1 Chronicles 16 (New American Standard)

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A Tent for the Ark

1 And they brought in the ark of God and 1placed it inside the tent which David had pitched for it, and they offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before God. 2 When David had finished offering the burnt offering and the peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD. 3 He distributed to everyone of Israel, both man and woman, to everyone a loaf of bread and a portion of meat and a raisin cake. 4 He appointed some of the Levites as ministers before the ark of the LORD, even to celebrate and to thank and praise the LORD God of Israel: 5 Asaph the chief, and second to him Zechariah, then aJeiel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Mattithiah, Eliab, Benaiah, Obed-edom and Jeiel, with musical instruments, harps, lyres; also Asaph played loud-sounding cymbals, 6 and Benaiah and Jahaziel the priests blew trumpets continually before the ark of the covenant of God. 7 Then on that day David 2first assigned bAsaph and his crelatives to give thanks to the LORD.

Psalm of Thanksgiving

8 3Oh give thanks to the LORD, call upon His name; 4Make known His deeds among the peoples. 9 Sing to Him, sing praises to Him; dSpeak of all His ewonders. 10 fGlory in His holy name; Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad. 11 5Seek the LORD and His strength; Seek His face continually. 12 6Remember His wonderful deeds which He has done, 7His marvels and the judgments from His mouth, 13 O seed of Israel His servant, Sons of Jacob, His chosen ones! 14 He is the LORD our God; 8His judgments are in all the earth. 15 Remember His covenant forever, The word which He commanded to a thousand generations, 16 9The covenant which He made with Abraham, And His oath to Isaac. 17 10He also confirmed it to Jacob for a statute, To Israel as an everlasting covenant, 18 Saying, "11To you I will give the land of Canaan, As the portion of your inheritance." 19 12When they were only a few in number, Very few, and strangers in it, 20 And they wandered about from nation to nation, And from one kingdom to another people, 21 He permitted no man to oppress them, And 13He reproved kings for their sakes, saying, 22 "Do not touch My anointed ones, And 14do My prophets no harm." 23 15Sing to the LORD, all the earth; Proclaim good tidings of His salvation from day to day. 24 Tell of His glory among the nations, His wonderful deeds among all the peoples. 25 For 16great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; He also is 17to be feared above all gods. 26 For all the gods of the peoples are g18idols, 19But the LORD made the heavens. 27 Splendor and majesty are before Him, Strength and joy are in His place. 28 Ascribe to the LORD, O families of the peoples, Ascribe to the LORD glory and strength. 29 Ascribe to the LORD the glory due His name; Bring an hoffering, and come before Him; 20Worship the LORD in iholy array. 30 Tremble before Him, all the earth; Indeed, the world is firmly established, it will not be moved. 31 21Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; And let them say among the nations, "22The LORD reigns." 32 23Let the sea jroar, and kall it contains; Let the field exult, and all that is in it. 33 Then the trees of the forest will sing for joy before the LORD; For He is coming to judge the earth. 34 24O give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting. 35 25Then say, "Save us, O God of our salvation, And gather us and deliver us from the nations, To give thanks to Your holy name, And lglory in Your praise." 36 26Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, From everlasting even to everlasting. Then all the people 27said, "Amen," and praised the LORD.

Worship before the Ark

37 So he left Asaph and his mrelatives there 28before the ark of the covenant of the LORD to minister before the ark continually, 29as every day's work required; 38 and 30Obed-edom with nhis 68 relatives; Obed-edom, also the son of Jeduthun, and 31Hosah as gatekeepers. 39 He left 32Zadok the priest and his orelatives the priests 33before the ptabernacle of the LORD in the high place which was at Gibeon, 40 to offer burnt offerings to the LORD on the altar of burnt offering continually morning and evening, 34even according to all that is written in the law of the LORD, which He commanded Israel. 41 With them were 35Heman and Jeduthun, and 36the rest who were chosen, who were designated by name, to 37give thanks to the LORD, because His lovingkindness is everlasting. 42 And with them were Heman and Jeduthun with trumpets and cymbals for those who should sound aloud, and with instruments for 38the songs of God, and the sons of Jeduthun for the gate. 43 39Then all the people departed each to his house, and David returned to bless his household.
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