They brought the ark of God and set it inside the tent that David had pitched1 for it, and they presented burnt offerings and fellowship offeringsa before God.
After David had finished sacrificing the burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, he blessed2 the people in the name of the LORD.
Then he gave a loaf of bread, a cake of dates and a cake of raisins3 to each Israelite man and woman.
He appointed some of the Levites to minister4 before the ark of the LORD, to make petition, to give thanks, and to praise the LORD, the God of Israel:
Asaph was the chief, Zechariah second, then Jeiel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Mattithiah, Eliab, Benaiah, Obed-Edom and Jeiel. They were to play the lyres and harps, Asaph was to sound the cymbals,
and Benaiah and Jahaziel the priests were to blow the trumpets regularly before the ark of the covenant of God.
That day David first committed to Asaph and his associates this psalm5 of thanks to the LORD:
Give thanks6 to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations7 what he has done.
Sing to him, sing praise8 to him; tell of all his wonderful acts.
Glory in his holy name;9 let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice.