John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary

Verse 20 (1 Chronicles 28:20)

And David said to Solomon his son, be strong, and of good courage, and do it ,.... See Gill on 1 Chronicles 28:10 .

fear not, nor be dismayed ; that thou shalt meet with any opposition in the work, or not be able to finish it for want of materials and workmen, or money to pay them:

for the Lord God, even my God, will be with thee ; to guide and direct, prosper and succeed; the Targum is,"the Word of the Lord God, my God, will be thy help:"

he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee ; a promise made to Joshua, and is applicable to every good man in whatsoever good work he is concerned, Joshua 1:5 ,

until thou hast finished all the work for the service of the house of the Lord ; built the temple, and all the apartments of it, and courts belonging to it, and made and provided all the utensils and vessels necessary for the service and worship of God.

- John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary