1 Chronicles 16

A Tent for the Ark

1And they brought in the ark of God and a  placed it inside the tent which David had pitched for it, and they offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before God. 2When David had finished offering the burnt offering and the peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the  Lord. 3He distributed to everyone of Israel, both man and woman, to everyone a loaf of bread and a portion of meat and a raisin cake.

4He appointed some of the Levites as ministers before the ark of the  Lord, even to celebrate and to thank and praise the  Lord God of Israel: 5Asaph the chief, and second to him Zechariah, then
In 1 Chr 15:18, Jaaziel
Jeiel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Mattithiah, Eliab, Benaiah, Obed-edom and Jeiel, with musical instruments, harps, lyres; also Asaph played loud-sounding cymbals,
6and Benaiah and Jahaziel the priests blew trumpets continually before the ark of the covenant of God.

7Then on that day David c  first assigned
Lit by the hand of Asaph
Asaph and his
Lit brothers
relatives to give thanks to the  Lord.

Psalm of Thanksgiving

8 f  Oh give thanks to the  Lord, call upon His name;
g  Make known His deeds among the peoples.
9Sing to Him, sing praises to Him;
Or Meditate on
Speak of all His
I.e. wonderful acts
Or Boast
Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the  Lord be glad.
11 k  Seek the  Lord and His strength;
Seek His face continually.
12 l  Remember His wonderful deeds which He has done,
m  His marvels and the judgments from His mouth,
13O seed of Israel His servant,
Sons of Jacob, His chosen ones!
14He is the  Lord our God;
n  His judgments are in all the earth.
15Remember His covenant forever,
The word which He commanded to a thousand generations,
16 o  The covenant which He made with Abraham,
And His oath to Isaac.
17 p  He also confirmed it to Jacob for a statute,
To Israel as an everlasting covenant,
18Saying q  To you I will give the land of Canaan,
As the portion of your inheritance.”
19 r  When they were only a few in number,
Very few, and strangers in it,
20And they wandered about from nation to nation,
And from one kingdom to another people,
21He permitted no man to oppress them,
And s  He reproved kings for their sakes, saying,
22Do not touch My anointed ones,
And t  do My prophets no harm.”
23 u  Sing to the  Lord, all the earth;
Proclaim good tidings of His salvation from day to day.
24Tell of His glory among the nations,
His wonderful deeds among all the peoples.
25For v  great is the  Lord, and greatly to be praised;
He also is w  to be feared above all gods.
26For all the gods of the peoples are
Or non-existent things
y  idols,
z  But the  Lord made the heavens.
27Splendor and majesty are before Him,
Strength and joy are in His place.
28Ascribe to the  Lord, O families of the peoples,
Ascribe to the  Lord glory and strength.
29Ascribe to the  Lord the glory due His name;
Bring an
Or a grain offering
offering, and come before Him;
ab  Worship the  Lord in
Or the splendor of holiness
holy array.
30Tremble before Him, all the earth;
Indeed, the world is firmly established, it will not be moved.
31 ad  Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice;
And let them say among the nations ae  “The  Lord reigns.”
32 af  Let the sea
Or thunder
roar, and
Lit its fullness
all it contains;
Let the field exult, and all that is in it.
33Then the trees of the forest will sing for joy before the  Lord;
For He is coming to judge the earth.
34 ai  O give thanks to the  Lord, for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
35 aj  Then say, “Save us, O God of our salvation,
And gather us and deliver us from the nations,
To give thanks to Your holy name,
Lit boast
glory in Your praise.”
36 al  Blessed be the  Lord, the God of Israel,
From everlasting even to everlasting.
Then all the people am  said, “Amen,” and praised the  Lord.

Worship before the Ark

37So he left Asaph and his
Lit brothers
relatives there ao  before the ark of the covenant of the  Lord to minister before the ark continually ap  as every day’s work required;
38and aq  Obed-edom with
Lit their brothers, 68
his 68 relatives; Obed-edom, also the son of Jeduthun, and as  Hosah as gatekeepers.
39He left at  Zadok the priest and his
Lit brothers
relatives the priests av  before the
Lit dwelling place
tabernacle of the  Lord in the high place which was at Gibeon,
40to offer burnt offerings to the  Lord on the altar of burnt offering continually morning and evening ax  even according to all that is written in the law of the  Lord, which He commanded Israel. 41With them were ay  Heman and Jeduthun, and az  the rest who were chosen, who were designated by name, to ba  give thanks to the  Lord, because His lovingkindness is everlasting. 42And with them were Heman and Jeduthun with trumpets and cymbals for those who should sound aloud, and with instruments for bb  the songs of God, and the sons of Jeduthun for the gate.

43 bc  Then all the people departed each to his house, and David returned to bless his household.
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