After consulting the people, Jehoshaphat appointed men to sing to the LORD and to praise him for the splendor of hisa holiness as they went out at the head of the army, saying: “Give thanks to the LORD, for his love endures forever.”
And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto the LORD, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the LORD; for his mercy endureth for ever.
And when he had taken counsel with the people, he appointed those who were to sing to the LORD and praise him in holy attire, as they went before the army, and say, "Give thanks to the LORD, for his steadfast love endures forever."
After consulting the people, the king appointed singers to walk ahead of the army, singing to the LORD and praising him for his holy splendor. This is what they sang: “Give thanks to the LORD ; his faithful love endures forever!”
And when he had consulted with the people
His principal officers, in what order they should march, and in
what manner they should form themselves, when they met the enemy,
and how they should conduct as if they were to engage: he
appointed singers unto the Lord;
to sing his praise, and give him glory, as if the victory was
already completed, it being so sure: and that should praise
the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army;
that is, praise God, who is glorious in holiness, whose beauty
lies in his holiness, and who is holy in all his ways and works:
and to say, praise the Lord, for his mercy endureth for
with which they were to conclude their songs of praise, as David
did, and whose songs they might sing; see ( Psalms
136:1-26 ) .