David's Charge to Israel

1 Chronicles 28

1 Now David assembled at Jerusalem all a the leaders of Israel: the officers of the tribes and b the captains of the divisions who served the king, the captains over thousands and captains over hundreds, and c the stewards over all the substance and 1 possessions of the king and of his sons, with the officials, the valiant men, and all d the mighty men of valor. 2 Then King David rose to his feet and said, "Hear me, my brethren and my people: e I had it in my heart to build a house of rest for the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and for f the footstool of our God, and had made preparations to build it. 3 "But God said to me, g 'You shall not build a house for My name, because you have been a man of war and have shed h blood.' 4 "However the LORD God of Israel i chose me above all the house of my father to be king over Israel forever, for He has chosen j Judah to be the ruler. And of the house of Judah, k the house of my father, and l among the sons of my father, He was pleased with me to make me king over all Israel. 5 m "And of all my sons (for the LORD has given me many sons) n He has chosen my son Solomon to sit on the throne of the kingdom of the LORD over Israel. 6 "Now He said to me, 'It is o your son Solomon who shall build My house and My courts; for I have chosen him to be My son, and I will be his Father. 7 'Moreover I will establish his kingdom forever, p if he is steadfast to observe My commandments and My judgments, as it is this day.' 8 "Now therefore, in the sight of all Israel, the assembly of the LORD, and in the hearing of our God, be careful to seek out all the commandments of the LORD your God, that you may possess this good land, and leave it as an inheritance for your children after you forever.

  1. Cross References
    1 Chronicles 27:16
    Furthermore, over the tribes of Israel: the officer over the Reubenites was Eliezer the son of Zichri; over the Simeonites, Shephatiah the son of Maachah.
  2. Cross References
    1 Chronicles 27:1
    And the children of Israel, according to their number, the heads of fathers' houses, the captains of thousands and hundreds and their officers, served the king in every matter of the military divisions. These divisions came in and went out month by month throughout all the months of the year, each division having twenty-four thousand.
    1 Chronicles 27:2
    Over the first division for the first month was Jashobeam the son of Zabdiel, and in his division were twenty-four thousand.
  3. Cross References
    1 Chronicles 27:25
    And Azmaveth the son of Adiel was over the king's treasuries; and Jehonathan the son of Uzziah was over the storehouses in the field, in the cities, in the villages, and in the fortresses.
  4. Cross References
    2 Samuel 23:8 - 39
    These are the names of the mighty men whom David had: JoshebBasshe'beth the Tachmonite, chief among the captains. He was called Adino the Eznite, because he had killed eight hundred men at one time.
    1 Chronicles 11:10 - 47
    Now these were the heads of the mighty men whom David had, who strengthened themselves with him in his kingdom, with all Israel, to make him king, according to the word of the LORD concerning Israel.
  5. Cross References
    2 Samuel 7:2
    That the king said to Nathan the prophet, "See now, I dwell in a house of cedar, but the ark of God dwells inside tent curtains.
  6. Cross References
    Psalms 99:5
    Exalt the LORD our God, And worship at His footstool - He is holy.
    Psalms 132:7
    Let us go into His tabernacle; Let us worship at His footstool.
    Isaiah 66:1
    Thus says the LORD: "Heaven is My throne, And earth is My footstool. Where is the house that you will build Me? And where is the place of My rest?
  7. Cross References
    2 Samuel 7:5
    Go and tell My servant David, 'Thus says the LORD: "Would you build a house for Me to dwell in?
    2 Samuel 7:13
    He shall build a house for My name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.
    1 Kings 5:3
    You know how my father David could not build a house for the name of the LORD his God because of the wars which were fought against him on every side, until the LORD put his foes under the soles of his feet.
  8. Cross References
    1 Chronicles 17:4
    Go and tell My servant David, 'Thus says the LORD: "You shall not build Me a house to dwell in.
    1 Chronicles 22:8
    But the word of the LORD came to me, saying, 'You have shed much blood and have made great wars; you shall not build a house for My name, because you have shed much blood on the earth in My sight.
  9. Cross References
    1 Samuel 16:6 - 13
    So it was, when they came, that he looked at Eliab and said, "Surely the LORD's anointed is before Him!
  10. Cross References
    Genesis 49:8 - 10
    Judah, you are he whom your brothers shall praise; Your hand shall be on the neck of your enemies; Your father's children shall bow down before you.
    1 Chronicles 5:2
    Yet Judah prevailed over his brothers, and from him came a ruler, although the birthright was Joseph's -
    Psalms 60:7
    Gilead is Mine, and Manasseh is Mine; Ephraim also is the helmet for My head; Judah is My lawgiver.
  11. Cross References
    1 Samuel 16:1
    Now the LORD said to Samuel, "How long will you mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? Fill your horn with oil, and go; I am sending you to Jesse the Bethlehemite. For I have provided Myself a king among his sons.
  12. Cross References
    1 Samuel 13:14
    "But now your kingdom shall not continue. The LORD has sought for Himself a man after His own heart, and the LORD has commanded him to be commander over His people, because you have not kept what the LORD commanded you."
    1 Samuel 16:12
    So he sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, with bright eyes, and good-looking. And the LORD said, "Arise, anoint him; for this is the one!
    1 Samuel 16:13
    Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers; and the Spirit of the LORD came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel arose and went to Ramah.
    Acts 13:22
    "And when He had removed him, He raised up for them David as king, to whom also He gave testimony and said, 'I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after My own heart, who will do all My will.'
  13. Cross References
    1 Chronicles 3:1 - 9
    Now these were the sons of David who were born to him in Hebron: The firstborn was Amnon, by Ahinoam the Jezreelitess; the second, Daniel, by Abigail the Carmelitess.
    1 Chronicles 14:3 - 7
    Then David took more wives in Jerusalem, and David begot more sons and daughters.
    1 Chronicles 23:1
    So when David was old and full of days, he made his son Solomon king over Israel.
  14. Cross References
    1 Chronicles 22:9
    Behold, a son shall be born to you, who shall be a man of rest; and I will give him rest from all his enemies all around. His name shall be Solomon, for I will give peace and quietness to Israel in his days.
    1 Chronicles 29:1
    Furthermore King David said to all the assembly: "My son Solomon, whom alone God has chosen, is young and inexperienced; and the work is great, because the temple is not for man but for the LORD God.
  15. Cross References
    2 Samuel 7:13
    He shall build a house for My name, and I will ...
    2 Samuel 7:14
    I will be his Father, and he shall be My son. I...
    1 Kings 6:38
    And in the eleventh year, in the month of Bul, ...
    1 Chronicles 22:9
    Behold, a son shall be born to you, who shall b...
    1 Chronicles 22:10
    'He shall build a house for My name, and he sha...
    2 Chronicles 1:9
    Now, O LORD God, let Your promise to David my f...
    2 Chronicles 6:2
    I have surely built You an exalted house, And a...
  16. Cross References
    1 Chronicles 22:13
    Then you will prosper, if you take care to fulfill the statutes and judgments with which the LORD charged Moses concerning Israel. Be strong and of good courage; do not fear nor be dismayed.
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