1 Chronicles 22

MLV(i) 1 Then David said, This is the house of Jehovah God and this is the altar of burnt offering for Israel. 2 And David commanded to gather together the travelers that were in the land of Israel. And he set masons to hew worked stones to build the house of God. 3 And David prepared iron in abundance for the nails for the doors of the gates and for the couplings and brass in abundance without weight, 4 and cedar trees without number. For the Sidonians and those of Tyre brought cedar trees in abundance to David.
5 And David said, Solomon my son is young and tender and the house that is to be built for Jehovah must be exceedingly magnificent, of fame and of glory throughout all countries. I will therefore make preparation for it. So David prepared abundantly before his death.
6 Then he called for Solomon his son and charged him to build a house for Jehovah, the God of Israel. 7 And David said to Solomon his son, As for me, it was in my heart to build a house to the name of Jehovah my God.
8 But the word of Jehovah came to me, saying, You have shed blood abundantly and have made great wars. You will not build a house to my name because you have shed much blood upon the earth in my sight.
9 Behold, a son will be born to you, who will be a man of rest. And I will give him rest from all his enemies all around, for his name will be Solomon. And I will give peace and quietness to Israel in his days. 10 He will build a house for my name. And he will be my son and I will be his father and I will establish the throne of his kingdom over Israel until everlasting.
11 Now, my son, Jehovah be with you and prosper you and build the house of Jehovah your God as he has spoken concerning you. 12 Only Jehovah give you discretion and understanding and give you charge concerning Israel, so that you may keep the law of Jehovah your God. 13 Then you will prosper, if you observe to do the statutes and the ordinances which Jehovah charged Moses with concerning Israel. Be strong and of good courage. Do not fear, neither be dismayed.
14 Now, behold, in my affliction I have prepared for the house of Jehovah a hundred thousand talants of gold and a million talants of silver and of brass and iron without weight, for it is in abundance. Also I have prepared timber and stone and you may add to it.
15 Moreover there are workmen with you in abundance, hewers and workers of stone and timber and all men who are skillful in every manner of work. 16 Of the gold, the silver and the brass and the iron, there is no number. Arise and be doing and Jehovah be with you.
17 David also commanded all the rulers of Israel to help Solomon his son, saying, 18 Is not Jehovah your* God with you*? And has he not given you* rest on every side? For he has delivered the inhabitants of the land into my hand and the land is subdued before Jehovah and before his people.
19 Now set your* heart and your* soul to seek after Jehovah your* God. Arise therefore and build you* the sanctuary of Jehovah God, to bring the ark of the covenant of Jehovah and the holy vessels of God, into the house that is to be built to the name of Jehovah.