F I R S T C H R O N I C L E
The account we have of David's exit, in the
beginning of the first book of Kings, does not make his sun nearly
so bright as that given in this and the following chapter, where we
have his solemn farewell both to his son and his subjects, and must
own that he finished well. In this chapter we have, I. A general
convention of the states summoned to meet, ver. 1. II. A solemn declaration of the
divine entail both of the crown and of the honour of building the
temple upon Solomon, ver.
2-7. III. An exhortation both to the people and to
Solomon to make religion their business, ver. 8-10. IV. The model and materials
delivered to Solomon for the building of the temple, ver. 11-19. V. Encouragement
given him to undertake it and proceed in it, ver. 20, 21.