Then David said, "Here shall be the house of the LORD God and here the altar of burnt offering for Israel."
David commanded to gather together the aliens who were in the land of Israel, and he set stonecutters to prepare dressed stones for building the house of God.
David also provided great stores of iron for nails for the doors of the gates and for clamps, as well as bronze in quantities beyond weighing,
and cedar timbers without number; for the Sido'nians and Tyrians brought great quantities of cedar to David.
For David said, "Solomon my son is young and inexperienced, and the house that is to be built for the LORD must be exceedingly magnificent, of fame and glory throughout all lands; I will therefore make preparation for it." So David provided materials in great quantity before his death.
Then he called for Solomon his son, and charged him to build a house for the LORD, the God of Israel.
David said to Solomon, "My son, I had it in my heart to build a house to the name of the LORD my God.
But the word of the LORD came to me, saying, 'You have shed much blood and have waged great wars; you shall not build a house to my name, because you have shed so much blood before me upon the earth.
Behold, a son shall be born to you; he shall be a man of peace. I will give him peace from all his enemies round about; for his name shall be Solomon, and I will give peace and quiet to Israel in his days.
He shall build a house for my name. He shall be my son, and I will be his father, and I will establish his royal throne in Israel for ever.'
Now, my son, the LORD be with you, so that you may succeed in building the house of the LORD your God, as he has spoken concerning you.