1 Chronicles 16

1So they brought in the ark of God, and set it in the midst of the tabernacle which David pitched for it; and they offered whole burnt offerings and peace offerings before God. 2And David finished offering up whole burnt offerings and peace offerings, and blessed the people in the name of the Lord. 3And he divided to every man of Israel (both men and women), to every man one baker's loaf, and a cake. 4And he appointed before the ark of the covenant of the Lord, Levites to minister and lift up the voice, and to give thanks and praise the Lord God of Israel. 5Asaph was the chief, and next to him Zechariah, then Jeiel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Mattithiah, Eliab, Benaiah, and Obed-Edom; and Jeiel sounded with musical instruments, lutes and harps, and Asaph with cymbals. 6And Benaiah and Jahaziel the priests sounded continually with trumpets before the ark of the covenant of God in that day. 7Then David first gave orders to praise the Lord by the hand of Asaph and his brethren. 8Oh, give thanks to the Lord, call upon Him by His name, make known His designs among the people. 9Sing songs to Him, and sing hymns to Him, relate to all people His wonderful deeds, which the Lord has wrought. 10Praise His holy name, the heart that seeks His pleasure shall rejoice. 11Seek the Lord and be strong, seek His face continually. 12Remember His wonderful works which He has done, His wonders, and the judgments of His mouth; 13you seed of Israel His servants, you seed of Jacob His chosen ones! 14He is the Lord our God; His judgments are in all the earth. 15Let us remember His covenant forever, His word which He commanded to a thousand generations, 16which He covenanted with Abraham, and His oath sworn to Isaac. 17He confirmed it to Jacob for an ordinance, to Israel as an everlasting covenant, 18saying, To you will I give the land of Canaan, as the allotment of your inheritance, 19when they were few in number, when they were but little, and dwelt as strangers in it; 20and went from nation to nation, and from one kingdom to another people. 21He permitted not a man to oppress them, and He reproved kings for their sakes, 22saying, Touch not My anointed ones, and deal not wrongfully with My prophets. 23Sing to the Lord, all the earth; proclaim His salvation from day to day. 24Declare among the nations His glory, His wondrous deeds among all peoples. 25For the Lord is great, and greatly to be praised: He is to be feared above all gods. 26For all the gods of the nations are idols; but our God made the heavens. 27Glory and praise are in His presence; strength and rejoicing are in His place. 28Give to the Lord, you families of the nations, give to the Lord glory and strength. 29Give to the Lord the glory due His name; take gifts and offer them before Him, and worship the Lord in His holy courts. 30Let the whole earth fear before Him; let the earth be established, and not be moved. 31Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth exalt; and let them say among the nations, The Lord reigns. 32The sea with its fullness shall resound and the tree of the field, and all things in it. 33Then shall the trees of the wood rejoice before the Lord, for He has come to judge the earth. 34Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, and His mercy endures forever. 35And thus say, Save us, O God of our salvation, and gather us, and rescue us from among the heathen, that we may praise Your holy name, and glory in Your praises. 36Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting. And all the people shall say, Amen. So they praised the Lord. 37And they left there Asaph and his brethren before the ark of the covenant of the Lord, to minister before the ark continually, according to the service of each day; from day to day. 38And Obed-Edom and his brethren were sixty-eight in number; and Obed-Edom the son of Jeduthen, and Hosah, were to be gatekeepers. 39And they appointed Zadok the priest, and his brethren the priests, before the tabernacle of the Lord in the high place in Gibeon, 40to offer up whole burnt offerings continually morning and evening, and according to all things written in the law of the Lord, which He commanded the children of Israel by Moses the servant of God. 41And with him were Heman and Jeduthun, and the rest chosen out by name to praise the Lord, for His mercy endures forever. 42And with them there were trumpets and cymbals to sound aloud, and musical instruments for the songs of God; and the sons of Jeduthun were at the gate. 43And all the people departed, everyone to his own home. And David returned to bless his house.
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