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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 pitched for it: and they offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before God. 1 Chronicles 16:2 And when David had made an end of offering the burnt offering and the peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD. 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 portion [of flesh], and a cake of raisins.

He ordereth a choir to sing thanksgiving.

1 Chronicles 16:4 And he appointed certain of the Levites to minister before the ark of the LORD, and to celebrate and to thank and praise the LORD, 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 psalteries and with harps; and Asaph with cymbals, sounding aloud; 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 did David first ordain to give thanks unto the LORD, by the hand of Asaph and his brethren. 1 Chronicles 16:8 O give thanks unto the LORD, call upon his name; make known his doings among the peoples. 1 Chronicles 16:9 Sing unto him, sing praises unto him; talk ye of all his marvelous works. 1 Chronicles 16:10 Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD. 1 Chronicles 16:11 Seek ye the LORD and his strength; seek his face evermore. 1 Chronicles 16:12 Remember his marvelous works that he hath done; his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth; 1 Chronicles 16:13 O ye seed of Israel his servant, ye children of Jacob, his chosen ones. 1 Chronicles 16:14 He is the LORD our God: his judgments are in all the earth. 1 Chronicles 16:15 Remember his covenant for ever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations; 1 Chronicles 16:16 [The covenant] which he made with Abraham, and his oath unto Isaac; 1 Chronicles 16:17 And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a statute, to 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 but a few men in number; yea, very few, and sojourners in it; 1 Chronicles 16:20 And they went about from nation to nation, and from one kingdom to another people. 1 Chronicles 16:21 He suffered no man to do them wrong; yea, he 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 the LORD, all the earth; shew forth his salvation from day to day. 1 Chronicles 16:24 Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples. 1 Chronicles 16:25 For great is the LORD, and highly to be praised: he also is to be feared above all gods. 1 Chronicles 16:26 For all the gods of the peoples are idols: but the LORD made the heavens. 1 Chronicles 16:27 Honour and majesty are before him: strength and gladness are in his place. 1 Chronicles 16:28 Give unto the LORD, ye kindreds of the peoples, give unto the LORD glory and strength. 1 Chronicles 16:29 Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come before him: worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness. 1 Chronicles 16:30 Tremble before him, all the earth: the world also is stablished that it cannot be moved. 1 Chronicles 16:31 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; and let them say among the nations, The LORD 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 wood sing for joy before the LORD, for he cometh to judge the earth. 1 Chronicles 16:34 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy [endureth] for ever. 1 Chronicles 16:35 And say ye, Save us, O God of our salvation, and gather us together and deliver us from the nations, to give thanks unto thy holy name, and to triumph in thy praise. 1 Chronicles 16:36 Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting even to everlasting. And all the people said, Amen, and praised the LORD.

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

1 Chronicles 16:37 So he left there, before the ark of the covenant of the LORD, Asaph and his brethren, to minister before the ark continually, as every day's work required: 1 Chronicles 16:38 and Obed-edom with their brethren, threescore and eight; Obed-edom also the son of Jeduthun and Hosah to be doorkeepers: 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 unto the LORD upon the altar of burnt offering continually morning and evening, even according to all that is written in the law of the LORD, which he commanded unto 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 the LORD, because his mercy [endureth] for ever; 1 Chronicles 16:42 and with them Heman and Jeduthun [with] trumpets and cymbals for those that should sound aloud, and [with] instruments for the songs of God: and the sons of Jeduthun to be at the gate. 1 Chronicles 16:43 And all the people departed every man to his house: and David returned to bless his house.

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