1 Chronicles 16:7-36 NIV

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 psalm1 of thanks to the LORD:

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8 Give thanks2 to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations3 what he has done.

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9 Sing to him, sing praise4 to him; tell of all his wonderful acts.

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10 Glory in his holy name;5 let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice.

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11 Look to the LORD and his strength; seek6 his face always.

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12 Remember7 the wonders8 he has done, his miracles,9 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 judgments10 are in all the earth.

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15 He remembersa11 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 covenant12 he made with Abraham, the oath he swore to Isaac.

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      17 He confirmed it to Jacob13 as a decree, to Israel as an everlasting covenant:

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      18 "To you I will give the land of Canaan14 as the portion you will inherit."

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      19 When they were but few in number,15 few indeed, and strangers in it,

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      20 theyb wandered16 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:17

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          22 "Do not touch my anointed ones; do my prophets18 no harm."

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          23 Sing to the LORD, all the earth; proclaim his salvation day after day.
          24 Declare his glory19 among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.

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          25 For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise;20 he is to be feared21 above all gods.22

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          26 For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the LORD made the heavens.23

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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,24

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          29 ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name.25 Bring an offering and come before him; worship the LORD in the splendor of hisc holiness.26

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            • d 16:29 - Or "LORD with the splendor of"
              30 Tremble27 before him, all the earth! The world is firmly established; it cannot be moved.28

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              31 Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad;29 let them say among the nations, "The LORD reigns!30"

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              32 Let the sea resound, and all that is in it;31 let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them!

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              33 Then the trees32 of the forest will sing, they will sing for joy before the LORD, for he comes to judge33 the earth.

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              34 Give thanks34 to the LORD, for he is good;35 his love endures forever.36

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              35 Cry out, "Save us, O God our Savior;37 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,38 from everlasting to everlasting. Then all the people said "Amen" and "Praise the LORD."

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