And they brought in the ark of God and 1placed it inside the tentwhichDavid had pitched for it, and they offeredburntofferings and peaceofferingsbeforeGod.
When David had finishedoffering the burntoffering and the peaceofferings, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD.
He distributed to everyone of Israel, bothman and woman, to everyone a loaf of bread and a portion of meat and a raisincake.
He appointedsome of the Levites as ministersbefore the ark of the LORD, even to celebrate and to thank and praise the LORDGod of Israel:
5Asaph 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-soundingcymbals,
and Benaiah and Jahaziel the priests blew trumpetscontinuallybefore the ark of the covenant of God.
7Then on that dayDavid2firstassignedbAsaph and his crelatives to givethanks to the LORD.
83Oh givethanks to the LORD, call upon His name; 4Makeknown His deeds among the peoples.
9Sing to Him, singpraises to Him; dSpeak of all His ewonders.
10fGlory in His holyname; Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
115Seek the LORD and His strength; Seek His facecontinually.
126Remember His wonderfuldeedswhich He has done, 7His marvels and the judgments from His mouth,
O seed of Israel His servant, Sons of Jacob, His chosenones!
He is the LORD our God; 8His judgments are in all the earth.
15Remember His covenantforever, The word which He commanded to a thousandgenerations,
169The covenant which He made with Abraham, And His oath to Isaac.
1710He also confirmed it to Jacob for a statute, To Israel as an everlastingcovenant,
18Saying, "11To you I will give the land of Canaan, As the portion of your inheritance."
1912When they were only a few in number, Very few, and strangers in it,
And they wandered about from nation to nation, And from one kingdom to anotherpeople,
He permittednoman to oppress them, And 13He reprovedkings for their sakes, saying,
"Do not touch My anointedones, And 14do My prophetsnoharm."
2315Sing to the LORD, all the earth; Proclaim good tidings of His salvation from day to day.
24Tell of His glory among the nations, His wonderfuldeeds among all the peoples.
For 16great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; He also is 17to be fearedaboveallgods.
For all the gods of the peoples are g18idols, 19But the LORDmade the heavens.
27Splendor and majesty are before Him, Strength and joy are in His place.
28Ascribe to the LORD, O families of the peoples, Ascribe to the LORDglory and strength.
29Ascribe to the LORD the glory due His name; Bring an hoffering, and comebefore Him; 20Worship the LORD in iholyarray.
30Tremblebefore Him, all the earth; Indeed, the world is firmlyestablished, it will not be moved.
3121Let the heavens be glad, and let the earthrejoice; And let them say among the nations, "22The LORDreigns."
3223Let the seajroar, and kall it contains; Let the fieldexult, and all that is in it.
33Then the trees of the forest will sing for joybefore the LORD; For He is coming to judge the earth.
3424O givethanks to the LORD, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
3525Then say, "Save us, O God of our salvation, And gather us and deliver us from the nations, To givethanks to Your holyname, And lglory in Your praise."
3626Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, From everlasting even to everlasting. Then all the people27said, "Amen," and praised the LORD.
So he leftAsaph and his mrelativesthere28before the ark of the covenant of the LORD to ministerbefore the arkcontinually, 29as every day'sworkrequired;
and 30Obed-edom with nhis 68relatives; Obed-edom, also the son of Jeduthun, and 31Hosah as gatekeepers.
He left 32Zadok the priest and his orelatives the priests33before the ptabernacle of the LORD in the highplacewhich was at Gibeon,
to offerburntofferings to the LORD on the altar of burntofferingcontinuallymorning and evening, 34even according to all that is written in the law of the LORD, which He commandedIsrael.
With them were 35Heman and Jeduthun, and 36the rest who were chosen, who were designated by name, to 37givethanks to the LORD, because His lovingkindness is everlasting.
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.
4339Then all the peopledepartedeach to his house, and Davidreturned to bless his household.