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1 Chronicles

1 So they brought the ark of God, and set it in the midst of the tent that David had pitched for it: and they of­fered burnt sac­ri­fices and peace of­fer­ings be­fore God. 2 And when David had made an end of of­fer­ing the burnt of­fer­ings and the peace of­fer­ings, he blessed the peo­ple in the name of the LORD. 3 And he dealt to ev­ery one of Is­rael, both man and wom­an, to ev­ery one a loaf of bread, and a good piece of flesh, and a flagon of wine. 4 And he ap­point­ed certain of the Levites to min­is­ter be­fore the ark of the LORD, and to record, and to thank and praise the LORD God of Is­rael: 5 As­aph the chief, and next to him Zechari­ah, Jeiel, and Shemi­ramoth, and Je­hiel, and Mat­tithi­ah, and Eliab, and Be­na­iah, and Obe­de­dom: and Jeiel with psalter­ies and with harps; but As­aph made a sound with cym­bals; 6 Be­na­iah also and Ja­haziel the priests with trum­pets con­tin­u­al­ly be­fore the ark of the covenant of God. 7 Then on that day David de­liv­ered first this psalm to thank the LORD into the hand of As­aph and his brethren. 8 Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the peo­ple. 9 Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, talk ye of all his won­drous works. 10 Glo­ry ye in his holy name: let the heart of them re­joice that seek the LORD. 11 Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face con­tin­u­al­ly. 12 Re­mem­ber his mar­vel­lous works that he hath done, his won­ders, and the judg­ments of his mouth; 13 O ye seed of Is­rael his ser­vant, ye chil­dren of Ja­cob, his cho­sen ones. 14 He is the LORD our God; his judg­ments are in all the earth. 15 Be ye mind­ful al­ways of his covenant; the word which he com­mand­ed to a thou­sand gen­er­a­tions; 16 Even of the covenant which he made with Abra­ham, and of his oath unto Isaac; 17 And hath con­firmed the same to Ja­cob for a law, and to Is­rael for an ev­er­last­ing covenant, 18 Say­ing, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your in­her­i­tance; 19 When ye were but few, even a few, and strangers in it. 20 And when they went from na­tion to na­tion, and from one king­dom to an­oth­er peo­ple; 21 He suf­fered no man to do them wrong: yea, he re­proved kings for their sakes, 22 Saying, Touch not mine anoint­ed, and do my prophets no harm. 23 Sing unto the LORD, all the earth; shew forth from day to day his sal­va­tion. 24 De­clare his glo­ry among the hea­then; his mar­vel­lous works among all na­tions. 25 For great is the LORD, and great­ly to be praised: he also is to be feared above all gods. 26 For all the gods of the peo­ple are idols: but the LORD made the heav­ens. 27 Glo­ry and hon­our are in his pres­ence; strength and glad­ness are in his place. 28 Give unto the LORD, ye kin­dreds of the peo­ple, give unto the LORD glo­ry and strength. 29 Give unto the LORD the glo­ry due unto his name: bring an of­fer­ing, and come be­fore him: wor­ship the LORD in the beau­ty of ho­li­ness. 30 Fear be­fore him, all the earth: the world also shall be sta­ble, that it be not moved. 31 Let the heav­ens be glad, and let the earth re­joice: and let men say among the na­tions, The LORD reigneth. 32 Let the sea roar, and the ful­ness there­of: let the fields re­joice, and all that is there­in. 33 Then shall the trees of the wood sing out at the pres­ence of the LORD, be­cause he cometh to judge the earth. 34 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his mer­cy endureth for ev­er. 35 And say ye, Save us, O God of our sal­va­tion, and gath­er us to­geth­er, and de­liv­er us from the hea­then, that we may give thanks to thy holy name, and glo­ry in thy praise. 36 Blessed be the LORD God of Is­rael for ever and ev­er. And all the peo­ple said, Amen, and praised the LORD. 37 So he left there be­fore the ark of the covenant of the LORD As­aph and his brethren, to min­is­ter be­fore the ark con­tin­u­al­ly, as ev­ery day's work re­quired: 38 And Obe­de­dom with their brethren, three­score and eight; Obe­de­dom also the son of Je­duthun and Hosah ­to be porters: 39 And Zadok the priest, and his brethren the priests, be­fore the taber­na­cle of the LORD in the high place that was at Gibeon, 40 To of­fer burnt of­fer­ings unto the LORD upon the al­tar of the burnt of­fer­ing con­tin­u­al­ly morn­ing and evening, and ­to do ac­cord­ing to all that is writ­ten in the law of the LORD, which he com­mand­ed Is­rael; 41 And with them He­man and Je­duthun, and the rest that were cho­sen, who were ex­pressed by name, to give thanks to the LORD, be­cause his mer­cy endureth for ev­er; 42 And with them He­man and Je­duthun with trum­pets and cym­bals for those that should make a sound, and with mu­si­cal in­stru­ments of God. And the sons of Je­duthun were porters. 43 And all the peo­ple de­part­ed ev­ery man to his house: and David re­turned to bless his house.