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1 Chronicles 22

David, foreknowing the place of the Temple, prepareth abundance for the building of it.

1 Chronicles 22:1 And Dauid sayde: thys is þe house of the Lorde God, and thys is the aultare for the burntofferynge of Israel. 1 Chronicles 22:2 And Dauid commaunded togeather together the straungers that were in the lande of Israel, and he sett masons to hewe fre stone, for the buylding of the house of God. 1 Chronicles 22:3 And Dauid prepared plentie of yron for nayles and dores of þe gates, and to ioyne with all, and aboundance of brasse without wayght, 1 Chronicles 22:4 and Cedar trees wythout nombre. For the Zidons and they of Tyre brought moch Cedar wood to Dauid. 1 Chronicles 22:5 And Dauid sayde. Salomon my sonne is younge and tender, and the house that is to be buylt for the Lorde, must exceade in greatnesse, þt it maye be spoken of and praysed in all landes. I wyll therfore make ordinaunce for it. And so Dauid prepared many thinges before his deeth.

He instucteth Solomon in God's promises, and his duty in building the Temple.

1 Chronicles 22:6 And he called Salomon his sonne, & charged him to buyld an house for the Lord God of Israel. 1 Chronicles 22:7 And Dauid sayde to Salomon. my sonne, I thought (as it was in myne hert) to buylde an house vnto the name of þe Lorde my God. 1 Chronicles 22:8 But the worde of the Lorde came to me, saying: þu hast shed moch bloude, and hast made greate battelles: thou shalt therfore not buyld an house vnto my name, for þu hast shed moch bloude vpon the erth in my syght. 1 Chronicles 22:9 Beholde, a sonne is borne to the, & he shalbe a man of reste, for I wyll geue him rest from all hys enemyes round about. For his name is Salomon: and I wyll sende rest and peace vpon Israel in hys dayes. 1 Chronicles 22:10 He shall buylde an house for my name, and he shalbe my sonne, and I wylbe his father, & wyll prepare the seate of his kyngdome vpon Israel for euer. 1 Chronicles 22:11 Nowe therfore my sonne, þe Lord be wt the, & prospere þu & þu shalte buylde the house to the name of the Lorde thy God, as he hath sayde of the. 1 Chronicles 22:12 And the Lorde shall geue the wysdome & vnderstandyng, & shall geue the commaundmentes for Israel, that ye maye kepe the lawe of the Lord thy God. 1 Chronicles 22:13 For then thou shalt prospere: euen whan thou takest hede & fulfyllest the statutes & lawes whych the Lorde charged Moses with, for Israel. Plucke vp thyne hert therfore, & be stronge, dread not, nor be discouraged. 1 Chronicles 22:14 Beholde, in myne aduersyte haue I also prepared for þe house of the Lord, an hundred thousande talentes of golde, & a thousande thousande talentes of syluer, & as for brasse & yron it cannot be nombred, for it is very moche. And I haue prepared tymbre and stone, and thou mayest prouide more therto. 1 Chronicles 22:15 Moreouer, thou hast workemen wyth the ynowe, & masons and carpenters to worke in stone & tymbre, and many men þt be actiue for euery worke. 1 Chronicles 22:16 And of golde, syluer, brasse and yron, there is no nombre. Up therfore, and be doynge, & the Lorde shalbe wyth the.

He chargeth the princes to assist his son.

1 Chronicles 22:17 And Dauid commaunded all þe lordes of Israel, to helpe Salomon his sonne, saying: 1 Chronicles 22:18 Is not þe Lord yor God wt you? & hath he not geuen you rest on euery syde? for he hath geuen þe enhabitoures of þe lande into my hande, & the lande is subdued before the Lord & before his people. 1 Chronicles 22:19 Nowe therfore set youre hertes & yor soules, to seke the Lord youre God. Up, and buylde ye the temple of the Lorde God, to bryng the Arcke of the couenaunt of þe Lord and the holy vesselles of God, into the house so buylt for the name of the Lorde.

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