David Prepares for Temple Building
David commanded to gather together the t resident aliens who were in the land of Israel, and he u set stonecutters to prepare dressed stones for building the house of God.
David also provided great quantities of iron for nails for the doors of the gates and for clamps, v as well as bronze in quantities beyond weighing,
and cedar timbers without number, w for the Sidonians and Tyrians brought great quantities of cedar to David.
For David said, x "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.
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1 Kings 9:20 - 21
All the people who were left of the Amorites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, who were not of the people of Israel -
2 Chronicles 2:17
Then Solomon counted all the resident aliens who were in the land of Israel, after the census of them that David his father had taken, and there were found 153,600.
1 Kings 5:17
At the king's command they quarried out great, costly stones in order to lay the foundation of the house with dressed stones.
1 Chronicles 22:14
With great pains I have provided for the house of the Lord 100,000 talents of gold, a million talents of silver, and bronze and iron beyond weighing, for there is so much of it; timber and stone, too, I have provided. To these you must add.
1 Kings 7:47
And Solomon left all the vessels unweighed, because there were so many of them; the weight of the bronze was not ascertained.
1 Kings 5:6
Now therefore command that cedars of Lebanon be cut for me. And my servants will join your servants, and I will pay you for your servants such wages as you set, for you know that there is no one among us who knows how to cut timber like the Sidonians.
1 Chronicles 29:1
And David the king said to all the assembly, "Solomon my son, whom alone God has chosen, is young and inexperienced, and the work is great, for the palace will not be for man but for the Lord God.
1 Kings 3:7
And now, O Lord my God, you have made your servant king in place of David my father, although I am but a little child. I do not know how to go out or come in.
When I was a son with my father, tender, the only one in the sight of my mother.