1 Convocavit igitur David om nes principes Israel, duces tri buum et praepositos turmarum, qui ministrabant regi, tribunos quoque et centuriones et, qui praeerant substantiae et gregibus regis filiorumque suorum, cum eunuchis et fortibus et robustissimis quibusque in exercitu Ierusalem.
2 Cumque surrexisset rex et stetisset, ait: "Audite me, fratres mei et populus meus. Cogitavi ut aedificarem domum, in qua requiesceret arca foederis Domini et scabellum pedum Dei nostri, et ad aedificandum omnia praeparavi;
3 Deus autem dixit mihi: "Non aedificabis domum nomini meo, eo quod sis vir bellator et sanguinem fuderis".
4 Sed elegit Dominus, Deus Israel, me de universa domo patris mei, ut essem rex super Israel in sempiternum; Iudam enim elegit principem, porro in domo Iudae domum patris mei, et in filiis patris mei placuit ei, ut me eligeret regem super cunctum Israel.
5 Sed et de filiis meis - filios enim multos dedit mihi Dominus - elegit Salomonem filium meum, ut sederet in throno regni Domini super Israel.
6 Dixitque mihi: "Salomon filius tuus aedificabit domum meam et atria mea; ipsum enim elegi mihi in filium, et ego ero ei in patrem.
7 Et firmabo regnum eius usque in aeternum, si perseveraverit facere praecepta mea et iudicia, sicut et hodie".
8 Nunc igitur coram universo Israel coetu Domini, audiente Deo nostro, custodite et perquirite cuncta mandata Domini Dei vestri, ut possideatis terram bonam et relinquatis eam in hereditatem filiis vestris post vos usque in sempiternum.
9 Tu autem, Salomon, fili mi, scito Deum patris tui et servi ei corde perfecto et animo voluntario; omnia enim corda scrutatur Dominus et universas mentium cogitationes intellegit. Si quaesieris eum, invenies; si autem dereliqueris illum, proiciet te in aeternum.
10 Nunc ergo vide quia elegit te Dominus, ut aedificares domum sanctuarii; confortare et perfice".
11 Dedit autem David Salomoni filio suo descriptionem porticus et templi et cellariorum et cenaculorum et cubiculorum interiorum et domus propitiatorii
12 necnon et omnium, quae per Spiritum cum eo erant, de atriis domus Domini et de omnibus exedris per circuitum, de thesauris domus Dei et de thesauris rerum consecratarum
13 et de divisionibus sacerdotalibus et leviticis, de omni opere ministerii domus Domini et de universis vasis ministerii templi Domini,
14 de auro in pondere per singula vasa ministerii, de omnibus vasis argenteis in pondere per omnia vasa pro operum diversitate;
15 sed et ad candelabra aurea et ad lucernas eorum aurum pro mensura uniuscuiusque candelabri et lucernarum, similiter et in candelabris argenteis et in lucernis eorum pro diversitate mensurae, pondus argenti indicavit.
16 Aurum quoque in mensas propositionis pro diversitate mensarum, similiter et argentum in alias mensas argenteas;
17 ad fuscinulas quoque et phialas et crateras ex auro purissimo et scyphos aureos pro qualitate mensurae pondus distribuit in scyphum et scyphum; similiter et in scyphos argenteos diversum argenti pondus constituit,
18 altari autem, in quo adoletur incensum, aurum purissimum, et aurum pro structura quadrigae cherubim extendentium alas et velantium arcam foederis Domini.
28:19" Omnia, inquit, venerunt scripta manu Domini ad me, ut intellegerem universa opera exemplaris".
20 Dixit quoque David Salomoni filio suo: "Viriliter age et confortare et fac, ne timeas et ne paveas; Dominus enim Deus meus tecum erit et non dimittet te nec derelinquet, donec perficias omne opus ministerii domus Domini.
21 Ecce divisiones sacerdotum et Levitarum: parati erunt in omne ministerium domus Dei; et assistet tibi in omni opere quisquis in sapientia ad omne ministerium promptus fuerit, principes quoque et universus populus in negotiis tuis".
King James Version
1 And David assembled all the princes of Israel, the princes of the tribes, and the captains of the companies that ministered to the king by course, and the captains over the thousands, and captains over the hundreds, and the stewards over all the substance and possession of the king, and of his sons, with the officers, and with the mighty men, and with all the valiant men, unto Jerusalem.
2 Then David the king stood up upon his feet, and said, Hear me, my brethren, and my people: As for me, I had in mine heart to build an house of rest for the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and for the footstool of our God, and had made ready for the building:
3 But God said unto me, Thou shalt not build an house for my name, because thou hast been a man of war, and hast shed blood.
4 Howbeit the LORD God of Israel chose me before all the house of my father to be king over Israel for ever: for he hath chosen Judah to be the ruler; and of the house of Judah, the house of my father; and among the sons of my father he liked me to make me king over all Israel:
5 And of all my sons, (for the LORD hath given me many sons,) he hath chosen Solomon my son to sit upon the throne of the kingdom of the LORD over Israel.
6 And he said unto me, Solomon thy son, he 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 for ever, if he be constant to do my commandments and my judgments, as at this day.
8 Now therefore in the sight of all Israel the congregation of the LORD, and in the audience of our God, keep and seek for all the commandments of the LORD your God: that ye may possess this good land, and leave it for an inheritance for your children after you for ever.
9 ¶ And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.
10 Take heed now; for the LORD hath chosen thee to build an house for the sanctuary: be strong, and do it.
11 ¶ Then David gave to Solomon his son the pattern of the porch, and of the houses thereof, and of the treasuries thereof, and of the upper chambers thereof, and of the inner parlours thereof, and of the place of the mercy seat,
12 And the pattern of all that he had by the spirit, of the courts of the house of the LORD, and of all the chambers round about, of the treasuries of the house of God, and of the treasuries of the dedicated things:
13 Also for the courses of the priests and the Levites, and for all the work of the service of the house of the LORD, and for all the vessels of service in the house of the LORD.
14 He gave of gold by weight for things of gold, for all instruments of all manner of service; silver also for all instruments of silver by weight, for all instruments of every kind of service:
15 Even the weight for the candlesticks of gold, and for their lamps of gold, by weight for every candlestick, and for the lamps thereof: and for the candlesticks of silver by weight, both for the candlestick, and also for the lamps thereof, according to the use of every candlestick.
16 And by weight he gave gold for the tables of shewbread, for every table; and likewise silver for the tables of silver:
17 Also pure gold for the fleshhooks, and the bowls, and the cups: and for the golden basons he gave gold by weight for every bason; and likewise silver by weight for every bason of silver:
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.