Ministering Before the Ark

1 They 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.
References for 1 Chronicles 16:1
2 After David had finished sacrificing the burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD.
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3 Then he gave a loaf of bread, a cake of dates and a cake of raisins to each Israelite man and woman.
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4 He appointed some of the Levites to minister before the ark of the LORD, to extol,a thank, and praise the LORD, the God of Israel:
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    • ¹ 16:4 - Or "petition" ; or "invoke"
      5 Asaph was the chief, and next to him in rank were Zechariah, then Jaaziel,b Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Mattithiah, Eliab, Benaiah, Obed-Edom and Jeiel. They were to play the lyres and harps, Asaph was to sound the cymbals,
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        • º 16:5 - See 15:18,20; Hebrew "Jeiel" , possibly another name for "Jaaziel" .
          6 and Benaiah and Jahaziel the priests were to blow the trumpets regularly before the ark of the covenant of God.
          7 That day David first appointed Asaph and his associates to give praise to the LORD in this manner:
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          8 Give praise to the LORD, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done.
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