than could be counted, for the Sidonians and Tyrians had brought large numbers of them to David.
5 David said, “My son Solomon is youngz and inexperienced, and the house to be built for the Lord should be of great magnificence and fame and splendora in the sight of all the nations. Therefore I will make preparations for it.” So David made extensive preparations before his death.
6 Then he called for his son Solomon and charged him to buildb a house for the Lord, the God of Israel. 7 David said to Solomon: “My son, I had it in my heartc to buildd a house for the Namee of the Lord my God. 8 But this word of the Lord came to me: ‘You have shed much blood and have fought many wars.f You are not to build a house for my Name,g because you have shed much blood on the earth in my sight. 9 But you will have a son who will be a man of peaceh and rest,i and I will give him rest from all his enemies on every side. His name will be Solomon,a j and I will grant Israel peace and quietk during his reign. 10 He is the one who will build a house for my Name.l He will be my son,m and I will be his father. And I will establishn the throne of his kingdom over Israel forever.’o
11 “Now, my son, the Lord be withp you, and may you have success and build the house of the Lord your God, as he said you would. 12 May the Lord give you discretion and understandingq when he puts you in command over Israel, so that you may keep the law of the Lord your God. 13 Then you will have successr if you are careful to observe the decrees and lawss that the Lord gave Moses for Israel. Be strong and courageous.t Do not be afraid or discouraged.
14 “I have taken great pains to provide for the temple of the Lord a hundred thousand talentsb of gold, a million talentsc of silver, quantities of bronze and iron too great to be weighed, and wood and stone. And you may add to them.u 15 You have many workers: stonecutters, masons and carpenters,v as well as those skilled in every kind of work 16 in gold and silver, bronze and iron—craftsmenw beyond number. Now begin the work, and the Lord be with you.”
17 Then David orderedx all the leaders of Israel to help his son Solomon. 18 He said to them, “Is not the Lord your God with you? And has he not granted you resty on every side?z For he has given the inhabitants of the land into my hands, and the land is subject to the Lord and to his people. 19 Now devote your heart and soul to seeking the Lord your God.a Begin to build the sanctuary of the Lord God, so that you may bring the ark of the covenant of the Lord and the sacred articles belonging to God into the temple that will be built for the Name of the Lord.”
About The New International Version
The NIV is the world’s most read and trusted contemporary English Bible translation. It follows the principle of "dynamic equivalence" to ensure crystal clear understandable English. The NIV is the most readable English Bible ever produced.
Copyright 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 Biblica, Inc.™
Used by Permission. All rights reserved worldwide.
“New International Version” and “NIV” are registered trademarks of Biblica, Inc.™ Used by permission.
The NIV® text may be quoted in any form (written, visual, electronic or audio), up to and inclusive of five hundred (500) verses without the express written permission of the publisher, providing the verses quoted do not amount to a complete book of the Bible nor do the verses quoted account for twenty-five percent (25%) or more of the total text of the work in which they are quoted.
Notice of copyright must appear on the title or copyright page as follows:
“Scripture quotations taken from The Holy Bible, New International Version® NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.™Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.”
The “NIV” and “New International Version” are trademarks registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Biblica, Inc.™
When quotations from the NIV® text are used by a local church in non-saleable media such as church bulletins, orders of service, posters, overhead transparencies, or similar materials, a complete copyright notice is not required, but the initials (NIV®) must appear at the end of each quotation.
Any commentary or other biblical reference work produced for commercial sale, that uses the NIV® text must obtain written permission for use of the NIV® text.
Permission requests for commercial use within the USA and Canada that exceeds the above guidelines must be directed to, and approved in writing by The Zondervan Corporation, 5300 Patterson Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49530, USA. www.Zondervan.com
Permission requests for commercial use within the UK, EU and EFTA that exceeds the above guidelines must be directed to, and approved in writing by Hodder & Stoughton Limited, 338 Euston Road, London NW1 3BH, United Kingdom. www.Hodder.co.uk
Permission requests for non-commercial use that exceeds the above guidelines must be directed to, and approved in writing by Biblica US, Inc., 1820 Jet Stream Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80921, USA. www.Biblica.com
Any Internet addresses (websites, blogs, etc.) and telephone numbers printed in this Bible are offered as a resource. They are not intended in any way to be or imply an endorsement by Zondervan, nor does Zondervan vouch for the content of these sites and numbers for the life of the Bible.