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1 And they brought in the ark of God and set it inside the tent that David had pitched for it, and they offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before 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 And when David had finished offering the burnt offerings and the peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD 2 After David had finished sacrificing the burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD.
3 and distributed to all Israel, both men and women, to each a loaf of bread, a portion of meat, and a cake of raisins. 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 he appointed some of the Levites as ministers before the ark of the LORD, to invoke, to thank, and to praise the LORD, 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 the chief, and second to him were Zechariah, Jeiel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Mattithiah, Eliab, Benaiah, Obed-edom, and Jeiel, who were to play harps and lyres; Asaph was to sound the cymbals, 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 and Benaiah and Jahaziel the priests were to blow trumpets regularly before the ark of the covenant of God. 6 and Benaiah and Jahaziel the priests were to blow the trumpets regularly before the ark of the covenant of God.
7 Then on that day David first appointed that thanksgiving be sung to the LORD by Asaph and his brothers. 7 That day David first committed to Asaph and his associates this psalm of thanks to the LORD:
8 Oh give thanks to the LORD; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples! 8 Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done.
9 Sing to him; sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works! 9 Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts.
10 Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice! 10 Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice.
11 Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually! 11 Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.
12 Remember the wondrous works that he has done, his miracles and the judgments he uttered, 12 Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced,
13 O offspring of Israel his servant, sons of Jacob, his chosen ones! 13 O descendants of Israel his servant, O sons of Jacob, his chosen ones.
14 He is the LORD our God; his judgments are in all the earth. 14 He is the LORD our God; his judgments are in all the earth.
15 Remember his covenant forever, the word that he commanded, for a thousand generations, 15 He remembers his covenant forever, the word he commanded, for a thousand generations,
16 the covenant that he made with Abraham, his sworn promise to Isaac, 16 the covenant he made with Abraham, the oath he swore to Isaac.
17 which he confirmed as a statute to Jacob, as an everlasting covenant to Israel, 17 He confirmed it to Jacob as a decree, to Israel as an everlasting covenant:
18 saying, "To you I will give the land of Canaan, as your portion for an inheritance." 18 "To you I will give the land of Canaan as the portion you will inherit."
19 When you were few in number, and of little account, and sojourners in it, 19 When they were but few in number, few indeed, and strangers in it,
20 wandering from nation to nation, from one kingdom to another people, 20 they wandered from nation to nation, from one kingdom to another.
21 he allowed no one to oppress them; he rebuked kings on their account, 21 He allowed no man to oppress them; for their sake he rebuked kings:
22 saying, "Touch not my anointed ones, do my prophets no harm!" 22 "Do not touch my anointed ones; do my prophets no harm."
23 Sing to the LORD, all the earth! Tell of his salvation from day to day. 23 Sing to the LORD, all the earth; proclaim his salvation day after day.
24 Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples! 24 Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.
25 For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and he is to be held in awe above all gods. 25 For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods.
26 For all the gods of the peoples are idols, but the LORD made the heavens. 26 For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the LORD made the heavens.
27 Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and joy are in his place. 27 Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and joy in his dwelling place.
28 Ascribe to the LORD, O clans of the peoples, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength! 28 Ascribe to the LORD, O families of nations, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength,
29 Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; bring an offering and come before him! Worship the LORD in the splendor 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 tremble before him, all the earth; yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved. 30 Tremble before him, all the earth! The world is firmly established; it cannot be moved.
31 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice, and let them say among the nations, "The LORD reigns!" 31 Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let them say among the nations, "The LORD reigns!"
32 Let the sea roar, and all that fills it; let the field exult, and everything in it! 32 Let the sea resound, and all that is in it; let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them!
33 Then shall the trees of the forest sing for joy before the LORD, for he comes to judge the earth. 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 Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever! 34 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.
35 Say also: "Save us, O God of our salvation, and gather and deliver us from among the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name, and glory in your 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 the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting!"Then all the people said, "Amen!" and praised the LORD. 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 So David left Asaph and his brothers there before the ark of the covenant of the LORD to minister regularly before the ark as each day required, 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 and also Obed-edom and his sixty-eight brothers, while Obed-edom, the son of Jeduthun, and Hosah were to be gatekeepers. 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 And he left Zadok the priest and his brothers the priests before the tabernacle of the LORDin the high place that was 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 offer burnt offerings to the LORDon the altar of burnt offering regularly morning and evening, to do all that is written in the Law of the LORD that he commanded 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 and Jeduthun and the rest of those chosen and expressly named to give thanks to the LORD, for his steadfast love endures forever. 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 had trumpets and cymbals for the music and instruments for sacred song. The sons of Jeduthun were appointed to the gate. 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 Then all the people departed each to his house, and David went home to bless his household. 43 Then all the people left, each for his own home, and David returned home to bless his family.