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1 Chronicles 22:1 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Then David said, This is the house of Jehovah God, and this is the altar of burnt-offering for Israel.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Then David said, This [is] the house of the LORD God, and this [is] the altar of the burnt offering for Israel.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Then David said, “This is the house of the LORD God, and this is the altar of burnt offering for Israel.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Then David said, This [is] the house of the LORD God, and this [is] the altar of the burnt-offering for Israel.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And David said, This is the house of Jehovah Elohim, and this is the altar of burnt-offering for Israel.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Then said David, This, is the house of Yahweh God,—and, this, is the altar of ascending-sacrifice, for Israel.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And David saith, 'This is the house of Jehovah God, and this the altar for burnt-offering for Israel.'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Then David said: This is the house of God, And this is the altar for the holocaust of Israel.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Then Dauid said, This is the house of the LORD God, and this [is] the Altar of the burnt offering for Israel.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And David said, This is the house of the Lord God, and this [is] the altar for whole-burnt-offering for Israel.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Then Dawid said, This [is] the house of Yahweh Elohim, and this [is] the altar of the burnt offering for Yisrael.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Then Dwi דָּוִד 1732
{1732} Prime
From the same as H1730; loving; David, the youngest son of Jesse.
said, 559
{0559} Prime
A primitive root; to say (used with great latitude).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
This x2088
(2088) Complement
A primitive word; the masculine demonstrative pronoun, this or that.
[is] the house 1004
{1004} Prime
Probably from H1129 abbreviated; a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.).
of Yhw יָהוֶה 3068
{3068} Prime
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
lhm אֱלֹהִים, 430
{0430} Prime
Plural of H0433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative.
and this x2088
(2088) Complement
A primitive word; the masculine demonstrative pronoun, this or that.
[is] the altar 4196
{4196} Prime
From H2076; an altar.
of the burnt offering 5930
{5930} Prime
Feminine active participle of H5927; a step or (collectively stairs, as ascending); usually a holocaust (as going up in smoke).
for Yi$rl יִשׂרָאֵל. 3478
{3478} Prime
From H8280 and H0410; he will rule as God; Jisrael, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

1 Chronicles 22:1

_ _ 1 Chronicles 22:1-5. David perpares for building the Temple.

_ _ David said, This is the home of the Lord God — By the miraculous sign of fire from heaven, and perhaps other intimations, David understood it to be the will of God that the national place of worship should be fixed there, and he forthwith proceeded to make preparations for the erection of the temple on that spot.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

1 Chronicles 22:1-5

_ _ Here is, I. The place fixed for the building of the temple (1 Chronicles 22:1): Then David said, by inspiration of God, and as a declaration of his mind, This is the house of the Lord God. If a temple must be built for God, it is fit that it be left to him to choose the ground, for all the earth is his; and this is the ground he makes choice of — ground that pertained to a Jebusite, and perhaps there was not a spot of ground besides, in or about Jerusalem, that did so — a happy presage of the setting up of the gospel temple among the Gentiles. See Acts 15:16, Acts 15:17. The ground was a threshing-floor; for the church of the living God is his floor, his threshing, and the corn of his floor, Isaiah 21:10. Christ's fan is in his hand, thoroughly to purge his floor. This is to be the house because this is the altar. The temple was built for the sake of the altar. There were altars long before there were temples.

_ _ II. Preparation made for that building. David must not build it, but he would do all he could towards it: He prepared abundantly before his death, 1 Chronicles 22:5. This intimates that the consideration of his age and growing infirmities, which showed him his death approaching, quickened him, towards his latter end, to be very diligent in making this preparation. What our hands find to do for God, and our souls, and our generation, let us do it with all our might before our death, because, after death, there is no device nor working. Now we are here told,

_ _ 1. What induced him to make such preparation. Two things he considered: — (1.) That Solomon was young and tender, and not likely to apply with any great vigour to this business at first; so that, unless he found the wheels set a-going, he would be in danger of losing a great deal of time at first, the rather because, being young, he would be tempted to put it off; whereas, if he found the materials got ready to his hand, the most difficult part of the work would be over, and this would excite and encourage him to go about it in the beginnings of his reign. Note, Those that are aged and experienced should consider those that are young and tender, and provide them what help they can, that they may make the work of God as easy to them as possible. (2.) That the house must be exceedingly magnificent, very stately and sumptuous, strong and beautiful, every thing about it the best in its kind, and for a good reason, since it was intended for the honour of the great God, the Lord of the whole earth, and was to be a type of Christ, in whom all fulness dwells and in whom are hid all treasures. Men were then to be taught by sensible methods. The grandeur of the house would help to affect the worshippers with a holy awe and reverence of God, and would invite strangers to come to see it, and the wonder of the world, who thereby would be brought acquainted with the true God. Therefore it is here designed to be of fame and glory throughout all countries. David foretold this good effect of its being magnificent, Psalms 68:29 Because of thy temple at Jerusalem shall kings bring presents unto thee.

_ _ 2. What preparation he made. In general, he prepared abundantly, as we shall find afterwards; cedar and stones, iron and brass, are here specified, 1 Chronicles 22:2-4. Cedar he had from the Tyrians and the Zidonians. The daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift, Psalms 45:12. He also got workmen together, the strangers that were in the land of Israel. Some think that he employed them because they were generally better artists, and more ingenious in manual operations, than the Israelites; or, rather, because he would not employ the free-born Israelites in any thing that looked mean and servile. They were delivered from the bondage of making bricks in Egypt, and must not return to hew stone. These strangers were proselytes to the Jewish religion, but, though not enslaved, they were not of equal dignity with Israelites.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 Chronicles 22:1

Said — Thro' the instinct and direction of God's spirit, by which as he is said to have had the pattern of the house, porch, altar, &c. 1 Chronicles 28:11-12, 1 Chronicles 28:19, so doubtless he was instructed as to the place where the house should be built. This — This is the place appointed by God for the building of his temple and altar.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

1 Chronicles 22:1

Then David said, This [is] the (a) house of the LORD God, and this [is] the altar of the burnt offering for Israel.

(a) That is, the place in which he will be worshipped.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
This is the house:
David perhaps had some assurance that this was the place on which God designed that His house should be built; and perhaps it was this that induced him to buy not only the threshing-floor, but probably some adjacent ground also, as Calmet supposes, that there might be sufficient room for such a structure.
1 Chronicles 21:18-28 Then the angel of the LORD commanded Gad to say to David, that David should go up, and set up an altar unto the LORD in the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite. ... At that time when David saw that the LORD had answered him in the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite, then he sacrificed there.
Genesis 28:17 And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful [is] this place! this [is] none other but the house of God, and this [is] the gate of heaven.
Deuteronomy 12:5-7 But unto the place which the LORD your God shall choose out of all your tribes to put his name there, [even] unto his habitation shall ye seek, and thither thou shalt come: ... And there ye shall eat before the LORD your God, and ye shall rejoice in all that ye put your hand unto, ye and your households, wherein the LORD thy God hath blessed thee.
Deuteronomy 12:11 Then there shall be a place which the LORD your God shall choose to cause his name to dwell there; thither shall ye bring all that I command you; your burnt offerings, and your sacrifices, your tithes, and the heave offering of your hand, and all your choice vows which ye vow unto the LORD:
2 Samuel 24:18 And Gad came that day to David, and said unto him, Go up, rear an altar unto the LORD in the threshingfloor of Araunah the Jebusite.
2 Chronicles 3:1 Then Solomon began to build the house of the LORD at Jerusalem in mount Moriah, where [the LORD] appeared unto David his father, in the place that David had prepared in the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite.
2 Chronicles 6:5-6 Since the day that I brought forth my people out of the land of Egypt I chose no city among all the tribes of Israel to build an house in, that my name might be there; neither chose I any man to be a ruler over my people Israel: ... But I have chosen Jerusalem, that my name might be there; and have chosen David to be over my people Israel.
Psalms 78:60 So that he forsook the tabernacle of Shiloh, the tent [which] he placed among men;
Psalms 78:67-69 Moreover he refused the tabernacle of Joseph, and chose not the tribe of Ephraim: ... And he built his sanctuary like high [palaces], like the earth which he hath established for ever.
Psalms 132:13-14 For the LORD hath chosen Zion; he hath desired [it] for his habitation. ... This [is] my rest for ever: here will I dwell; for I have desired it.
John 4:20-22 Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. ... Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.

and this is the altar:

2 Kings 18:22 But if ye say unto me, We trust in the LORD our God: [is] not that he, whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah hath taken away, and hath said to Judah and Jerusalem, Ye shall worship before this altar in Jerusalem?
2 Chronicles 32:12 Hath not the same Hezekiah taken away his high places and his altars, and commanded Judah and Jerusalem, saying, Ye shall worship before one altar, and burn incense upon it?
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Gn 28:17. Dt 12:5, 11. 2S 24:18. 2K 18:22. 1Ch 21:18. 2Ch 3:1; 6:5; 32:12. Ps 78:60, 67; 132:13. Jn 4:20.

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