1 Chronicles 28:20

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 28:20 Meaning and Commentary

1 Chronicles 28:20

And David said to Solomon his son, be strong, and of good
courage, and do it (See Gill on 1 Chronicles 28:10)

fear not, nor be dismayed;
that thou shalt meet with any opposition in the work, or not be able to finish it for want of materials and workmen, or money to pay them:

for the Lord God, [even] my God, will be with thee;
to guide and direct, prosper and succeed; the Targum is,

``the Word of the Lord God, my God, will be thy help:''

he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee;
a promise made to Joshua, and is applicable to every good man in whatsoever good work he is concerned, ( Joshua 1:5 ) ( Hebrews 13:5 ) ,

until thou hast finished all the work for the service of the house of
the Lord;
built the temple, and all the apartments of it, and courts belonging to it, and made and provided all the utensils and vessels necessary for the service and worship of God.

1 Chronicles 28:20 In-Context

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