1 Chronicles 16
David Leads in Worship
16:1 They brought the ark of God and put it in the middle of the tent David had pitched for it. Then they offered burnt sacrifices and peace offerings1 before God.
16:2 When David finished offering burnt sacrifices and peace offerings, he pronounced a blessing over the people in the
David Thanks God
16:7 That day David first gave to Asaph and his colleagues this song of thanks to the
16:8 Give thanks to the
Call on his name!
Make known his accomplishments among the nations!
16:9 Sing to him! Make music to him!
Tell about all his miraculous deeds!
16:10 Boast about his holy name!
Let the hearts of those who seek the
16:11 Seek the
Seek his presence2 continually!
16:12 Recall the miraculous deeds he performed,
his mighty acts and the judgments he decreed,3
16:13 O children4 of Israel, God’s5 servant,
you descendants of Jacob, God’s6 chosen ones!
16:14 He is the
he carries out judgment throughout the earth.7
16:15 Remember8 continually his covenantal decree,
the promise he made9 to a thousand generations –
16:16 the promise10 he made to Abraham,
the promise he made by oath to Isaac!11
16:17 He gave it to Jacob as a decree,
to Israel as a lasting promise,12
16:18 saying, “To you I will give the land of Canaan
as the portion of your inheritance.”
16:19 When they were few in number,
just a very few, and foreign residents within it,
16:20 they wandered from nation to nation,
and from one kingdom to another.13
16:21 He let no one oppress them,
he disciplined kings for their sake,
16:22 saying,14 “Don’t touch my anointed ones!
Don’t harm my prophets!”
16:23 Sing to the
Announce every day15 how he delivers!
16:24 Tell the nations about his splendor,
tell16 all the nations about his miraculous deeds!
16:25 For the
he is more awesome than17 all gods.
16:26 For all the gods of the nations are worthless,18
16:27 Majestic splendor emanates from him,20
he is the source of strength and joy.21
16:28 Ascribe to the
ascribe to the
16:29 Ascribe to the
Bring an offering and enter his presence!
16:30 Tremble before him, all the earth!
The world is established, it cannot be moved.
16:31 Let the heavens rejoice, and the earth be happy!
Let the nations say,24 ‘The
16:32 Let the sea and everything in it shout!
Let the fields and everything in them celebrate!
16:33 Then let the trees of the forest shout with joy before the
for he comes to judge the earth!
16:34 Give thanks to the
and his loyal love endures.25
16:35 Say this prayer:26 “Deliver us, O God who delivers us!
Gather us! Rescue us from the nations!
Then we will give thanks27 to your holy name,
and boast about your praiseworthy deeds.”28
16:36 May the
in the future and forevermore.29
Then all the people said, “We agree!30 Praise the
David Appoints Worship Leaders
16:37 David31 left Asaph and his colleagues there before the ark of the
16:43 Then all the people returned to their homes, and David went to pronounce a blessing on his family.38