Wednesday, March 28, 2018

1 Chronicles 28

The first verse has 80 syllables without an atnah. That might be a record. It is certainly a mouthful to get from the verb in the first word to the place they are going in the last word.

In this section as in others, בחר takes a preposition ב on its object. In English we just say chose him, or chose the house, etc. In a few cases I have rendered the ב as in. There is always the danger of reading more into a preposition than one should. We know how impossible prepositions are to translate.

I also know how I have repeated pronouns. Bob's Bible could be known as the I I Bible or the he he Bible. Just slow down your reading. If you are speed reading, you are bypassing hearing. At 80% complete, I am just beginning to hear.

What I will hear I do not yet know. What I have heard I may have forgotten. (Ouch!) In the differentiation of the seconds of my now, knowledge (and control) is ephemeral. In their integration in the eternal reconstruction of the song of my life among others by the eternal mathematician, we will discover the completeness of the body that we together inhabit. The XML creators will rejoice in their unknown successes. The ancient musicians will rejoice with the yet to come arrangers of their work. So we see David's view of the scope of his lineage in the 6th verse of this chapter, from herald to the mystery of choices of God in the promise of an everlasting Davidic monarchy. Perhaps this also is the sense of the whole heart of verse 9.

1 Chronicles 28 Fn Min Max Syll
וַיַּקְהֵ֣ל דָּוִ֣יד אֶת־כָּל־שָׂרֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֡ל שָׂרֵ֣י הַשְּׁבָטִ֣ים וְשָׂרֵ֣י הַמַּחְלְק֣וֹת הַמְשָׁרְתִ֪ים אֶת־הַמֶּ֟לֶךְ וְשָׂרֵ֣י הָאֲלָפִ֣ים וְשָׂרֵ֣י הַמֵּא֡וֹת וְשָׂרֵ֣י כָל־רְכוּשׁ־וּמִקְנֶה֩ ׀ לַמֶּ֨לֶךְ וּלְבָנָ֜יו עִם־הַסָּרִיסִ֧ים וְהַגִּבּוֹרִ֛ים וּֽלְכָל־גִּבּ֥וֹר חָ֖יִל אֶל־יְרוּשָׁלִָֽם 1 And David convened all the chiefs of Israel, the chiefs of the bands, and the chiefs of the divisions ministering to the king, and the chiefs of thousands, and the chiefs of hundreds, and the chiefs of all the property and acquisitions for the king and for his children, with the eunuchs and the valiant, and for all of valour and ability, to Jerusalem. 3c 4B 80
וַיָּ֨קָם דָּוִ֤יד הַמֶּ֙לֶךְ֙ עַל־רַגְלָ֔יו וַיֹּ֕אמֶר שְׁמָע֖וּנִי אַחַ֣י וְעַמִּ֑י
אֲנִ֣י עִם־לְבָבִ֡י לִבְנוֹת֩ בֵּ֨ית מְנוּחָ֜ה לַאֲר֣וֹן בְּרִית־יְהוָ֗ה וְלַהֲדֹם֙ רַגְלֵ֣י אֱלֹהֵ֔ינוּ וַהֲכִינ֖וֹתִי לִבְנֽוֹת
2 And David the king arose to his feet and said, Hear me my kin and my people.
I am with my heart to build a house of rest for the ark of the covenant of Yahweh, and the footstool of our God, and I have prepared for the building.
3e 4C 23
36
וְהָאֱלֹהִים֙ אָ֣מַר לִ֔י לֹא־תִבְנֶ֥ה בַ֖יִת לִשְׁמִ֑י
כִּ֣י אִ֧ישׁ מִלְחָמ֛וֹת אַ֖תָּה וְדָמִ֥ים שָׁפָֽכְתָּ
3 But God said to me, You will not build a house for my name,
for a man of war are you, and blood you have shed.
3c 4B 15
13
וַיִּבְחַ֡ר יְהוָ֣ה אֱלֹהֵי֩ יִשְׂרָאֵ֨ל בִּ֜י מִכֹּ֣ל בֵּית־אָבִ֗י לִהְי֨וֹת לְמֶ֤לֶךְ עַל־יִשְׂרָאֵל֙ לְעוֹלָ֔ם כִּ֤י בִֽיהוּדָה֙ בָּחַ֣ר לְנָגִ֔יד וּבְבֵ֥ית יְהוּדָ֖ה בֵּ֣ית אָבִ֑י
וּבִבְנֵ֣י אָבִ֔י בִּ֣י רָצָ֔ה לְהַמְלִ֖יךְ עַל־כָּל־יִשְׂרָאֵֽל
4 But Yahweh the God of Israel chose in me from all the house of my father to be king over Israel forever. For Judah he has chosen as herald, and in the house of Judah, the house of my father,
and among the children of my father, in me he found favour to make me king over all Israel.
3e 4C 46
16
וּמִכָּ֨ל־בָּנַ֔י כִּ֚י רַבִּ֣ים בָּנִ֔ים נָ֥תַן לִ֖י יְהוָ֑ה
וַיִּבְחַר֙ בִּשְׁלֹמֹ֣ה בְנִ֔י לָשֶׁ֗בֶת עַל־כִּסֵּ֛א מַלְכ֥וּת יְהוָ֖ה עַל־יִשְׂרָאֵֽל
5 And from all my sons, (for many sons Yahweh has given me),
he chose Solomon, my son, to sit on the throne of the kingdom of Yahweh over Israel.
3d 4C 15
22
וַיֹּ֣אמֶר לִ֔י שְׁלֹמֹ֣ה בִנְךָ֔ הֽוּא־יִבְנֶ֥ה בֵיתִ֖י וַחֲצֵרוֹתָ֑י
כִּי־בָחַ֨רְתִּי ב֥וֹ לִי֙ לְבֵ֔ן וַאֲנִ֖י אֶֽהְיֶה־לּ֥וֹ לְאָֽב
6 And he said to me, Solomon your son, he, he will build my house and my courts,
for I have chosen in him, my son, and I, I will be to him a father.
3e 4B 19
15
וַהֲכִינוֹתִ֥י אֶת־מַלְכוּת֖וֹ עַד־לְעוֹלָ֑ם
אִם־יֶחֱזַ֗ק לַעֲשׂ֛וֹת מִצְוֺתַ֥י וּמִשְׁפָּטַ֖י כַּיּ֥וֹם הַזֶּֽה
7 And I will establish his kingdom endlessly, for ever,
if he is resolute to do my commandments and my judgments as on this day.
3d 4A 13
18
וְ֠עַתָּה לְעֵינֵ֨י כָל־יִשְׂרָאֵ֤ל קְהַל־יְהוָה֙ וּבְאָזְנֵ֣י אֱלֹהֵ֔ינוּ שִׁמְר֣וּ וְדִרְשׁ֔וּ כָּל־מִצְוֺ֖ת יְהוָ֣ה אֱלֹהֵיכֶ֑ם
לְמַ֤עַן תִּֽירְשׁוּ֙ אֶת־הָאָ֣רֶץ הַטּוֹבָ֔ה וְהִנְחַלְתֶּ֛ם לִבְנֵיכֶ֥ם אַחֲרֵיכֶ֖ם עַד־עוֹלָֽם
8 ~ And now in the sight of all Israel, the congregation of Yahweh, and in the ears of our God, keep and search out all the commandment of Yahweh your God,
for the sake of those who will possess the good land, and your inheritance for your children after you, for evermore.
3d 4C 35
26
וְאַתָּ֣ה שְׁלֹמֹֽה־בְנִ֡י דַּע֩ אֶת־אֱלֹהֵ֨י אָבִ֜יךָ וְעָבְדֵ֗הוּ בְּלֵ֤ב שָׁלֵם֙ וּבְנֶ֣פֶשׁ חֲפֵצָ֔ה כִּ֤י כָל־לְבָבוֹת֙ דּוֹרֵ֣שׁ יְהוָ֔ה וְכָל־יֵ֥צֶר מַחֲשָׁב֖וֹת מֵבִ֑ין
אִֽם־תִּדְרְשֶׁ֙נּוּ֙ יִמָּ֣צֵא לָ֔ךְ וְאִם־תַּֽעַזְבֶ֖נּוּ יַזְנִיחֲךָ֥ לָעַֽד
9 And you Solomon, my son, know the God of your ancestors and serve him with a whole heart and with integrity of delight. For Yahweh is searching every heart, and discerning all the fashioning of devices.
If you search him out, he will be found of you, but if you forsake him, he will reject you for ever.
3e 4C 49
21
רְאֵ֣ה ׀ עַתָּ֗ה כִּֽי־יְהוָ֛ה בָּ֧חַר בְּךָ֛ לִבְנֽוֹת־בַּ֥יִת לַמִּקְדָּ֖שׁ חֲזַ֥ק וַעֲשֵֽׂה 10 See now, for Yahweh has chosen you to build a house for the sanctuary.
Be encouraged and take action.
3c 4B 24
וַיִּתֵּ֣ן דָּוִ֣יד לִשְׁלֹמֹ֣ה בְנ֡וֹ אֶת־תַּבְנִ֣ית הָאוּלָם֩ וְֽאֶת־בָּ֨תָּ֜יו וְגַנְזַכָּ֧יו וַעֲלִיֹּתָ֛יו וַחֲדָרָ֥יו הַפְּנִימִ֖ים וּבֵ֥ית הַכַּפֹּֽרֶת 11 And David gave Solomon his son the pattern of the porch, and its houses, and its depositories,
and its upper rooms, and its inner rooms, the facings and the house of the ark-cover.
3c 4B 42
וְתַבְנִ֗ית כֹּל֩ אֲשֶׁ֨ר הָיָ֤ה בָר֙וּחַ֙ עִמּ֔וֹ לְחַצְר֧וֹת בֵּית־יְהוָ֛ה וּלְכָל־הַלְּשָׁכ֖וֹת סָבִ֑יב
לְאֹֽצְרוֹת֙ בֵּ֣ית הָאֱלֹהִ֔ים וּלְאֹצְר֖וֹת הַקֳּדָשִֽׁים
12 And the pattern of all that was by the spirit with him for the courts of the house of Yahweh, and for all the chambers round about,
for the treasuries of the house of God, and for the treasuries of the holy things.
3c 4C 26
15
וּֽלְמַחְלְקוֹת֙ הַכֹּהֲנִ֣ים וְהַלְוִיִּ֔ם וּֽלְכָל־מְלֶ֖אכֶת עֲבוֹדַ֣ת בֵּית־יְהוָ֑ה
וּֽלְכָל־כְּלֵ֖י עֲבוֹדַ֥ת בֵּית־יְהוָֽה
13 And for the divisions of the priests and the Levites, and for all the lines of work of the service of the house of Yahweh,
and for all the vessels of the service of the house of Yahweh.
3e 4B 23
10
לַזָּהָ֤ב בַּמִּשְׁקָל֙ לַזָּהָ֔ב לְכָל־כְּלֵ֖י עֲבוֹדָ֣ה וַעֲבוֹדָ֑ה
לְכֹ֨ל כְּלֵ֤י הַכֶּ֙סֶף֙ בְּמִשְׁקָ֔ל לְכָל־כְּלֵ֖י עֲבוֹדָ֥ה וַעֲבוֹדָֽה
14 Of gold by weight for gold for all instruments of one service or another,
for all the instruments of silver by weight for all instruments of one service or another.
3e 4C 20
21
וּמִשְׁקָ֞ל לִמְנֹר֣וֹת הַזָּהָ֗ב וְנֵרֹֽתֵיהֶם֙ זָהָ֔ב בְּמִשְׁקַל־מְנוֹרָ֥ה וּמְנוֹרָ֖ה וְנֵרֹתֶ֑יהָ
וְלִמְנֹר֨וֹת הַכֶּ֤סֶף בְּמִשְׁקָל֙ לִמְנוֹרָ֣ה וְנֵרֹתֶ֔יהָ כַּעֲבוֹדַ֖ת מְנוֹרָ֥ה וּמְנוֹרָֽה
15 And the weight for the lamp stands of gold and their lamps of gold by weight, lamp stand by lamp stand and its lamps,
and for the lamp stands of silver by weight, for the lamp stands and its lamps, according to services, lamp stand by lamp stand.
3e 4C 30
28
וְאֶת־הַזָּהָ֥ב מִשְׁקָ֛ל לְשֻׁלְחֲנ֥וֹת הַֽמַּעֲרֶ֖כֶת לְשֻׁלְחַ֣ן וְשֻׁלְחָ֑ן
וְכֶ֖סֶף לְשֻׁלְחֲנ֥וֹת הַכָּֽסֶף
16 And the gold by weight for the tables of the arrangement, table by table,
and silver for the tables of silver.
3d 4B 22
10
וְהַמִּזְלָג֧וֹת וְהַמִּזְרָק֛וֹת וְהַקְּשָׂוֺ֖ת זָהָ֣ב טָה֑וֹר
וְלִכְפוֹרֵ֨י הַזָּהָ֤ב בְּמִשְׁקָל֙ לִכְפ֣וֹר וּכְפ֔וֹר וְלִכְפוֹרֵ֥י הַכֶּ֛סֶף בְּמִשְׁקָ֖ל לִכְפ֥וֹר וּכְפֽוֹר
17 And the forks, and the bowls, and the chalices of lustrous gold,
and for the covers of gold by weight, cover by cover, and for the covers of silver by weight, cover by cover.
3c 4C 18
28
וּלְמִזְבַּ֧ח הַקְּטֹ֛רֶת זָהָ֥ב מְזֻקָּ֖ק בַּמִּשְׁקָ֑ל
וּלְתַבְנִ֣ית הַמֶּרְכָּבָ֗ה הַכְּרֻבִ֤ים זָהָב֙ לְפֹ֣רְשִׂ֔ים וְסֹכְכִ֖ים עַל־אֲר֥וֹן בְּרִית־יְהוָֽה
18 And for the altar of incense, gold purged by weight,
and for the pattern of the chariot of the cherubim, gold for the spreading that screens over the ark of the covenant of Yahweh.
3c 4C 14
25
הַכֹּ֥ל בִּכְתָ֛ב מִיַּ֥ד יְהוָ֖ה עָלַ֣י הִשְׂכִּ֑יל
כֹּ֖ל מַלְאֲכ֥וֹת הַתַּבְנִֽית
19 The whole in writing from the hand of Yahweh upon me gave insight,
all the lines of work of the patterns.
3d 4B 12
7
וַיֹּ֨אמֶר דָּוִ֜יד לִשְׁלֹמֹ֣ה בְנ֗וֹ חֲזַ֤ק וֶאֱמַץ֙ וַעֲשֵׂ֔ה אַל־תִּירָ֖א וְאַל־תֵּחָ֑ת
כִּי֩ יְהוָ֨ה אֱלֹהִ֤ים אֱלֹהַי֙ עִמָּ֔ךְ לֹ֤א יַרְפְּךָ֙ וְלֹ֣א יַֽעַזְבֶ֔ךָּ עַד־לִכְל֕וֹת כָּל־מְלֶ֖אכֶת עֲבוֹדַ֥ת בֵּית־יְהוָֽה
20 And David said to Solomon his son, Be encouraged and be assured and take action. Do not fear and do not be in disarray.
For Yahweh God, my God is with you. He does not desist and will not forsake you until the consummation of all the lines of work of the service of the house of Yahweh.
3e 4C 25
34
וְהִנֵּ֗ה מַחְלְקוֹת֙ הַכֹּהֲנִ֣ים וְהַלְוִיִּ֔ם לְכָל־עֲבוֹדַ֖ת בֵּ֣ית הָאֱלֹהִ֑ים
וְעִמְּךָ֙ בְכָל־מְלָאכָ֜ה לְכָל־נָדִ֤יב בַּֽחָכְמָה֙ לְכָל־עֲבוֹדָ֔ה וְהַשָּׂרִ֥ים וְכָל־הָעָ֖ם לְכָל־דְּבָרֶֽיךָ
21 And behold, the divisions of the priests and the Levites for all the service of the house of God,
and with you in all lines of work, will be everyone willing in wisdom for any service, and the chiefs and all the people for all your matters.
3e 4C 24
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