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16 The Levites set the covenant chest of God down in the middle of the tent David had built for it, and they made sacrifices and burnt offerings before God. When David finished these rituals of burnt offerings and peace offerings he blessed the people under the Eternal’s authority. He gave a loaf of bread, a date roll,[a] and a raisin cake to every man and woman in Israel.

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  1. 16:3 Meaning is unclear and is found only here and 2 Samuel 6:19. Traditionally it has been translated “a portion of meat,” but more recently “a cake made from dates.”