1 Chronicles 161Then they took in the ark of God and put it inside the tent which David had put up for it; and they made offerings, burned offerings and peace-offerings before God. 2And when David had come to an end of making the burned offerings and peace-offerings, he gave the people a blessing in the name of the Lord. 3And he gave to everyone, every man and woman of Israel, a cake of bread, some meat, and a cake of dry grapes. 4And he put some of the Levites before the ark of the Lord as servants, to keep the acts of the Lord in memory, and to give worship and praise to the Lord, the God of Israel: 5Asaph the chief, and second to him Zechariah, Uzziel and Shemiramoth and Jehiel and Mattithiah and Eliab and Benaiah and Obed-edom and Jeiel, with corded instruments of music; and Asaph, with brass instruments sounding loudly; 6And Benaiah and Jahaziel the priests, blowing horns all the time before the ark of the agreement of God. 7Then on that day David first made the giving of praise to the Lord the work of Asaph and his brothers. 8O give praise to the Lord; give honour to his name, talking of his doings among the peoples. 9Let your voice be sounded in songs and melody; let all your thoughts be of the wonder of his works. 10Have glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who are searching after the Lord be glad. 11Let your search be for the Lord and for his strength; let your hearts ever be turned to him. 12Keep in mind the great works which he has done; his wonders, and the decisions of his mouth; 13O you seed of Israel his servant, you children of Jacob, his loved ones. 14He is the Lord our God: he is judge of all the earth. 15He has kept his agreement in mind for ever, the word which he gave for a thousand generations; 16The agreement which he made with Abraham, and his oath to Isaac; 17And he gave it to Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an eternal agreement; 18Saying, To you will I give the land of Canaan, the measured line of your heritage: 19When you were still small in number, and strange in the land; 20When they went about from one nation to another, and from one kingdom to another people; 21He would not let anyone do them wrong; he even kept back kings because of them, 22Saying, Put not your hand on those who have been marked with my holy oil, and do my prophets no wrong. 23Make songs to the Lord, all the earth; give the good news of his salvation day by day. 24Make clear his glory to the nations, and his wonders to all the peoples. 25For the Lord is great, and greatly to be praised; and he is more to be feared than all other gods. 26For all the gods of the nations are false gods; but the Lord made the heavens. 27Honour and glory are before him: strength and joy are in his holy place. 28Give to the Lord, O you families of the peoples, give to the Lord glory and strength. 29Give to the Lord the glory of his name; take with you an offering and come before him; give worship to the Lord in holy robes. 30Be in fear before him, all the earth: the world is ordered so that it may not be moved. 31Let the heavens have joy and let the earth be glad; let them say among the nations, The Lord is King. 32Let the sea be thundering with all its waters; let the field be glad, and everything which is in it; 33Then let all the trees of the wood be sounding with joy before the Lord, for he is come to be the judge of the earth. 34O give praise to the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy is unchanging for ever. 35And say, Be our saviour, O God of our salvation, and let us come back, and give us salvation from the nations, so that we may give honour to your holy name and have glory in your praise. 36Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, for ever and for ever. And all the people said, So be it; and gave praise to the Lord. 37So he made Asaph and his brothers keep their places there before the ark of the agreement of the Lord, to do whatever had to be done before the ark at all times day by day: 38And Obed-edom, the son of Jeduthun, and Hosah, with their brothers, sixty-eight of them, to be door-keepers: 39And Zadok the priest, with his brothers the priests, before the House of the Lord in the high place at Gibeon; 40To give burned offerings to the Lord on the altar of burned offerings morning and evening, every day, as it is ordered in the law of the Lord which he gave to Israel; 41And with them Heman and Jeduthun, and the rest who were marked out by name to give praise to the Lord, for his mercy is unchanging for ever; 42And Heman and Jeduthun had horns and brass instruments sounding loudly, and instruments of music for the songs of God; and the sons of Jeduthun were to be at the door. 43And all the people went away, every man to his house; and David went back to give a blessing to his family.
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