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1 Chronicles 28:6-10

28:6 He said to me, ‘Solomon your son is the one who will build my temple and my courts, for I have chosen him to become my son and I will become his father. 28:7 I will establish his kingdom permanently, if he remains committed to obeying my commands and regulations, as you are doing this day.’ 1  28:8 So now, in the sight of all Israel, the Lord’s assembly, and in the hearing of our God, I say this: 2  Carefully observe 3  all the commands of the Lord your God, so that you may possess this good land and may leave it as a permanent inheritance for your children after you.

28:9 “And you, Solomon my son, obey 4  the God of your father and serve him with a submissive attitude and a willing spirit, 5  for the Lord examines all minds and understands every motive of one’s thoughts. If you seek him, he will let you find him, 6  but if you abandon him, he will reject you permanently. 28:10 Realize 7  now that the Lord has chosen you to build a temple as his sanctuary. Be strong and do it!”

1 tn Heb “if he is strong to do my commands and my regulations like this day.”

2 tn The words “I say this” are not in the Hebrew text, but are supplied in the translation for clarity and for stylistic reasons.

3 tn Heb “Watch! Seek!”

4 tn Heb “know.”

5 tn Heb “with a complete heart and a willing being.”

6 tn Heb “he will allow himself to be found by you.”

7 tn Heb “see.”

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