1 Chronicles 16:1-36 NIV

1 They brought the ark of God and set it inside the tent that David had pitched1 for it, and they presented burnt offerings and fellowship offeringsa before God.

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    • a 16:1 - Traditionally "peace offerings"; also in verse 2
      2 After David had finished sacrificing the burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, he blessed2 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 raisins3 to each Israelite man and woman.

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      4 He appointed some of the Levites to minister4 before the ark of the LORD, to make petition, to give thanks, and to praise the LORD, the God of Israel:

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      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 the trumpets regularly before the ark of the covenant of God.

      David's Psalm of Thanks

      16:8-22pp -- Ps 105:1-15 16:23-33pp -- Ps 96:1-13 16:34-36pp -- Ps 106:1,47-48

      7 That day David first committed to Asaph and his associates this psalm5 of thanks to the LORD:

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      8 Give thanks6 to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations7 what he has done.

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      9 Sing to him, sing praise8 to him; tell of all his wonderful acts.

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      10 Glory in his holy name;9 let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice.

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      11 Look to the LORD and his strength; seek10 his face always.

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      12 Remember11 the wonders12 he has done, his miracles,13 and the judgments he pronounced,

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      13 O descendants of Israel his servant, O sons of Jacob, his chosen ones.
      14 He is the LORD our God; his judgments14 are in all the earth.

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      15 He remembersb15 his covenant forever, the word he commanded, for a thousand generations,

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        • b 16:15 - Some Septuagint manuscripts (see also Psalm 105:8); Hebrew "Remember"
          16 the covenant16 he made with Abraham, the oath he swore to Isaac.

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          17 He confirmed it to Jacob17 as a decree, to Israel as an everlasting covenant:

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          18 "To you I will give the land of Canaan18 as the portion you will inherit."

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          19 When they were but few in number,19 few indeed, and strangers in it,

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          20 theyc wandered20 from nation to nation, from one kingdom to another.

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            • c 16:20 - -20 One Hebrew manuscript, Septuagint and Vulgate (see also Psalm 105:12); most Hebrew manuscripts "inherit, / 19 though you are but few in number, / few indeed, and strangers in it." / 20 They"
              21 He allowed no man to oppress them; for their sake he rebuked kings:21

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              22 "Do not touch my anointed ones; do my prophets22 no harm."

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              23 Sing to the LORD, all the earth; proclaim his salvation day after day.
              24 Declare his glory23 among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.

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              25 For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise;24 he is to be feared25 above all gods.26

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              26 For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the LORD made the heavens.27

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              27 Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and joy in his dwelling place.
              28 Ascribe to the LORD, O families of nations, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength,28

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              29 ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name.29 Bring an offering and come before him; worship the LORD in the splendor of hisd holiness.30

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                • d 16:29 - Or "LORD with the splendor of"
                  30 Tremble31 before him, all the earth! The world is firmly established; it cannot be moved.32

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                  31 Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad;33 let them say among the nations, "The LORD reigns!34"

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                  32 Let the sea resound, and all that is in it;35 let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them!

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                  33 Then the trees36 of the forest will sing, they will sing for joy before the LORD, for he comes to judge37 the earth.

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                  34 Give thanks38 to the LORD, for he is good;39 his love endures forever.40

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                  35 Cry out, "Save us, O God our Savior;41 gather us and deliver us from the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name, that we may glory in your praise."

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                  36 Praise be to the LORD, the God of Israel,42 from everlasting to everlasting. Then all the people said "Amen" and "Praise the LORD."

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