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1 Chronicles 16

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16:1 And they brought in the ark of God, and set it in the midst of the tent that David had spread for it; and they presented burnt-offerings and peace-offerings before God.

16:2 And when David had ended offering up the burnt-offerings and the peace-offerings, he blessed the people in the name of Jehovah.

16:3 And he dealt to every one of Israel, both man and woman, to every one a loaf of bread and a measure [of wine] and a raisin-cake.

16:4 And he appointed certain of the Levites to do the service before the ark of Jehovah, and to celebrate, and to thank and praise Jehovah the God of Israel:

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 lutes and with harps; and Asaph sounding with cymbals;

16:6 and Benaiah and Jahaziel the priests with trumpets continually, before the ark of the covenant of God.

16:7 Then on that day David delivered first [this psalm] to give thanks to Jehovah through Asaph and his brethren.

16:8 Give thanks unto Jehovah, call upon his name; Make known his acts among the peoples.

16:9 Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him; Meditate upon all his wondrous works.

16:10 Glory in his holy name: Let the heart of them rejoice that seek Jehovah.

16:11 Seek Jehovah and his strength, Seek his face continually;

16:12 Remember his wondrous works which he hath done; His miracles, and the judgments of his mouth:

16:13 Ye seed of Israel his servant, Ye sons of Jacob, his chosen ones.

16:14 He, Jehovah, is our God; His judgments are in all the earth.

16:15 Be ye ever mindful of his covenant, The word which he commanded to a thousand generations, --

16:16 Which he made with Abraham, And of his oath unto Isaac;

16:17 And he confirmed it unto Jacob for a statute, Unto Israel for an everlasting covenant,

16:18 Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, The lot of your inheritance;

16:19 When ye were a few men in number, Of small account, and strangers in it.

16:20 And they went from nation to nation, And from one kingdom to another people.

16:21 He suffered no man to oppress them, And reproved kings for their sakes,

16:22 [Saying,] Touch not mine anointed ones, And do my prophets no harm.

16:23 Sing unto Jehovah, all the earth; Publish his salvation from day to day.

16:24 Declare his glory among the nations, His wondrous works among all peoples.

16:25 For Jehovah is great, and exceedingly to be praised; And he is terrible above all gods.

16:26 For all the gods of the peoples are idols; But Jehovah made the heavens.

16:27 Majesty and splendour are before him; Strength and gladness in his place.

16:28 Give unto Jehovah, ye families of peoples, Give unto Jehovah glory and strength!

16:29 Give unto Jehovah the glory of his name! Bring an oblation, and come before him: Worship Jehovah in holy splendour.

16:30 Tremble before him, all the earth: The world also is established, it shall not be moved.

16:31 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; And let them say among the nations, Jehovah reigneth!

16:32 Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof; Let the field exult, and all that is therein.

16:33 Then shall the trees of the forest sing out at the presence of Jehovah, For he cometh to judge the earth.

16:34 Give thanks unto Jehovah, for he is good; For his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever.

16:35 And say, Save us, O God of our salvation, And gather us, and deliver us from the nations, To give thanks unto thy holy name, To triumph in thy praise.

16:36 Blessed be Jehovah the God of Israel, from eternity and to eternity! And all the people said, Amen! and praised Jehovah.

16:37 And he left there, before the ark of the covenant of Jehovah, Asaph and his brethren, to do the service before the ark continually, as every day's duty required;

16:38 and Obed-Edom, and their brethren, sixty-eight; Obed-Edom also, the son of Jeduthun, and Hosah as doorkeepers.

16:39 And Zadok the priest, and his brethren the priests, before the tabernacle of Jehovah in the high place that was at Gibeon,

16:40 to offer up burnt-offerings to Jehovah on the altar of burnt-offering continually, morning and evening, and according to all that is written in the law of Jehovah, which he commanded Israel;

16:41 and with them Heman and Jeduthun, and the rest that were chosen, who were expressed by name, to give thanks to Jehovah, because his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever;

16:42 and with them, [with] Heman and Jeduthun, trumpets and cymbals for those that should sound aloud; and the musical instruments of God. And the sons of Jeduthun were at the gate.

16:43 And all the people departed every one to his house; and David returned to bless his household.


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