1 Chronicles 16 International Standard Version (ISV)
The Ark is Placed in the Tent
16 They brought the Ark of God, placed it within the tent that David had erected, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings in the presence of God. 2 After David had finished sacrificing the burnt offerings and peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the Lord 3 and distributed a loaf of bread, a date bar, and a raisin bar to every person in Israel—that is, to each man and to each woman. 4 In the presence of the ark of the Lord, he appointed some of the descendants of Levi to minister continually by remembering,[a] giving thanks, and praising the Lord God of Israel. 5 Their director Asaph played cymbals, and next to him was Zechariah, followed by Jeiel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Mattithiah, Eliab, Benaiah, Obed-edom, and Jeiel, who played harps and lyres. 6 The priests Benaiah and Jahaziel played the trumpets continually in the presence of the Ark of the Covenant of God.
David’s Psalm of Thanksgiving
8 Give thanks to the Lord,
14 He is the Lord our God.
19 When you were few in number—
23 Let all the earth sing to the Lord!
28 Let the families of earth recognize the Lord—
31 Let the heavens rejoice,
34 Give thanks to the Lord,
Then all of the people shouted “Amen!” and praised the Lord.
David Establishes Regular Worship
37 Later David[n] left the presence of the Ark of the Covenant of the Lord so Asaph and his fellow descendants of Levi could serve the ark there continually each day, doing whatever was required. 38 Obed-edom and 68 of his relatives remained also, with Jeduthun’s son Obed-edom and Hosah serving as trustees.[o] 39 He left Zadok the priest and his relatives at the Tent of the Lord at the high place in Gibeon, where they ministered in the Lord’s presence, 40 sacrificing the regular burnt offerings regularly each morning and evening to the Lord on the altar dedicated to that purpose, doing everything written in the Law of the Lord, just as he had commanded Israel.
41 David[p] also appointed Heman, Jeduthun, and others chosen by name to give thanks to the Lord, because “his gracious love is eternal.”[q] 42 They accompanied their songs of praise to God with trumpets, cymbals, and other musical instruments while Jeduthun’s children served as trustees.[r] 43 After this, everyone left for their own homes and David went home to bless his own household.
1 Chronicles 16 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
A Tent for the Ark
16 And they brought in the ark of God and placed it inside the tent which David had pitched for it, and they offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before God. 2 When David had finished offering the burnt offering and the peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the Lord. 3 He distributed to everyone of Israel, both man and woman, to everyone a loaf of bread and a portion of meat and a raisin cake.
4 He appointed some of the Levites as ministers before the ark of the Lord, even to celebrate and to thank and praise the Lord God of Israel: 5 Asaph the chief, and second to him Zechariah, then [a]Jeiel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Mattithiah, Eliab, Benaiah, Obed-edom and Jeiel, with musical instruments, harps, lyres; also Asaph played loud-sounding cymbals, 6 and Benaiah and Jahaziel the priests blew trumpets continually before the ark of the covenant of God.
Psalm of Thanksgiving
8 Oh give thanks to the Lord, call upon His name;
Then all the people said, “Amen,” and praised the Lord.
Worship before the Ark
37 So he left Asaph and his [m]relatives there before the ark of the covenant of the Lord to minister before the ark continually, as every day’s work required; 38 and Obed-edom with [n]his 68 relatives; Obed-edom, also the son of Jeduthun, and Hosah as gatekeepers. 39 He left Zadok the priest and his [o]relatives the priests before the [p]tabernacle of the Lord in the high place which was at Gibeon, 40 to offer burnt offerings to the Lord on the altar of burnt offering continually morning and evening, even according to all that is written in the law of the Lord, which He commanded Israel. 41 With them were Heman and Jeduthun, and the rest who were chosen, who were designated by name, to give thanks to the Lord, because His lovingkindness is everlasting. 42 And with them were Heman and Jeduthun with trumpets and cymbals for those who should sound aloud, and with instruments for the songs of God, and the sons of Jeduthun for the gate.
43 Then all the people departed each to his house, and David returned to bless his household.
1 Chronicles 16 New King James Version (NKJV)
The Ark Placed in the Tabernacle
16 So they brought the ark of God, and set it in the midst of the tabernacle that David had erected for it. Then they offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before God. 2 And when David had finished offering the burnt offerings and the peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the Lord. 3 Then he distributed to everyone of Israel, both man and woman, to everyone a loaf of bread, a piece of meat, and a cake of raisins.
4 And he appointed some of the Levites to minister before the ark of the Lord, to commemorate, to thank, and to praise the Lord God of Israel: 5 Asaph the chief, and next to him Zechariah, then Jeiel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Mattithiah, Eliab, Benaiah, and Obed-Edom: Jeiel with stringed instruments and harps, but Asaph made music with cymbals; 6 Benaiah and Jahaziel the priests regularly blew the trumpets before the ark of the covenant of God.
David’s Song of Thanksgiving
7 On that day David first delivered this psalm into the hand of Asaph and his brethren, to thank the Lord:
8 Oh, give thanks to the Lord!
14 He is the Lord our God;
20 When they went from one nation to another,
23 Sing to the Lord, all the earth;
25 For the Lord is great and greatly to be praised;
28 Give to the Lord, O families of the peoples,
31 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad;
34 Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!
36 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel
And all the people said, “Amen!” and praised the Lord.
Regular Worship Maintained
37 So he left Asaph and his brothers there before the ark of the covenant of the Lord to minister before the ark regularly, as every day’s work required; 38 and Obed-Edom with his sixty-eight brethren, including Obed-Edom the son of Jeduthun, and Hosah, to be gatekeepers; 39 and Zadok the priest and his brethren the priests, before the tabernacle of the Lord at the [b]high place that was at Gibeon, 40 to offer burnt offerings to the Lord on the altar of burnt offering regularly morning and evening, and to do according to all that is written in the Law of the Lord which He commanded Israel; 41 and with them Heman and Jeduthun and the rest who were chosen, who were designated by name, to give thanks to the Lord, because His mercy endures forever; 42 and with them Heman and Jeduthun, to sound aloud with trumpets and cymbals and the musical instruments of God. Now the sons of Jeduthun were gatekeepers.
43 Then all the people departed, every man to his house; and David returned to bless his house.
1 Crónicas 16 Nueva Biblia de las Américas (NBLA)
16 El arca de Dios la trajeron y la colocaron en medio de la tienda que David había levantado para ella, y ofrecieron holocaustos y ofrendas de paz delante de Dios. 2 Cuando David terminó de ofrecer el holocausto y las ofrendas de paz, bendijo al pueblo en el nombre del Señor. 3 Y repartió a todos en Israel, tanto hombre como mujer, a cada uno una torta de pan, una porción de carne y una torta de pasas.
4 Designó a algunos levitas como ministros delante del arca del Señor, para que celebraran, dieran gracias y alabaran al Señor, Dios de Israel: 5 Asaf el jefe, y segundo después de él, Zacarías; después Jeiel, Semiramot, Jehiel, Matatías, Eliab, Benaía, Obed Edom y Jeiel, con instrumentos musicales, arpas, liras. También Asaf tocaba címbalos muy resonantes, 6 y los sacerdotes Benaía y Jahaziel tocaban trompetas continuamente delante del arca del pacto de Dios.
Salmo de acción de gracias
7 Entonces en aquel día David, por primera vez, puso en manos de Asaf y sus parientes[a] este salmo para dar gracias al Señor:
8 Den gracias al Señor, invoquen Su nombre;
Entonces todo el pueblo dijo: «Amén»; y alabó al Señor.
37 Y David dejó allí, delante del arca del pacto del Señor, a Asaf y a sus parientes para ministrar continuamente delante del arca, según demandaba el trabajo de cada día. 38 También dejó como porteros a Obed Edom con sus sesenta y ocho parientes, a Obed Edom, también hijo de Jedutún, y a Hosa.
39 David dejó a Sadoc el sacerdote y a sus parientes los sacerdotes delante del tabernáculo del Señor en el lugar alto que estaba en Gabaón, 40 para ofrecer continuamente holocaustos al Señor sobre el altar del holocausto, por la mañana y por la noche, conforme a todo lo que está escrito en la ley del Señor, que Él ordenó a Israel. 41 Con ellos estaban Hemán y Jedutún, y los demás que fueron escogidos, que fueron designados por nombre, para dar gracias al Señor, porque para siempre es Su misericordia. 42 Y con ellos estaban Hemán y Jedutún con trompetas y címbalos para los que harían resonancia, y con instrumentos para los cánticos de Dios, y designó a los hijos de Jedutún como porteros. 43 Entonces todo el pueblo se fue, cada uno a su casa, y David se volvió para bendecir su casa.