Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Then David the king stood up upon his feet, and said, Hear me, my brethren, and my people: As for me, I had in mine heart to build an house of rest for the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and for the footstool of our God, and had made ready for the building:

Bible References

Stood up

Genesis 48:2
And it was reported to Jacob, saying, Behold, thy son Joseph comes to thee. And Israel strengthened himself, and sat upon the bed.
1 Kings 1:47
And moreover the king's servants came to bless our lord king David, saying, Thy God make the name of Solomon better than thy name, and make his throne greater than thy throne. And the king bowed himself upon the bed.

My brethren

1 Chronicles 11:1
Then all Israel gathered themselves to David to Hebron, saying, Behold, we are thy bone and thy flesh.
Deuteronomy 17:15
thou shall surely set him king over thee whom LORD thy God shall choose. Thou shall set a king over thee from among thy brothers. Thou may not put a foreigner over thee who is not thy brother.
Psalm 22:22
I will declare thy name to my brothers. In the midst of the congregation I will praise thee.
Hebrews 2:11
For both he who sanctifies and those being sanctified are all of one, because of which reason he is not ashamed to call them brothers,

I had in mine heart

1 Chronicles 17:1
And it came to pass, when David dwelt in his house, that David said to Nathan the prophet, Lo, I dwell in a house of cedar, but the ark of the covenant of LORD [dwells] under curtains.
2 Samuel 7:1
And it came to pass, when the king dwelt in his house, and LORD had given him rest from all his enemies round about,
1 Kings 8:17
Now it was in the heart of David my father to build a house for the name of LORD, the God of Israel.


1 Chronicles 6:31
And these are those whom David set over the service of song in the house of LORD, after the ark had rest.
Psalm 132:3
Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my house, nor go up into my bed,

The footstool

Psalm 99:5
Exalt ye LORD our God, and worship at his footstool. Holy is he.
Psalm 132:7
We will go into his tabernacles. We will worship at his footstool.
Isaiah 66:1
Thus says LORD, Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. What manner of house will ye build to me, and what place shall be my rest?
Lamentations 2:1
How LORD has covered the daughter of Zion with a cloud in his anger! He has cast down the beauty of Israel from heaven to the earth, and has not remembered his footstool in the day of his anger.
Acts 7:49
The heaven is to me a throne, and the earth a footstool of my feet. What house will ye build for me? says Lord. Or what is the place of my rest?

Had made ready

1 Chronicles 18:7
And David took the shields of gold that were on the servants of Hadarezer, and brought them to Jerusalem.
1 Chronicles 22:2
And David commanded to gather together the sojourners that were in the land of Israel. And he set masons to hew wrought stones to build the house of God.

General references

Exodus 35:21
And they came, everyone whose heart stirred him up, and everyone whom his spirit made willing, [and] brought LORD's offering, for the work of the tent of meeting, and for all the service of it, and for the holy garments.
1 Kings 8:17
Now it was in the heart of David my father to build a house for the name of LORD, the God of Israel.
2 Chronicles 6:7
Now it was in the heart of David my father to build a house for the name of LORD, the God of Israel.