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  • And from among my sons--for the LORD has given me many children--he chose Solomon to succeed me on the throne of his kingdom of Israel. - 1 Chronicles 28:5

  • He said to me, `Your son Solomon will build my Temple and its courtyards, for I have chosen him as my son, and I will be his father. - 1 Chronicles 28:6

  • "And Solomon, my son, get to know the God of your ancestors. Worship and serve him with your whole heart and with a willing mind. For the LORD sees every heart and understands and knows every plan and thought. If you seek him, you will find him. But if you forsake him, he will reject you forever. - 1 Chronicles 28:9

  • Then David gave Solomon the plans for the Temple and its surroundings, including the treasuries, the upstairs rooms, the inner rooms, and the inner sanctuary where the Ark's cover--the place of atonement--would be kept. - 1 Chronicles 28:11

  • David also gave Solomon all the plans he had in mind* for the courtyards of the LORD's Temple, the outside rooms, the treasuries of God's Temple, and the rooms for the dedicated gifts.1 - 1 Chronicles 28:12

  • The king also gave Solomon the instructions concerning the work of the various divisions of priests and Levites in the Temple of the LORD. And he gave specifications for the items in the LORD's Temple which were to be used for worship and sacrifice. - 1 Chronicles 28:13

  • He told Solomon the amount of gold needed for the gold lampstands and lamps, and the amount of silver for the silver lampstands and lamps, depending on how each would be used. - 1 Chronicles 28:15

  • "Every part of this plan," David told Solomon, "was given to me in writing from the hand of the LORD.*"2 - 1 Chronicles 28:19

  • Then King David turned to the entire assembly and said, "My son Solomon, whom God has chosen to be the next king of Israel, is still young and inexperienced. The work ahead of him is enormous, for the Temple he will build is not just another building--it is for the LORD God himself! - 1 Chronicles 29:1

  • Give my son Solomon the wholehearted desire to obey all your commands, decrees, and principles, and to build this Temple, for which I have made all these preparations." - 1 Chronicles 29:19

  • They feasted and drank in the LORD's presence with great joy that day. And again they crowned David's son Solomon as their new king. They anointed him before the LORD as their leader, and they anointed Zadok as their priest. - 1 Chronicles 29:22

  • So Solomon took the throne of the LORD in place of his father, David, and he prospered greatly, and all Israel obeyed him. - 1 Chronicles 29:23

  • All the royal officials, the army commanders, and the sons of King David pledged their loyalty to King Solomon. - 1 Chronicles 29:24

  • And the LORD exalted Solomon so the entire nation of Israel stood in awe of him, and he gave Solomon even greater wealth and honor than his father. - 1 Chronicles 29:25

  • He died at a ripe old age, having enjoyed long life, wealth, and honor. Then his son Solomon ruled in his place. - 1 Chronicles 29:28

  • Solomon, the son of King David, now took firm control of the kingdom, for the LORD his God was with him and made him very powerful. - 2 Chronicles 1:1

  • Then Solomon led the entire assembly to the hill at Gibeon where God's Tabernacle* was located. This was the Tabernacle that Moses, the LORD's servant, had constructed in the wilderness.1 - 2 Chronicles 1:3
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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