The Bible in Its Traditions

1 Chronicles 16:1–43

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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.

So they brought in the ark of God, and set it in the midst of the tabernacle which David pitched for it; and they offered whole-burnt-offerings and peace-offerings before God.

1Chr16:2  And when David had completed offering holocausts and peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the Lord.

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

And David finished offering up whole-burnt-offerings and peace-offerings, and blessed the people in the name of the Lord.

1Chr16:3  And he divided to every single one, from men even to women, a twist of bread, and a piece of roasted beef, and fine wheat flour fried with oil.

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And he dealt to every one of Israel, both man and woman, to every one a loaf of bread, and a cake made in a pan, and a sweet cake.

1Chr16:4  And he appointed some from the Levites who would minister before the ark of the Lord, and commemorate his works, and glorify and praise the Lord, the God of Israel.

And he distributed to all the people of Israel, both men and women and young men and the little ones, to every one a loaf of bread, a portion of meat, and a fine white loaf. Then all the people went away, every one to his own house.

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

1Chr16:5  Asaph was the leader, and second to him was Zechariah. In addition, there were Jeiel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Mattithiah, and Eliab, and Benaiah, and Obededom. And Jeiel was over the instruments of the psaltery and the harps. But Asaph sounded out with the cymbals.

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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;

Asaph was the chief, and next to him Zacharias, Jeiel, Semiramoth, and Jeiel, Mattathias, Eliab, and Banaeas, and Abdedom: and Jeiel sounding with musical instruments, lutes and harps, and Asaph with cymbals

1Chr16:6  Truly, the priests, Benaiah and Jahaziel, were to sound the trumpet continually before the ark of the covenant of the Lord.

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

1Chr16:7  In that day, David made Asaph the leader, in order to confess to the Lord with his brothers

These were all the priests who sounded with trumpets continually before the ark of the LORD.

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

1Chr16:8  “Confess to the Lord, and invoke his name. Make known his endeavors among the peoples.

Then on that day David delivered this psalm, both he and the chiefs of all the priests and the Levites to praise the LORD, in the company of Asaph and his brethren. These are the headings of the songs which David sang on that day before the ark of the LORD

O give thanks unto YHWH, call upon His name; make known His doings among the peoples.

1Chr16:9  Sing to him, and sing psalms to him, and describe all his miracles.

Give thanks to the LORD, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the peoples.

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Sing unto Him, sing praises unto Him; speak ye of all His marvellous works.

Sing songs to him, and sing hymns to him, relate to all people his wonderful deeds, which the Lord has wrought.

1Chr16:10  Praise his holy name! Let the heart of those who seek the Lord rejoice!

10  Glory ye in His holy name; let the heart of them rejoice that seek YHWH.

10  Praise his holy name, the heart that seeks his pleasure shall rejoice.

1Chr16:11  Seek the Lord and his virtue. Seek his face always.

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11  Seek ye YHWH and His strength; seek His face continually.

1Chr16:12  Remember his miracles, which he has accomplished, his signs, and the judgments of his mouth.

11  Seek the LORD and his strength, pray before him continually.

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12  Remember His marvellous works that He hath done, His wonders, and the judgments of His mouth;

1Chr16:13  O offspring of Israel, his servants! O sons of Jacob, his elect!

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

1Chr16:14  He is the Lord our God. His judgments are throughout all the earth.

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

1Chr16:15  Remember forever his covenant, the word that he instructed unto a thousand generations,

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15  Remember His covenant for ever, the word which He commanded to a thousand generations;

1Chr16:16  the covenant that he formed with Abraham, and his oath with Isaac.

15  Be mindful of his covenant for ever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations,

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16  The covenant which He made with Abraham, and His oath unto Isaac;

1Chr16:17  And he appointed the same to Jacob as a precept, and to Israel as an everlasting pact,

17  And He established it unto Jacob for a statute, to Israel for an everlasting covenant;

1Chr16:18  saying: ‘To you, I will give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance.’

18  Saying: 'Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance.'

1Chr16:19  At that time, they were small in number, they were few and were settlers there.

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19  When ye were but a few men in number, yea, very few, and sojourners in it,

19  when they were few in number, when they were but little, and dwelt as strangers in it;

1Chr16:20  And they passed through, from nation to nation, and from one kingdom to another people.

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

1Chr16:21  He did not permit anyone to falsely accuse them. Instead, he reproved kings on their behalf

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21  He suffered no man to do them wrong, yea, for their sake He reproved kings

1Chr16:22  ‘Do not touch my Christ. And do not malign my prophets.’

21  He permitted not the rulers to harm you, yea, he chastened kings for your sakes,

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22  'Touch not Mine anointed ones, and do My prophets no harm.'

22  saying, Touch not my anointed ones, and deal not wrongfully with my prophets.

1Chr16:23  Sing to the Lord, all the earth! Announce his salvation, from day to day.

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23  Sing unto YHWH, all the earth; proclaim His salvation from day to day.

1Chr16:24  Describe his glory among the Gentiles, his miracles among all the peoples.

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

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

1Chr16:25  For the Lord is great and exceedingly praiseworthy. And he is terrible, above all gods.

25  For great is YHWH, and highly to be praised; He also is to be feared above all gods.

1Chr16:26  For all the gods of the peoples are idols. But the Lord made the heavens.

26  For all the gods of the peoples are things of nought; but YHWH made the heavens.

1Chr16:27  Confession and magnificence are before him. Strength and gladness are in his place.

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27  Honour and majesty are before Him; strength and gladness are in His place.

27  Glory and praise are in his presence; strength and rejoicing are in his place.

1Chr16:28  Bring to the Lord, O families of the peoples, bring to the Lord glory and dominion.

28  Ascribe unto YHWH, ye kindreds of the peoples, ascribe unto the YHWH glory and strength.

28  Give to the Lord, ye families of the nations, give to the Lord glory and strength.

1Chr16:29  Give glory to the Lord, to his name. Lift up sacrifice, and approach before his sight. And adore the Lord in holy attire.

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29  Ascribe unto YHWH the glory due unto His name; bring an offering, and come before Him; worship the YHWH in the beauty of holiness.

1Chr16:30  Let all the earth be moved before his face. For he founded the globe immoveable.

29  Give thanks to the LORD with the honor due to his name; bring offerings, and give thanks before him with the prayer of your mouth; worship the LORD with holy songs.

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30  Tremble before Him, all the earth; the world also is established that it cannot be moved.

30  Let the whole earth fear before him; let the earth be established, and not be moved.

1Chr16:31  Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth exult. And let them say among the nations, ‘The Lord has reigned.’

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31  Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; and let them say among the nations: 'YHWH reigneth.'

1Chr16:32  Let the sea roar, with all its plenitude. Let the fields exult, with all that is in them.

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

32  The sea with its fullness shall resound and the tree of the field, and all things in it.

1Chr16:33  Then the trees of the forest will give praise before the Lord. For he comes to judge the earth.

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33  Then shall the trees of the wood sing for joy, before YHWH, for He is come to judge the earth.

1Chr16:34  Confess to the Lord, for he is good. For his mercy is eternal.

33  Then shall the trees of the forest sing praises at the presence of the LORD because he comes to judge the earth. He shall judge the world with justice, and reprove the peoples in faithfulness;

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34  O give thanks unto YHWH; for He is good; for His mercy endureth for ever.

34  Give thanks to the Lord, for it is good, for his mercy is for ever.

1Chr16:35  And say: ‘Save us, O God our savior! And gather us together, and rescue us from the nations, so that we may confess to your holy name, and may exult in your songs.

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35  And say ye: 'Save us, O God of our salvation, and gather us together and deliver us from the nations, that we may give thanks unto Thy holy name, that we may triumph in Thy praise.'

1Chr16:36  Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, from eternity to eternity.’ And let all the people say, ‘Amen,’ and let them sing a hymn to the Lord.”

35  Save us, O LORD, save us and gather us together, and bring us back from among the nations, that we may give thanks to thy holy name, and glory in thy praises.

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36  Blessed be YHWH, the God of Israel, from everlasting even to everlasting. And all the people said: 'Amen,' and praised the YHWH.

36  Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from everlasting and to everlasting: And all the people shall say, Amen. So they praised the Lord.

1Chr16:37  And so, there before the ark of the covenant of the Lord, he left Asaph and his brothers, so that they might minister in the sight of the ark continually, throughout each day, and in their turns.

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

37  And they left there Asaph and his brethren before the ark of the covenant of the Lord, to minister before the ark continually, according to the service of each day: from day to day.

1Chr16:38  Now Obededom and his brothers were sixty-eight. And he appointed Obededom, the son of Jeduthun, and Hosah to be porters.

38  and Obed-edom with their brethren, threescore and eight; Obed-edom also the son of Jedithun and Hosah to be door-keepers;

38  And Abdedom and his brethren were sixty and eight; and Abdedom the son of Idithun, and Osa, were to be door-keepers.

1Chr16:39  But Zadok the priest, and his brothers the priests, were before the tabernacle of the Lord in the high place, which was in Gibeon,

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

39  And they appointed Sadoc the priest, and his brethren the priests, before the tabernacle of the Lord in the high place in Gabaon,

1Chr16:40  so that they could offer holocausts to the Lord upon the altar of holocausts continually, morning and evening, according to all that was written in the law of the Lord, which he instructed to Israel.

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40  to offer burnt-offerings unto YHWH upon the altar of burnt-offering continually morning and evening, even according to all that is written in the Law of the YHWH, which He commanded unto Israel;

1Chr16:41  And after him, Heman, and Jeduthun, and the remainder of the elect, each one by his name, were appointed to confess to the Lord: “For his mercy endures forever.”

40  To offer burnt offerings to 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 gave by the hand of Moses to teach to the children of Israel;

41  and with them Heman and Jeduthun, and the rest that were chosen, who were mentioned by name, to give thanks to YHWH, because His mercy endureth for ever;

1Chr16:42  Also Heman and Jeduthun sounded the trumpet, and they played upon the cymbals, and upon every kind of musical instrument, in order to sing praises to God. But the sons of Jeduthun he made to be porters.

41  And these are the names of the men who stood up singing praises: Haman, Ariton, and the rest of the righteous men whose names were not expressed by name, to give thanks to the LORD because his mercy endures for ever;

42  and with them Heman and Jeduthun, to sound aloud with trumpets and cymbals, and with instruments for the songs of God; and the sons of Jeduthun to be at the gate.

1Chr16:43  And all the people returned to their houses, and David also, so that he might bless his own house too.

42  And these righteous men gave thanks not with the instruments of singing, neither with the tambourines nor with the timbrels nor with the curved trumpets nor with the straight trumpets nor with the cymbals, but with a pleasant mouth and with pure and perfect prayer and with righteousness and with purity to the LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel.

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

1Chr17:1  Now when David was living in his house, he said to the prophet Nathan: “Behold, I live in a house of cedar. But the ark of the covenant of the Lord is under tent skins.”

43  Then David dismissed the people, and they went every man to his own house; and David returned to bless his household.