New Defender's Study Bible Notes
28:1 David assembled. The final two chapters of I Chronicles describe the final great assembly of all David’s military, political, and other leaders of the nation.
28:6 chosen him. See II Samuel 7:14. David here makes known to all his people the remarkable revelation given to him by God concerning his son Solomon, who was to be a precursor and type of His incarnate Son, who would be of the house of David and who would, indeed, establish His kingdom, centered in Israel, forever.
28:19 by his hand upon me. Here is a definite claim by David to receiving inscripturated revelation from God as to the pattern for the future temple.
28:20 good courage. This expression—“be strong and of good courage”—occurs at least eleven times in the Old Testament. It was spoken first by Moses (Deuteronomy 31:6), last by Hezekiah (II Chronicles 32:7). This is still a good admonition today.
28:20 forsake thee. Similarly, the promise—“He will not fail thee, nor forsake thee”—occurs at least four times in the Old Testament, first at Deuteronomy 31:6 and last in this verse. It is quoted in essence in Hebrews 13:5.