1 Chronicles 16
King James 2000

The Ark Put in the Tabernacle

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.

2And when David had finished offering the burnt offerings and the peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD.

3And he gave to every one of Israel, both man and woman, to every one a loaf of bread, and a portion of meat, and a cake of raisins.

4And he appointed certain of the Levites to minister before the ark of the LORD, and to invoke, and to thank and praise the LORD God of Israel:

5Asaph the chief, and next to him Zechariah, Jeiel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Mattithiah, and Eliab, and Benaiah, and Obed-edom: and Jeiel with lyres and with harps; but Asaph made music with cymbals;

6Benaiah also and Jahaziel the priests blew trumpets continually before the ark of the covenant of God.

David's Psalm of Thanks

7Then on that day David delivered first this psalm to thank the LORD into the hand of Asaph and his brethren.

8Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people.

9Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, talk you of all his wondrous works.

10Glory you in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD.

11Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually.

12Remember his marvelous works that he has done, his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth;

13O you descendants of Israel his servant, you children of Jacob, his chosen ones.

14He is the LORD our God; his judgments are in all the earth.

15Be you mindful always of his covenant; the word which he commanded to a thousand generations;

16Even of the covenant which he made with Abraham, and of his oath unto Isaac;

17And has confirmed the same to Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant,

18Saying, Unto you will I give the land of Canaan, the portion of your inheritance;

19When you were but few, even a few, and strangers in it.

20And when they went from nation to nation, and from one kingdom to another people;

21He allowed no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes,

22Saying, Touch not my anointed, and do my prophets no harm.

23Sing unto the LORD, all the earth; show forth from day to day his salvation.

24Declare his glory among the nations; his marvelous works among all peoples.

25For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised: he also is to be feared above all gods.

26For all the gods of the people are idols: but the LORD made the heavens.

27Glory and honor are in his presence; strength and gladness are in his place.

28Give unto the LORD, you families of the peoples, give unto the LORD glory and strength.

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.

30Fear before him, all the earth: the world also shall be stable, that it be not moved.

31Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice: and let men say among the nations, The LORD reigns.

32Let the sea roar, and the fullness thereof: let the fields rejoice, and all that is therein.

33Then shall the trees of the wood sing out at the presence of the LORD, because he comes to judge the earth.

34O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endures forever.

35And say, Save us, O God of our salvation, and gather us together, and deliver us from the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name, and glory in your praise.

36Blessed be the LORD God of Israel forever and ever. And all the people said, Amen, and praised the LORD.

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:

38And Obed-edom with his brethren, threescore and eight; Obed-edom also the son of Jeduthun and Hosah to be gatekeepers:

39And Zadok the priest, and his brethren the priests, before the tabernacle of the LORD in the high place that was at Gibeon,

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;

41And with them Heman and Jeduthun, and the rest that were chosen, who were designated by name, to give thanks to the LORD, because his mercy endures forever;

42And with them Heman and Jeduthun with trumpets and cymbals for those that should sound aloud, and with musical instruments of God. And the sons of Jeduthun were gatekeepers.

43And all the people departed every man to his house: and David returned to bless his house.

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