28:2 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 a rest for the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and for the footstool of our God, and had made ready for the building:
(a) Where the ark would stay and no longer move
to and fro.
28:4 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 b
Judah, the house of my father; and among the sons of my father he liked me to
make [me] king over all Israel:
(b) According to the prophecy of Jacob, (Genesis
Moreover I will establish his kingdom for ever, if he be constant to do my
commandments and my judgments, as at c
(c) If he continues to keep my law as he does now
and doesn't depart from it.
28:8 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 d
good land, and leave [it] for an inheritance for your children after you e
(d) That is, of Canaan.
(e) He declares that nothing can separate them
from the conveniences of this land, both for themselves and their posterity
except for their sins and iniquity.
28:10 Take heed now;
for the LORD hath chosen thee to build f
an house for the sanctuary: be strong, and g
(f) Meaning, for his ark.
(g) Put it in execution.
Even the weight for the h 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
(h) That is, the ten candlesticks, (1 Kings
And for the altar of incense refined gold by weight; and gold for the pattern of
i the chariot of the cherubims, that
spread out [their wings], and covered the ark of the covenant of the LORD.
(i) Meaning, of the mercy seat that covered the
ark, which was called the chariot, because the Lord declared himself there.
28:19 All [this, said David], the LORD made me
understand in writing k by [his] hand
upon me, [even] all the works of this pattern.
(k) For all this was left in writing in the book
of the Law, (Exodus
25:40), which the king was bound to put in execution, (Deuteronomy
28:21 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 l every willing skilful
man, for any manner of service: also the princes and all the people [will be]
wholly at thy commandment.
(l) That is, everyone will be ready to help you
with those gifts that God has given him.