1 Chronicles 28

1 And David assembled all the princes of Israel, eathe princes of the tribes, and dthe captains of the companies that ministered to the king by course, and the captains over the thousands, and captains over the hundreds, and cthe stewards over all the substance and possession of the king, and of his sons, with the officers, and with bthe 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 hbrethren, and my people: As for me, gI had in mine heart to build an house of rest for the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and for fthe footstool of our God, and had made ready for the building: 3 But God said unto me, iThou 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 jchose me before all the house of my father to be king over Israel for ever: for he hath chosen kJudah to be the ruler; and of the house of Judah, lthe house of my father; and mamong the sons of my father he liked me to make me king over all Israel: 5 oAnd of all my sons, (for the LORD hath given me many sons,) nhe hath chosen Solomon my son to sit upon the throne of the 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 for 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, rkeep 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 for ever.

9 And thou, Solomon my son, uknow thou the God of thy father, and serve him vwith a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for wtthe LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: sif thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever. 10 xTake heed now; for the LORD hath chosen thee to build an house for the sanctuary: be strong, and do it.

11 Then David gave to Solomon his son zthe pattern of ythe porch, and of the houses thereof, and of the treasuries thereof, and of the upper chambers thereof, and of the inner parlours thereof, and of the place of the 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 chambers round about, aof the treasuries of the house of God, and of the treasuries of the dedicated things: 13 Also for the courses of the priests and the Levites, 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 candlesticks of gold, and for their lamps 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 bshewbread, for every table; and likewise silver for the tables of silver: 17 Also pure gold for the fleshhooks, and the bowls, and the cups: and for the golden basons he gave gold by weight for every bason; and likewise silver by weight for every bason of silver: 18 And for the altar of dincense refined gold by weight; and gold for the pattern of the chariot of the ccherubims, that spread out their wings, and covered the ark of the covenant of the LORD.

19 All this, said David, ethe LORD made me understand in writing by his hand upon me, even all the works of this pattern. 20 And David said to Solomon his son, gBe strong and of good courage, and do it: fear not, nor be dismayed: for the LORD God, even my God, will be with thee; fhe 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, hthe 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 ievery willing skilful man, for any manner of service: also the princes and all the people will be wholly at thy commandment.

 
Cross Ref
1aJos 23:2
b1 Chr 11:10
c1 Chr 27:25
d1 Chr 27:1
Deu 1:15
Exo 18:25
e1 Chr 27:16
1 Chr 23:2
2fPsa 99:5
gPsa 132:3
1 Chr 17:2
1 Kin 8:17
2 Sam 7:2
hHeb 2:11
Psa 22:22
1 Chr 11:1-3
Deu 17:20
3i1 Chr 17:4
1 Kin 5:3
2 Sam 7:5
4j1 Sam 16:7
kGen 49:8
l1 Sam 16:1
m1 Sam 16:12
5n1 Chr 22:9
o1 Chr 14:4-7
1 Chr 3:1
6p2 Chr 1:9
7q1 Chr 22:13
1 Kin 11:11
1 Kin 9:4
8rDeu 4:1
9sMat 7:7
Pro 2:1-6
2 Chr 15:2
tRev 2:23
Jer 11:20
Pro 17:3
Psa 7:9
1 Chr 29:17
1 Kin 8:39
uPsa 9:10
Jer 9:24
Hos 4:1
v2 Kin 20:3
Psa 101:2
w1 Sam 16:7
10x1 Chr 22:16
Pro 4:23
11y1 Kin 6:2
zExo 25:40
12a1 Chr 26:20
16bExo 25:23
1 Kin 7:48
2 Chr 4:8
18cPsa 80:1
Psa 68:17
Psa 18:10
1 Kin 6:23
1 Sam 4:4
Exo 25:18
dExo 30:1
19eExo 25:40
20fHeb 13:5
Jos 1:5
g1 Chr 22:13
Jos 1:6-7
Deu 31:7
21h1 Chr 24
1 Chr 25
iExo 35:25