1 Chronicles 22:1-19, NLT
1 Chronicles 22
1Then David said, “This will be the location for the Temple of the Lord God and the place of the altar for Israel’s burnt offerings!”
Preparations for the Temple
2So David gave orders to call together the foreigners living in Israel, and he assigned them the task of preparing finished stone for building the Temple of God.
5David said, “My son Solomon is still young and inexperienced. And since the Temple to be built for the Lord must be a magnificent structure, famous and glorious throughout the world, I will begin making preparations for it now.” So David collected vast amounts of building materials before his death.
6Then David sent for his son Solomon and instructed him to build a Temple for the Lord, the God of Israel.
11“Now, my son, may the Lord be with you and give you success as you follow his directions in building the Temple of the Lord your God.
14“I have worked hard to provide materials for building the Temple of the Lord—nearly 4,000 tons of gold, 40,000 tons of silver,*22:14 Hebrew 100,000 talents [3,400 metric tons] of gold, 1,000,000 talents [34,000 metric tons] of silver. and so much iron and bronze that it cannot be weighed. I have also gathered timber and stone for the walls, though you may need to add more.
17Then David ordered all the leaders of Israel to assist Solomon in this project.