1 CHRONICLES 28:20

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“And David said to Solomon his son, Be strong and of good courage, and do it: fear not, nor be dismayed: for the Lord God, even my God, will be with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee, until thou hast finished all the work for the service of the house of the Lord.

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1 Chronicles 28:20 Translation & Meaning

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And David דָּוִ֜יד David, the youngest son of Jesse David
said וַיֹּ֨אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) said
to Solomon לִשְׁלֹמֹ֣ה Shelomah, David's successor Solomon
his son, בְנ֗וֹ 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 father or brother), etc.) son
Be strong חֲזַ֤ק To fasten upon; hence, to seize, be strong (figuratively, courageous, causatively strengthen, cure, help, repair, fortify), obstinate; to bind, restrain, conquer strong
and of good courage, וֶֽאֱמַץ֙ To be alert, physically (on foot) or mentally (in courage) good courage
and do וַֽעֲשֵׂ֔ה To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application do
it: (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
fear תִּירָ֖א To fear; morally to revere; causatively to frighten fear
not, אַל Not (the qualified negation, used as a deprecative); once (Job 24:25) as a noun, nothing not
nor וְאַל Not (the qualified negation, used as a deprecative); once (Job 24:25) as a noun, nothing nor
be dismayed: תֵּחָ֑ת Properly, to prostrate; hence, to break down, either (literally) by violence, or (figuratively) by confusion and fear dismayed
for כִּי֩ (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed for
the Lord יְהוָ֨ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
God, אֱלֹהִ֤ים 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 God
even (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
my God, אֱלֹהַי֙ 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 God
will be (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
with עִמָּ֔ךְ Adverb or preposition, with (i.e., in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically, equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English) with
thee; he will not לֹ֤א Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles not
fail יַרְפְּךָ֙ To slacken (in many applications, literal or figurative) fail
thee, nor וְלֹ֣א Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles thee nor
forsake יַֽעַזְבֶ֔ךָּ To loosen, i.e., relinquish, permit, etc forsake
thee, until עַד As far (or long, or much) as, whether of space (even unto) or time (during, while, until) or degree (equally with) until
thou hast finished לִכְל֕וֹת To end, whether intransitive (to cease, be finished, perish) or transitive (to complete, prepare, consume) finished
all כָּל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
the work מְלֶ֖אכֶת Properly, deputyship, i.e., ministry; generally, employment (never servile) or work (abstractly or concretely); also property (as the result of labor) work
for the service עֲבוֹדַ֥ת Work of any kind service
of the house בֵּית A house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.) house
of the Lord. יְהוָֽה׃ (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord

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  • 18  And for the altar of incense refined gold by weight; and gold for the pattern of the chariot of the cherubims, that spread out their wings, and covered the ark of the covenant of the Lord.

  • 19  All this, said David, the Lord made me understand in writing by his hand upon me, even all the works of this pattern.

  • 20  And David said to Solomon his son, Be strong and of good courage, and do it: fear not, nor be dismayed: for the Lord God, even my God, will be with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee, until thou hast finished all the work for the service of the house of the Lord.

  • 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 every willing skilful man, for any manner of service: also the princes and all the people will be wholly at thy commandment.




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