1 Chronicles 16:7
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.

Berean Study Bible
On that day David first committed to Asaph and his brothers this song of thanksgiving 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.

New King James Version
On that day David first delivered this psalm into the hand of Asaph and his brethren, to thank the LORD:

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

NASB 1995
Then on that day David first assigned Asaph and his relatives to give thanks to the LORD.

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

Amplified Bible
Then on that day David first entrusted to Asaph and his relatives to give thanks to the LORD [as their chief task].

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

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:

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Then David opened his mouth on that day, he and the Chiefs of all the Priests and the Levites, to praise LORD JEHOVAH for the community of Asaph and of his brothers, and these are the headings of the songs that David spoke before the ark of LORD JEHOVAH on that day.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Then David first gave orders to praise the Lord by the hand of Asaph and his brethren.

Contemporary English Version
That same day, David instructed Asaph and his relatives for the first time to sing these praises to the LORD:

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

Good News Translation
It was then that David first gave Asaph and the other Levites the responsibility for singing praises to the LORD.

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:

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

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.

Literal Standard Version
On that day, at that time, David has given at the beginning to give thanks to YHWH by the hand of Asaph and his brothers:

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.

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: --

Additional Translations ...
Context
David's Psalm of Thanksgiving
7On that day David first committed to Asaph and his brothers this song of thanksgiving to the LORD: 8“Give thanks to the LORD; call upon His name; make known His deeds among the nations.…

Cross References
2 Samuel 22:1
And David sang this song to the LORD on the day the LORD had delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul.

2 Samuel 23:1
These are the last words of David: "The oracle of David son of Jesse, the oracle of the man raised on high, the one anointed by the God of Jacob, and the sweet psalmist of Israel:

1 Chronicles 16:6
and the priests Benaiah and Jahaziel blew the trumpets regularly 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 spake unto the LORD the words of this song in the day that the LORD had delivered him out of the hand of all his enemies, and out of the hand of Saul:

2 Samuel 23:1,2
Now these be the last words of David. David the son of Jesse said, and the man who was raised up on high, the anointed of the God of Jacob, and the sweet psalmist of Israel, said, …

2 Chronicles 29:30
Moreover Hezekiah the king and the princes commanded the Levites to sing praise unto the LORD with the words of David, and of Asaph the seer. And they sang praises with gladness, and they bowed their heads and worshipped.

into the hand

Psalm 12:1
To the chief Musician upon Sheminith, A Psalm of David. Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.

Psalm 18:1
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, the servant of the LORD, who spake unto the LORD the words of this song in the day that the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul: And he said, I will love thee, 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" ('az) 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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
On that
הַה֗וּא (ha·hū)
Article | Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

day
בַּיּ֣וֹם (bay·yō·wm)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3117: A day

David
דָּוִיד֙ (dā·wîḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

first
בָּרֹ֔אשׁ (bā·rōš)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7218: The head

committed
נָתַ֤ן (nā·ṯan)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

to
בְּיַד־ (bə·yaḏ-)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 3027: A hand

Asaph
אָסָ֖ף (’ā·sāp̄)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 623: Asaph -- 'gatherer', the name of several Israelites

and his brothers
וְאֶחָֽיו׃ (wə·’e·ḥāw)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 251: A brother, )

[this song] of thanksgiving
לְהֹד֖וֹת (lə·hō·ḏō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct
Strong's 3034: To throw, at, away, to revere, worship, to bemoan

to the LORD:
לַיהוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel


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