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1 Chronicles 16

David's festival sacrifice.

1 Chronicles 16:1 So they brought in the arke of God, and set it in the middest of the tent that Dauid pitched for it: And they offered burnt sacrifices and peace offringes before God. 1 Chronicles 16:2 And when Dauid had made an end of offring the burnt offringes and peace offringes, he blessed the people in the name of the Lorde. 1 Chronicles 16:3 And he dealt to all Israel both man and woman, a cracknel of bread, and a good peece of fleshe, and a flacket of wine.

He ordereth a choir to sing thanksgiving.

1 Chronicles 16:4 And he appoynted certaine of the Leuites to minister before the arke of the Lord, and to repeate, and to thanke and prayse the Lorde God of Israel. 1 Chronicles 16:5 And Asaph was the chiefe, and nexte to him Zacharia, Ieiel, Semiramoth, Iehiel, Mathathia, Eliab, Benaia, Obed Edom, & Ieiel with instruments, psalteries, & harpes: But Asaph made a sounde with cymbales. 1 Chronicles 16:6 Banaia and Iahaziel priestes blewe with trumpettes continually before the arke of the couenaunt of God.

The psalm of thanksgiving.

1 Chronicles 16:7 And that same tyme Dauid did appoynt chiefely to thanke the Lorde by Asaph and his brethren. 1 Chronicles 16:8 Confesse you [it] vnto God, call vpon his name: cause the people to vnderstande his deuises. 1 Chronicles 16:9 Sing vnto him, sing psalmes vnto him: talke you of all his wonderous workes. 1 Chronicles 16:10 Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them reioyce that do seeke God. 1 Chronicles 16:11 Seeke God and his strength: seeke his face euermore. 1 Chronicles 16:12 Remember the marueylous workes that he hath done: his wonders, and the iudgementes of his mouth, 1 Chronicles 16:13 O ye seede of Abraham his seruaunt, ye his chosen children of Iacob: 1 Chronicles 16:14 he is God our Lorde, his iudgementes are in all the earth. 1 Chronicles 16:15 He hath ben mindfull alwayes of his couenaunt (for he promysed a word to a thousande generations:) 1 Chronicles 16:16 euen of his couenaunt that he made with Abraham, and of his othe vnto Isaac. 1 Chronicles 16:17 And he appoynted the same vnto Iacob for a law: and to Israel for an euerlasting couenaunt. 1 Chronicles 16:18 Saying, vnto thee I wyll geue the lande of Chanaan: the lot of your inheritaunce. 1 Chronicles 16:19 When they were a fewe men in number, and had ben straungers but a litle while in it: 1 Chronicles 16:20 and when they went from one nation to another, from one kingdome to another people, 1 Chronicles 16:21 He suffred no man to do them wrong: yea he reproued euen kinges for their sakes. 1 Chronicles 16:22 Touche not myne annoynted: and triumph not ouer my prophetes. 1 Chronicles 16:23 Sing vnto the Lorde all the earth: and shewe from day to day his saluation. 1 Chronicles 16:24 Tell of his glory among the heathen: his wonderfull deedes among all natitions. 1 Chronicles 16:25 For great is the Lorde, and worthy to be praysed exceedingly: he is to be feared aboue all gods. 1 Chronicles 16:26 For all the gods of the people are but idoles: but the Lorde made heauen. 1 Chronicles 16:27 Prayse and honour are in his presence: strength and gladnesse are in his place. 1 Chronicles 16:28 Asscribe vnto the Lord ye kinredes of people, Asscribe to the Lorde glorie and dominion. 1 Chronicles 16:29 Asscribe vnto the Lord the glorie due vnto his name, bring sacrifices, and come before him, and worship the Lord in his glorious sanctuarie. 1 Chronicles 16:30 Let all the earth feare him: surely the world shalbe stable and not moue. 1 Chronicles 16:31 Let the heauens reioyce, and let the earth be glad, and let men tel among the nations that the Lorde is king. 1 Chronicles 16:32 Let the sea rore & the fulnesse thereof: let the fieldes reioyce, & all that is therin. 1 Chronicles 16:33 Then shall the trees of the wood reioyce at the presence of the Lord, because he commeth to iudge the earth. 1 Chronicles 16:34 O geue thankes vnto the Lorde, for he is good, for his mercie endureth euer: 1 Chronicles 16:35 And say ye, saue vs O God our saluation, gather vs together, and deliuer vs from among the heathen, that we may geue thankes to thy holy name, and triumph in the prayse of thee. 1 Chronicles 16:36 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel for euer and euer: & let all people say Amen, and prayse the Lorde.

He appointeth ministers, porters, priests, and musicians, to attend continually on the Ark.

1 Chronicles 16:37 And so he left there before the arke of the lordes couenaunt Asaph & his brethren, to minister before the arke continually, [in such thinges as were to be done] day by day. 1 Chronicles 16:38 And Obed Edom and his brethren, threescore and eyght, and Obed Edom the sonne of Ieduthun, and Hosa, were appoynted to be porters. 1 Chronicles 16:39 And Zadoc the priest & his brethren the priestes were before ye tabernacle of the lord, in the hie place that was at Gibeon, 1 Chronicles 16:40 To offer burnt offeringes vnto the Lorde vpon the burnt offering aulter perpetually, in the morning and euening, according to all that which is written in the lawe of the Lorde whiche he commaunded Israel. 1 Chronicles 16:41 And with them were Heman and Ieduthun, and other that were chosen, whose names were expressed to geue thankes to the Lorde, That his mercie lasteth euer. 1 Chronicles 16:42 And with them dyd Heman and Ieduthun sing with the trumpets and cymbales, making a sweete melodie with instrumentes of musicke & godly songues: And the sonnes of Ieduthun were porters. 1 Chronicles 16:43 And al the people departed euery man to his house, & Dauid returned to blesse his house.

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