|1st Chronicles 21|
King James Bible
And David said,4 Solomon my son [is] young and tender, and the house [that is] to be builded2 for the LORD [must be] exceeding magnifical,53 of fame and of glory throughout all countries: I will [therefore] now make preparation55 for it. So David prepared55 abundantly before his death.
But the word of the LORD came to me, saying,2 Thou hast shed1 blood abundantly, and hast made1 great wars: thou shalt not build4 an house unto my name, because thou hast shed1 much blood upon the earth in my sight.
Behold, a son shall be born12 to thee, who shall be a man of rest; and I will give him rest52 from all his enemies6 round about: for his name shall be Solomon, and I will give4 peace and quietness unto Israel in his days.
Then shalt thou prosper,55 if thou takest heed4 to fulfil2 the statutes and judgments which the LORD charged14 Moses with concerning Israel: be strong,3 and of good courage;3 dread4 not, nor be dismayed.11
Now, behold, in my trouble I have prepared52 for the house of the LORD an hundred thousand talents of gold, and a thousand thousand talents of silver; and of brass and iron without weight; for it is in abundance: timber also and stone have I prepared;52 and thou mayest add55 thereto.
[Is] not the LORD your God with you? and hath he [not] given you rest52 on every side? for he hath given1 the inhabitants6 of the land into mine hand; and the land is subdued8 before the LORD, and before his people.
Now set3 your heart and your soul to seek2 the LORD your God; arise3 therefore, and build3 ye the sanctuary of the LORD God, to bring53 the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and the holy vessels of God, into the house that is to be built12 to the name of the LORD.
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