5Davidsaid, "My son1Solomon is young and inexperienced, and the house that is to be built for the LORD shall be exceedinglymagnificent, famous and glorious throughout alllands. Therefore now I will makepreparation for it." So Davidmadeamplepreparationsbefore his death.
Then 2he called for his sonSolomon, and charged him to build a house for the LORDGod of Israel.
7Davidsaid to Solomon, "3My son, aI had intended to build a house to the name of the LORD my God.
"But the word of the LORDcame to me, saying, '4You have shedmuchblood and have bwagedgreatwars; you shall not build a house to My name, because you have shed so muchblood on the earthbefore Me.
9'Behold, a son will be born to you, who shall be a man of rest; and 5I will give him rest from all his enemies on everyside; for 6his name shall be cSolomon, and I will givepeace and quiet to Israel in his days.
'7He shall build a house for My name, and he shall be My son and I will be his father; and I will establish the throne of his kingdomoverIsraelforever .'
11"Now, my son, 8the LORD be with you that you may be successful, and build the house of the LORD your Godjust as He has spokenconcerning you.
"9Only the LORDgive you discretion and understanding, and give you chargeoverIsrael, so that you may 10keep the law of the LORD your God.
"11Then you will prosper, if you are careful to observe the statutes and the ordinanceswhich the LORDcommandedMosesconcerningIsrael. 12Be strong and courageous, do not fearnor be dismayed.