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1 Chronicles 16

David's festival sacrifice.

1 Chronicles 16:1 And wha they brought in the Arke of God, they set it in ye Tabernacle, that Dauid had pitched for it, and offred burntofferynges & thankofferynges before God. 1 Chronicles 16:2 And wha Dauid had ended the burntofferynges and thankofferynges, he blessed the people in the name of the LORDE, 1 Chronicles 16:3 & distributed vnto euery man in Israel (both vnto man and woman) a cake of bred, and a pece of flesh and a meece of potage.

He ordereth a choir to sing thanksgiving.

1 Chronicles 16:4 And he appoynted before the Arke of ye LORDE certayne Leuites to mynister, that they shulde geue prayse, thankes and loauinges vnto the LORDE God of Israel: 1 Chronicles 16:5 namely Assaph the first, Zacharias the seconde, Ieiel, Semiramoth, Iehiel, Mathithia, Eliab, Benaia, Obed Edom and Iehiel, with psalteries and harpes. But Assaph with loude Cymbales. 1 Chronicles 16:6 Benaia and Iehasiel the prestes with tabrettes, allwaye before the Arke of ye couenaunt of God.

The psalm of thanksgiving.

1 Chronicles 16:7 At the same tyme ordeyned Dauid first of all to geue thakes vnto the LORDE by Assaph and his brethren. 1 Chronicles 16:8 O geue thankes vnto the LORDE, call vpon his name, tell the people what thinges he hath done. 1 Chronicles 16:9 O let youre songes be of him: prayse him, and let youre talkynge be of all his wonderous workes. 1 Chronicles 16:10 Geue his holy name a good reporte: let ye hert of them reioyce, that seke the LORDE. 1 Chronicles 16:11 O seke the LORDE and his strength, seke his face euermore. 1 Chronicles 16:12 Remebre his maruelous workes that he hath done, his wonders, and the iudgmetes of his mouth. 1 Chronicles 16:13 Ye sede of Israel his seruaunt, ye children of Iacob his chosen. 1 Chronicles 16:14 He is the LORDE oure God, his iudgmetes are in all londes. 1 Chronicles 16:15 Be myndefull euer of his couenaut what he hath commaunded in to a thousande generacions. 1 Chronicles 16:16 Which he made with Abraham, & his ooth vnto Isaac. 1 Chronicles 16:17 And he comfirmed the same vnto Iacob for a perpetuall lawe, and to Israel for an euerlastinge couenaunt. 1 Chronicles 16:18 And sayde: Vnto the wyl I geue ye londe of Canaan, ye metelyne of yor inheritaunce. 1 Chronicles 16:19 Wha they were yet but small & fewe in nobre, and straungers in the same londe. 1 Chronicles 16:20 And they wente from one nacion to another, & from one realme to another people. 1 Chronicles 16:21 He suffred no man to hurte them, and reproued euen kynges for their sakes. 1 Chronicles 16:22 Touch not myne anoynted, & do my prophetes no harme. 1 Chronicles 16:23 O synge vnto ye LORDE, let all ye earth be tellynge of his saluacion from daye to daye. 1 Chronicles 16:24 Declare his holynes amoge the Heythe, & his wonderous workes amonge ye people. 1 Chronicles 16:25 For the LORDE is greate, and can not worthely be praysed, and more to he had in awe then all goddes. 1 Chronicles 16:26 As for all the goddes of the Heythe, they are but Idols: but it is the LORDE that made the heauens. 1 Chronicles 16:27 Thankesgeuynge and worshipe are before him, strength and ioye is in his place. 1 Chronicles 16:28 Ascrybe vnto the LORDE ye kynreds of nacions: ascrybe vnto the LORDE worshipe and strength. 1 Chronicles 16:29 Ascrybe vnto the LORDE the honoure of his name: brynge presentes, and come before him, and worshipe ye LORDE in ye bewtye of holynes. 1 Chronicles 16:30 Let the whole earth stode in awe of him: he hath made the compase of the worlde so fast, that it can not be moued. 1 Chronicles 16:31 Let the heauens reioyse, and let the earth be glad: and let it be tolde amonge the Heythen, that the LORDE reigneth. 1 Chronicles 16:32 Let the See make a noyse, and the fulnesse therof: let the felde be ioyfull, and all that therin is. 1 Chronicles 16:33 Let all the trees in the wod leape for ioye before the LORDE, for he commeth to iudge the earth. 1 Chronicles 16:34 O geue thankes vnto the LORDE, for he is gracious: and his mercy endureth for euer. 1 Chronicles 16:35 And saye: Helpe vs O God oure Sauioure, and gather vs together, and delyuer vs from the Heythen, that we maye geue thankes vnto yi holy name, and synge prayses vnto the in thy Psalmes. 1 Chronicles 16:36 Praysed be the LORDE God of Israel from euerlastinge to euerlastinge: and let all people saye, Amen, And: Prayse be vnto the LORDE.

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

1 Chronicles 16:37 So he lefte Assaph and his brethren there before the Arke of the couenaunt of the LORDE, to mynister allwaye before the Arke, euery daye his daye worke. 1 Chronicles 16:38 But Obed Edom and their brethren, eight and thre score, and Obed Edom the sonne of Iedithun, and Hossa, to be dore kepers. 1 Chronicles 16:39 And Sadoc ye prest, & his brethre the prestes, lefte he before the habitacion of the LORDE vpon the hye place at Gibeo, 1 Chronicles 16:40 to offre burntsacrifices daylie vnto the LORDE vpon the altare of burntofferynges in the mornynge & in the euenynge, as it is wrytten in the lawe of the LORDE, which he comaunded vnto Israel. 1 Chronicles 16:41 And with them Heman & Iedithun, and ye other chosen, which were named by name to geue thankes vnto the LORDE, because his mercy endureth for euer. 1 Chronicles 16:42 And with them Heman & Iedithun to stryke vpon the tabrettes and Cymbales, and the musicall instrumentes of God. As for the childre of Iedithun, he made them dorekepers. 1 Chronicles 16:43 So all the people departed, euery one to his house: and Dauid returned also to blesse his house.

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