1 Then Dawid said, “This is the house of יהוה God (Elohim), and this is the altar of the burnt offering for Yisrael.”
2 And Dawid commanded to gather together the strangers that were in the land of Yisrael; and he set masons to hew wrought stones to build the house of God (Elohim).
3 And Dawid prepared iron in abundance for the nails for the doors of the gates, and for the joinings; and brass in abundance without weight;
4 Also cedar trees in abundance; for the Zidonians and they of Tyre brought much cedar wood to Dawid.
5 And Dawid said, “Solomon (Shelomoh) my son is young and tender, and the house that is to be builded for יהוה must be exceeding magnifical, of fame and of glory throughout all countries. I will therefore now make preparation for it. So Dawid prepared abundantly before his death.
6 Then he called for Solomon (Shelomoh) his son, and charged him to build a house for יהוה God of Israel (Elohei Yisrael).
7 And Dawid said to Solomon (Shelomoh), “My son, as for me, it was in my mind to build a house unto the name of יהוה my God (Elohim);
8 But the word of יהוה came to me, saying, ‘You have shed blood abundantly, and hast made great wars; you shalt not build a house unto My name, because you have shed much blood upon the earth in My sight.
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 round about; for his name shall be Solomon (Shelomoh), and I will give peace and quietness unto Yisrael in his days.
10 He shall build a house for My name; and he shall be My son, and I will be his Father; and I will establish the throne of his kingdom over Yisrael forever.’
11 Now, my son, יהוה be with you; and prosper you, and build the house of יהוה your God (Elohim), as He hath said of you.
12 Only יהוה give you wisdom and understanding, and give you charge concerning Yisrael, that you mayest keep the Torah of יהוה your God (Elohim).
13 Then shalt you prosper, if you takest heed to fulfil the statutes and judgments which יהוה charged Moses (Mosheh) with concerning Yisrael. Be strong, and of good courage; dread not, nor be dismayed.
14 Now, behold, in my trouble I have prepared for the house of יהוה a hundred thousand talents of gold, and a thousand thousand talents of silver; and of brass and iron without weight; for it is in abundance; timber also and stone have I prepared; and you mayest add thereto.
15 Moreover there are workmen with you in abundance, hewers and workers of stone and timber, and all manner of cunning men for every manner of work.
16 Of the gold, the silver, and the brass, and the iron, there is no number. Arise therefore, and be doing, and יהוה be with you.”
17 Dawid also commanded all the princes of Yisrael to help Solomon (Shelomoh) his son, saying,
18 “Is not יהוה your God (Elohim) with you? And hath He not given you rest on every side? For He hath given the inhabitants of the land into mine hand; and the land is subdued before יהוה, and before His people.
19 Now set your heart and your soul to seek יהוה your God (Elohim); arise therefore, and build you the sanctuary of יהוה God (Elohim), to bring the ark of the covenant of יהוה, and the holy vessels of God (Elohim), into the house that is to be built to the name of יהוה.”