1 And Davidassembledall the princesof Israel, the princesof the tribes, and the captainsof the companiesthat ministeredto the kingby course, and the captainsover the thousands, and captainsover the hundreds, and the stewardsover all the substanceand possessionof the king, and of his sons, with the officers, and with the mighty men, and with all the valiant men, unto Jerusalem.npossession: or, cattlenand of…: or, and his sonsnofficers: or, eunuchs2 Then Davidthe kingstood upupon his feet, and said, Hearme, my brethren, and my people: As for me, I hadin mine heartto buildan houseof restfor the arkof the covenantof the Lord, and for the footstoolof our God, and had made readyfor the building:3 But Godsaidunto me, Thou shalt not buildan housefor my name, because thou hast beena manof war, and hast shedblood.nblood: Heb. bloods4 Howbeit the LordGodof Israelchoseme before all the houseof my fatherto be kingover Israelfor ever: for he hath chosenJudahto bethe ruler; and of the houseof Judah, the houseof my father; and among the sonsof my fatherhe liked me to make mekingover all Israel:5 And of all my sons, (for the Lordhath givenme manysons,) he hath chosenSolomonmy sonto situpon the throneof the kingdomof the Lordover Israel.6 And he saidunto me, Solomonthy son, he shall buildmy houseand my courts: for I have chosen him to bemy son, and I will be his father.7 Moreover I will establishhis kingdomfor ever, if he be constantto domy commandmentsand my judgments, as at this day.nconstant: Heb. strong8 Now therefore in the sightof all Israelthe congregationof the Lord, and in the audienceof our God, keepand seekfor all the commandmentsof the Lordyour God: that ye may possessthis goodland, and leave itfor an inheritancefor your childrenafteryou forever.
9 And thou, Solomonmy son, knowthou the Godof thy father, and servehim with a perfectheartand with a willingmind: for the Lordsearchethall hearts, and understandethall the imaginationsof the thoughts: if thou seekhim, he will be foundof thee; but if thou forsakehim, he will cast thee offfor ever.10 Take heednow; for the Lordhath chosenthee to buildan housefor the sanctuary: be strong, and doit.
11 Then Davidgaveto Solomonhis sonthe patternof the porch, and of the housesthereof, and of the treasuriesthereof, and of the upper chambersthereof, and of the innerparloursthereof, and of the placeof the mercy seat,12 And the patternof all that he had by the spirit, of the courtsof the houseof the Lord, and of all the chambersround about, of the treasuriesof the houseof God, and of the treasuriesof the dedicated things:nof all that…: Heb. of all that was with him13 Also for the coursesof the priestsand the Levites, and for all the workof the serviceof the houseof the Lord, and for all the vesselsof servicein the houseof the Lord.14 He gaveof goldby weight for thingsof gold, for all instrumentsof all manner of service; silver alsofor all instrumentsof silverby weight, for all instrumentsof every kind of service:15 Even the weightfor the candlesticksof gold, and for their lampsof gold, by weightfor every candlestick, and for the lampsthereof: and for the candlesticksof silverby weight, bothfor the candlestick, and alsofor the lampsthereof, according to the useof every candlestick.16 And by weighthe gavegoldfor the tablesof shewbread, for every table; and likewisesilverfor the tablesof silver:17 Also puregoldfor the fleshhooks, and the bowls, and the cups: and for the goldenbasonshe gave goldby weightfor every bason; and likewise silverby weightfor every basonof silver:18 And for the altarof incenserefinedgoldby weight; and goldfor the patternof the chariotof the cherubims, that spread outtheir wings, and coveredthe arkof the covenantof the Lord.19 All this, said David, the Lordmade me understandin writing by hishand upon me, evenall the worksof this pattern.20 And Davidsaidto Solomonhis son, Be strongand of good courage, and doit: fearnot, nor be dismayed: for the LordGod, evenmy God, will bewith thee; he will not failthee, nor forsakethee, until thou hast finishedall the workfor the serviceof the houseof the Lord.21 And, behold, the coursesof the priestsand the Levites, even they shall be with theefor all the serviceof the houseof God: and there shall bewith thee for all manner of workmanshipevery willingskilful man, for any manner of service: also the princesand all the peoplewill bewholly at thy commandment.