“Now, my son, may the be with you and give you success as you follow his directions in building the Temple of the your God.
And may the give you wisdom and understanding, that you may obey the Law of the your God as you rule over Israel.
For you will be successful if you carefully obey the decrees and regulations that the gave to Israel through Moses. Be strong and courageous; do not be afraid or lose heart!
“I have worked hard to provide materials for building the Temple of the —nearly 4,000 tons of gold, 40,000 tons of silver, and so much iron and bronze that it cannot be weighed. I have also gathered timber and stone for the walls, though you may need to add more.
References for 1 Chronicles 22:14
You have a large number of skilled stonemasons and carpenters and craftsmen of every kind.
You have expert goldsmiths and silversmiths and workers of bronze and iron. Now begin the work, and may the be with you!”
Then David ordered all the leaders of Israel to assist Solomon in this project.
“The your God is with you,” he declared. “He has given you peace with the surrounding nations. He has handed them over to me, and they are now subject to the and his people.
Now seek the your God with all your heart and soul. Build the sanctuary of the God so that you can bring the Ark of the ’s Covenant and the holy vessels of God into the Temple built to honor the ’s name.”