1 Chronicles 16
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A Tent for the Ark

1And they brought in the ark of God and placed it inside the tent which David had pitched for it, and they brought burnt offerings and peace offerings near before God. 2Then David completed offering the burnt offerings and the peace offerings. And he blessed the people in the name of Yahweh. 3And he apportioned to everyone of Israel, both men and women, to everyone a loaf of bread and a portion of meat and a raisin cake.

4And he made some of the Levites ministers before the ark of Yahweh, even to bring remembrance and to thank and praise Yahweh, the God of Israel: 5Asaph the chief, and second to him Zechariah, then [†]Jeiel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Mattithiah, Eliab, Benaiah, Obed-edom, and Jeiel, with musical instruments, harps, lyres; also Asaph played loud-sounding cymbals, 6and Benaiah and Jahaziel the priests blew trumpets continually before the ark of the covenant of God.

7Then on that day David first assigned [†]Asaph and his [†]relatives to give thanks to Yahweh.

Song of Thanksgiving

8Oh give thanks to Yahweh, call upon His name;

Make known His acts among the peoples.

9Sing to Him, sing praises to Him;

Muse on all His wondrous deeds.

10Boast in His holy name;

Let the heart of those who seek Yahweh be glad.

11Inquire of Yahweh and His strength;

Seek His face continually.

12Remember His wondrous deeds which He has done,

His miraculous signs and the judgments uttered by His mouth,

13O seed of Israel His servant,

O sons of Jacob, His chosen ones!

14He is Yahweh our God;

His judgments are in all the earth.

15Remember His covenant forever,

The word which He commanded for a thousand generations,

16which He cut with Abraham,

And His oath to Isaac.

17Then He also confirmed it to Jacob for a statute,

To Israel as an everlasting covenant,

18Saying, “To you I will give the land of Canaan,

As the portion of your inheritance,”

19When you were only a few men in number,

Of little account, and sojourners in it,

20And they wandered about from nation to nation,

And from one kingdom to another people,

21He permitted no man to oppress them,

And He reproved kings for their sakes,

22“Do not touch My anointed ones,

And against My prophets do no evil.”

23Sing to Yahweh, all the earth;

Proclaim good news of His salvation from day to day.

24Recount His glory among the nations,

His wondrous deeds among all the peoples.

25For great is Yahweh, and greatly to be praised;

And He is [†]more [†]fearsome than all gods.

26For all the gods of the peoples are [†]idols,

But Yahweh made the heavens.

27Splendor and majesty are before Him,

Strength and joy are in His place.

28Ascribe to Yahweh, O families of the peoples,

Ascribe to Yahweh glory and strength.

29Ascribe to Yahweh the glory of His name;

Lift up [†]an offering, and come before Him;

Worship Yahweh in the splendor of holiness.

30Tremble before Him, all the earth;

Indeed, the world is established, it will not be shaken.

31Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice;

And let them say among the nations, “Yahweh reigns.”

32Let the sea [†]roar, as well as its fullness;

Let the field exult, and all that is in it.

33Then the trees of the forest will sing for joy before Yahweh;

For He is coming to judge the earth.

34Oh give thanks to Yahweh, for He is good,

For His lovingkindness endures forever.

35Then say, “Save us, O God of our salvation,

And gather us and deliver us from among the nations,

To give thanks to Your holy name

And revel in Your praise.”

36Blessed be Yahweh, the God of Israel,

From everlasting to everlasting. Then all the people said, “Amen,” and praised Yahweh.

Ministering Before the Ark

37So he left behind Asaph and his [†]relatives there before the ark of the covenant of Yahweh to minister before the ark continually, as every day’s work required; 38and Obed-edom with [†]his 68 relatives; Obed-edom, also the son of Jeduthun, and Hosah as gatekeepers. 39Now he left behind Zadok the priest and his [†]relatives the priests before the [†]tabernacle of Yahweh in the high place, which was at Gibeon, 40to offer burnt offerings to Yahweh on the altar of burnt offering continually morning and evening, even according to all that is written in the law of Yahweh, which He commanded Israel. 41And with them were Heman and Jeduthun, and the rest who were chosen, who were designated by name, to give thanks to Yahweh, because His lovingkindness endures forever. 42And with them were Heman and Jeduthun with trumpets and cymbals for those who should sound aloud, and with instruments for the songs of God, and the sons of Jeduthun for the gate.

43Then all the people went each to his house, and David returned to bless his household.

5 In 1 Chr 15:18, Jaaziel
7 Lit by the hand of Asaph
7 Lit brothers
25 Or to be feared above all gods
25 Or awesome
26 Or non-existent things
29 Or a grain offering
32 Or thunder
37 Lit brothers
38 Lit their brothers, 68
39 Lit brothers
39 Lit dwelling place

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