1 Chronicles 16
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1And they brought the ark of God and set it in the middle of the tent which David had pitched for it. And they offered burnt sacrifices and peace offerings before God. 2And 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. 3And he divided to every one of Israel, both man and woman, to every one a loaf of bread and a portion of meat and a raisin cake.

4And 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: 5Asaph the chief, and next to him Zechariah, Jeiel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Mattithiah, and Eliab, and Benaiah, and Obed-Edom. And Jeiel praised with instruments of harps and with lyres; and Asaph made a sound with cymbals. 6Also Benaiah and Jahaziel the priests praised with silver trumpets continually before the ark of the covenant of God.

7Then on that day David first delivered this psalm into the hand of Asaph and his brethren in order to thank the LORD:

8"O give thanks to the LORD, call upon His name, make known His deeds among the people.

9Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him, tell of all His wondrous works.

10Glory in His holy name, let the heart of those who seek the LORD rejoice.

11Seek the LORD and His strength; seek His face continually.

12Remember His marvelous works which He has done, His wonders, and the judgments of His mouth,

13O seed of Israel His servant, children of Jacob, His chosen ones.

14He is the LORD our God. His judgments are in all the earth.

15Be always mindful of His covenant, the word He commanded to a thousand generations,

16Even the covenant which He made with Abraham, and of His oath unto Isaac.

17And He has established it unto Jacob for a law, to Israel for an everlasting covenant,

18Saying, 'To you will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance,'

19When you were but few, even a few, and strangers in it,

20And they went from nation to nation, and from one kingdom to another people,

21He did not allow any man to do them wrong. Yea, He reproved kings for their sakes,

22Saying, 'Touch not My anointed, and do My prophets no harm. '

23Sing unto the LORD, all the earth. Show forth from day to day His salvation.

24Declare His glory among the nations, His marvelous works among all people.

25For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised. He also is to be feared above all gods,

26For all the gods of the peoples are idols, but the LORD made the heavens.

27Glory and honor are in His presence, strength and gladness in His place.

28Give to the LORD, O you kindred of the people, give to the LORD glory and strength.

29Give to the LORD the glory due His name; bring an offering and come before Him. Worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.

30Tremble before Him, all the earth. Yea, the world is established, it shall not be moved.

31Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice. And let them say among the nations, 'The LORD reigns. '

32Let the sea roar, and the fullness of it. Let the fields rejoice, and all that is in them.

33Then shall the trees of the forest sing out at the presence of the LORD because He comes to judge the earth.

34O give thanks to the LORD, for He is good, for His steadfast love endures forever.

35And say, 'Save us, O God of our salvation, and gather us, and deliver us from the nations, so that we may give thanks to Your holy name, and glory in Your praise.

36Blessed be the LORD God of Israel forever and ever. ' And all the people said, 'Amen, and praised the LORD. ' "

37So 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; 38Also Obed-Edom, with their sixty-eight brethren, and Obed-Edom, the son of Jeduthun, and Hosah to be gatekeepers. 39And he left Zadok the priest and his brethren the priests before the tabernacle of the LORD in the high place at Gibeon, 40To offer burnt offerings to the LORD upon the altar of the burnt offering morning and evening without end, and to do according to all that is written in the law of the LORD which He commanded Israel. 41And he left with them Heman and Jeduthun, and the rest who were chosen, who were called by name, to give thanks to the LORD because His steadfast love endures forever. 42And with them were Heman and Jeduthun with silver trumpets and cymbals for those making a sound, and with musical instruments of God. And the sons of Jeduthun were gatekeepers.

43And all the people departed, each man to his house. And David returned to bless his house.

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