1 And they brought in the ark of God, and set it in the midst of the tent that David had pitched for it. And they offered burnt-offerings and peace-offerings before God. 2 And when David had made an end of offering the burnt-offering and the peace-offerings, he blessed the people in the name of LORD. 3 And he dealt to every one of Israel, both man and woman, to every one a loaf of bread, and a portion [of flesh], and a cake of raisins.
4 And he appointed certain of the Levites to minister before the ark of LORD, and to celebrate and to thank and praise LORD, the God of Israel: 5 Asaph the chief, and second to him Zechariah, Jeiel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Mattithiah, and Eliab, and Benaiah, and Obed-edom, and Jeiel, with psalteries and with harps, and Asaph with cymbals, sounding aloud, 6 and Benaiah and Jahaziel the priests with trumpets continually, before the ark of the covenant of God.
7 Then on that day David first ordained to give thanks to LORD by the hand of Asaph and his brothers. 8 O give thanks to LORD. Call upon his name. Make known his doings among the peoples. 9 Sing to him. Sing praises to him. Talk ye of all his marvelous works. 10 Glory ye in his holy name. Let the heart of those who seek LORD rejoice. 11 Seek ye LORD and his strength. Seek his face evermore. 12 Remember his marvelous works that he has done, his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth, 13 O ye seed of Israel his servant, ye sons of Jacob, his chosen ones. 14 He is LORD our God. His judgments are in all the earth. 15 Remember his covenant forever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations, 16 [the covenant] which he made with Abraham, and his oath to Isaac, 17 and confirmed the same to Jacob for a statute, to Israel for an everlasting covenant, 18 saying, To thee I will give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance, 19 when ye were but a few men in number, yea, very few, and sojourners in it, 20 and they went about from nation to nation, and from one kingdom to another people. 21 He allowed no man to do them wrong. Yea, he reproved kings for their sakes, 22 [Saying], Touch not my anointed ones, and do my prophets no harm. 23 Sing to LORD, all the earth. Show forth his salvation from day to day. 24 Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples. 25 For great is LORD, and greatly to be praised. He also is to be feared above all gods. 26 For all the gods of the peoples are idols. But LORD made the heavens. 27 Honor and majesty are before him. Strength and gladness are in his place. 28 Ascribe to LORD, ye kindred of the peoples. Ascribe to LORD glory and strength. 29 Ascribe to LORD the glory due to his name. Bring an offering, and come before him. Worship LORD in holy array. 30 Tremble before him, all the earth. The world also is established that it cannot be moved. 31 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice. And let them say among the nations, LORD reigns. 32 Let the sea roar, and the fullness of it. Let the field exult, and all that is therein. 33 Then shall the trees of the wood sing for joy before LORD, for he comes to judge the earth. 34 O give thanks to LORD, for he is good, for his loving kindness [is] forever. 35 And say ye, Save us, O God of our salvation. And gather us together and deliver us from the nations, to give thanks to thy holy name, and to triumph in thy praise. 36 Blessed be LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting even to everlasting. And all the people said, Amen, and praised LORD.
37 So he left there, before the ark of the covenant of LORD, Asaph and his brothers, to minister before the ark continually, as every day's work required, 38 and Obed-edom with their sixty-eight brothers. And Obed-edom the son of Jeduthun and Hosah [were] to be porters, 39 and Zadok the priest, and his brothers the priests, before the tabernacle of LORD in the high place that was at Gibeon, 40 to offer burnt-offerings to LORD upon the altar of burnt-offering continually morning and evening, even according to all that is written in the law of LORD, which he commanded to Israel. 41 And with them Heman and Jeduthun, and the rest that were chosen, who were mentioned by name, to give thanks to LORD because his loving kindness [is] forever. 42 And with them 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 to be at the gate.