1 Chronicles 16:4
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New International Version
He appointed some of the Levites to minister before the ark of the LORD, to extol, thank, and praise the LORD, the God of Israel:

King James Bible
And 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:

Darby Bible Translation
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:

World English Bible
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:

Young's Literal Translation
And he putteth before the ark of Jehovah, of the Levites, ministers, even to make mention of, and to thank, and to give praise to Jehovah, God of Israel,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

To every one a loaf of bread - A whole cake. A good piece of flesh; "the sixth part of an ox, and the sixth part of a hin of wine." - T. See 2 Samuel 6:18-20; see Jarchi also.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

he appointed

1 Chronicles 15:16 And David spoke to the chief of the Levites to appoint their brothers to be the singers with instruments of music...

1 Chronicles 23:2-6 And he gathered together all the princes of Israel, with the priests and the Levites...

1 Chronicles 24:3 And David distributed them, both Zadok of the sons of Eleazar, and Ahimelech of the sons of Ithamar...

minister

1 Chronicles 16:37-42 So he left there before the ark of the covenant of the LORD Asaph and his brothers, to minister before the ark continually...

1 Chronicles 23:27-32 For by the last words of David the Levites were numbered from twenty years old and above...

Numbers 18:1-6 And the LORD said to Aaron, You and your sons and your father's house with you shall bear the iniquity of the sanctuary...

to record

1 Chronicles 16:8 Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name, make known his deeds among the people.

Psalm 37:1 Fret not yourself because of evildoers, neither be you envious against the workers of iniquity.

Psalm 70:1 MAKE HASTE, O GOD, TO DELIVER ME; MAKE HASTE TO HELP ME, O LORD.

Psalm 103:2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:

Psalm 105:5 Remember his marvelous works that he has done; his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth;

Isaiah 62:6,7 I have set watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: you that make mention of the LORD...

the Lord God

Genesis 17:7 And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your seed after you in their generations for an everlasting covenant...

Genesis 32:28 And he said, Your name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince have you power with God and with men...

Genesis 33:20 And he erected there an altar, and called it EleloheIsrael.

1 Kings 8:15 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, which spoke with his mouth to David my father, and has with his hand fulfilled it...

Psalm 72:18 Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, who only does wondrous things.

Psalm 106:48 Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting: and let all the people say, Amen. Praise you the LORD.

Library
Man's Chief End
Q-I: WHAT IS THE CHIEF END OF MAN? A: Man's chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him for ever. Here are two ends of life specified. 1: The glorifying of God. 2: The enjoying of God. I. The glorifying of God, I Pet 4:4: That God in all things may be glorified.' The glory of God is a silver thread which must run through all our actions. I Cor 10:01. Whether therefore ye eat or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.' Everything works to some end in things natural and artificial;
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

Cross References
1 Chronicles 6:31
These are the men David put in charge of the music in the house of the LORD after the ark came to rest there.

1 Chronicles 16:3
Then he gave a loaf of bread, a cake of dates and a cake of raisins to each Israelite man and woman.

1 Chronicles 16:5
Asaph 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,

1 Chronicles 16:37
David left Asaph and his associates before the ark of the covenant of the LORD to minister there regularly, according to each day's requirements.

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