The First Book of the Chronicles

Chapter 16

People offer sacrifices and praise the Lord—David delivers a psalm of thanksgiving—He praises the Lord—Asaph, Obed-edom, Zadok, and others minister before the Lord.

 So they brought the aark 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.

 And when David had made an end of offering the burnt offerings and the peace offerings, he ablessed the people in the name of the Lord.

 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.

 ¶And he appointed certain of the aLevites to minister before the ark of the Lord, and to brecord, and to cthank and praise the Lord God of Israel:

 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;

 Benaiah also and Jahaziel the priests with trumpets continually before the ark of the covenant of God.

 ¶Then on that day David delivered first this apsalm to bthank the Lord into the hand of Asaph and his brethren.

 Give athanks unto the Lord, bcall upon his name, make known his cdeeds among the people.

 aSing unto him, sing psalms unto him, btalk ye of all his cwondrous works.

 10 Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord.

 11 aSeek the Lord and his strength, seek his face continually.

 12 Remember his marvellous aworks that he hath done, his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth;

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

 14 He is the Lord our God; his judgments are in all the earth.

 15 Be ye mindful always of his covenant; the word which he commanded to a thousand generations;

 16 Even of the acovenant which he made with Abraham, and of his oath unto Isaac;

 17 And hath confirmed the same to Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an aeverlasting covenant,

 18 Saying, Unto thee will I give the aland of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance;

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

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

 21 He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he areproved kings for their sakes,

 22 Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.

 23 aSing unto the Lord, all the earth; shew forth from day to day his salvation.

 24 aDeclare his glory among the heathen; his marvellous bworks among all nations.

 25 For agreat is the Lord, and greatly to be praised: he also is to be feared above all gods.

 26 For all the gods of the people are aidols: but the Lord made the heavens.

 27 Glory and honour are in his apresence; strength and gladness are in his place.

 28 Give unto the Lord, ye kindreds of the people, give unto the Lord glory and strength.

 29 Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come before him: aworship the Lord in the bbeauty of choliness.

 30 Fear before him, all the earth: the world also shall be stable, that it be not moved.

 31 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice: and let men say among the nations, The Lord areigneth.

 32 Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof: let the fields rejoice, and all that is therein.

 33 Then shall the atrees of the wood sing out at the presence of the Lord, because he cometh to bjudge the cearth.

 34 O give athanks unto the Lord; for he is bgood; for his mercy endureth for ever.

 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.

 36 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel for ever and ever. And all the people said, Amen, and praised the Lord.

 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:

 38 And Obed-edom with their brethren, threescore and eight; Obed-edom also the son of Jeduthun and Hosah to be porters:

 39 And Zadok the priest, and his brethren the priests, before the tabernacle of the Lord in the ahigh place that was at bGibeon,

 40 To aoffer burnt offerings unto 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;

 41 And with them Heman and Jeduthun, and the rest that were chosen, who were expressed by name, to give athanks to the Lord, because his bmercy endureth for ever;

 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.

 43 And all the people departed every man to his house: and David returned to abless his house.