Rotherham's Emphasized Bible

1 Chronicles 16

David's festival sacrifice.

1 Chronicles 16:1 So they brought in the ark of God, and placed it in the midst of the tent, which David had pitched for it,—and they brought near ascending-sacrifices and peace-offerings, before God. 1 Chronicles 16:2 And, when David had made an end of offering the ascending-sacrifices, and the peace-offerings, he blessed the people, in the name of Yahweh. 1 Chronicles 16:3 And he apportioned, to every one of Israel, both man and woman,—to every one, a loaf of bread, and a sweet drink, and a raisin cake.

He ordereth a choir to sing thanksgiving.

1 Chronicles 16:4 And he placed before the ark of Yahweh certain of the Levites, as attendants,—and to celebrate, and to give thanks and render praise, unto Yahweh, 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 harps, and with lyres, 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 On that day, then, David gave [these songs] in chief, to give thanks unto Yahweh,—through Asaph, and his brethren:— 1 Chronicles 16:8 Give ye thanks to Yahweh, Call upon his name, Make known among the peoples, his doings; 1 Chronicles 16:9 Sing ye to him, Make music unto him, Speak ye of all his wonders. 1 Chronicles 16:10 Boast yourselves in his holy name, Joyful be the heart of them who are seeking Yahweh. 1 Chronicles 16:11 Search out Yahweh, and his power, Seek diligently his face, at all times. 1 Chronicles 16:12 Remember his wonders which he hath done, His splendid deeds, and the just decisions of his mouth. 1 Chronicles 16:13 O ye seed of Israel his servant, sons of Jacob his chosen ones: 1 Chronicles 16:14 Yahweh himself, is our God, through all the land, are his just decisions. 1 Chronicles 16:15 Remember yea to times age-abiding, his covenant, the word he hath commanded, to a thousand generations; 1 Chronicles 16:16 Which he solemnised with Abraham, and his oath, to Isaac; 1 Chronicles 16:17 And confirmed it, unto Jacob, for a statute, unto Israel, as a covenant age-abiding: 1 Chronicles 16:18 Saying, To thee, will I give the land of Canaan, as your inherited portion: 1 Chronicles 16:19 While, as yet, ye were men who could be counted, a very few, and sojourners therein: 1 Chronicles 16:20 And they wandered from nation to nation, and from one kingdom, to another people: 1 Chronicles 16:21 He suffered no man to oppress them, And reproved—for their sakes—kings! 1 Chronicles 16:22 Ye may not touch mine Anointed ones, And, to my Prophets, may ye do no wrong. 1 Chronicles 16:23 Sing to Yahweh, all the earth, Tell the tidings, from day to day, of his salvation: 1 Chronicles 16:24 Recount, among the nations, his glory, among all the peoples, his wonders. 1 Chronicles 16:25 For great is Yahweh, and worthy to be mightily praised, and to be revered is he above all gods; 1 Chronicles 16:26 For, all the gods of the peoples, are things of nought, but, Yahweh, made, the heavens. 1 Chronicles 16:27 Praise and majesty, are before him, Strength and joy, are in his dwelling-place. 1 Chronicles 16:28 Give to Yahweh, ye families of the peoples, Give to Yahweh, glory and strength: 1 Chronicles 16:29 Give to Yahweh, the glory of his name,—Bring ye a present, and enter before him, Bow down to Yahweh, in the adornment of holiness: 1 Chronicles 16:30 Tremble at his presence, all the earth, But the world, shall be established, it shall not be shaken. 1 Chronicles 16:31 Let the heavens rejoice, and the earth exult, Let them say among the nations, Yahweh, hath become king! 1 Chronicles 16:32 Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof, Let the field leap for joy, and all that is therein: 1 Chronicles 16:33 Then, shall shout in triumph, the trees of the forest, before Yahweh, for he is coming, to judge the earth. 1 Chronicles 16:34 Give ye thanks unto Yahweh, For he is good, For, age-abiding, is his lovingkindness. 1 Chronicles 16:35 And say ye, Save us, O God of our salvation, and gather us and deliver us, from among the nations,—that we may give thanks unto thy holy name, that we may triumph aloud in thy praise. 1 Chronicles 16:36 Blessed be Yahweh, God of Israel, from one age even to another age. Then said all the people, Amen, And gave praise to Yahweh.

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 Yahweh, Asaph and his brethren,—to be in attendance before the ark continually, for the duty of a day on its day; 1 Chronicles 16:38 and Obed-edom with his brethren, sixty-eight,—and Obed-edom son of Jedithun and Hosah to be doorkeepers; 1 Chronicles 16:39 and Zadok the priest, and his brethren the priests, before the habitation of Yahweh,—in the high place that was in Gibeon: 1 Chronicles 16:40 to offer ascending-sacrifices unto Yahweh, upon the altar of ascending-sacrifice,—continually, morning and evening,—even according to all that is written in the law of Yahweh, which he commanded concerning Israel; 1 Chronicles 16:41 and, with them, Heman and Jeduthun, and the rest of the chosen ones, who were distinguished by name,—to give thanks unto Yahweh, For, age-abiding, is his lovingkindness! 1 Chronicles 16:42 And, with them, Heman and Jeduthun, [with] the trumpets, and the cymbals, for sounding aloud, and the instruments for the songs of God,—and the sons of Jeduthun, for the gate. 1 Chronicles 16:43 And all the people departed, every man to his house,—and David went round, to bless his own household.

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