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, (Ge 49:8).
28:7 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 for ever.
(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 do [it].
(f) Meaning, for his ark.
(g) Put it in execution.
28:15 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 candlestick.
28:18 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
28:19 All [this, said David], the LORD made me understand in
writing k by [his] hand upon me, [even] all the works of
(k) For all this was left in writing in the book of the
Law, (Ex 25:40), which the king was bound to put
in execution, (De 17:19).
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.