1 Chronicles 16:23-36

23 Sing to the LORD, all the earth; proclaim his salvation day after day.
24 Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.
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 nations are idols, but the LORD made the heavens.
27 Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and joy are in his dwelling place.
28 Ascribe to the LORD, all you 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 his[a] holiness.
30 Tremble before him, all the earth! The world is firmly established; it cannot be moved.
31 Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let them say among the nations, “The LORD reigns!”
32 Let the sea resound, and all that is in it; let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them!
33 Let the trees of the forest sing, let them sing for joy before the LORD, for he comes to judge the earth.
34 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.
35 Cry out, “Save us, God our Savior; gather us and deliver us from the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name, and glory in your praise.”
36 Praise be to the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Then all the people said “Amen” and “Praise the LORD.”

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1 Chronicles 16:23-36 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO 1 CHRONICLES 16

This chapter relates that David offered sacrifices when the ark was brought into his city, 1Ch 16:1-3 who were the singers he appointed to sing before it continually, 1Ch 16:4-6 and the song he that day composed and delivered to them to sing, 1Ch 16:7-36 and that he appointed not only proper persons to minister before the ark, but also before the tabernacle at Gibeon, 1Ch 16:37-43.

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1 Chronicles 16:23-36 In-Context

21 He allowed no one to oppress them; for their sake he rebuked kings:
22 “Do not touch my anointed ones; do my prophets no harm.”
23 Sing to the LORD, all the earth; proclaim his salvation day after day.
24 Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.
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 nations are idols, but the LORD made the heavens.
27 Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and joy are in his dwelling place.
28 Ascribe to the LORD, all you 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 his holiness.
30 Tremble before him, all the earth! The world is firmly established; it cannot be moved.
31 Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let them say among the nations, “The LORD reigns!”
32 Let the sea resound, and all that is in it; let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them!
33 Let the trees of the forest sing, let them sing for joy before the LORD, for he comes to judge the earth.
34 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.
35 Cry out, “Save us, God our Savior; gather us and deliver us from the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name, and glory in your praise.”
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 associates before the ark of the covenant of the LORD to minister there regularly, according to each day’s requirements.
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.

Cross References 20

  • 1. Isaiah 42:12; Isaiah 66:19
  • 2. Psalms 18:3; Psalms 48:1
  • 3. Psalms 76:7; Psalms 89:7
  • 4. Exodus 18:11; Deuteronomy 32:39; 2 Chronicles 2:5; Psalms 135:5; Isaiah 40:25
  • 5. Leviticus 19:4; Psalms 8:3; Psalms 102:25
  • 6. Psalms 29:1-2
  • 7. Psalms 8:1
  • 8. 2 Chronicles 20:21; Psalms 29:1-2
  • 9. Psalms 2:11; Psalms 33:8; Psalms 76:8; Psalms 99:1; Psalms 114:7
  • 10. Psalms 93:1
  • 11. Isaiah 44:23; Isaiah 49:13
  • 12. Psalms 9:7; Psalms 47:8; Psalms 93:1; Psalms 97:1; Psalms 99:1; Psalms 146:10; Isaiah 52:7; Lamentations 5:19
  • 13. Exodus 20:11; Isaiah 42:10; Psalms 98:7
  • 14. Isaiah 14:8; Isaiah 55:12
  • 15. 1 Samuel 2:10; Psalms 7:8; Psalms 96:10; Psalms 98:9; Psalms 110:6; Isaiah 2:4
  • 16. S ver 8; Psalms 105:1; Isaiah 12:4
  • 17. Psalms 25:7; Psalms 34:8; Psalms 100:5; Psalms 135:3; Psalms 145:9; Nahum 1:7
  • 18. 2 Chronicles 5:13; 2 Chronicles 7:3; Ezra 3:11; Psalms 136:1-26; Jeremiah 33:11
  • 19. Deuteronomy 32:15; Psalms 18:46; Psalms 38:22; Micah 7:7
  • 20. Deuteronomy 27:15; S 1 Kings 8:15; Psalms 72:18-19

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Or Lord"with the splendor of"