1 Chronicles 28:11-19

11 Then David gave Solomon his son the 1plan of the 2vestibule of the temple,[a] and of its houses, its treasuries, its upper rooms, and its inner chambers, and of the room for the 3mercy seat;
12 and the plan of all that he had in mind for the courts of the house of the LORD, all the surrounding chambers, 4the treasuries of the house of God, and the treasuries for dedicated gifts;
13 for the 5divisions of the priests and of the 6Levites, and all the work of the service in the house of the LORD; for all the vessels for the service in the house of the LORD,
14 the weight of gold for all golden vessels for each service, the weight of silver vessels for each service,
15 the weight of the golden 7lampstands and their lamps, the weight of gold for each lampstand and its lamps, the weight of silver for a lampstand and its lamps, according to the use of each lampstand in the service,
16 the weight of gold for each table for the showbread, the silver for the silver tables,
17 and pure gold for the forks, the basins and the cups; for the golden bowls and the weight of each; for the silver bowls and the weight of each;
18 for the 8altar of incense made of refined gold, and its weight; also his plan for the golden chariot of the 9cherubim that spread their wings and covered the ark of the covenant of the LORD.
19 "All this he made clear to me in writing from the hand of the LORD, 10all the work to be done according to the plan."

1 Chronicles 28:11-19 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO 1 CHRONICLES 28

David, having convened the principal men of the nation, declared Solomon his successor, whom God had chosen both to be king, and to build the temple, 1Ch 28:1-7, and exhorted both them and him to serve the Lord, and build an house for him, 1Ch 28:8-10, then gave Solomon the pattern of it, and an account of the materials he had prepared for it, 1Ch 28:11-19, and encouraged him to go about the work with alacrity and intrepidity, 1Ch 28:20,21.

1 Chronicles 28:11-19 In-Context

9 "And you, Solomon my son, know the God of your father and serve him with a whole heart and with a willing mind, for the LORD searches all hearts and understands every plan and thought. If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he will cast you off forever.
10 Be careful now, for the LORD has chosen you to build a house for the sanctuary; be strong and do it."
11 Then David gave Solomon his son the plan of the vestibule of the temple, and of its houses, its treasuries, its upper rooms, and its inner chambers, and of the room for the mercy seat;
12 and the plan of all that he had in mind for the courts of the house of the LORD, all the surrounding chambers, the treasuries of the house of God, and the treasuries for dedicated gifts;
13 for the divisions of the priests and of the Levites, and all the work of the service in the house of the LORD; for all the vessels for the service in the house of the LORD,
14 the weight of gold for all golden vessels for each service, the weight of silver vessels for each service,
15 the weight of the golden lampstands and their lamps, the weight of gold for each lampstand and its lamps, the weight of silver for a lampstand and its lamps, according to the use of each lampstand in the service,
16 the weight of gold for each table for the showbread, the silver for the silver tables,
17 and pure gold for the forks, the basins and the cups; for the golden bowls and the weight of each; for the silver bowls and the weight of each;
18 for the altar of incense made of refined gold, and its weight; also his plan for the golden chariot of the cherubim that spread their wings and covered the ark of the covenant of the LORD.
19 "All this he made clear to me in writing from the hand of the LORD, all the work to be done according to the plan."
20 Then David said to Solomon his son, "Be strong and courageous and do it. Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed, for the LORD God, even my God, is with you. He will not leave you or forsake you, until all the work for the service of the house of the LORD is finished.
21 And behold the divisions of the priests and the Levites for all the service of the house of God; and with you in all the work will be every willing man who has skill for any kind of service; also the officers and all the people will be wholly at your command."

Cross References 10

  • 1. ver. 19; See Exodus 25:40
  • 2. 1 Kings 6:3; 2 Chronicles 3:4
  • 3. Exodus 25:17
  • 4. See 1 Chronicles 26:20
  • 5. 1 Chronicles 24:1
  • 6. 1 Chronicles 23:6
  • 7. See Exodus 25:31-37
  • 8. See Exodus 30:1
  • 9. See Exodus 25:18-22; 1 Kings 6:23-28
  • 10. ver. 11, 12; Exodus 25:40

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Hebrew lacks of the temple
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