1 Chronicles 16
David's festival sacrifice.
1 Chronicles 16:1 And they brought in the ark of God, and set it in the midst of the tent that David had spread for it; and they presented burnt-offerings and peace-offerings before God. 1 Chronicles 16:2 And when David had ended offering up the burnt-offerings and the peace-offerings, he blessed the people in the name of Jehovah. 1 Chronicles 16:3 And he dealt to every one of Israel, both man and woman, to every one a loaf of bread and a measure [of wine] and a raisin-cake.
He ordereth a choir to sing thanksgiving.
1 Chronicles 16:4 And he appointed certain of the Levites to do the service before the ark of Jehovah, and to celebrate, and to thank and praise Jehovah the God of Israel: 1 Chronicles 16:5 Asaph the chief, and second to him Zechariah, Jeiel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Mattithiah, and Eliab, and Benaiah and Obed-Edom, and Jeiel, with instruments of lutes and with harps; and Asaph sounding with cymbals; 1 Chronicles 16:6 and Benaiah and Jahaziel the priests with trumpets continually, before the ark of the covenant of God.
The psalm of thanksgiving.
1 Chronicles 16:7 Then on that day David delivered first [this psalm] to give thanks to Jehovah through Asaph and his brethren. 1 Chronicles 16:8 Give thanks unto Jehovah, call upon his name; Make known his acts among the peoples. 1 Chronicles 16:9 Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him; Meditate upon all his wondrous works. 1 Chronicles 16:10 Glory in his holy name: Let the heart of them rejoice that seek Jehovah. 1 Chronicles 16:11 Seek Jehovah and his strength, Seek his face continually; 1 Chronicles 16:12 Remember his wondrous works which he hath done; His miracles, and the judgments of his mouth: 1 Chronicles 16:13 Ye seed of Israel his servant, Ye sons of Jacob, his chosen ones. 1 Chronicles 16:14 He, Jehovah, is our God; His judgments are in all the earth. 1 Chronicles 16:15 Be ye ever mindful of his covenant, The word which he commanded to a thousand generations, 1 Chronicles 16:16 Which he made with Abraham, And of his oath unto Isaac; 1 Chronicles 16:17 And he confirmed it unto Jacob for a statute, Unto Israel for an everlasting covenant, 1 Chronicles 16:18 Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, The lot of your inheritance; 1 Chronicles 16:19 When ye were a few men in number, Of small account, and strangers in it. 1 Chronicles 16:20 And they went from nation to nation, And from one kingdom to another people. 1 Chronicles 16:21 He suffered no man to oppress them, And reproved kings for their sakes, 1 Chronicles 16:22 [Saying,] Touch not mine anointed ones, And do my prophets no harm. 1 Chronicles 16:23 Sing unto Jehovah, all the earth; Publish his salvation from day to day. 1 Chronicles 16:24 Declare his glory among the nations, His wondrous works among all peoples. 1 Chronicles 16:25 For Jehovah is great, and exceedingly to be praised; And he is terrible above all gods. 1 Chronicles 16:26 For all the gods of the peoples are idols; But Jehovah made the heavens. 1 Chronicles 16:27 Majesty and splendour are before him; Strength and gladness in his place. 1 Chronicles 16:28 Give unto Jehovah, ye families of peoples, Give unto Jehovah glory and strength! 1 Chronicles 16:29 Give unto Jehovah the glory of his name! Bring an oblation, and come before him: Worship Jehovah in holy splendour. 1 Chronicles 16:30 Tremble before him, all the earth: The world also is established, it shall not be moved. 1 Chronicles 16:31 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; And let them say among the nations, Jehovah reigneth! 1 Chronicles 16:32 Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof; Let the field exult, and all that is therein. 1 Chronicles 16:33 Then shall the trees of the forest sing out at the presence of Jehovah, For he cometh to judge the earth. 1 Chronicles 16:34 Give thanks unto Jehovah, for he is good; For his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever. 1 Chronicles 16:35 And say, Save us, O God of our salvation, And gather us, and deliver us from the nations, To give thanks unto thy holy name, To triumph in thy praise. 1 Chronicles 16:36 Blessed be Jehovah the God of Israel, from eternity and to eternity! And all the people said, Amen! and praised Jehovah.
He appointeth ministers, porters, priests, and musicians, to attend continually on the Ark.
1 Chronicles 16:37 And he left there, before the ark of the covenant of Jehovah, Asaph and his brethren, to do the service before the ark continually, as every day's duty required; 1 Chronicles 16:38 and Obed-Edom, and their brethren, sixty-eight; Obed-Edom also, the son of Jeduthun, and Hosah as doorkeepers. 1 Chronicles 16:39 And Zadok the priest, and his brethren the priests, before the tabernacle of Jehovah in the high place that was at Gibeon, 1 Chronicles 16:40 to offer up burnt-offerings to Jehovah on the altar of burnt-offering continually, morning and evening, and according to all that is written in the law of Jehovah, which he commanded Israel; 1 Chronicles 16:41 and with them Heman and Jeduthun, and the rest that were chosen, who were expressed by name, to give thanks to Jehovah, because his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever; 1 Chronicles 16:42 and with them, [with] Heman and Jeduthun, trumpets and cymbals for those that should sound aloud; and the musical instruments of God. And the sons of Jeduthun were at the gate. 1 Chronicles 16:43 And all the people departed every one to his house; and David returned to bless his household.