1 Chronicles, Chapter 16

16:1 And they brought in the ark of God, and set it in the midst of the tent that David had pitched for it: and they offered burnt-offerings and peace-offerings before God.
16:2 And when David had made an end of offering the burnt-offering and the peace-offerings, he blessed the people in the name of Yahweh.
16:3 And he dealt to everyone of Israel, both man and woman, to everyone a loaf of bread, and a portion [of flesh], and a cake of raisins.
16:4 And he appointed certain of the Levites to minister before the ark of Yahweh, and to celebrate and to thank and praise Yahweh, 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 psalteries and with harps; and Asaph with cymbals, sounding aloud;
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 first appointed to give thanks to Yahweh, by the hand of Asaph and his brothers.
16:8 O give thanks to Yahweh, call on his name; Make known his doings among the peoples.
16:9 Sing to him, sing praises to him; Talk+ of all his marvelous works.
16:10 Glory+ in his holy name; Let the heart of them rejoice who seek Yahweh.
16:11 Seek+ Yahweh and his strength; Seek his face evermore.
16:12 Remember his marvelous works that he has done, His wonders, and the judgments of his mouth,
16:13 O you+ seed of Israel his slave, You+ sons of Jacob, his chosen ones.
16:14 He is Yahweh our God; His judgments are in all the earth.
16:15 Remember his covenant forever, The word which he commanded to a thousand generations,
16:16 [The covenant] which he made with Abraham, And his oath to Isaac,
16:17 And confirmed the same to Jacob for a statute, To Israel for an everlasting covenant,
16:18 Saying, To you I will give the land of Canaan, The lot of your+ inheritance;
16:19 When you+ were but a few men in number, Yes, very few, and sojourners in it;
16:20 And they went about from nation to nation, And from one kingdom to another people.
16:21 He allowed no man to do them wrong; Yes, he reproved kings for their sakes,
16:22 [Saying,] Don't touch my anointed ones, And do my prophets no harm.
16:23 Sing to Yahweh, all the earth; Proclaim the good news of his salvation from day to day.
16:24 Declare his glory among the nations, His marvelous works among all the peoples.
16:25 For great is Yahweh, and greatly to be praised: He also is to be awed above all gods.
16:26 For all the gods of the peoples are idols: But Yahweh made the heavens.
16:27 Grandeur and majesty are before him: Strength and gladness are in his place.
16:28 Ascribe to Yahweh, you+ kindreds of the peoples, Ascribe to Yahweh glory and strength;
16:29 Ascribe to Yahweh the glory due to his name: Bring an offering, and come before him; Worship Yahweh in holy array.
16:30 Tremble before him, all the earth: Indeed, the world will be established, it will not be moved.
16:31 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; And let them say among the nations, Yahweh reigns.
16:32 Let the sea roar, and the fullness of it; Let the field exult, and all that is in it;
16:33 Then will the trees of the forest sing for joy before Yahweh; For he comes to judge the earth.
16:34 O give thanks to Yahweh; for he is good; For his loving-kindness [endures] forever.
16:35 And say+, Save us, O God of our salvation, And gather us together and deliver us from the nations, To give thanks to your holy name, And to triumph in your praise.
16:36 Blessed be Yahweh, the God of Israel, From everlasting even to everlasting. And all the people said, Amen, and praised Yahweh.
16:37 So he left there, before the ark of the covenant of Yahweh, Asaph and his brothers, to minister before the ark continually, as every day's work required;
16:38 and Obed-edom with their brothers, threescore and eight; Obed-edom also the son of Jeduthun and Hosah to be doorkeepers;
16:39 and Zadok the priest, and his brothers the priests, before the tabernacle of Yahweh in the high place that was at Gibeon,
16:40 to 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 to Israel;
16:41 and with them Heman and Jeduthun, and the rest who were chosen, who were mentioned by name, to give thanks to Yahweh, because his loving-kindness [endures] forever;
16:42 and with them 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 to be at the gate.
16:43 And all the people departed every man to his house: and David returned to bless his house.

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