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1 David assembled at Jerusalem all the officials of Israel, the officials of the tribes, the officers of the divisions that served the king, the commanders of thousands, the commanders of hundreds, the stewards of all the property and cattle of the king and his sons, together with the palace officials, the mighty men, and all the seasoned warriors. David's instructions for the temple. 1Chr.28.1-21
2 Then King David rose to his feet and said: "Hear me, my brethren and my people. I had it in my heart to build a house of rest for the ark of the covenant of Yahweh, and for the footstool of our God; and I made preparations for building.  
3 But God said to me, 'You may not build a house for my name, for you are a warrior and have shed blood.'  
4 Yet Yahweh God of Israel chose me from all my father's house to be king over Israel for ever; for he chose Judah as leader, and in the house of Judah my father's house, and among my father's sons he took pleasure in me to make me king over all Israel.  
5 And of all my sons (for Yahweh has given me many sons) he has chosen Solomon my son to sit upon the throne of the kingdom of Yahweh over Israel.  
6 He said to me, 'It is Solomon your son who shall build my house and my courts, for I have chosen him to be my son, and I will be his father.  
7 I will establish his kingdom for ever if he continues resolute in keeping my commandments and my ordinances, as he is today.'  
8 Now therefore in the sight of all Israel, the assembly of Yahweh, and in the hearing of our God, observe and seek out all the commandments of Yahweh your God; that you may possess this good land, and leave it for an inheritance to your children after you for ever.  
9 "And you, Solomon my son, know the God of your father, and serve him with a whole heart and with a willing mind; for Yahweh searches all hearts, and understands every plan and thought. If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will cast you off for ever.  
10 Take heed now, for Yahweh has chosen you to build a house for the sanctuary; be strong, and do it."  
11 Then David gave Solomon his son the plan of the vestibule of the temple, and of its houses, its treasuries, its upper rooms, and its inner chambers, and of the room for the mercy seat;  
12 and the plan of all that he had in mind for the courts of the house of Yahweh, all the surrounding chambers, the treasuries of the house of God, and the treasuries for dedicated gifts;  
13 for the divisions of the priests and of the Levites, and all the work of the service in the house of Yahweh; for all the vessels for the service in the house of Yahweh,  
14 the weight of gold for all golden vessels for each service, the weight of silver vessels for each service,  
15 the weight of the golden lampstands and their lamps, the weight of gold for each lampstand and its lamps, the weight of silver for a lampstand and its lamps, according to the use of each lampstand in the service,  
16 the weight of gold for each table for the showbread, the silver for the silver tables,  
17 and pure gold for the forks, the basins, and the cups; for the golden bowls and the weight of each; for the silver bowls and the weight of each;  
18 for the altar of incense made of refined gold, and its weight; also his plan for the golden chariot of the cherubim that spread their wings and covered the ark of the covenant of Yahweh.  
19 All this he made clear by the writing from the hand of Yahweh concerning it, all the work to be done according to the plan.  
20 Then David said to Solomon his son, "Be strong and of good courage, and do it. Fear not, be not dismayed; for Yahweh God, even my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you, until all the work for the service of the house of Yahweh is finished.  
21 And behold the divisions of the priests and the Levites for all the service of the house of God; and with you in all the work will be every willing man who has skill for any kind of service; also the officers and all the people will be wholly at your command."  
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