1 Chronicles 16:8-36
New American Standard Bible
Psalm of Thanksgiving
8 (A)Give thanks to the Lord, call upon His name;
(B)Make His deeds known among the peoples.
9 Sing to Him, sing praises to Him;
[a]Speak of all His [b]wonders.
10 Boast in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the Lord be joyful.
11 (C)Seek the Lord and His strength;
Seek His face continually.
12 (D)Remember His wonderful deeds which He has done,
(E)His marvels and the judgments from His mouth,
13 You [c]descendants of Israel His servant,
Sons of Jacob, His chosen ones!
14 He is the Lord our God;
(F)His judgments are in all the earth.
15 Remember His covenant forever,
The word which He commanded to a thousand generations,
16 (G)The covenant which He made with Abraham,
And His oath to Isaac.
17 (H)He also confirmed it to Jacob as a statute,
To Israel as an everlasting covenant,
18 Saying, “(I)To you I will give the land of Canaan,
As the portion of your inheritance.”
19 (J)When they were only a few in number,
Very few, and strangers in it,
20 And they wandered from nation to nation,
And from one kingdom to another people,
21 He allowed no one to oppress them,
And (K)He rebuked kings for their sakes, saying,
22 “Do not touch My anointed ones,
And (L)do not harm My prophets.”
23 (M)Sing to the Lord, all the earth;
Proclaim good news of His salvation from day to day.
24 Tell of His glory among the nations,
His wonderful deeds among all the peoples.
25 For (N)great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised;
He also is (O)to be feared above all gods.
26 For all the gods of the peoples are [d](P)idols,
(Q)But the Lord made the heavens.
27 Splendor and majesty are before Him,
Strength and joy are in His place.
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 [e]offering, and come before Him;
(R)Worship the Lord in [f]holy attire.
30 Tremble before Him, all the earth;
Indeed, the world is firmly established, it will not be moved.
31 [g](S)Let the heavens be joyful, and the earth rejoice;
And let them say among the nations, “(T)The Lord reigns.”
32 (U)Let the sea [h]roar, and [i]everything it contains;
Let the field rejoice, and everything that is in it.
33 Then the trees of the forest will sing for joy in the presence of the Lord;
For He is coming to judge the earth.
34 (V)Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good;
For His faithfulness is everlasting.
35 (W)Then say, “Save us, God of our salvation,
And gather us and save us from the nations,
To give thanks to Your holy name,
And [j]glory in Your praise.”
36 (X)Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel,
From everlasting to everlasting!
Then all the people (Y)said, “Amen,” and praised the Lord.Read full chapter
- 1 Chronicles 16:9 Or Meditate on
- 1 Chronicles 16:9 I.e., wonderful acts
- 1 Chronicles 16:13 Lit seed of
- 1 Chronicles 16:26 Or non-existent things
- 1 Chronicles 16:29 Or a grain offering
- 1 Chronicles 16:29 Or the splendor of holiness
- 1 Chronicles 16:31 Hopeful command or wish, not a request; and so through v 32
- 1 Chronicles 16:32 Or thunder
- 1 Chronicles 16:32 Lit its fullness
- 1 Chronicles 16:35 Lit boast