1 Chronicles 16
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A Tent for the Ark

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1They brought the ark of God and set it inside the tent that David had pitched for it, and they presented burnt offerings and fellowship offerings before God.1And they brought in the ark of God and set it inside the tent that David had pitched for it, and they offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before God.1And they brought in the ark of God and placed it inside the tent which David had pitched for it, and they offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before God.1So they brought the ark 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.1They brought the ark of God and placed it inside the tent David had pitched for it. Then they offered burnt offerings and fellowship offerings in God's presence.
2After David had finished sacrificing the burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD.2And when David had finished offering the burnt offerings and the peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD2When David had finished offering the burnt offering and the peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD.2And when David had made an end of offering the burnt offerings and the peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD.2When David had finished offering the burnt offerings and the fellowship offerings, he blessed the people in the name of Yahweh.
3Then he gave a loaf of bread, a cake of dates and a cake of raisins to each Israelite man and woman.3and distributed to all Israel, both men and women, to each a loaf of bread, a portion of meat, and a cake of raisins.3He distributed to everyone of Israel, both man and woman, to everyone a loaf of bread and a portion of meat and a raisin cake.3And 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.3Then he distributed to each and every Israelite, both men and women, a loaf of bread, a date cake, and a raisin cake.
4He appointed some of the Levites to minister before the ark of the LORD, to extol, thank, and praise the LORD, the God of Israel:4Then he appointed some of the Levites as ministers before the ark of the LORD, to invoke, to thank, and to praise the LORD, the God of Israel.4He appointed some of the Levites as ministers before the ark of the LORD, even to celebrate and to thank and praise the LORD God of Israel:4And he appointed certain of the Levites to minister before the ark of the LORD, and to record, and to thank and praise the LORD God of Israel:4David appointed some of the Levites to be ministers before the ark of the LORD, to celebrate the LORD God of Israel, and to give thanks and praise to Him.
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5Asaph was the chief, and next to him in rank were Zechariah, then Jaaziel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Mattithiah, Eliab, Benaiah, Obed-Edom and Jeiel. They were to play the lyres and harps, Asaph was to sound the cymbals,5Asaph was the chief, and second to him were Zechariah, Jeiel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Mattithiah, Eliab, Benaiah, Obed-edom, and Jeiel, who were to play harps and lyres; Asaph was to sound the cymbals,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,5Asaph the chief, and next to him Zechariah, Jeiel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Mattithiah, and Eliab, and Benaiah, and Obededom: and Jeiel with psalteries and with harps; but Asaph made a sound with cymbals;5Asaph was the chief and Zechariah was second to him. Jeiel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Mattithiah, Eliab, Benaiah, Obed-edom, and Jeiel played the harps and lyres, while Asaph sounded the cymbals
6and Benaiah and Jahaziel the priests were to blow the trumpets regularly before the ark of the covenant of God.6and Benaiah and Jahaziel the priests were to blow trumpets regularly before the ark of the covenant of God.6and Benaiah and Jahaziel the priests blew trumpets continually before the ark of the covenant of God.6Benaiah also and Jahaziel the priests with trumpets continually before the ark of the covenant of God.6and the priests Benaiah and Jahaziel blew the trumpets regularly before the ark of the covenant of God.

David's Psalm of Thanksgiving

(Psalm 95:1-11; Psalm 105:1-45; Psalm 106:1-48)

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7That day David first appointed Asaph and his associates to give praise to the LORD in this manner:7Then on that day David first appointed that thanksgiving be sung to the LORD by Asaph and his brothers.7Then on that day David first assigned Asaph and his relatives to give thanks to the LORD.7Then on that day David delivered first this psalm to thank the LORD into the hand of Asaph and his brethren.7On that day David decreed for the first time that thanks be given to the LORD by Asaph and his relatives:
8Give praise to the LORD, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done.8Oh give thanks to the LORD; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples!8Oh give thanks to the LORD, call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples.8Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people.8Give thanks to Yahweh; call on His name; proclaim His deeds among the peoples.
9Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts.9Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works!9Sing to Him, sing praises to Him; Speak of all His wonders.9Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, talk ye of all his wondrous works.9Sing to Him; sing praise to Him; tell about all His wonderful works!
10Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice.10Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice!10Glory in His holy name; Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.10Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD.10Honor His holy name; let the hearts of those who seek Yahweh rejoice.
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11Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.11Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually!11Seek the LORD and His strength; Seek His face continually.11Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually.11Search for the LORD and for His strength; seek His face always.
12Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced,12Remember the wondrous works that he has done, his miracles and the judgments he uttered,12Remember His wonderful deeds which He has done, His marvels and the judgments from His mouth,12Remember his marvellous works that he hath done, his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth;12Remember the wonderful works He has done, His wonders, and the judgments He has pronounced,
13you his servants, the descendants of Israel, his chosen ones, the children of Jacob.13O offspring of Israel his servant, children of Jacob, his chosen ones!13O seed of Israel His servant, Sons of Jacob, His chosen ones!13O ye seed of Israel his servant, ye children of Jacob, his chosen ones.13you offspring of Israel His servant, Jacob's descendants--His chosen ones.
14He is the LORD our God; his judgments are in all the earth.14He is the LORD our God; his judgments are in all the earth.14He is the LORD our God; His judgments are in all the earth.14He is the LORD our God; his judgments are in all the earth.14He is the LORD our God; His judgments govern the whole earth.
15He remembers his covenant forever, the promise he made, for a thousand generations,15Remember his covenant forever, the word that he commanded, for a thousand generations,15Remember His covenant forever, The word which He commanded to a thousand generations,15Be ye mindful always of his covenant; the word which he commanded to a thousand generations;15Remember His covenant forever-- the promise He ordained for a thousand generations,
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16the covenant he made with Abraham, the oath he swore to Isaac.16the covenant that he made with Abraham, his sworn promise to Isaac,16The covenant which He made with Abraham, And His oath to Isaac.16Even of the covenant which he made with Abraham, and of his oath unto Isaac;16the covenant He made with Abraham, swore to Isaac,
17He confirmed it to Jacob as a decree, to Israel as an everlasting covenant:17which he confirmed to Jacob as a statute, to Israel as an everlasting covenant,17He also confirmed it to Jacob for a statute, To Israel as an everlasting covenant,17And hath confirmed the same to Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant,17and confirmed to Jacob as a decree, and to Israel as an everlasting covenant:"
18"To you I will give the land of Canaan as the portion you will inherit."18saying, “To you I will give the land of Canaan, as your portion for an inheritance.”18Saying, "To you I will give the land of Canaan, As the portion of your inheritance."18Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance;18I will give the land of Canaan to you as your inherited portion."
19When they were but few in number, few indeed, and strangers in it,19When you were few in number, of little account, and sojourners in it,19When they were only a few in number, Very few, and strangers in it,19When ye were but few, even a few, and strangers in it.19When they were few in number, very few indeed, and temporary residents in Canaan
20they wandered from nation to nation, from one kingdom to another.20wandering from nation to nation, from one kingdom to another people,20And they wandered about from nation to nation, And from one kingdom to another people,20And when they went from nation to nation, and from one kingdom to another people;20wandering from nation to nation and from one kingdom to another,
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21He allowed no one to oppress them; for their sake he rebuked kings:21he allowed no one to oppress them; he rebuked kings on their account,21He permitted no man to oppress them, And He reproved kings for their sakes, saying,21He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes,21He allowed no one to oppress them; He rebuked kings on their behalf:"
22"Do not touch my anointed ones; do my prophets no harm."22saying, “Touch not my anointed ones, do my prophets no harm!”22"Do not touch My anointed ones, And do My prophets no harm."22Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.22Do not touch My anointed ones or harm My prophets."
23Sing to the LORD, all the earth; proclaim his salvation day after day.23Sing to the LORD, all the earth! Tell of his salvation from day to day.23Sing to the LORD, all the earth; Proclaim good tidings of His salvation from day to day.23Sing unto the LORD, all the earth; shew forth from day to day his salvation.23Sing to the LORD, all the earth. Proclaim His salvation from day to day.
24Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.24Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples!24Tell of His glory among the nations, His wonderful deeds among all the peoples.24Declare his glory among the heathen; his marvellous works among all nations.24Declare His glory among the nations, His wonderful works among all peoples.
25For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods.25For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and he is to be feared above all gods.25For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; He also is to be feared above all gods.25For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised: he also is to be feared above all gods.25For the LORD is great and highly praised; He is feared above all gods.
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26For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the LORD made the heavens.26For all the gods of the peoples are worthless idols, but the LORD made the heavens.26For all the gods of the peoples are idols, But the LORD made the heavens.26For all the gods of the people are idols: but the LORD made the heavens.26For all the gods of the peoples are idols, but the LORD made the heavens.
27Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and joy are in his dwelling place.27Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and joy are in his place.27Splendor and majesty are before Him, Strength and joy are in His place.27Glory and honour are in his presence; strength and gladness are in his place.27Splendor and majesty are before Him; strength and joy are in His place.
28Ascribe to the LORD, all you families of nations, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.28Ascribe to the LORD, O families of the peoples, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength!28Ascribe to the LORD, O families of the peoples, Ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.28Give unto the LORD, ye kindreds of the people, give unto the LORD glory and strength.28Ascribe to the LORD, families of the peoples, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.
29Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; bring an offering and come before him. Worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness.29Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; bring an offering and come before him! Worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness;29Ascribe to the LORD the glory due His name; Bring an offering, and come before Him; Worship the LORD in holy array.29Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come before him: worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.29Ascribe to Yahweh the glory of His name; bring an offering and come before Him. Worship the LORD in the splendor of His holiness;
30Tremble before him, all the earth! The world is firmly established; it cannot be moved.30tremble before him, all the earth; yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved.30Tremble before Him, all the earth; Indeed, the world is firmly established, it will not be moved.30Fear before him, all the earth: the world also shall be stable, that it be not moved.30tremble before Him, all the earth. The world is firmly established; it cannot be shaken.
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31Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let them say among the nations, "The LORD reigns!"31Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice, and let them say among the nations, “The LORD reigns!”31Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; And let them say among the nations, "The LORD reigns."31Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice: and let men say among the nations, The LORD reigneth.31Let the heavens be glad and the earth rejoice, and let them say among the nations, "The LORD is King!"
32Let the sea resound, and all that is in it; let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them!32Let the sea roar, and all that fills it; let the field exult, and everything in it!32Let the sea roar, and all it contains; Let the field exult, and all that is in it.32Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof: let the fields rejoice, and all that is therein.32Let the sea and everything in it resound; let the fields and all that is in them exult.
33Let the trees of the forest sing, let them sing for joy before the LORD, for he comes to judge the earth.33Then shall the trees of the forest sing for joy before the LORD, for he comes to judge the earth.33Then the trees of the forest will sing for joy before the LORD; For He is coming to judge the earth.33Then shall the trees of the wood sing out at the presence of the LORD, because he cometh to judge the earth.33Then the trees of the forest will shout for joy before the LORD, for He is coming to judge the earth.
34Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.34Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!34O give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting.34O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.34Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; His faithful love endures forever.
35Cry out, "Save us, God our Savior; gather us and deliver us from the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name, and glory in your praise."35Say also: “Save us, O God of our salvation, and gather and deliver us from among the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name and glory in your praise.35Then say, "Save us, O God of our salvation, And gather us and deliver us from the nations, To give thanks to Your holy name, And glory in Your praise."35And 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.35And say: "Save us, God of our salvation; gather us and rescue us from the nations so that we may give thanks to Your holy name and rejoice in Your praise.
36Praise be to the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Then all the people said "Amen" and "Praise the LORD."36Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting!” Then all the people said, “Amen!” and praised the LORD.36Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, From everlasting even to everlasting. Then all the people said, "Amen," and praised the LORD.36Blessed be the LORD God of Israel for ever and ever. And all the people said, Amen, and praised the LORD.36May Yahweh, the God of Israel, be praised from everlasting to everlasting." Then all the people said, "Amen" and "Praise the LORD."

Worship Before the Ark

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37David left Asaph and his associates before the ark of the covenant of the LORD to minister there regularly, according to each day's requirements.37So David left Asaph and his brothers there before the ark of the covenant of the LORD to minister regularly before the ark as each day required,37So he left Asaph and his relatives there before the ark of the covenant of the LORD to minister before the ark continually, as every day's work required;37So 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:37So David left Asaph and his relatives there before the ark of the LORD's covenant to minister regularly before the ark according to the daily requirements.
38He also left Obed-Edom and his sixty-eight associates to minister with them. Obed-Edom son of Jeduthun, and also Hosah, were gatekeepers.38and also Obed-edom and his sixty-eight brothers, while Obed-edom, the son of Jeduthun, and Hosah were to be gatekeepers.38and Obed-edom with his 68 relatives; Obed-edom, also the son of Jeduthun, and Hosah as gatekeepers.38And Obededom with their brethren, threescore and eight; Obededom also the son of Jeduthun and Hosah to be porters:38He assigned Obed-edom and his 68 relatives. Obed-edom son of Jeduthun and Hosah were to be gatekeepers.
39David left Zadok the priest and his fellow priests before the tabernacle of the LORD at the high place in Gibeon39And he left Zadok the priest and his brothers the priests before the tabernacle of the LORD in the high place that was at Gibeon39He left Zadok the priest and his relatives the priests before the tabernacle of the LORD in the high place which was at Gibeon,39And Zadok the priest, and his brethren the priests, before the tabernacle of the LORD in the high place that was at Gibeon,39David left Zadok the priest and his fellow priests before the tabernacle of the LORD at the high place in Gibeon
40to present burnt offerings to the LORD on the altar of burnt offering regularly, morning and evening, in accordance with everything written in the Law of the LORD, which he had given Israel.40to offer burnt offerings to the LORD on the altar of burnt offering regularly morning and evening, to do all that is written in the Law of the LORD that he commanded Israel.40to offer burnt offerings to the LORD on the altar of burnt offering continually morning and evening, even according to all that is written in the law of the LORD, which He commanded Israel.40To offer 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;40to offer burnt offerings regularly, morning and evening, to the LORD on the altar of burnt offerings and to do everything that was written in the law of the LORD, which He had commanded Israel to keep.
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41With them were Heman and Jeduthun and the rest of those chosen and designated by name to give thanks to the LORD, "for his love endures forever."41With them were Heman and Jeduthun and the rest of those chosen and expressly named to give thanks to the LORD, for his steadfast love endures forever.41With them were Heman and Jeduthun, and the rest who were chosen, who were designated by name, to give thanks to the LORD, because His lovingkindness is everlasting.41And with them Heman and Jeduthun, and the rest that were chosen, who were expressed by name, to give thanks to the LORD, because his mercy endureth for ever;41With them were Heman, Jeduthun, and the rest who were chosen and designated by name to give thanks to the LORD--for His faithful love endures forever.
42Heman and Jeduthun were responsible for the sounding of the trumpets and cymbals and for the playing of the other instruments for sacred song. The sons of Jeduthun were stationed at the gate.42Heman and Jeduthun had trumpets and cymbals for the music and instruments for sacred song. The sons of Jeduthun were appointed to the gate.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.42And 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.42Heman and Jeduthun had with them trumpets and cymbals to play and musical instruments of God. Jeduthun's sons were at the gate.
43Then all the people left, each for their own home, and David returned home to bless his family.43Then all the people departed each to his house, and David went home to bless his household.43Then all the people departed each to his house, and David returned to bless his household.43And all the people departed every man to his house: and David returned to bless his house.43Then all the people left for their homes, and David returned home to bless his household.



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