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1 Chronicles 16 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Ministering Before the Ark

(2Sa 6:17–19 )
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:1 - 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.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:2 - After David had finished sacrificing the burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:3 - Then he gave a loaf of bread, a cake of dates and a cake of raisins to each Israelite man and woman.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:4 - He appointed some of the Levites to minister before the ark of the LORD, to extol,[fn] thank, and praise the LORD, the God of Israel:
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:5 - Asaph was the chief, and next to him in rank were Zechariah, then Jaaziel,[fn] Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Mattithiah, Eliab, Benaiah, Obed-Edom and Jeiel. They were to play the lyres and harps, Asaph was to sound the cymbals,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:6 - and Benaiah and Jahaziel the priests were to blow the trumpets regularly before the ark of the covenant of God.
(Psa 96:1–13; 105:1–15; 106:1, 47, 48 )
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:7 - That day David first appointed Asaph and his associates to give praise to the LORD in this manner:
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:8 - Give praise to the LORD, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:9 - Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:10 - Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:11 - Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:12 - Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:13 - you his servants, the descendants of Israel, his chosen ones, the children of Jacob.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:14 - He is the LORD our God; his judgments are in all the earth.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:15 - He remembers[fn] his covenant forever, the promise he made, for a thousand generations,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:16 - the covenant he made with Abraham, the oath he swore to Isaac.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:17 - He confirmed it to Jacob as a decree, to Israel as an everlasting covenant:
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:18 - “To you I will give the land of Canaan as the portion you will inherit.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:19 - When they were but few in number, few indeed, and strangers in it,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:20 - they[fn] wandered from nation to nation, from one kingdom to another.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:21 - He allowed no one to oppress them; for their sake he rebuked kings:
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:22 - “Do not touch my anointed ones; do my prophets no harm.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:23 - Sing to the LORD, all the earth; proclaim his salvation day after day.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:24 - Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:25 - For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:26 - For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the LORD made the heavens.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:27 - Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and joy are in his dwelling place.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:28 - Ascribe to the LORD, all you families of nations, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:29 - Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; bring an offering and come before him. Worship the LORD in the splendor of his[fn] holiness.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:30 - Tremble before him, all the earth! The world is firmly established; it cannot be moved.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:31 - Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let them say among the nations, “The LORD reigns!”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:32 - Let the sea resound, and all that is in it; let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them!
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:33 - Let the trees of the forest sing, let them sing for joy before the LORD, for he comes to judge the earth.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:34 - Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:35 - 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.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:36 - Praise be to the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Then all the people said “Amen” and “Praise the LORD.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:37 - 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.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:38 - He also left Obed-Edom and his sixty-eight associates to minister with them. Obed-Edom son of Jeduthun, and also Hosah, were gatekeepers.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:39 - David left Zadok the priest and his fellow priests before the tabernacle of the LORD at the high place in Gibeon
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:40 - 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.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:41 - 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.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:42 - 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.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:43 - Then all the people left, each for their own home, and David returned home to bless his family.
NIV Footnotes
Or petition; or invoke
See 15:18,20; Hebrew Jeiel, possibly another name for Jaaziel.
Some Septuagint manuscripts (see also Psalm 105:8); Hebrew Remember
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
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
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
Or LORD with the splendor of

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