1Chronicles 28

 

וַיַּקְהֵל דָּוִיד אֶת־כָּל־שָׂרֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל שָׂרֵי הַשְּׁבָטִים וְשָׂרֵי הַמַּחְלְקוֹת הַמְשָׁרְתִים אֶת־הַמֶּלֶךְ וְשָׂרֵי   28:1

הָאֲלָפִים וְשָׂרֵי הַמֵּאוֹת וְשָׂרֵי כָל־רְכוּשׁ־וּמִקְנֶה לַמֶּלֶךְ וּלְבָנָיו עִם־הַסָּרִיסִים וְהַגִּבּוֹרִים וּלְכָל־גִּבּוֹר חָיִל

 אֶל־יְרוּשָׁלִָם׃

1Chr. 28:1   And David gathered to Jerusalem all the princes of Israel, the leaders of the tribes, and the captains of the divisions serving the king, and the captains of thousands and the captains of hundreds, and the officials of all the stores and cattle for the king and for his sons, with the chamberlains and the mighty men, even to every mighty man of valor.

וַיָּקָם דָּוִיד הַמֶּלֶךְ עַל־רַגְלָיו וַיֹּאמֶר שְׁמָעוּנִי אַחַי וְעַמִּי אֲנִי עִם־לְבָבִי לִבְנוֹת בֵּית מְנוּחָה לַאֲרוֹן   28:2

בְּרִית־יְהוָה וְלַהֲדֹם רַגְלֵי אֱלֹהֵינוּ וַהֲכִינוֹתִי לִבְנוֹת׃

1Chr. 28:2   And David, the king, rose up upon his feet and said, “Hear me, my brethren and my people, I was, with my heart, to build the house of rest for the ark of the covenant of the Lord and for the foot stool of our God, and I would have prepared for building,

וְהָאֱלֹהִים אָמַר לִי לֹא־תִבְנֶה בַיִת לִשְׁמִי כִּי אִישׁ מִלְחָמוֹת אַתָּה וְדָמִים שָׁפָכְתָּ׃   28:3

1Chr. 28:3   but God said to me, ‘You shall not build the house for My name, for you are a man of war and have shed blood.’”

This verse is reminiscent of 1Kin. 8:19, but it appears there in a different context.

וַיִּבְחַר יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל בִּי מִכֹּל בֵּית־אָבִי לִהְיוֹת לְמֶלֶךְ עַל־יִשְׂרָאֵל לְעוֹלָם כִּי בִיהוּדָה בָּחַר   28:4

 לְנָגִיד וּבְבֵית יְהוּדָה בֵּית אָבִי וּבִבְנֵי אָבִי בִּי רָצָה לְהַמְלִיךְ עַל־כָּל־יִשְׂרָאֵל׃

1Chr. 28:4   “Yet the Lord, God of Israel, chose me from all the house of my father to be king over Israel forever, when He chose Judah for a prince.  And in the house of Judah, the house of my father, and among the sons of my father, He was pleased to make me king over all of Israel.”

וּמִכָּל־בָּנַי כִּי רַבִּים בָּנִים נָתַן לִי יְהוָה וַיִּבְחַר בִּשְׁלֹמֹה בְנִי לָשֶׁבֶת עַל־כִּסֵּא מַלְכוּת יְהוָה   28:5

 עַל־יִשְׂרָאֵל׃

1Chr. 28:5   “And from all my sons -- for the Lord has given many sons to me -- and He decided on Solomon, my son, to sit on the throne of the kingdom of the Lord over Israel.”

וַיֹּאמֶר לִי שְׁלֹמֹה בִנְךָ הוּא־יִבְנֶה בֵיתִי וַחֲצֵרוֹתָי כִּי־בָחַרְתִּי בוֹ לִי לְבֵן וַאֲנִי אֶהְיֶה־לּוֹ לְאָב׃   28:6

1Chr. 28:6   “And He said to me, ‘Solomon, your son, he shall build My house and My courts, for I have decided on him to be as a son to Me and I shall be as a Father to him.’

וַהֲכִינוֹתִי אֶת־מַלְכוּתוֹ עַד־לְעוֹלָם אִם־יֶחֱזַק לַעֲשׂוֹת מִצְוֺתַי וּמִשְׁפָּטַי כַּיּוֹם הַזֶּה׃   28:7

1Chr. 28:7   ‘And I shall establish his kingdom forever if he will be resolute to observe My commandments and My ordinances as this day.’”

וְעַתָּה לְעֵינֵי כָל־יִשְׂרָאֵל קְהַל־יְהוָה וּבְאָזְנֵי אֱלֹהֵינוּ שִׁמְרוּ וְדִרְשׁוּ כָּל־מִצְוֺת יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵיכֶם לְמַעַן   28:8

 תִּירְשׁוּ אֶת־הָאָרֶץ הַטּוֹבָה וְהִנְחַלְתֶּם לִבְנֵיכֶם אַחֲרֵיכֶם עַד־עוֹלָם׃

1Chr. 28:8   “So now in the eyes of all Israel, the congregation of the Lord, and in the ears of our God, observe and seek out every commandment of the Lord, your God, so that you may occupy the good land to leave for an inheritance to your children after you forever.”

וְאַתָּה שְׁלֹמֹה־בְנִי דַּע אֶת־אֱלֹהֵי אָבִיךָ וְעָבְדֵהוּ בְּלֵב שָׁלֵם וּבְנֶפֶשׁ חֲפֵצָה כִּי כָל־לְבָבוֹת דּוֹרֵשׁ יְהוָה   28:9

 וְכָל־יֵצֶר מַחֲשָׁבוֹת מֵבִין אִם־תִּדְרְשֶׁנּוּ יִמָּצֵא לָךְ וְאִם־תַּעַזְבֶנּוּ יַזְנִיחֲךָ לָעַד׃

1Chr. 28:9   “And you, Solomon, my son, know the God of your father and serve Him with whole heart and with desirous soul, for the Lord is searching all hearts and is understanding every intention of thought.  If you will seek Him, He will be found to you, but if you will forsake Him, He will reject you forever.”

רְאֵה עַתָּה כִּי־יְהוָה בָּחַר בְּךָ לִבְנוֹת־בַּיִת לַמִּקְדָּשׁ חֲזַק וַעֲשֵׂה׃   28:10

1Chr. 28:10   “Pay heed now, for the Lord has decided on you to build the house for the sanctuary; be strong and accomplish.”

וַיִּתֵּן דָּוִיד לִשְׁלֹמֹה בְנוֹ אֶת־תַּבְנִית הָאוּלָם וְאֶת־בָּתָּיו וְגַנְזַכָּיו וַעֲלִיֹּתָיו וַחֲדָרָיו הַפְּנִימִים וּבֵית   28:11

 הַכַּפֹּרֶת׃

1Chr. 28:11   Then David gave to Solomon, his son, the plan of the Temple porch, and its houses, and of its treasuries and of its upper rooms and of its inner chambers and of the home of the ark cover,                                                                                                       [Return to 2Chr. 3:4]

וְתַבְנִית כֹּל אֲשֶׁר הָיָה בָרוּחַ עִמּוֹ לְחַצְרוֹת בֵּית־יְהוָה וּלְכָל־הַלְּשָׁכוֹת סָבִיב לְאֹצְרוֹת בֵּית הָאֱלֹהִים   28:12

 וּלְאֹצְרוֹת הַקֳּדָשִׁים׃

1Chr. 28:12   and the plan of everything that had occurred in the spirit with him for the courts of the house of the Lord and for all the chambers all around, for the treasuries of the house of God and for the holy treasures,

וּלְמַחְלְקוֹת הַכֹּהֲנִים וְהַלְוִיִּם וּלְכָל־מְלֶאכֶת עֲבוֹדַת בֵּית־יְהוָה וּלְכָל־כְּלֵי עֲבוֹדַת בֵּית־יְהוָה׃   28:13

1Chr. 28:13   and for the courses of the priests and the Levites, and for all the business of the service of the house of the Lord, and for the implements of the service of the house of the Lord,

לַזָּהָב בַּמִּשְׁקָל לַזָּהָב לְכָל־כְּלֵי עֲבוֹדָה וַעֲבוֹדָה לְכֹל כְּלֵי הַכֶּסֶף בְּמִשְׁקָל לְכָל־כְּלֵי עֲבוֹדָה וַעֲבוֹדָה׃   28:14

1Chr. 28:14   for gold by weight for all the implements of every service, for all the implements of silver by weight, for all the implements of every service,

וּמִשְׁקָל לִמְנֹרוֹת הַזָּהָב וְנֵרֹתֵיהֶם זָהָב בְּמִשְׁקַל־מְנוֹרָה וּמְנוֹרָה וְנֵרֹתֶיהָ וְלִמְנֹרוֹת הַכֶּסֶף בְּמִשְׁקָל   28:15

לִמְנוֹרָה וְנֵרֹתֶיהָ כַּעֲבוֹדַת מְנוֹרָה וּמְנוֹרָה׃

1Chr. 28:15   and of weight, for the candlesticks of gold and their lamps of gold, by weight, of every candlestick and its lamps, and for the candlesticks of silver, by weight for a candlestick and its lamps, according to the service of every candlestick,

וְאֶת־הַזָּהָב מִשְׁקָל לְשֻׁלְחֲנוֹת הַמַּעֲרֶכֶת לְשֻׁלְחַן וְשֻׁלְחָן וְכֶסֶף לְשֻׁלְחֲנוֹת הַכָּסֶף׃   28:16

1Chr. 28:16   and the of weight gold for the tables of showbread for every table, and of silver for the tables of silver,

וְהַמִּזְלָגוֹת וְהַמִּזְרָקוֹת וְהַקְּשָׂוֺת זָהָב טָהוֹר וְלִכְפוֹרֵי הַזָּהָב בְּמִשְׁקָל לִכְפוֹר וּכְפוֹר וְלִכְפוֹרֵי הַכֶּסֶף   28:17

 בְּמִשְׁקָל לִכְפוֹר וּכְפוֹר׃

1Chr. 28:17   and the flesh hooks and the basins and the jars of pure gold, and for the bowls of gold by weight for every bowl, and for the bowls by weight for every bowl,

וּלְמִזְבַּח הַקְּטֹרֶת זָהָב מְזֻקָּק בַּמִּשְׁקָל וּלְתַבְנִית הַמֶּרְכָּבָה הַכְּרֻבִים זָהָב לְפֹרְשִׂים וְסֹכְכִים עַל־אֲרוֹן   28:18

 בְּרִית־יְהוָה׃

1Chr. 28:18   and of refined gold by weight for the incense altar, and for the construction of the chariot, gold cherubim to spread out and cover over the ark of the covenant of the Lord.

הַכֹּל בִּכְתָב מִיַּד יְהוָה עָלַי הִשְׂכִּיל כֹּל מַלְאֲכוֹת הַתַּבְנִית׃   28:19

1Chr. 28:19   “The wisdom of all the workings of the plan is all written from the hand of the Lord for me.”

From verses 11 through to this one, we see that David had prepared most everything for Solomon, including the plans for the Temple (vss.11 and 12), which he received in a vision.

וַיֹּאמֶר דָּוִיד לִשְׁלֹמֹה בְנוֹ חֲזַק וֶאֱמַץ וַעֲשֵׂה אַל־תִּירָא וְאַל־תֵּחָת כִּי יְהוָה אֱלֹהִים אֱלֹהַי עִמָּךְ לֹא   28:20

 יַרְפְּךָ וְלֹא יַעַזְבֶךָּ עַד־לִכְלוֹת כָּל־מְלֶאכֶת עֲבוֹדַת בֵּית־יְהוָה׃

1Chr. 28:20   And David said to Solomon, his son, “Be strong and courageous and accomplish.  You must not be afraid or dismayed, for the Lord God -- my God -- is with you.  He will not abandon you or forsake you until completion of all the work of the service of the house of the Lord.”

וְהִנֵּה מַחְלְקוֹת הַכֹּהֲנִים וְהַלְוִיִּם לְכָל־עֲבוֹדַת בֵּית הָאֱלֹהִים וְעִמְּךָ בְכָל־מְלָאכָה לְכָל־נָדִיב בַּחָכְמָה   28:21

 לְכָל־עֲבוֹדָה וְהַשָּׂרִים וְכָל־הָעָם לְכָל־דְּבָרֶיךָ׃

1Chr. 28:21   “And behold the courses of priests and of the Levites for the service of the house of God, and with you in every kind of work will be for anyone inclined to wisdom for every service, as well as the leaders and all the people, according to all your words.

 

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