1 Chronicles 16
David's festival sacrifice.
1 Chronicles 16:1 So they brought the Arke of God, and set it in the midst of the tent that Dauid had pitched for it: and they offered burnt sacrifices, and peace offerings before God. 1 Chronicles 16:2 And when Dauid had made an end of offering the burnt offerings, and the peace offrings, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD. 1 Chronicles 16:3 And hee dealt to euery one of Israel, both man and woman, to euery one a loafe of bread, and a good piece of flesh, and a flagon [of wine].
He ordereth a choir to sing thanksgiving.
1 Chronicles 16:4 And he appointed [certaine] of the Leuites to minister before the Arke of the LORD, and to record, and to thanke and praise the LORD God of Israel, 1 Chronicles 16:5 Asaph the chiefe, and next to him Zachariah, Ieiel, and Shemiramoth, and Iehiel, and Mattithiah, and Eliab, and Benaiah, and Obed Edom: and Ieiel with Psalteries and with harpes: but Asaph made a sound with cymbals. 1 Chronicles 16:6 Benaiah also and Iahaziel the Priestes, with trumpets continually before the Arke of the Couenant of God.
The psalm of thanksgiving.
1 Chronicles 16:7 Then on that day, Dauid deliuered first [this Psalme] to thanke the LORD, into the hand of Asaph and his brethren: 1 Chronicles 16:8 Giue thankes vnto the LORD, call vpon his name, make knowen his deeds among the people. 1 Chronicles 16:9 Sing vnto him, sing psalmes vnto him, talke you of all his wonderous workes. 1 Chronicles 16:10 Glory yee in his holy Name, let the heart of them reioyce that seeke the LORD. 1 Chronicles 16:11 Seeke the LORD, and his strength, seeke his face continually. 1 Chronicles 16:12 Remember his marueilous works that he hath done, his wonders, and the iudgements of his mouth, 1 Chronicles 16:13 O ye seed of Israel his seruant, ye children of Iacob his chosen ones. 1 Chronicles 16:14 He [is] the LORD our God, his iudgements [are] in all the earth. 1 Chronicles 16:15 Be ye mindfull alwayes of his Couenant: the worde [which] hee commanded to a thousand generations: 1 Chronicles 16:16 [Euen of the Couenant] which hee made with Abraham, and of his othe vnto Isaac: 1 Chronicles 16:17 And hath confirmed the same to Iacob for a lawe, and to Israel for an euerlasting Couenant, 1 Chronicles 16:18 Saying, vnto thee will I giue the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance. 1 Chronicles 16:19 When ye were but few, euen a few, and strangers in it: 1 Chronicles 16:20 And when they went from nation to nation, and from [one] kingdome to another people: 1 Chronicles 16:21 Hee suffered no man to doe them wrong: yea, hee reprooued kings for their sakes, 1 Chronicles 16:22 [Saying], Touch not mine anointed, and doe my Prophets no harme. 1 Chronicles 16:23 Sing vnto the LORD all the earth: shew foorth from day to day his saluation. 1 Chronicles 16:24 Declare his glory among the heathen: his marueilous workes among all nations. 1 Chronicles 16:25 For great [is] the LORD, and greatly to be praised: he also [is] to be feared aboue all gods. 1 Chronicles 16:26 For all the gods of the people [are] idoles: but the LORD made the heauens. 1 Chronicles 16:27 Glory and honour [are] in his presence: strength and gladnesse [are] in his place. 1 Chronicles 16:28 Giue vnto the LORD, yee kinreds of the people: giue vnto the LORD glory and strength. 1 Chronicles 16:29 Giue vnto the LORD the glory [due] vnto his Name: bring an offering, and come before him, worship the LORD in the beautie of holinesse. 1 Chronicles 16:30 Feare before him all the earth: the world also shall be stable, that it be not mooued. 1 Chronicles 16:31 Let the heauens be glad, and let the earth reioyce: and let men say among the nations, The LORD reigneth. 1 Chronicles 16:32 Let the sea roare, and the fulnesse thereof: let the fieldes reioyce, and all that [is] therein. 1 Chronicles 16:33 Then shall the trees of the wood sing out at the presence of the LORD, because hee commeth to iudge the earth. 1 Chronicles 16:34 O giue thanks vnto the LORD, for hee [is] good: for his mercy endureth for euer. 1 Chronicles 16:35 And say yee, Saue vs, O God of our saluation, and gather vs together, and deliuer vs from the heathen, that we may giue thanks to thy holy Name, [and] glory in thy praise. 1 Chronicles 16:36 Blessed [be] the LORD God of Israel for euer and euer: and all the people saide, Amen, and praised the LORD.
He appointeth ministers, porters, priests, and musicians, to attend continually on the Ark.
1 Chronicles 16:37 So hee left there before the Arke of the couenant of the LORD, Asaph and his brethren, to minister before the Arke continually, as euery dayes worke required: 1 Chronicles 16:38 And Obed Edom with their brethren, threescore and eight: Obed Edom also the sonne of Ieduthun, and Hosah to be porters: 1 Chronicles 16:39 And Zadok the Priest, and his brethren the Priests, before the Tabernacle of the LORD, in the high place that [was] at Gibeon, 1 Chronicles 16:40 To offer burnt offerings vnto the LORD, vpon the Altar of the burnt offering continually morning and euening, and [to doe] according to all that is written in the Lawe of the LORD, which hee commanded Israel: 1 Chronicles 16:41 And with them Heman and Ieduthun, and the rest that were chosen, who were expressed by name, to giue thankes to the LORD, because his mercy [endureth] for euer. 1 Chronicles 16:42 And with them Heman and Ieduthun with trumpets and cymbales, for those that should make a sound, and with musicall instruments of God: and the sonnes of Ieduthun were Porters. 1 Chronicles 16:43 And all the people departed euery man to his house, and Dauid returned to blesse his house.