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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. After David had finished sacrificing the burnt offerings and peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the Lord 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. 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. 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. 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

On that very day, David composed this psalm of thanksgiving to the Lord just for[b] Asaph and his companions:[c]

Give thanks to the Lord,
    calling on his name.
        Make what he has done known among the people.
Sing to him,
    sing psalms to him,
        and think[d] about all of his miraculous deeds.
10 Find joy in his holy name;
    let the hearts of those who keep on seeking the Lord rejoice.
11 Seek the Lord and his strength.
    Always look to him.[e]
12 Keep remembering the awesome deeds that he has done,
    along with his miracles
        and the rulings that he has handed down,
13 you descendants of his servant Israel,
    you descendants of Jacob,
        the ones he has chosen.

14 He is the Lord our God.
    His justice is in all of the land.
15 Remember his covenant forever,
    his promise that he made to the thousandth generation,
16 the covenant[f] that he made with Abraham,
    and the oath he swore to Isaac.
17 He confirmed it to Jacob in the form of an ordinance,
    an eternal covenant to Israel,
18 when he told Israel,
    “To you I will give the land of Canaan
        as your joyful inheritance.”[g]

19 When you were few in number—
    very few, and strangers at that—
20 wandering from nation to nation,
    from one kingdom to another,
21 he did not let anyone wrong them.
    He warned kings on their behalf,
22 “Don’t touch my chosen ones,
    and don’t hurt my prophets!”

23 Let all the earth sing to the Lord!
    Day after day proclaim his deliverance![h]
24 Declare his glory among the nations,
    and his miraculous deeds to all people,
25 because the Lord is great,
    and he is praised greatly!
        He is feared above every god.
26 For all of the gods of the other[i] nations are mere[j] idols,
    but the Lord fashioned the heavens!
27 Splendor and majesty surround him,
    and strength and joy fill his palace.[k]

28 Let the families of earth recognize the Lord
    that he is glorious and powerful.
29 Recognize the glory that is due the Lord!
    Bring your offering,
and come into his presence,
    worshiping the Lord in all of his holy splendor.
30 Tremble in his presence, all the earth!
    Surely the inhabited world[l] stands firm—
        it cannot be moved.

31 Let the heavens rejoice,
    and the earth be glad!
Say to the nations,
    “The Lord reigns!”
32 Let the sea roar
    along with everything that fills it!
Let the fields exult,
    along with everything in them!
33 Then let the trees in the forest sing out in praise,
    for the Lord is coming to judge the world.

34 Give thanks to the Lord,
    because he is good
        and because his gracious love is eternal!
35 Call out,[m] “Save us, God, you who delivers us!
    Gather us and rescue us from the nations!”
We will thank your holy name
    and rejoice as we praise you!
36 Praise the Lord God of Israel,
    who lives from eternity to eternity!

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.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Chronicles 16:4 Lit. invoking; i.e. to speak to God in light of his past works
  2. 1 Chronicles 16:7 Lit. Lord in the hand of
  3. 1 Chronicles 16:7 Lit. brothers; i.e. his fellow descendants of Levi
  4. 1 Chronicles 16:9 Or and talk
  5. 1 Chronicles 16:11 Lit. to his face
  6. 1 Chronicles 16:16 The Heb. lacks the covenant
  7. 1 Chronicles 16:18 Or your special portion
  8. 1 Chronicles 16:23 Or day preach his salvation
  9. 1 Chronicles 16:26 The Heb. lacks other
  10. 1 Chronicles 16:26 The Heb. lacks mere
  11. 1 Chronicles 16:27 Lit. place
  12. 1 Chronicles 16:30 Or the inhabitants of the world
  13. 1 Chronicles 16:35 Lit. Say
  14. 1 Chronicles 16:37 Lit. he
  15. 1 Chronicles 16:38 Or gatekeepers
  16. 1 Chronicles 16:41 Lit. He
  17. 1 Chronicles 16:41 Cf. v.34
  18. 1 Chronicles 16:42 Or gatekeepers
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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. When David had finished offering the burnt offering and the peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the Lord. 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.

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

Then on that day David first assigned [b]Asaph and his [c]relatives to give thanks to the Lord.

Psalm of Thanksgiving

Oh give thanks to the Lord, call upon His name;
Make known His deeds among the peoples.
Sing to Him, sing praises to Him;
[d]Speak of all His [e]wonders.
10 [f]Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the Lord be glad.
11 Seek the Lord and His strength;
Seek His face continually.
12 Remember His wonderful deeds which He has done,
His marvels and the judgments from His mouth,
13 O seed of Israel His servant,
Sons of Jacob, His chosen ones!
14 He is the Lord our God;
His judgments are in all the earth.
15 Remember His covenant forever,
The word which He commanded to a thousand generations,
16 The covenant which He made with Abraham,
And His oath to Isaac.
17 He also confirmed it to Jacob for a statute,
To Israel as an everlasting covenant,
18 Saying, “To you I will give the land of Canaan,
As the portion of your inheritance.”
19 When they were only a few in number,
Very few, and strangers in it,
20 And they wandered about from nation to nation,
And from one kingdom to another people,
21 He permitted no man to oppress them,
And He reproved kings for their sakes, saying,
22 “Do not touch My anointed ones,
And do My prophets no harm.”
23 Sing to the Lord, all the earth;
Proclaim good tidings of His salvation from day to day.
24 Tell of His glory among the nations,
His wonderful deeds among all the peoples.
25 For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised;
He also is to be feared above all gods.
26 For all the gods of the peoples are [g]idols,
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, O families of the peoples,
Ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
29 Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name;
Bring an [h]offering, and come before Him;
Worship the Lord in [i]holy array.
30 Tremble before Him, all the earth;
Indeed, the world is firmly established, it will not be moved.
31 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice;
And let them say among the nations, “The Lord reigns.”
32 Let the sea [j]roar, and [k]all it contains;
Let the field exult, and all that is in it.
33 Then the trees of the forest will sing for joy before the Lord;
For He is coming to judge the earth.
34 O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
35 Then say, “Save us, O God of our salvation,
And gather us and deliver us from the nations,
To give thanks to Your holy name,
And [l]glory in Your praise.”
36 Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel,
From everlasting even to everlasting.

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.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Chronicles 16:5 In 1 Chr 15:18, Jaaziel
  2. 1 Chronicles 16:7 Lit by the hand of Asaph
  3. 1 Chronicles 16:7 Lit brothers
  4. 1 Chronicles 16:9 Or Meditate on
  5. 1 Chronicles 16:9 I.e. wonderful acts
  6. 1 Chronicles 16:10 Or Boast
  7. 1 Chronicles 16:26 Or non-existent things
  8. 1 Chronicles 16:29 Or a grain offering
  9. 1 Chronicles 16:29 Or the splendor of holiness
  10. 1 Chronicles 16:32 Or thunder
  11. 1 Chronicles 16:32 Lit its fullness
  12. 1 Chronicles 16:35 Lit boast
  13. 1 Chronicles 16:37 Lit brothers
  14. 1 Chronicles 16:38 Lit their brothers, 68
  15. 1 Chronicles 16:39 Lit brothers
  16. 1 Chronicles 16:39 Lit dwelling place
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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. And when David had finished offering the burnt offerings and the peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the Lord. 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.

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: 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; Benaiah and Jahaziel the priests regularly blew the trumpets before the ark of the covenant of God.

David’s Song of Thanksgiving

On that day David first delivered this psalm into the hand of Asaph and his brethren, to thank the Lord:

Oh, give thanks to the Lord!
Call upon His name;
Make known His deeds among the peoples!
Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him;
Talk of all His wondrous works!
10 Glory in His holy name;
Let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the Lord!
11 Seek the Lord and His strength;
Seek His face evermore!
12 Remember His marvelous works which He has done,
His wonders, and the judgments of His mouth,
13 O seed of Israel His servant,
You children of Jacob, His chosen ones!

14 He is the Lord our God;
His judgments are in all the earth.
15 Remember His covenant forever,
The word which He commanded, for a thousand generations,
16 The covenant which He made with Abraham,
And His oath to Isaac,
17 And confirmed it to Jacob for a statute,
To Israel for an everlasting covenant,
18 Saying, “To you I will give the land of Canaan
As the allotment of your inheritance,”
19 When you were few in number,
Indeed very few, and strangers in it.

20 When they went from one nation to another,
And from one kingdom to another people,
21 He permitted no man to do them wrong;
Yes, He rebuked kings for their sakes,
22 Saying, “Do not touch My anointed ones,
And do My prophets no harm.”

23 Sing to the Lord, all the earth;
Proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day.
24 Declare His glory among the nations,
His wonders among all peoples.

25 For the Lord is great and greatly to be praised;
He is also to be feared above all gods.
26 For all the gods of the peoples are [a]idols,
But the Lord made the heavens.
27 Honor and majesty are before Him;
Strength and gladness are in His place.

28 Give to the Lord, O families of the peoples,
Give to the Lord glory and strength.
29 Give to the Lord the glory due His name;
Bring an offering, and come before Him.
Oh, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness!
30 Tremble before Him, all the earth.
The world also is firmly established,
It shall not be moved.

31 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad;
And let them say among the nations, “The Lord reigns.”
32 Let the sea roar, and all its fullness;
Let the field rejoice, and all that is in it.
33 Then the trees of the woods shall rejoice before the Lord,
For He is coming to judge the earth.

34 Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!
For His mercy endures forever.
35 And say, “Save us, O God of our salvation;
Gather us together, and deliver us from the Gentiles,
To give thanks to Your holy name,
To triumph in Your praise.”

36 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel
From everlasting to everlasting!

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.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Chronicles 16:26 worthless things
  2. 1 Chronicles 16:39 Place for pagan worship
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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. Cuando David terminó de ofrecer el holocausto y las ofrendas de paz, bendijo al pueblo en el nombre del Señor. 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.

Designó a algunos levitas como ministros delante del arca del Señor, para que celebraran, dieran gracias y alabaran al Señor, Dios de Israel: 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, y los sacerdotes Benaía y Jahaziel tocaban trompetas continuamente delante del arca del pacto de Dios.

Salmo de acción de gracias

Entonces en aquel día David, por primera vez, puso en manos de Asaf y sus parientes[a] este salmo para dar gracias al Señor:

Den gracias al Señor, invoquen Su nombre;
Den a conocer Sus obras entre los pueblos.
Cántenle, cántenle alabanzas;
Hablen de todas Sus maravillas.
10 Gloríense en Su santo nombre;
Alégrese el corazón de los que buscan al Señor.
11 Busquen al Señor y Su fortaleza;
Busquen Su rostro continuamente.
12 Recuerden las maravillas que Él ha hecho,
Sus prodigios y los juicios de Su boca,
13 Oh simiente de Israel, Su siervo,
Hijos de Jacob, Sus escogidos.
14 Él es el Señor nuestro Dios;
Sus juicios están en toda la tierra.
15 Acuérdense de Su pacto para siempre,
De la palabra que ordenó a mil generaciones,
16 Del pacto que hizo con Abraham,
Y de Su juramento a Isaac.
17 También lo confirmó a Jacob por estatuto,
A Israel como pacto eterno,
18 Diciendo: «A ti te daré la tierra de Canaán
Como porción de la heredad de ustedes».
19 Cuando eran pocos en número,
Muy pocos, y extranjeros en ella,
20 Y vagaban de nación en nación
Y de un reino a otro pueblo,
21 Él no permitió que nadie los oprimiera,
Y por amor a ellos reprendió a reyes, diciendo:
22 «No toquen a Mis ungidos,
Ni hagan mal a Mis profetas».
23 Canten al Señor, toda la tierra;
Proclamen de día en día las buenas nuevas de Su salvación.
24 Cuenten Su gloria entre las naciones,
Sus maravillas entre todos los pueblos.
25 Porque grande es el Señor, y muy digno de ser alabado;
Temible es Él también sobre todos los dioses.
26 Porque todos los dioses de los pueblos son ídolos[b],
Mas el Señor hizo los cielos.
27 Gloria y majestad están delante de Él;
Poder y alegría en Su morada.
28 Tributen[c] al Señor, oh familias de los pueblos,
Tributen al Señor gloria y poder.
29 Tributen al Señor la gloria debida a Su nombre;
Traigan ofrenda, y vengan delante de Él;
Adoren al Señor en la majestad de la santidad[d].
30 Tiemblen ante Su presencia, toda la tierra;
Ciertamente el mundo está bien afirmado, será inconmovible.
31 Alégrense los cielos y regocíjese la tierra;
Y digan entre las naciones: «El Señor reina».
32 Ruja el mar y cuanto contiene;
Regocíjese el campo y todo lo que en él hay.
33 Entonces los árboles del bosque cantarán con gozo delante del Señor;
Porque viene a juzgar la tierra.
34 Den gracias al Señor, porque Él es bueno;
Porque para siempre es Su misericordia.
35 Entonces digan: «Sálvanos, oh Dios de nuestra salvación,
Y júntanos y líbranos de las naciones,
Para que demos gracias a Tu santo nombre,
Y nos gloriemos en Tu alabanza».
36 Bendito sea el Señor, Dios de Israel,
Desde la eternidad hasta la eternidad.

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.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Crónicas 16:7 Lit. hermanos, y así en el resto del cap.
  2. 1 Crónicas 16:26 O cosas inexistentes.
  3. 1 Crónicas 16:28 Lit. Den.
  4. 1 Crónicas 16:29 O en vestiduras santas.
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