1 Chronicles 16:7
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New International Version
That day David first appointed Asaph and his associates to give praise to the LORD in this manner:

New Living Translation
On that day David gave to Asaph and his fellow Levites this song of thanksgiving to the LORD:

English Standard Version
Then on that day David first appointed that thanksgiving be sung to the LORD by Asaph and his brothers.

New American Standard Bible
Then on that day David first assigned Asaph and his relatives to give thanks to the LORD.

King James Bible
Then on that day David delivered first this psalm to thank the LORD into the hand of Asaph and his brethren.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
On that day David decreed for the first time that thanks be given to the LORD by Asaph and his relatives:

International Standard Version
On that very day, David composed this psalm of thanksgiving to the LORD just for Asaph and his companions:

NET Bible
That day David first gave to Asaph and his colleagues this song of thanks to the LORD:

New Heart English Bible
Then on that day David first ordained to give thanks to the LORD, by the hand of Asaph and his brothers.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
For the first time David entrusted Asaph and his relatives with the task of singing songs of thanks to the LORD:

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then on that day did David first ordain to give thanks unto the LORD, by the hand of Asaph and his brethren.

New American Standard 1977
Then on that day David first assigned Asaph and his relatives to give thanks to the LORD.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then, on that day, David began to thank the LORD by the hand of Asaph and his brethren.

King James 2000 Bible
Then on that day David delivered first this psalm to thank the LORD into the hand of Asaph and his brethren.

American King James Version
Then on that day David delivered first this psalm to thank the LORD into the hand of Asaph and his brothers.

American Standard Version
Then on that day did David first ordain to give thanks unto Jehovah, by the hand of Asaph and his brethren.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In that day David made Asaph the chief to give praise to the Lord with his brethren.

Darby Bible Translation
Then on that day David delivered first [this psalm] to give thanks to Jehovah through Asaph and his brethren.

English Revised Version
Then on that day did David first ordain to give thanks unto the LORD, by the hand of Asaph and his brethren.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then on that day David delivered first this psalm to thank the LORD into the hand of Asaph and his brethren.

World English Bible
Then on that day David first ordained to give thanks to Yahweh, by the hand of Asaph and his brothers.

Young's Literal Translation
On that day then hath David given at the beginning to give thanks to Jehovah by the hand of Asaph and his brethren: --
Study Bible
David's Psalm of Thanksgiving
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 the LORD. 8Oh give thanks to the LORD, call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 22:1
And David spoke the words of this song to the LORD in the day that the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul.

2 Samuel 23:1
Now these are the last words of David. David the son of Jesse declares, The man who was raised on high declares, The anointed of the God of Jacob, And the sweet psalmist of Israel,

1 Chronicles 16:6
and Benaiah and Jahaziel the priests blew trumpets continually before the ark of the covenant of God.
Treasury of Scripture

Then on that day David delivered first this psalm to thank the LORD into the hand of Asaph and his brothers.

on that day

2 Samuel 22:1 And David spoke to the LORD the words of this song in the day that …

2 Samuel 23:1,2 Now these be the last words of David. David the son of Jesse said, …

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Nehemiah 12:24 And the chief of the Levites: Hashabiah, Sherebiah, and Jeshua the …

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Psalm 18:1 I will love you, O LORD, my strength.

(7-36) An ode of thanksgiving appropriate to the occasion.

(7) Then on that day David delivered first this psalm.--Rather, On that day then (viz., after the Ark had been placed in its tent, and the minstrels appointed) David originally committed the giving of thanks to Jehovah into the hands of Asaph and his brethren. Thus understood, the verse merely asserts that this was the occasion when "Asaph and his brethren" were first charged with the duties described in 1Chronicles 16:4-6. But the words seem really intended to introduce the long ode which follows, and therefore we should perhaps render, "On that day, then David gave for the first time into the hands of Asaph and his brethren, for giving thanks to Jehovah, Give thanks unto the Lord,'" &c., the whole psalm being regarded as the object of the verb. It may be that this composite hymn was sung in the time of the compiler, on the anniversary of the removal of the Ark, which may in after-times have been commemorated by a special service. Hence it was easy to infer that it was the ode sung at the original service under David. The words "then" ('z) and "on that day" certainly seem to introduce the psalm. (Comp, their use, Exodus 15:1, and Judges 5:1. Comp. also 2Chronicles 7:6.)

But the ambiguity of 1Chronicles 16:7 may be taken along with other considerations to indicate that this ode does not constitute an original part of the Chronicles, but has been inserted by a later hand. For (1) the Psalm is clearly a cento consisting of portions of three others extant in the Psalter, and so loosely patched together that the seams are quite visible; (2) the Psalter itself does not refer the three psalms in question to David; if, however, the editors of the Psalter had read in the Chronicles a clear assertion of Davidic authorship, they would hardly have left them anonymous; (3) all critics agree that it is not here expressly said that David composed this ode, and, in fact, its ideas and language betray a later origin than the Davidic age; and (4) it contains no specific allusion to the occasion for which it purports to have been written. If no record was preserved of the psalms actually sung at the festival, it was natural that some editor should attempt to supply the apparent lacuna from the Psalter.

Verse 7. - The rendering should run, On that day did David first commit to the hand of Asaph and his brethren to render praises to Jehovah; i.e. after the following manner and words. The word first marks the solemn establishment of set public worship in the metropolis. Then on that day,.... The ark was brought to Zion, and the above persons appointed to minister before it:

David delivered first this psalm to thank the Lord into the hand of Asaph and his brethren to be sung by them now, and on every proper occasion; and this seems to be the first that was delivered to them; afterwards there were many more, as the titles of the psalms show; the following is composed of part of two others, as they now stand in the book of Psalms. From hence, to the end of 1 Chronicles 16:22 is the same with Psalm 105:1, with a little variation, see the notes there; and from thence to the end of 1 Chronicles 16:33 is Psalm 96:1 which see; and 1 Chronicles 16:34 is the same with Psalm 106:1, see the notes there. See Gill on Psalm 106:1, Psalm 107:1, Psalm 105:1, Psalm 105:2, Psalm 105:3, Psalm 105:4, Psalm 105:5, Psalm 105:6, Psalm 105:7, Psalm 105:8, Psalm 105:9, Psalm 105:10, Psalm 105:11,on Psalm 105:12, Psalm 105:13, Psalm 105:14,on Psalm 105:15 1Ch 16:7-43. His Psalm of Thanksgiving.

7. Then on that day David delivered first this psalm—Among the other preparations for this solemn inauguration, the royal bard had composed a special hymn for the occasion. Doubtless it had been previously in the hands of Asaph and his assistants, but it was now publicly committed to them as they entered for the first time on the performance of their sacred duties. It occupies the greater part of this chapter (1Ch 16:8-36), and seems to have been compiled from other psalms of David, previously known to the Israelites, as the whole of it will be found, with very slight variations, in Ps 96:1-13; 105:1-15; 106:47, 48. In the form, however, in which it is given by the sacred historian, it seems to have been the first psalm given for use in the tabernacle service. Abounding, as it does, with the liveliest ascriptions of praise to God for the revelation of His glorious character and the display of His marvellous works and containing, as it does, so many pointed allusions to the origin, privileges, and peculiar destiny of the chosen people, it was admirably calculated to animate the devotions and call forth the gratitude of the assembled multitude.16:7-36 Let God be glorified in our praises. Let others be edified and taught, that strangers to him may be led to adore him. Let us ourselves triumph and trust in God. Those that give glory to God's name are allowed to glory in it. Let the everlasting covenant be the great matter of our joy his people of old, be remembered by us with thankfulness to him. Show forth from day to day his salvation, his promised salvation by Christ. We have reason to celebrate that from day to day; for we daily receive the benefit, and it is a subject that can never be exhausted. In the midst of praises, we must not forget to pray for the servants of God in distress.
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