1 Chronicles 16 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

1 Chronicles 16


1 Chronicles 16:1

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.

1 Chronicles 16:2

And when David had made an end of offering the burnt-offering and the peace-offerings, he blessed the people in the name of Jehovah.

1 Chronicles 16:3

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.

1 Chronicles 16:4

And he appointed certain of the Levites to minister before the ark of Jehovah, and to celebrate and to thank and praise Jehovah, the God of Israel:

1 Chronicles 16:5

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;

1 Chronicles 16:6

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

1 Chronicles 16:7

Then on that day did David first ordain to give thanks unto Jehovah, by the hand of Asaph and his brethren.

1 Chronicles 16:8

O give thanks unto Jehovah, call upon his name; Make known his doings among the peoples.

1 Chronicles 16:9

Sing unto him, sing praises unto him; Talk ye of all his marvellous works.

1 Chronicles 16:10

Glory ye in his holy name; Let the heart of them rejoice that seek Jehovah.

1 Chronicles 16:11

Seek ye Jehovah and his strength; Seek his face evermore.

1 Chronicles 16:12

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

1 Chronicles 16:13

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

1 Chronicles 16:14

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

1 Chronicles 16:15

Remember his covenant for ever, The word which he commanded to a thousand generations,

1 Chronicles 16:16

[The covenant] which he made with Abraham, And his oath unto Isaac,

1 Chronicles 16:17

And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a statute, To Israel for an everlasting covenant,

1 Chronicles 16:18

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

1 Chronicles 16:19

When ye were but a few men in number, Yea, very few, and sojourners in it;

1 Chronicles 16:20

And they went about from nation to nation, And from one kingdom to another people.

1 Chronicles 16:21

He suffered no man to do them wrong; Yea, he reproved kings for their sakes,

1 Chronicles 16:22

[Saying], Touch not mine anointed ones, And do my prophets no harm.

1 Chronicles 16:23

Sing unto Jehovah, all the earth; Show forth his salvation from day to day.

1 Chronicles 16:24

Declare his glory among the nations, His marvellous works among all the peoples.

1 Chronicles 16:25

For great is Jehovah, and greatly to be praised: He also is to be feared above all gods.

1 Chronicles 16:26

For all the gods of the peoples are idols: But Jehovah made the heavens.

1 Chronicles 16:27

Honor and majesty are before him: Strength and gladness are in his place.

1 Chronicles 16:28

Ascribe unto Jehovah, ye kindreds of the peoples, Ascribe unto Jehovah glory and strength;

1 Chronicles 16:29

Ascribe unto Jehovah the glory due unto his name: Bring an offering, and come before him: Worship Jehovah in holy array.

1 Chronicles 16:30

Tremble before him, all the earth: The world also is established that it cannot be moved.

1 Chronicles 16:31

Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; And let them say among the nations, Jehovah reigneth.

1 Chronicles 16:32

Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof; Let the field exult, and all that is therein;

1 Chronicles 16:33

Then shall the trees of the wood sing for joy before Jehovah; For he cometh to judge the earth.

1 Chronicles 16:34

O give thanks unto Jehovah; for he is good; For his lovingkindness [endureth] for ever.

1 Chronicles 16:35

And say ye, Save us, O God of our salvation, And gather us together and deliver us from the nations, To give thanks unto thy holy name, And to triumph in thy praise.

1 Chronicles 16:36

Blessed be Jehovah, the God of Israel, From everlasting even to everlasting. And all the people said, Amen, and praised Jehovah.

1 Chronicles 16:37

So he left there, before the ark of the covenant of Jehovah, Asaph and his brethren, to minister before the ark continually, as every day’s work required;

1 Chronicles 16:38

and Obed-edom with their brethren, threescore and eight; Obed-edom also the son of Jeduthun and Hosah to be doorkeepers;

1 Chronicles 16:39

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

1 Chronicles 16:40

to offer burnt-offerings unto Jehovah upon the altar of burnt-offering continually morning and evening, even according to all that is written in the law of Jehovah, which he commanded unto Israel;

1 Chronicles 16:41

and with them Heman and Jeduthun, and the rest that were chosen, who were mentioned by name, to give thanks to Jehovah, because his lovingkindness [endureth] for ever;

1 Chronicles 16:42

and with them Heman and Jeduthun [with] trumpets and cymbals for those that should sound aloud, and [with] instruments for the songs of God; and the sons of Jeduthun to be at the gate.

1 Chronicles 16:43

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

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