1 Chronicles 16
David's festival sacrifice.
1 Chronicles 16:1 And they bring in the ark of God, and set it up in the midst of the tent that David hath stretched out for it, and they bring near burnt-offerings and peace-offerings before God; 1 Chronicles 16:2 and David ceaseth from offering the burnt-offering and the peace-offerings, and blesseth the people in the name of Jehovah, 1 Chronicles 16:3 and giveth a portion to every man of Israel, both man and woman: to each a cake of bread, and a measure of wine, and a grape-cake.
He ordereth a choir to sing thanksgiving.
1 Chronicles 16:4 And he putteth before the ark of Jehovah, of the Levites, ministers, even to make mention of, and to thank, and to give praise to Jehovah, God of Israel, 1 Chronicles 16:5 Asaph the head, and his second Zechariah; Jeiel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Mattithiah, and Eliab, and Benaiah, and Obed-Edom, and Jeiel, with instruments of psalteries, and with harps; and Asaph with cymbals is sounding; 1 Chronicles 16:6 and Benaiah and Jahaziel the priests [are] with trumpets continually before the ark of the covenant of God.
The psalm of thanksgiving.
1 Chronicles 16:7 On that day then hath David given at the beginning to give thanks to Jehovah by the hand of Asaph and his brethren: 1 Chronicles 16:8 Give thanks to Jehovah, call in His name, Make known among the peoples His doings. 1 Chronicles 16:9 Sing ye to Him, sing psalms to Him, Meditate on all His wonders. 1 Chronicles 16:10 Boast yourselves in His holy name, Rejoice doth the heart of those seeking Jehovah. 1 Chronicles 16:11 Seek ye Jehovah and His strength, Seek His face continually. 1 Chronicles 16:12 Remember His wonders that He did, His signs, and the judgments of His mouth, 1 Chronicles 16:13 O seed of Israel, His servant, O sons of Jacob, His chosen ones! 1 Chronicles 16:14 He [is] Jehovah our God, In all the earth [are] His judgments. 1 Chronicles 16:15 Remember ye to the age His covenant, The word He commandedTo a thousand generations, 1 Chronicles 16:16 Which He hath made with Abraham, And His oathto Isaac, 1 Chronicles 16:17 And He establisheth it to Jacob for a statute, To Israela covenant age-during. 1 Chronicles 16:18 Saying: To thee I give the land of Canaan, The portion of your inheritance, 1 Chronicles 16:19 When ye are few of number, As a little thing, and sojourners in it. 1 Chronicles 16:20 And they go up and down, From nation unto nation, And from a kingdom unto another people. 1 Chronicles 16:21 He hath not suffered any to oppress them, And reproveth on their account kings: 1 Chronicles 16:22 Come not against Mine anointed ones, And against My prophets do not evil. 1 Chronicles 16:23 Sing to Jehovah, all the earth, Proclaim from day unto day His salvation. 1 Chronicles 16:24 Rehearse among nations His glory, Among all the peoples His wonders. 1 Chronicles 16:25 For great [is] Jehovah, and praised greatly, And fearful He [is] above all gods. 1 Chronicles 16:26 For all gods of the peoples [are] nought, And Jehovah the heavens hath made. 1 Chronicles 16:27 Honour and majesty [are] before Him, Strength and joy [are] in His place. 1 Chronicles 16:28 Ascribe to Jehovah, ye families of peoples, Ascribe to Jehovah honour and strength. 1 Chronicles 16:29 Ascribe to Jehovah the honour of His name, Lift up a present, and come before Him. Bow yourselves to Jehovah, In the beauty of holiness. 1 Chronicles 16:30 Be pained before Him, all the earth: 1 Chronicles 16:31 Also, established is the world, It is not moved! The heavens rejoice, and the earth is glad, And they say among nations: Jehovah hath reigned. 1 Chronicles 16:32 Roar doth the sea, and its fulness, Exult doth the field, and all that [is] in it, 1 Chronicles 16:33 Then sing do trees of the forest, From the presence of Jehovah, For He hath come to judge the earth! 1 Chronicles 16:34 Give thanks to Jehovah, for good, For to the age, [is] His kindness, 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 to Thy holy name, To triumph in Thy praise. 1 Chronicles 16:36 Blessed [is] Jehovah, God of Israel, From the age and unto the age;' And all the people say, 'Amen,' and have given praise to Jehovah.
He appointeth ministers, porters, priests, and musicians, to attend continually on the Ark.
1 Chronicles 16:37 And he leaveth there before the ark of the covenant of Jehovah, for Asaph and for his brethren, to minister before the ark continually, according to the matter of a day in its day, 1 Chronicles 16:38 both Obed-Edom and their brethren, sixty and eight, and Obed-Edom son of Jeduthun, and Hosah for gatekeepers, 1 Chronicles 16:39 and Zadok the priest, and his brethren the priests, before the tabernacle of Jehovah, in a high place that [is] in Gibeon, 1 Chronicles 16:40 to cause to ascend burnt-offerings to Jehovah, on the altar of burnt-offering continually, morning and evening, and for all that is written in the law of Jehovah, that He charged on Israel. 1 Chronicles 16:41 And with them [are] Heman and Jeduthun, and the rest of those chosen, who were defined by name, to give thanks to Jehovah, for to the age [is] His kindness, 1 Chronicles 16:42 and with themHeman and Jeduthun[are] trumpets and cymbals for those sounding, and instruments of the song of God, and the sons of Jeduthun [are] at the gate. 1 Chronicles 16:43 And all the people go, each to his house, and David turneth round to bless his house.