1 Chronicles 22
David, foreknowing the place of the Temple, prepareth abundance for the building of it.
1 Chronicles 22:1 And Dauid sayd: this is the house of þe lord God, & thys is the burntofferynge aulter for Israel. 1 Chronicles 22:2 And Dauid commaunded to gather the straungers that were in the land of Israel, & set þe hewers to hew stone, to buylde the house of God. 1 Chronicles 22:3 And Dauid prepared plentye of yron for nayles to the dores, of the gates, and to ioyne with all, & aboundance of brasse without waighte, 1 Chronicles 22:4 & of Cedar trees withoute nombre, For the Zidons and they of Tire brought much Cedar wood to Dauid. 1 Chronicles 22:5 For Dauid thus thought: Salomon my sonne is younge and tender, and the house that is to be buylt for the Lorde, must exceade in greatnesse, that it maye be spoken of and praysed in all landes. I wyll therfore make ordynaunce for it. And so Dauid prepared aboundance before hys death.
He instucteth Solomon in God's promises, and his duty in building the Temple.
1 Chronicles 22:6 And he called Salomon hys sonne and charged hym to buylde an house for the lord God of Israel. 1 Chronicles 22:7 And Dauid sayd to Salomon: my sonne: I had in myne hert to buylde an house vnto the name of the Lorde my God. 1 Chronicles 22:8 But the worde of the Lorde came to me sayinge: thou hast shed muche bloude, and hast made many battelles. Thou shalt not buylt an house for my name, for thou hast shed muche bloude to the earthe in my syght. 1 Chronicles 22:9 Behold, a sonne shalbe borne the, whych shalbe a man of reste, for I will geue him reste from al his enemies round aboute. And his name shalbe Salomon: for I wyl sende rest and peace vpon Israel in his dayes. 1 Chronicles 22:10 He shall buylde an house for my name & he shalbe my sonne, and I wil be his father, and wyl stablyshe the seate of his kingedom vpon Israel for euer. 1 Chronicles 22:11 Now my sonne, the lord be with the, that thou mayst prospere & buyld the house of the Lorde thy God, as he hathe sayde of the. 1 Chronicles 22:12 And the Lord geue thy wysdom & vnderstandynge, & make the gouerner of Israel, & to kepe the law of the lord thy God. 1 Chronicles 22:13 For then thou shalt prospere. Yf thou shalte be dylygent to do the ordynaunces and lawes whiche the Lorde charged Moses with, to delyuer to Israell. Plucke vp thyne hert and be strong, dread not nor be discouraged. 1 Chronicles 22:14 Behold in myne aduersite I haue prepared for þe house of the Lorde an hundred thousand talentes of goulde, and a thousande talentes of syluer and as for brasse, and yron can not be numbred, it is so muche. And I haue prepared timbre and stone, and thou shalt prouyde more therto. 1 Chronicles 22:15 Moreouer thou hast worckmen ynowe & masons and carpenters to worke in stone & timbre, and all maner of wyse men, for whatsoeuer worke it be. 1 Chronicles 22:16 And of gould, siluer, brasse and yron there is no nombre. Vp therfore & set vpon it, and the Lorde shalbe wyth the.
He chargeth the princes to assist his son.
1 Chronicles 22:17 And Dauid commaunded all the Lordes of Israel, to helpe Salomon his sonne saying: 1 Chronicles 22:18 Is not the Lorde youre God with you? and hath he not geuen you rest on euery syde? for he hath geuen the enhabitoures of the lande into myne hande, and the lande is subdued before the Lorde and before hys people. 1 Chronicles 22:19 Nowe therfore set your hertes and youre soules, to seke the Lord youre God. And vp & buylde ye the temple of the Lorde God, to brynge the Arcke of the couenaunt of the Lorde, and the holy vesselles of God into the house so buylt for the name of the Lorde.