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1 Chronicles 22:6 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Then he called for Solomon his son, and charged him to build a house for Jehovah, the God of Israel.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Then he called for Solomon his son, and charged him to build an house for the LORD God of Israel.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Then he called for his son Solomon, and charged him to build a house for the LORD God of Israel.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Then he called for Solomon his son, and charged him to build a house for the LORD God of Israel.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And he called for Solomon his son, and charged him to build a house for Jehovah the God of Israel.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Then he called for Solomon his son,—and charged him, to build a house, for Yahweh, God of Israel.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And he calleth for Solomon his son, and chargeth him to build a house to Jehovah, God of Israel,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And he called for Solomon his son: and commanded him to build a house to the Lord the God of Israel.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Then hee called for Solomon his sonne, and charged him to build an house for the LORD God of Israel.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And he called Solomon his son, and commanded him to build the house for the Lord God of Israel.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Then he called for Shelomoh his son, and charged him to build an house for Yahweh Elohim of Yisrael.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Then he called 7121
{7121} Prime
A primitive root (rather identical with H7122 through the idea of accosting a person met); to call out to (that is, properly address by name, but used in a wide variety of applications).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
for lm שְׁלֹמֹה 8010
{8010} Prime
From H7965; peaceful; Shelomoh, David's successor.
his son, 1121
{1121} Prime
From H1129; a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like H0001, H0251, etc.).
and charged 6680
{6680} Prime
A primitive root; (intensively) to constitute, enjoin.
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
him to build 1129
{1129} Prime
A primitive root; to build (literally and figuratively).
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
an house 1004
{1004} Prime
Probably from H1129 abbreviated; a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.).
for 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.
of 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 22:6

_ _ 1 Chronicles 22:6-9. He instructs Solomon.

_ _ Then he called for Solomon ... and charged him — The earnestness and solemnity of this address creates an impression that it was given a little before the old king’s decease. He unfolded his great and long cherished plan, enjoined the building of God’s house as a sacred duty on him as his son and successor, and described the resources that were at command for carrying on the work. The vast amount of personal property he had accumulated in the precious metals [1 Chronicles 22:14] must have been spoil taken from the people he had conquered, and the cities he had sacked.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

1 Chronicles 22:6-16

_ _ Though Solomon was young and tender, he was capable of receiving instructions, which his father accordingly gave him, concerning the work for which he was designed. When David came to the throne he had many things to do, for the foundations were all out of course; but Solomon had only one thing in charge, and that was to build a house for the Lord God of Israel, 1 Chronicles 22:6. Now,

_ _ I. David tells him why he did not do it himself. It was in his mind to do it (1 Chronicles 22:7), but God forbade him, because he had shed much blood, 1 Chronicles 22:8. Some think this refers to the blood of Uriah, which fastened such a reproach upon him as rendered him unworthy the honour of building the temple: but that honour was forbidden him before he had shed that blood; therefore it must be meant, as it is here explained, of the blood he shed in his wars (for he had been a man of war from his youth), which, though shed very justly and honourably in the service of God and Israel, yet made him unfit to be employed in this service, or rather less fit than another that had never been called to such bloody work. God, by assigning this as the reason of laying David aside from this work, showed how precious human life is to him, and intended a type of him who should build the gospel temple, not by destroying men's lives, but by saving them, Luke 9:56.

_ _ II. He gives him the reason why he imposed this task upon him. 1. Because God had designed him for it, nominated him as the man that should do it: A son shall be born to thee, that shall be called Solomon, and he shall build a house for my name, 1 Chronicles 22:9, 1 Chronicles 22:10. Nothing is more powerful to engage us to any service for God, and encourage us in it, than to know that hereunto we are appointed. 2. Because he would have leisure and opportunity to do it. He should be a man of rest, and therefore should not have his time, or thoughts, or wealth, diverted from this business. He should have rest from his enemies abroad (none of them should invade or threaten him, or give him provocation), and he should have peace and quietness at home; and therefore let him build the house. Note, Where God gives rest he expects work. 3. Because God had promised to establish his kingdom. Let this encourage him to honour God, that God had honour in store for him; let him build up God's house, and God will build up his throne. Note, God's gracious promises should quicken and invigorate our religious service.

_ _ III. He delivers him an account of the vast preparations he had made for this building (1 Chronicles 22:14), not in a way of pride and vain glory (he speaks of it as a poor thing — I have, in my poverty, prepared, margin), but as an encouragement to Solomon to engage cheerfully in the work, for which so solid a foundation was laid. The treasure here mentioned of the 100,000 talents of gold, and 1,000,000 talents of silver, amounts to such an incredible sum that most interpreters either allow an error in the copy or think the talent here signifies no more than a plate or piece: ingots we call them. I am inclined to suppose that a certain number is here put for an uncertain, because it is said (1 Chronicles 22:16) that of the gold and silver, as well as of the brass and iron, there was no number, and that David here includes all the dedicated things (1 Chronicles 18:11) which he designed for the house of the Lord, that is, not only for the building of it, but for the treasure of it; and putting all together, it might come pretty near what is here spoken of. Hundreds and thousands are numbers which we often use to express that which is very much, when yet we would not be understood strictly.

_ _ IV. He charges them to keep God's commandments and to take heed to his duty in every thing, 1 Chronicles 22:13. He must not think by building the temple to purchase a dispensation to sin; no, on the contrary, his doing that would not be accepted, nor accounted of, if he did not take heed to fulfil the statutes which the Lord charged Moses with, 1 Chronicles 22:13. Though he was to be king of Israel, he must always remember that he was a subject to the God of Israel.

_ _ V. He encourages him to go about this great work, and to go on in it (1 Chronicles 22:13): “Be strong, and of good courage, Though it is a vast undertaking, thou needest not fear coming under the reproach of the foolish builder, who began to build and was not able to finish it; it is God's work, and it shall come to perfection. Dread not, nor be dismayed.” In our spiritual work, as well as in our spiritual warfare, we have need of courage and resolution.

_ _ VI. He quickens him not to rest in the preparations he had made, but to add thereto, 1 Chronicles 22:14. Those that enter into the labours of others, and build upon their advantages, must still be improving.

_ _ VII. He prays for him: The Lord give thee wisdom and understanding, and give thee charge concerning Israel, 1 Chronicles 22:12. Whatever charge we have, if we see God giving us the charge and calling us to it, we may hope he will give us wisdom for the discharge of it. Perhaps Solomon had an eye to this prayer of his father for him, in the prayer he offered for himself: Lord, give me a wise and understanding heart. He concludes (1 Chronicles 22:16), Up, and be doing, and the Lord be with thee. Hope of God's presence must not slacken our endeavours. Though the Lord be with us, we must rise and be doing, and, if we do this, we have reason to believe he is and will be with us. Work out your salvation, and God will work in you.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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charged him:

Numbers 27:18-19 And the LORD said unto Moses, Take thee Joshua the son of Nun, a man in whom [is] the spirit, and lay thine hand upon him; ... And set him before Eleazar the priest, and before all the congregation; and give him a charge in their sight.
Numbers 27:23 And he laid his hands upon him, and gave him a charge, as the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses.
Deuteronomy 31:14 And the LORD said unto Moses, Behold, thy days approach that thou must die: call Joshua, and present yourselves in the tabernacle of the congregation, that I may give him a charge. And Moses and Joshua went, and presented themselves in the tabernacle of the congregation.
Deuteronomy 31:23 And he gave Joshua the son of Nun a charge, and said, Be strong and of a good courage: for thou shalt bring the children of Israel into the land which I sware unto them: and I will be with thee.
Matthew 28:18-20 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. ... Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, [even] unto the end of the world. Amen.
Acts 1:2 Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen:
Acts 20:25-31 And now, behold, I know that ye all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more. ... Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.
1 Timothy 5:21 I charge [thee] before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality.
1 Timothy 6:13-17 I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and [before] Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession; ... Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;
2 Timothy 4:1 I charge [thee] therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;
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