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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 middes of the Tabernacle that Dauid had pitched for it, and they offred burnt offrings and peace offrings before God. 1 Chronicles 16:2 And when Dauid had made an ende of offering the burnt offering and the peace offerings, hee blessed the people in the Name of the Lorde. 1 Chronicles 16:3 And he dealt to euery one of Israel both man and woman, to euery one a cake of breade, and a piece of flesh, and a bottel 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 Lorde, and to rehearse and to thanke and prayse the Lord God of Israel: 1 Chronicles 16:5 Asaph the chiefe, and next to him Zechariah, Ieiel, and Shemiramoth, and Iehiel, & Mattithiah, and Eliab, and Benaiah, and Obed Edom, euen Ieiel with instruments, violes and harpes, and Asaph to make a sound with cymbales, 1 Chronicles 16:6 And Benaiah and Iahaziel Priestes, with trumpets continually before the Arke of the couenant of God.

The psalm of thanksgiving.

1 Chronicles 16:7 Then at that time Dauid did appoint at the beginning to giue thankes to the Lorde by the hand of Asaph and his brethren. 1 Chronicles 16:8 Praise the Lorde and call vpon his Name: declare his workes among the people. 1 Chronicles 16:9 Sing vnto him, sing praise vnto him, and talke of all his wonderfull workes. 1 Chronicles 16:10 Reioyce in his holy Name: let the hearts of them that seeke the Lord reioyce. 1 Chronicles 16:11 Seeke the Lord and his strength: seeke his face continually. 1 Chronicles 16:12 Remember his marueilous workes that he hath done, his wonders, and the iudgementes of his mouth, 1 Chronicles 16:13 O seede of Israel his seruant, O the children of Iaakob his chosen. 1 Chronicles 16:14 He is the Lorde our God: his iudgements are throughout all the earth. 1 Chronicles 16:15 Remember his couenant for euer, and the worde, which hee commaunded to a thousand generations: 1 Chronicles 16:16 Which he made with Abraham, and his othe to Izhak: 1 Chronicles 16:17 And hath confirmed it to Iaakob for a Law, & to Israel for an euerlasting couenant, 1 Chronicles 16:18 Saying, To thee will I giue the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance. 1 Chronicles 16:19 When ye were fewe in number, yea, a very fewe, and strangers therein, 1 Chronicles 16:20 And walked about from nation to nation, and from one kingdome to another people, 1 Chronicles 16:21 He suffered no man to do them wrong, but rebuked Kings for their sakes, saying, 1 Chronicles 16:22 Touch not mine anoynted, and doe my Prophets no harme. 1 Chronicles 16:23 Sing vnto the Lord all the earth: declare his saluation from day to day. 1 Chronicles 16:24 Declare his glory among the nations, and his wonderful workes among all people. 1 Chronicles 16:25 For the Lorde is great & much to be praised, and hee is to bee 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 Prayse and glory are before him: power & beautie are in his place. 1 Chronicles 16:28 Giue vnto the Lord, ye families of the people: giue vnto the Lord glory and power. 1 Chronicles 16:29 Giue vnto the Lorde ye glory of his Name: bring an offring and come before him, and worship the Lorde in the glorious Sanctuarie. 1 Chronicles 16:30 Tremble ye before him, al the earth: surely the world shalbe stable and not moue. 1 Chronicles 16:31 Let the heauens reioyce, and let the earth be glad, and let them say among the nations, The Lorde reigneth. 1 Chronicles 16:32 Let the sea roare, and all that therein is: Let the field be ioyfull and all that is in it. 1 Chronicles 16:33 Let the trees of the wood then reioyce at the presence of the Lorde: for he commeth to iudge the earth. 1 Chronicles 16:34 Prayse the Lorde, for hee is good, for his mercie endureth for euer. 1 Chronicles 16:35 And say ye, Saue vs, O God, our saluation, and gather vs, and deliuer vs from the heathen, that we may prayse thine holy Name, and glorie in thy praise. 1 Chronicles 16:36 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel for euer and euer: and let all people say, So be it, and praise the Lorde.

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

1 Chronicles 16:37 Then he left there before the Arke of the Lordes couenant Asaph and his brethren to minister continually before the Arke, that which was to be done euery day: 1 Chronicles 16:38 And Obed Edom and his brethren, three score and eight: and Obed Edom the sonne of Ieduthun, and Hosah were porters. 1 Chronicles 16:39 And Zadok the Priest and his brethren the Priestes were before the Tabernacle of ye Lorde, in the hie place that was at Gibeon, 1 Chronicles 16:40 To offer burnt offrings vnto the Lord, vpon the burnt offring altar continually, in the morning and in the euening, euen according vnto all that is written in the law of the Lord, which hee commaunded Israel. 1 Chronicles 16:41 And with them were Heman, and Ieduthun, and the rest that were chosen (which were appointed by names) to praise the Lorde, because his mercie endureth for euer. 1 Chronicles 16:42 Euen with them were Heman & Ioduthun, to make a sound with the cornets and with the cymbales, with excellent instruments of musicke: and the sonnes of Ieduthun were at the gate. 1 Chronicles 16:43 And all the people departed, euerie man to his house: and Dauid returned to blesse his house.

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