The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Wednesday July 19, 2017 (NIV)

1 Chronicles 28-29

David Commissions Solomon to Build the Temple

28 David assembled all the leaders of Israel in Jerusalem:(A) the leaders of the tribes, the leaders of the divisions in the king’s service, the commanders of thousands and the commanders of hundreds, and the officials in charge of all the property and cattle of the king and his sons, along with the court officials, the fighting men,(B) and all the brave warriors. Then King David rose to his feet and said, “Listen to me, my brothers and my people. It was in my heart to build a house as a resting place for the ark of the Lord’s covenant(C) and as a footstool(D) for our God. I had made preparations to build, but God said to me, ‘You are not to build a house for My name because you are a man of war and have shed blood.’(E)

“Yet the Lord God of Israel chose me out of all my father’s household(F) to be king over Israel forever.(G) For He chose Judah as leader,(H) and from the house of Judah, my father’s household, and from my father’s sons,(I) He was pleased to make me king over all Israel. And out of all my sons(J)—for the Lord has given me many sons—He has chosen my son Solomon to sit on the throne of the Lord’s kingdom over Israel.(K) He said to me,(L) ‘Your son Solomon is the one who is to build My house and My courts, for I have chosen him to be My son, and I will be his father. I will establish his kingdom forever if he perseveres in keeping My commands and My ordinances as he is today.’(M)

“So now in the sight of all Israel, the assembly of the Lord, and in the hearing of our God, observe and follow all the commands of the Lord your God so that you may possess this good land and leave it as an inheritance to your descendants forever.

“As for you, Solomon my son, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a whole heart and a willing mind,(N) for the Lord searches every heart and understands the intention of every thought.(O) If you seek Him, He will be found by you, but if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever.(P) 10 Realize now that the Lord has chosen you to build a house for the sanctuary. Be strong, and do it.”(Q)

11 Then David gave his son Solomon the plans(R) for the portico(S) of the temple and its buildings, treasuries, upper rooms, inner rooms, and a room for the mercy seat.(T) 12 The plans contained everything he had in mind[a](U) for the courts of the Lord’s house, all the surrounding chambers, the treasuries(V) of God’s house, and the treasuries for what is dedicated. 13 Also included were plans for the divisions of the priests and the Levites; all the work of service in the Lord’s house; all the articles of service of the Lord’s house; 14 the weight of gold for all the articles for every kind of service; the weight of all the silver articles for every kind of service; 15 the weight of the gold lampstands(W) and their gold lamps, including the weight of each lampstand and its lamps; the weight of each silver lampstand and its lamps, according to the service of each lampstand; 16 the weight of gold for each table for the rows of the bread of the Presence and the silver for the silver tables; 17 the pure gold for the forks, sprinkling basins, and pitchers; the weight of each gold dish; the weight of each silver bowl; 18 the weight of refined gold for the altar of incense;(X) and the plans for the chariot of[b](Y) the gold cherubim that spread out their wings and cover the ark of the Lord’s covenant.(Z)

19 David concluded, “By the Lord’s hand on me, He enabled me to understand everything in writing, all the details of the plan.”[c]

20 Then David said to his son Solomon, “Be strong and courageous,(AA) and do the work. Don’t be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He won’t leave you or forsake you(AB) until all the work for the service of the Lord’s house is finished. 21 Here are the divisions of the priests and the Levites for all the service of God’s house.(AC) Every willing man of any skill(AD) will be at your disposal for the work, and the leaders and all the people are at your every command.”

Contributions for Building the Temple

29 Then King David said to all the assembly, “My son Solomon—God has chosen him alone—is young and inexperienced. The task is great(AE) because the temple will not be for man but for the Lord God.(AF) So to the best of my ability I’ve made provision for the house of my God:(AG) gold for the gold articles, silver for the silver, bronze for the bronze, iron for the iron, and wood for the wood, as well as onyx, stones for mounting,[d] antimony,[e](AH) stones of various colors, all kinds of precious stones, and a great quantity of marble. Moreover, because of my delight in the house of my God, I now give my personal treasures of gold and silver for the house of my God over and above all that I’ve provided for the holy house: 100 tons[f](AI) of gold (gold of Ophir(AJ)) and 250 tons[g] of refined silver for overlaying the walls of the buildings, the gold for the gold work and the silver for the silver, for all the work to be done by the craftsmen. Now who will volunteer to consecrate himself to the Lord today?”

Then the leaders of the households, the leaders of the tribes of Israel, the commanders of thousands and of hundreds,(AK) and the officials in charge of the king’s work(AL) gave willingly. For the service of God’s house they gave 185 tons[h] of gold and 10,000 gold coins,[i](AM) 375 tons[j] of silver, 675 tons[k] of bronze, and 4,000 tons[l] of iron. Whoever had precious stones gave them to the treasury of the Lord’s house under the care of Jehiel(AN) the Gershonite. Then the people rejoiced because of their leaders’ willingness to give, for they had given to the Lord with a whole heart.(AO) King David also rejoiced greatly.

David’s Prayer

10 Then David praised the Lord in the sight of all the assembly. David said,

May You be praised, Lord God of our father Israel, from eternity to eternity. 11 Yours, Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the splendor and the majesty, for everything in the heavens and on earth belongs to You. Yours, Lord, is the kingdom, and You are exalted as head over all.(AP) 12 Riches and honor come from You, and You are the ruler of everything.(AQ) Power and might are in Your hand, and it is in Your hand to make great and to give strength to all.(AR) 13 Now therefore, our God, we give You thanks and praise Your glorious name.

14 But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? For everything comes from You, and we have given You only what comes from Your own hand.[m] 15 For we live before You as foreigners and temporary residents in Your presence as were all our ancestors.(AS) Our days on earth are like a shadow, without hope.(AT) 16 Yahweh our God, all this wealth that we’ve provided for building You a house for Your holy name comes from Your hand; everything belongs to You. 17 I know, my God, that You test the heart(AU) and that You are pleased with what is right.(AV) I have willingly given all these things with an upright heart, and now I have seen Your people who are present[n] here giving joyfully and[o] willingly to You. 18 Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, our ancestors, keep this desire forever in the thoughts of the hearts of Your people, and confirm their hearts toward You. 19 Give my son Solomon a whole heart to keep and to carry out all Your commands, Your decrees, and Your statutes,(AW) and to build the temple for which I have made provision.(AX)

20 Then David said to the whole assembly, “Praise the Lord your God.” So the whole assembly praised the Lord God of their ancestors.(AY) They bowed down and paid homage to the Lord and the king.(AZ)

21 The following day they offered sacrifices to the Lord and burnt offerings to the Lord: 1,000 bulls, 1,000 rams, and 1,000 lambs, along with their drink offerings, and sacrifices in abundance for all Israel.(BA) 22 They ate and drank with great joy in the Lord’s presence that day.

The Enthronement of Solomon

Then, for a second time,(BB) they made David’s son Solomon king; they anointed him[p] as the Lord’s ruler,(BC) and Zadok as the priest. 23 Solomon sat on the Lord’s throne as king in place of his father David. He prospered, and all Israel obeyed him.(BD) 24 All the leaders and the mighty men, and all of King David’s sons as well, pledged their allegiance to King Solomon. 25 The Lord highly exalted Solomon in the sight of all Israel(BE) and bestowed on him such royal majesty as had not been bestowed on any king over Israel before him.(BF)

A Summary of David’s Life

26 David son of Jesse was king over all Israel.(BG) 27 The length of his reign over Israel was 40 years; he reigned in Hebron for seven years and in Jerusalem for 33.(BH) 28 He died at a ripe old age,(BI) full of days,(BJ) riches, and honor, and his son Solomon became king in his place. 29 As for the events of King David’s reign, from beginning to end, note that they are written in the Events of Samuel the Seer,(BK) the Events of Nathan the Prophet,(BL) and the Events of Gad the Seer,(BM) 30 along with all his reign, his might, and the incidents that affected him and Israel and all the kingdoms of the surrounding lands.


  1. 1 Chronicles 28:12 Or he received from the Spirit
  2. 1 Chronicles 28:18 Or chariot, that is; Ps 18:10; Ezk 1:5,15
  3. 1 Chronicles 28:19 Hb obscure
  4. 1 Chronicles 29:2 Or mosaic
  5. 1 Chronicles 29:2 In Hb, the word antimony is similar to “turquoise”; Ex 28:18.
  6. 1 Chronicles 29:4 Lit 3,000 talents
  7. 1 Chronicles 29:4 Lit 7,000 talents
  8. 1 Chronicles 29:7 Lit 5,000 talents
  9. 1 Chronicles 29:7 Or drachmas, or darics
  10. 1 Chronicles 29:7 Lit 10,000 talents
  11. 1 Chronicles 29:7 Lit 18,000 talents
  12. 1 Chronicles 29:7 Lit 100,000 talents
  13. 1 Chronicles 29:14 Lit and from Your hand we have given to You
  14. 1 Chronicles 29:17 Lit found
  15. 1 Chronicles 29:17 Or now with joy I’ve seen Your people who are present here giving
  16. 1 Chronicles 29:22 LXX, Tg, Vg; MT omits him

Romans 5:6-21

Those Declared Righteous Are Reconciled

For while we were still helpless, at the appointed moment,(A) Christ died for the ungodly. For rarely will someone die for a just person—though for a good person perhaps someone might even dare to die. But God proves(B) His own love for us(C) in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us! Much more then, since we have now been declared righteous by His blood,(D) we will be saved through Him from wrath.(E) 10 For if, while we were enemies,(F) we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, then how much more, having been reconciled, will we be saved by His life!(G) 11 And not only that, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ. We have now received this reconciliation through Him.(H)

Death through Adam and Life through Christ

12 Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man,(I) and death through sin,(J) in this way death spread to all men,(K) because all sinned.[a] 13 In fact, sin was in the world before the law, but sin is not charged to a person’s account when there is no law.(L) 14 Nevertheless, death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those who did not sin in the likeness of Adam’s transgression.(M) He is a prototype[b] of the Coming One.(N)

15 But the gift is not like the trespass. For if by the one man’s trespass the many died, how much more have the grace of God and the gift overflowed to the many by the grace of the one man,(O) Jesus Christ. 16 And the gift is not like the one man’s sin, because from one sin came the judgment,(P) resulting in condemnation, but from many trespasses came the gift, resulting in justification.[c] 17 Since by the one man’s trespass, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive the overflow of grace and the gift of righteousness reign in life(Q) through the one man, Jesus Christ.

18 So then, as through one trespass there is condemnation for everyone, so also through one righteous act there is life-giving justification[d](R) for everyone. 19 For just as through one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners,(S) so also through the one man’s obedience(T) the many will be made righteous. 20 The law came along to multiply the trespass.(U) But where sin multiplied, grace multiplied even more(V) 21 so that, just as sin reigned in death,(W) so also grace will reign(X) through righteousness, resulting in eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.


  1. Romans 5:12 Or have sinned
  2. Romans 5:14 Or figure, or pattern; = an OT person or thing that prefigures a NT person or thing
  3. Romans 5:16 Or acquittal
  4. Romans 5:18 Lit is justification of life

Psalm 15

Psalm 15

A Description of the Godly

A Davidic psalm.

Lord, who can dwell in Your tent?(A)
Who can live on Your holy mountain?(B)

The one who lives honestly, practices righteousness,
and acknowledges the truth in his heart(C)
who does not slander with his tongue,(D)
who does not harm his friend
or discredit his neighbor,(E)
who despises the one rejected by the Lord[a]
but honors those who fear the Lord,(F)
who keeps his word whatever the cost,(G)
who does not lend his money at interest(H)
or take a bribe against the innocent(I)
the one who does these things will never be moved.(J)


  1. Psalm 15:4 Lit in his eyes the rejected is despised

Proverbs 19:18-19

18 Discipline your son while there is hope;
don’t be intent on killing him.[a](A)

19 A person with great anger bears the penalty;
if you rescue him, you’ll have to do it again.(B)


  1. Proverbs 19:18 Lit don’t lift up your soul to his death