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1 Chronicles 21:30--22:5

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21:30 But David could not go before it to seek God’s will, for he was afraid of the sword of the Lord’s messenger. 22:1 David then said, “This is the place where the temple of the Lord God will be, along with the altar for burnt sacrifices for Israel.”

David Orders a Temple to Be Built

22:2 David ordered the resident foreigners in the land of Israel to be called together. He appointed some of them to be stonecutters to chisel stones for the building of God’s temple. 22:3 David supplied a large amount of iron for the nails of the doors of the gates and for braces, more bronze than could be weighed, 22:4 and more cedar logs than could be counted. (The Sidonians and Tyrians had brought a large amount of cedar logs to David.)

22:5 David said, “My son Solomon is just an inexperienced young man, 1  and the temple to be built for the Lord must be especially magnificent so it will become famous and be considered splendid by all the nations. 2  Therefore I will make preparations for its construction.” So David made extensive preparations before he died.

1 tn Heb “a young man and tender.”

2 tn Heb “and the house to build to make exceedingly great for a name and for splendor for all the lands.”



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