1 Chronicles 16 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 They brought the Chest of God and placed it right in the center of the tent that David had pitched for it; then they worshiped by presenting burnt offerings and peace offerings to God. 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.
2 When David had completed the offerings of worship, he blessed the people in the name of God. 2 After David had finished sacrificing the burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD.
3 Then he passed around to every one there, men and women alike, a loaf of bread, a slice of barbecue, and a raisin cake. 3 Then he gave a loaf of bread, a cake of dates and a cake of raisins to each Israelite man and woman.
4 Then David assigned some of the Levites to the Chest of God to lead worship - to intercede, give thanks, and praise the God of Israel. 4 He appointed some of the Levites to minister before the ark of the LORD, to make petition, to give thanks, and to praise the LORD, the God of Israel:
5 Asaph was in charge; under him were Zechariah, Jeiel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Mattithiah, Eliab, Benaiah, Obed-Edom, and Jeiel, who played the musical instruments. Asaph was on percussion. 5 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,
6 The priests Benaiah and Jahaziel blew the trumpets before the Chest of the Covenant of God at set times through the day. 6 and Benaiah and Jahaziel the priests were to blow the trumpets regularly before the ark of the covenant of God.
7 That was the day that David inaugurated regular worship of praise to God, led by Asaph and his company. 7 That day David first committed to Asaph and his associates this psalm of thanks to the LORD:
8 Thank God! Call out his Name! Tell the whole world who he is and what he's done! 8 Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done.
9 Sing to him! Play songs for him! Broadcast all his wonders! 9 Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts.
10 Revel in his holy Name, God-seekers, be jubilant! 10 Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice.
11 Study God and his strength, seek his presence day and night; 11 Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.
12 Remember all the wonders he performed, the miracles and judgments that came out of his mouth. 12 Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced,
13 Seed of Israel his servant! Children of Jacob, his first choice! 13 O descendants of Israel his servant, O sons of Jacob, his chosen ones.
14 He is God, our God; wherever you go you come on his judgments and decisions. 14 He is the LORD our God; his judgments are in all the earth.
15 He keeps his commitments across thousands of generations, the covenant he commanded, 15 He remembers his covenant forever, the word he commanded, for a thousand generations,
16 The same one he made with Abraham, the very one he swore to Isaac; 16 the covenant he made with Abraham, the oath he swore to Isaac.
17 He posted it in big block letters to Jacob, this eternal covenant with Israel: 17 He confirmed it to Jacob as a decree, to Israel as an everlasting covenant:
18 "I give you the land of Canaan, this is your inheritance; 18 "To you I will give the land of Canaan as the portion you will inherit."
19 Even though you're not much to look at, a few straggling strangers." 19 When they were but few in number, few indeed, and strangers in it,
20 They wandered from country to country, camped out in one kingdom after another; 20 they wandered from nation to nation, from one kingdom to another.
21 But he didn't let anyone push them around, he stood up for them against bully-kings: 21 He allowed no man to oppress them; for their sake he rebuked kings:
22 "Don't you dare touch my anointed ones, don't lay a hand on my prophets." 22 "Do not touch my anointed ones; do my prophets no harm."
23 Sing to God, everyone and everything! Get out his salvation news every day! 23 Sing to the LORD, all the earth; proclaim his salvation day after day.
24 Publish his glory among the godless nations, his wonders to all races and religions. 24 Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.
25 And why? Because God is great - well worth praising! No god or goddess comes close in honor. 25 For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods.
26 All the popular gods are stuff and nonsense, but God made the cosmos! 26 For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the LORD made the heavens.
27 Splendor and majesty flow out of him, strength and joy fill his place. 27 Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and joy in his dwelling place.
28 Shout Bravo! to God, families of the peoples, in awe of the Glory, in awe of the Strength: Bravo! 28 Ascribe to the LORD, O families of nations, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength,
29 Shout Bravo! to his famous Name, lift high an offering and enter his presence! Stand resplendent in his robes of holiness! 29 ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name. Bring an offering and come before him; worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness.
30 God is serious business, take him seriously; he's put the earth in place and it's not moving. 30 Tremble before him, all the earth! The world is firmly established; it cannot be moved.
31 So let heaven rejoice, let earth be jubilant, and pass the word among the nations, "God reigns!" 31 Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let them say among the nations, "The LORD reigns!"
32 Let Ocean, all teeming with life, bellow, let Field and all its creatures shake the rafters; 32 Let the sea resound, and all that is in it; let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them!
33 Then the trees in the forest will add their applause to all who are pleased and present before God - he's on his way to set things right! 33 Then the trees of the forest will sing, they will sing for joy before the LORD, for he comes to judge the earth.
34 Give thanks to God - he is good and his love never quits. 34 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.
35 Say, "Save us, Savior God, round us up and get us out of these godless places, So we can give thanks to your holy Name, and bask in your life of praise." 35 Cry out, "Save us, O God our Savior; gather us and deliver us from the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name, that we may glory in your praise."
36 Blessed be God, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Then everybody said, "Yes! Amen!" and "Praise God!" 36 Praise be to the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Then all the people said "Amen" and "Praise the LORD."
37 David left Asaph and his coworkers with the Chest of the Covenant of God and in charge of the work of worship; they were responsible for the needs of worship around the clock. 37 David left Asaph and his associates before the ark of the covenant of the LORD to minister there regularly, according to each day's requirements.
38 He also assigned Obed-Edom and his sixty-eight relatives to help them. Obed-Edom son of Jeduthun and Hosah were in charge of the security guards. 38 He also left Obed-Edom and his sixty-eight associates to minister with them. Obed-Edom son of Jeduthun, and also Hosah, were gatekeepers.
39 The priest Zadok and his family of priests were assigned to the Tent of God at the sacred mound at Gibeon 39 David left Zadok the priest and his fellow priests before the tabernacle of the LORD at the high place in Gibeon
40 to make sure that the services of morning and evening worship were conducted daily, complete with Whole-Burnt-Offerings offered on the Altar of Burnt Offering, as ordered in the Law of God, which was the norm for Israel. 40 to present burnt offerings to the LORD on the altar of burnt offering regularly, morning and evening, in accordance with everything written in the Law of the LORD, which he had given Israel.
41 With them were Heman, Jeduthun, and others specifically named, with the job description: "Give thanks to God, for his love never quits!" 41 With them were Heman and Jeduthun and the rest of those chosen and designated by name to give thanks to the LORD, "for his love endures forever."
42 Heman and Jeduthun were also well equipped with trumpets, cymbals, and other instruments for accompanying sacred songs. The sons of Jeduthun formed the security guard. 42 Heman and Jeduthun were responsible for the sounding of the trumpets and cymbals and for the playing of the other instruments for sacred song. The sons of Jeduthun were stationed at the gate.
43 Arrangements completed, the people all left for home. And David went home to bless his family. 43 Then all the people left, each for his own home, and David returned home to bless his family.