1 Chronicles 16

1 So they brought the ark of God (Elohim), and set it in the midst of the tent that Dawid had pitched for it; and they offered burnt sacrifices and peace offerings before God (Elohim).

2 And when Dawid had made an end of offering the burnt offerings and the peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of יהוה.

3 And he dealt to every one of Yisrael, 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 (Lewiyim) to minister before the ark of יהוה, and to record, and to thank and praise יהוה God of Israel (Elohei Yisrael):

5 Asaph the chief, and next to him Zechariah (Zekharyahu), Yeiel, and Shemiramoth, and Yeiel, and Mattityah, and Eliav, and Benayah, and Oved-Edom; and Yeiel with psalteries and with harps; but Asaph made a sound with cymbals;

6 Benayah also and Yachaziel the priests (kohanim) with trumpets continually before the ark of the covenant of God (Elohim).

7 Then on that day Dawid delivered first this psalm to thank יהוה into the hand of Asaph and his brethren:

8 Give thanks unto יהוה, call upon His name, make known His deeds among the people.

9 Sing unto Him, sing psalms unto Him, talk you of all His wondrous works.

10 Glory you in His holy name; let the heart of them rejoice who seek יהוה.

11 Seek יהוה 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 you seed of Yisrael His servant, you children of Jacob (Yaaqov), His chosen ones.

14 He is יהוה our God (Elohim); His judgments are in all the earth.

15 Be you mindful always of His covenant; the word which He commanded to a thousand generations,

16 Even of the covenant which He made with Avraham, and of His oath unto Isaac (Yitschaq);

17 And hath confirmed the same to Jacob (Yaaqov) for a Torah, and to Yisrael for an everlasting covenant,

18 Saying, “Unto you will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance;”

19 When you 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 allowed 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 יהוה, all the earth; shew forth from day to day His salvation.

24 Declare His glory among the nations; His marvellous works among all nations.

25 For great is יהוה, and greatly to be praised; He also is to be feared above all gods (elohim).

26 For all the gods (elohim) of the people are idols; but יהוה made the heavens.

27 Glory and honor are in His presence; strength and gladness are in His place.

28 Give unto יהוה, you kindreds of the people, give unto יהוה glory and strength.

29 Give unto יהוה the glory due unto His name; bring an offering, and come before Him; worship יהוה 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, יהוה 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 יהוה, because He cometh to judge the earth.

34 O give thanks unto יהוה, for He is good; for His mercy endureth forever.

35 And say you, “Save us, O God (Elohim) of our salvation, and gather us together, and deliver us from the heathen, that we may give thanks to Your holy name, and glory in Your praise.”

36 Blessed be יהוה God of Israel (Elohei Yisrael) forever and ever. And all the people said, “So be it (Amen)!” and praised יהוה.

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

38 And Oved-Edom with their brethren, threescore and eight; Oved-Edom also the son of Yedutun and Hosah to be porters;

39 And Zadok the priest (kohen), and his brethren the priests (kohanim), before the tabernacle of יהוה in the high place that was at Giveon,

40 To offer burnt offerings unto יהוה upon the altar of the burnt offering continually morning and evening, and to do according to all that is written in the Torah of יהוה, which He commanded Yisrael;

41 And with them Heman and Yedutun, and the rest that were chosen, who were expressed by name, to give thanks to יהוה, because His mercy endureth forever;

42 And with them Heman and Yedutun with trumpets and cymbals for those that should make a sound, and with musical instruments of God (Elohim). And the sons of Yedutun were porters.

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