1 Chronicles 16



The Ark Of The Covenant Placed In Its Tent

1 And they brought in the ark of God and placed it inside the tent which David had pitched for it, and they offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before God.

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.

1 They brought the Ark of God, placed it within the tent that David had erected, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings in the presence of God.

1 So they brought the ark of God and set it in the midst of the tent which David had pitched for it, and they offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before God.

2 When David had finished offering the burnt offering and the peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD.

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.

2 After David had finished sacrificing the burnt offerings and peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD

2 And when David had finished offering the burnt offerings and the peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the Lord.

3 He distributed to everyone of Israel, both man and woman, to everyone a loaf of bread and a portion of meat and a raisin cake.

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.

3 and distributed a loaf of bread, a date bar, and a raisin bar to every person in Israel that is, to each man and to each woman.

3 And he distributed to everyone of Israel, both man and woman, to everyone a loaf of bread, a portion of meat, and a cake of raisins.

The Levites Lead The Worship In Jerusalem

4 He appointed some of the Levites as ministers before the ark of the LORD, even to celebrate and to thank and praise the LORD God of Israel:

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:

4 In the presence of the ark of the LORD, he appointed some of the descendants of Levi to minister continually by remembering, giving thanks, and praising the LORD God of Israel.

4 He appointed Levites to minister before the ark of the Lord and to celebrate [by calling to mind], thanking and praising the Lord, the God of Israel:

5 Asaph the chief, and second to him Zechariah, then Jeiel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Mattithiah, Eliab, Benaiah, Obed-edom and Jeiel, with musical instruments, harps, lyres; also Asaph played loud-sounding cymbals,

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;

5 Their director Asaph played cymbals, and next to him was Zechariah, followed by Jeiel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Mattithiah, Eliab, Benaiah, Obed-edom, and Jeiel, who played harps and lyres.

5 Asaph was the chief, next to him Zechariah, Jeiel (Jaaziel), Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Mattithiah, Eliab, and Benaiah, Obed-edom and Jeiel, who were to play harps and lyres; Asaph was to sound the cymbals;

6 and Benaiah and Jahaziel the priests blew trumpets continually before the ark of the covenant of God.

6 Benaiah also and Jahaziel the priests with trumpets continually before the ark of the covenant of God.

6 The priests Benaiah and Jahaziel played the trumpets continually in the presence of the Ark of the Covenant of God.

6 Benaiah and Jahaziel the priests were to blow trumpets continually before the ark of the covenant of God.

David's Psalm Of Thanksgiving

7 Then on that day David first assigned Asaph and his relatives to give thanks to the LORD.

7 Then on that day David delivered first this psalm to thank the LORD into the hand of Asaph and his brethren.

7 On that very day, David composed this psalm of thanksgiving to the LORD just for Asaph and his companions:

7 Then on that day David first entrusted to Asaph and his brethren the singing of thanks to the Lord [as their chief task]:

David's Song Of Thanks

8 Oh give thanks to the LORD, call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples.

8 Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people.

8 Give thanks to the LORD, calling on his name. Make what he has done known among the people.

8 O give thanks to the Lord, call on His name; make known His doings among the peoples!

9 Sing to Him, sing praises to Him; Speak of all His wonders.

9 Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, talk ye of all his wondrous works.

9 Sing to him, sing psalms to him, and think about all of his miraculous deeds.

9 Sing to Him, sing praises to Him; meditate on and talk of all His wondrous works and devoutly praise them!

10 Glory in His holy name; Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.

10 Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD.

10 Find joy in his holy name; let the hearts of those who keep on seeking the LORD rejoice.

10 Glory in His holy name; let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the Lord!

11 Seek the LORD and His strength; Seek His face continually.

11 Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually.

11 Seek the LORD and his strength. Always look to him.

11 Seek the Lord and His strength; yearn for and seek His face and to be in His presence continually!

12 Remember His wonderful deeds which He has done, His marvels and the judgments from His mouth,

12 Remember his marvellous works that he hath done, his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth;

12 Keep remembering the awesome deeds that he has done, along with his miracles and the rulings that he has handed down,

12 [Earnestly] remember the marvelous deeds which He has done, His miracles, and the judgments He uttered [as in Egypt],

13 O seed of Israel His servant, Sons of Jacob, His chosen ones!

13 O ye seed of Israel his servant, ye children of Jacob, his chosen ones.

13 you descendants of his servant Israel, you descendants of Jacob, the ones he has chosen.

13 O you offspring of [Abraham and] of Israel His servants, you children of Jacob, His chosen ones!

14 He is the LORD our God; His judgments are in all the earth.

14 He is the LORD our God; his judgments are in all the earth.

14 He is the LORD our God. His justice is in all of the land.

14 He is the Lord our God; His judgments are in all the earth.

15 Remember His covenant forever, The word which He commanded to a thousand generations,

15 Be ye mindful always of his covenant; the word which he commanded to a thousand generations;

15 Remember his covenant forever, his promise that he made to the thousandth generation,

15 Be mindful of His covenant forever, the promise which He commanded and established to a thousand generations,

16 The covenant which He made with Abraham, And His oath to Isaac.

16 Even of the covenant which he made with Abraham, and of his oath unto Isaac;

16 the covenant that he made with Abraham, and the oath he swore to Isaac.

16 The covenant which He made with Abraham, and His sworn promise to Isaac.

17 He also confirmed it to Jacob for a statute, To Israel as an everlasting covenant,

17 And hath confirmed the same to Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant,

17 He confirmed it to Jacob in the form of an ordinance, an eternal covenant to Israel,

17 He confirmed it as a statute to Jacob, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant,

18 Saying, "To you I will give the land of Canaan, As the portion of your inheritance."

18 Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance;

18 when he told Israel, "To you I will give the land of Canaan as your joyful inheritance."

18 Saying, To you I will give the land of Canaan, the measured portion of your possession and inheritance.

19 When they were only a few in number, Very few, and strangers in it,

19 When ye were but few, even a few, and strangers in it.

19 When you were few in number very few, and strangers at that

19 When they were but few, even a very few, and only temporary residents and strangers in it,

20 And they wandered about from nation to nation, And from one kingdom to another people,

20 And when they went from nation to nation, and from one kingdom to another people;

20 wandering from nation to nation, from one kingdom to another,

20 When they went from nation to nation, and from one kingdom to another people,

21 He permitted no man to oppress them, And He reproved kings for their sakes, saying,

21 He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes,

21 he did not let anyone wrong them. He warned kings on their behalf,

21 He allowed no man to do them wrong; yes, He reproved kings for their sakes,

22 "Do not touch My anointed ones, And do My prophets no harm."

22 Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.

22 "Don't touch my chosen ones, and don't hurt my prophets!"

22 Saying, Touch not My anointed, and do My prophets no harm.

23 Sing to the LORD, all the earth; Proclaim good tidings of His salvation from day to day.

23 Sing unto the LORD, all the earth; shew forth from day to day his salvation.

23 Let all the earth sing to the LORD! Day after day proclaim his deliverance!

23 Sing to the Lord, all the earth; show forth from day to day His salvation.

24 Tell of His glory among the nations, His wonderful deeds among all the peoples.

24 Declare his glory among the heathen; his marvellous works among all nations.

24 Declare his glory among the nations, and his miraculous deeds to all people,

24 Declare His glory among the nations, His marvelous works among all peoples.

25 For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; He also is to be feared above all gods.

25 For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised: he also is to be feared above all gods.

25 because the LORD is great, and he is praised greatly! He is feared above every god.

25 For great is the Lord and greatly to be praised; He also is to be [reverently] feared above all so-called gods.

26 For all the gods of the peoples are idols, But the LORD made the heavens.

26 For all the gods of the people are idols: but the LORD made the heavens.

26 For all of the gods of the other nations are mere idols, but the LORD fashioned the heavens!

26 For all the gods of the people are [lifeless] idols, but the Lord made the heavens.

27 Splendor and majesty are before Him, Strength and joy are in His place.

27 Glory and honour are in his presence; strength and gladness are in his place.

27 Splendor and majesty surround him, and strength and joy fill his palace.

27 Honor and majesty are [found] in His presence; strength and joy are [found] in His sanctuary.

28 Ascribe to the LORD, O families of the peoples, Ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.

28 Give unto the LORD, ye kindreds of the people, give unto the LORD glory and strength.

28 Let the families of earth recognize the LORD that he is glorious and powerful.

28 Ascribe to the Lord, you families of the peoples, 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 holy array.

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.

29 Recognize the glory that is due the LORD! Bring your offering, and come into his presence, worshiping the LORD in all of his holy splendor.

29 Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name. Bring an offering and come before Him; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness and in holy array.

30 Tremble before Him, all the earth; Indeed, the world is firmly established, it will not be moved.

30 Fear before him, all the earth: the world also shall be stable, that it be not moved.

30 Tremble in his presence, all the earth! Surely the inhabited world stands firm it cannot be moved.

30 Tremble and reverently fear before Him, all the earth's peoples; the world also shall be established, so it cannot be moved.

31 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; And let them say among the nations, "The LORD reigns."

31 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice: and let men say among the nations, The LORD reigneth.

31 Let the heavens rejoice, and the earth be glad! Say to the nations, "The LORD reigns!"

31 Let the heavens be glad and let the earth rejoice; and let men say among the nations, The Lord reigns!

32 Let the sea roar, and all it contains; Let the field exult, and all that is in it.

32 Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof: let the fields rejoice, and all that is therein.

32 Let the sea roar along with everything that fills it! Let the fields exult, along with everything in them!

32 Let the sea roar, and all the things that fill it; let the fields rejoice, and all that is in them.

33 Then the trees of the forest will sing for joy before the LORD; For He is coming to judge the earth.

33 Then shall the trees of the wood sing out at the presence of the LORD, because he cometh to judge the earth.

33 Then let the trees in the forest sing out in praise, for the LORD is coming to judge the world.

33 Then shall the trees of the wood sing out for joy before the Lord, for He comes to judge and govern the earth.

34 O give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting.

34 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.

34 Give thanks to the LORD, because he is good and because his gracious love is eternal!

34 O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever!

35 Then say, "Save us, O God of our salvation, And gather us and deliver us from the nations, To give thanks to Your holy name, And glory in Your praise."

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.

35 Call out, "Save us, God, you who delivers us! Gather us and rescue us from the nations! We will thank your holy name and rejoice as we praise you!

35 And say, Save us, O God of our salvation; gather us together and deliver us from the nations, that we may give thanks to Your holy name and glory in Your praise.

36 Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, From everlasting even to everlasting Then all the people said, "Amen," and praised the LORD.

36 Blessed be the LORD God of Israel for ever and ever. And all the people said, Amen, and praised the LORD.

36 Praise the LORD God of Israel, who lives from eternity to eternity! Then all of the people shouted "Amen!" and praised the LORD.

36 Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, forever and ever! And all the people said Amen! and praised the Lord.

Worship And The Ark

37 So he left Asaph and his relatives there before the ark of the covenant of the LORD to minister before the ark continually, as every day's work required;

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:

37 Later David left the presence of the Ark of the Covenant of the LORD so Asaph and his fellow descendants of Levi could serve the ark there continually each day, doing whatever was required.

37 So David left Asaph and his brethren before the ark of the covenant of the Lord to minister before the ark continually, as each day's work required,

38 and Obed-edom with his 68 relatives; Obed-edom, also the son of Jeduthun, and Hosah as gatekeepers.

38 And Obededom with their brethren, threescore and eight; Obededom also the son of Jeduthun and Hosah to be porters:

38 Obed-edom and 68 of his relatives remained also, with Jeduthun's son Obed-edom and Hosah serving as trustees.

38 And Obed-edom with [his] sixty-eight kinsmen. Also Obed-edom son of Jeduthun, and Hosah, were to be gatekeepers.

39 He left Zadok the priest and his relatives the priests before the tabernacle of the LORD in the high place which was at Gibeon,

39 And Zadok the priest, and his brethren the priests, before the tabernacle of the LORD in the high place that was at Gibeon,

39 He left Zadok the priest and his relatives at the Tent of the LORD at the high place in Gibeon, where they ministered in the LORD's presence,

39 And David left 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 to the LORD on the altar of burnt offering continually morning and evening, even according to all that is written in the law of the LORD, which He commanded Israel.

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;

40 sacrificing the regular burnt offerings regularly each morning and evening to the LORD on the altar dedicated to that purpose, doing everything written in the Law of the LORD, just as he had commanded Israel.

40 To offer burnt offerings to the Lord upon the altar of burnt offering continually, morning and evening, and to do all that is written in the Law of the Lord which He commanded Israel.

41 With them were Heman and Jeduthun, and the rest who were chosen, who were designated by name, to give thanks to the LORD, because His lovingkindness is everlasting.

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;

41 David also appointed Heman, Jeduthun, and others chosen by name to give thanks to the LORD, because "his gracious love is eternal."

41 With them were Heman and Jeduthun and the rest who were chosen and expressly named to give thanks to the Lord, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever.

42 And with them were Heman and Jeduthun with trumpets and cymbals for those who should sound aloud, and with instruments for the songs of God, and the sons of Jeduthun for the gate.

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.

42 They accompanied their songs of praise to God with trumpets, cymbals, and other musical instruments while Jeduthun's children served as trustees.

42 With them were Heman and Jeduthun with trumpets and cymbals for those who should sound aloud, and instruments for accompanying the songs of God. And the sons of Jeduthun were to be at the gate.

43 Then all the people departed each to his house, and David returned to bless his household.

43 And all the people departed every man to his house: and David returned to bless his house.

43 After this, everyone left for their own homes and David went home to bless his own household.

43 Then all the people departed, each man to his house, and David returned home to bless his household.



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