Pattern and Purpose - 1st Chronicles 28

1 Chronicles 28:1 And David assembled all the princes of Israel, the  princes of the tribes, and the captains of the companies that  ministered to the king by course, and the captains over the  thousands, and captains over the hundreds, and the stewards  over all the substance and possession of the king, and of his  sons, with the officers, and with the mighty men, and with  all the valiant men, unto Jerusalem. 

1 Chronicles 28:2 Then David the  king stood up upon his feet, and said, Hear me, my brethren,  and my people: As for me, I had in mine heart to build  an house of rest for the ark of the covenant of the LORD,  and for the footstool of our God, and had made ready for the  building: 

1 Chronicles 28:3 But God said unto me, Thou shalt not build  an house for my name, because thou hast been a man of  war, and hast shed blood. 

1 Chronicles 28:4 Howbeit the LORD God  of Israel chose me before all the house of my father to be  king over Israel for ever: for he hath chosen Judah to be  the ruler; and of the house of Judah, the house of my father;  and among the sons of my father he liked me to make me  king over all Israel: 

1 Chronicles 28:5 And of all my sons, (for the  LORD hath given me many sons,) he hath chosen Solomon  my son to sit upon the throne of the kingdom of the LORD  over Israel. 

1 Chronicles 28:6 And he said unto me, Solomon thy son,  he shall build my house and my courts: for I have chosen  him to be my son, and I will be his father. 

1 Chronicles 28:7  Moreover I will establish his kingdom for ever, if he be  constant to do my commandments and my judgments, as at  this day. 

1 Chronicles 28:8 Now therefore in the sight of all Israel the  congregation of the LORD, and in the audience of our God,  keep and seek for all the commandments of the LORD your  God: that ye may possess this good land, and leave it for  an inheritance for your children after you for ever.  

1 Chronicles 28:9 And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of  thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a  willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and  understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou  seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him,  he will cast thee off for ever. 

1 Chronicles 28:10 Take heed now; for  the LORD hath chosen thee to build an house for the  sanctuary: be strong, and do it.  


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1 Chronicles 28:11 Then David gave to Solomon his son the pattern  of the porch, and of the houses thereof, and of the treasuries  thereof, and of the upper chambers thereof, and of the inner  parlours thereof, and of the place of the mercy seat, 

1 Chronicles 28:12  And the pattern of all that he had by the spirit, of the courts  of the house of the LORD, and of all the chambers roundabout, of the treasuries of the house of God, and of the  treasuries of the dedicated things: 

1 Chronicles 28:13 Also for the   courses of the priests and the Levites, and for all the work  of the service of the house of the LORD, and for all the  vessels of service in the house of the LORD. 

1 Chronicles 28:14 He  gave of gold by weight for things of gold, for all  instruments of all manner of service; silver also for all  instruments of silver by weight, for all instruments of every  kind of service: 

1 Chronicles 28:15 Even the weight for the  candlesticks of gold, and for their lamps of gold, by weight  for every candlestick, and for the lamps thereof: and for the  candlesticks of silver by weight, both for the candlestick,  and also for the lamps thereof, according to the use of  every candlestick. 

1 Chronicles 28:16 And by weight he gave gold  for the tables of shewbread, for every table; and likewise  silver for the tables of silver: 

1 Chronicles 28:17 Also pure gold for the  fleshhooks, and the bowls, and the cups: and for the golden  basons he gave gold by weight for every bason; and  likewise silver by weight for every bason of silver:   

1 Chronicles 28:18 And for the altar of incense refined gold by weight;  and gold for the pattern of the chariot of the cherubims, that  spread out their wings, and covered the ark of the  covenant of the LORD. 

1 Chronicles 28:19 All this, said David, the  LORD made me understand in writing by his hand upon  me, even all the works of this pattern. 

1 Chronicles 28:20 And David  said to Solomon his son, Be strong and of good courage,  and do it: fear not, nor be dismayed: for the LORD God,  even my God, will be with thee; he will not fail thee, nor  forsake thee, until thou hast finished all the work for the  service of the house of the LORD. 

1 Chronicles 28:21 And, behold, the  courses of the priests and the Levites, even they shall be  with thee for all the service of the house of God: and there  shall be with thee for all manner of workmanship every  willing skilful man, for any manner of service: also the  princes and all the people will be wholly at thy  commandment. KJV

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