1 Chronicles 16
David's festival sacrifice.
1 Chronicles 16:1 So they brought the ark of God, and set it in the midst of the tent that David had pitched for it: and they offered burnt-sacrifices and peace-offerings before God. 1 Chronicles 16:2 And when David had made an end of offering the burnt-offerings 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 good piece of flesh, and a flagon [of wine].
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 record, and to thank and praise the LORD God of Israel: 1 Chronicles 16:5 Asaph the chief, and next to him Zechariah, Jeiel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Mattithiah, and Eliab, and Benaiah, and Obed-edom: and Jeiel with psalteries and with harps; but Asaph made a sound with cymbals; 1 Chronicles 16:6 Benaiah also 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 thank the LORD into the hand of Asaph and his brethren. 1 Chronicles 16:8 Give thanks to the LORD, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people. 1 Chronicles 16:9 Sing to him, sing psalms to him, talk ye of all his wonderous 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 the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually. 1 Chronicles 16:12 Remember his wonderful 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 Be ye mindful always of his covenant; the word [which] he commanded to a thousand generations; 1 Chronicles 16:16 [Even of the covenant] which he made with Abraham, and of his oath to Isaac; 1 Chronicles 16:17 And which he confirmed to Jacob for a law, [and] to Israel [for] an everlasting covenant, 1 Chronicles 16:18 Saying, To thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance; 1 Chronicles 16:19 When ye were but few, even a few, and strangers in it. 1 Chronicles 16:20 And [when] they went 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 my anointed, and do my prophets no harm. 1 Chronicles 16:23 Sing to the LORD, all the earth; show forth from day to day his salvation. 1 Chronicles 16:24 Declare his glory among the heathen; his wonderful works among all nations. 1 Chronicles 16:25 For great [is] the LORD, and greatly to be praised: he also [is] to be feared above all gods. 1 Chronicles 16:26 For all the gods of the people [are] idols: but the LORD made the heavens. 1 Chronicles 16:27 Glory and honor [are] in his presence; strength and gladness [are] in his place. 1 Chronicles 16:28 Give to the LORD, ye kindreds of the people, give to the LORD glory and strength. 1 Chronicles 16:29 Give to the LORD the glory [due] to his name: bring an offering, and come before him: worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness. 1 Chronicles 16:30 Fear before him, all the earth: the world also shall be stable, that it be not moved. 1 Chronicles 16:31 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice: and let [men] say among the nations, The LORD reigneth. 1 Chronicles 16:32 Let the sea roar, and the fullness thereof: let the fields rejoice, and all that [is] therein. 1 Chronicles 16:33 Then shall the trees of the wood sing at the presence of the LORD, because he cometh to judge the earth. 1 Chronicles 16:34 O give thanks to 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 heathen, that we may give thanks to thy holy name, [and] glory in thy praise. 1 Chronicles 16:36 Blessed [be] the LORD God of Israel for ever and ever. 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, sixty and eight; Obed-edom also the son of Jeduthun and Hosah [to be] porters: 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 to the LORD upon the altar of the burnt-offering continually morning and evening, and [to do] according to all that is written in the law of the LORD, 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 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 make a sound, and with musical instruments of God. And the sons of Jeduthun [were] porters. 1 Chronicles 16:43 And all the people departed every man to his house: and David returned to bless his house.