1 Kings 6:15
13 I will live among the Israelites and will not abandon my people Israel.” 14 So Solomon finished building the temple. 15 He constructed the walls inside the temple with cedar planks; he paneled the inside with wood from the floor of the temple to the rafters of the ceiling. He covered the temple floor with boards made from the wood of evergreens. 16 He built a wall 30 feet in from the rear of the temple as a partition for an inner sanctuary that would be the Most Holy Place. He paneled the wall with cedar planks from the floor to the rafters. 17 The main hall in front of the inner sanctuary was 60 feet long.
2 This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies has said: “These people have said, ‘The time for rebuilding the Lord’s temple has not yet come.’” 3 The Lord’s message came through the prophet Haggai as follows: 4 “Is it right for you to live in richly paneled houses while my temple is in ruins? 5 Here then, this is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies has said: ‘Think carefully about what you are doing. 6 You have planted much, but have harvested little. You eat, but are never filled. You drink, but are still thirsty. You put on clothes, but are not warm. Those who earn wages end up with holes in their money bags.’”
Notes and References
"... It is possible that David became fully aware of the incongruity between his magnificent royal palace (see 5:11) and the humble curtain-tent for the Ark of Yahweh (compare 6:17) soon after he had settled in his new palatial dwelling (compare Psalm 132:1–5; for a contrast, see Haggai 1:4). The concept of rest or peace from enemies is a Deuteronomistic idea (compare Deuteronomy 12:10; 25:19; Joshua 22:4; 23:1; 1 Kings 5:18; 8:56; see also G. von Rad, “Rest for the People of God,” The Problem of Hexateuch, 94–102). In this context “rest” is security from enemies and peace from wars. Verse 1b is however, regarded by many scholars as a later Deuteronomistic insertion, and therefore it is omitted by some (so e.g., McCarter, 190); it is also lacking in the Chronicler’s version (1 Chronicles 17:1), who may have had in mind the wars of David described in the subsequent chapters ..."
Anderson, A. A. Word Biblical Commentary: 2 Samuel (p. 269) Zondervan, 2018
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