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1 Chronicles 16 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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The Ark Placed in the Tabernacle
David’s Song of Thanksgiving
(2 Sam. 6:17–19 )
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:1 - So they brought the ark of God, and set it in the midst of the tabernacle that David had erected for it. Then they offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:2 - And when David had finished offering the burnt offerings and the peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:3 - Then he distributed to everyone of Israel, both man and woman, to everyone a loaf of bread, a piece of meat, and a cake of raisins.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:4 - And he appointed some of the Levites to minister before the ark of the LORD, to commemorate, to thank, and to praise the LORD God of Israel:
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:5 - Asaph the chief, and next to him Zechariah, then Jeiel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Mattithiah, Eliab, Benaiah, and Obed-Edom: Jeiel with stringed instruments and harps, but Asaph made music with cymbals;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:6 - Benaiah and Jahaziel the priests regularly blew the trumpets before the ark of the covenant of God.
David’s Song of Thanksgiving
(Ps. 96:1–13; 105:1–15; 106:1, 47, 48 )
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:7 - On that day David first delivered this psalm into the hand of Asaph and his brethren, to thank the LORD:
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:8 - Oh, give thanks to the LORD!
Call upon His name;
Make known His deeds among the peoples!
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:9 - Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him;
Talk of all His wondrous works!
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:10 - Glory in His holy name;
Let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the LORD!
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:11 - Seek the LORD and His strength;
Seek His face evermore!
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:12 - Remember His marvelous works which He has done,
His wonders, and the judgments of His mouth,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:13 - O seed of Israel His servant,
You children of Jacob, His chosen ones!
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:14 - He is the LORD our God;
His judgments are in all the earth.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:15 - Remember His covenant forever,
The word which He commanded, for a thousand generations,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:16 - The covenant which He made with Abraham,
And His oath to Isaac,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:17 - And confirmed it to Jacob for a statute,
To Israel for an everlasting covenant,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:18 - Saying, “To you I will give the land of Canaan
As the allotment of your inheritance,”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:19 - When you were few in number,
Indeed very few, and strangers in it.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:20 - When they went from one nation to another,
And from one kingdom to another people,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:21 - He permitted no man to do them wrong;
Yes, He rebuked kings for their sakes,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:22 - Saying, “Do not touch My anointed ones,
And do My prophets no harm.”[fn]
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:23 - Sing to the LORD, all the earth;
Proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:24 - Declare His glory among the nations,
His wonders among all peoples.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:25 - For the LORD is great and greatly to be praised;
He is also to be feared above all gods.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:26 - For all the gods of the peoples are idols,
But the LORD made the heavens.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:27 - Honor and majesty are before Him;
Strength and gladness are in His place.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:28 - Give to the LORD, O families of the peoples,
Give to the LORD glory and strength.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:29 - Give to the LORD the glory due His name;
Bring an offering, and come before Him.
Oh, worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness!
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:30 - Tremble before Him, all the earth.
The world also is firmly established,
It shall not be moved.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:31 - Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad;
And let them say among the nations, “The LORD reigns.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:32 - Let the sea roar, and all its fullness;
Let the field rejoice, and all that is in it.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:33 - Then the trees of the woods shall rejoice before the LORD,
For He is coming to judge the earth.[fn]
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:34 - Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good!
For His mercy endures forever.[fn]
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:35 - And say, “Save us, O God of our salvation;
Gather us together, and deliver us from the Gentiles,
To give thanks to Your holy name,
To triumph in Your praise.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:36 - Blessed be the LORD God of Israel
From everlasting to everlasting![fn]
And all the people said, “Amen!” and praised the LORD.
Regular Worship Maintained
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:37 - So he left Asaph and his brothers there before the ark of the covenant of the LORD to minister before the ark regularly, as every day’s work required;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:38 - and Obed-Edom with his sixty-eight brethren, including Obed-Edom the son of Jeduthun, and Hosah, to be gatekeepers;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:39 - and Zadok the priest and his brethren the priests, before the tabernacle of the LORD at the high place that was at Gibeon,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:40 - to offer burnt offerings to the LORD on the altar of burnt offering regularly morning and evening, and to do according to all that is written in the Law of the LORD which He commanded Israel;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:41 - and with them Heman and Jeduthun and the rest who were chosen, who were designated by name, to give thanks to the LORD, because His mercy endures forever;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:42 - and with them Heman and Jeduthun, to sound aloud with trumpets and cymbals and the musical instruments of God. Now the sons of Jeduthun were gatekeepers.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:43 - Then all the people departed, every man to his house; and David returned to bless his house.
NKJV Footnotes
Compare verses 8–22 with Psalm 105:1–15
Compare verses 23–33 with Psalm 96:1–13
Compare verse 34 with Psalm 106:1
Compare verses 35, 36 with Psalm 106:47, 48

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