1 Chronicles Chapter 16-17: American Standard Version
1And they brought in the ark of God, and set it in the midst of the tent that David had pitched for it: and they offered burnt-offerings and peace-offerings before God. 2And when David had made an end of offering the burnt-offering and the peace-offerings, he blessed the people in the name of Jehovah. 3And he dealt to every one of Israel, both man and woman, to every one a loaf of bread, and a portion of flesh, and a cake of raisins.
4And he appointed certain of the Levites to minister before the ark of Jehovah, and to celebrate and to thank and praise Jehovah, the God of Israel: 5Asaph the chief, and second to him Zechariah, Jeiel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Mattithiah, and Eliab, and Benaiah, and Obed-edom, and Jeiel, with psalteries and with harps; and Asaph with cymbals, sounding aloud; 6and Benaiah and Jahaziel the priests with trumpets continually, before the ark of the covenant of God.
7Then on that day did David first ordain to give thanks unto Jehovah, by the hand of Asaph and his brethren. 8O give thanks unto Jehovah, call upon his name; Make known his doings among the peoples. 9Sing unto him, sing praises unto him; Talk ye of all his marvellous works. 10Glory ye in his holy name; Let the heart of them rejoice that seek Jehovah. 11Seek ye Jehovah and his strength; Seek his face evermore. 12Remember his marvellous works that he hath done, His wonders, and the judgments of his mouth, 13O ye seed of Israel his servant, Ye children of Jacob, his chosen ones. 14He is Jehovah our God; His judgments are in all the earth. 15Remember his covenant for ever, The word which he commanded to a thousand generations, 16The covenant which he made with Abraham, And his oath unto Isaac, 17And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a statute, To Israel for an everlasting covenant, 18Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, The lot of your inheritance; 19When ye were but a few men in number, Yea, very few, and sojourners in it; 20And they went about from nation to nation, And from one kingdom to another people. 21He suffered no man to do them wrong; Yea, he reproved kings for their sakes, 22Saying, Touch not mine anointed ones, And do my prophets no harm. 23Sing unto Jehovah, all the earth; Show forth his salvation from day to day. 24Declare his glory among the nations, His marvellous works among all the peoples. 25For great is Jehovah, and greatly to be praised: He also is to be feared above all gods. 26For all the gods of the peoples are idols: But Jehovah made the heavens. 27Honor and majesty are before him: Strength and gladness are in his place. 28Ascribe unto Jehovah, ye kindreds of the peoples, Ascribe unto Jehovah glory and strength; 29Ascribe unto Jehovah the glory due unto his name: Bring an offering, and come before him: Worship Jehovah in holy array. 30Tremble before him, all the earth: The world also is established that it cannot be moved. 31Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; And let them say among the nations, Jehovah reigneth. 32Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof; Let the field exult, and all that is therein; 33Then shall the trees of the wood sing for joy before Jehovah; For he cometh to judge the earth. 34O give thanks unto Jehovah; for he is good; For his lovingkindness endureth for ever. 35And say ye, Save us, O God of our salvation, And gather us together and deliver us from the nations, To give thanks unto thy holy name, And to triumph in thy praise. 36Blessed be Jehovah, the God of Israel, From everlasting even to everlasting. And all the people said, Amen, and praised Jehovah.
37So he left there, before the ark of the covenant of Jehovah, Asaph and his brethren, to minister before the ark continually, as every day's work required; 38and Obed-edom with their brethren, threescore and eight; Obed-edom also the son of Jeduthun and Hosah to be doorkeepers; 39and Zadok the priest, and his brethren the priests, before the tabernacle of Jehovah in the high place that was at Gibeon, 40to offer burnt-offerings unto Jehovah upon the altar of burnt-offering continually morning and evening, even according to all that is written in the law of Jehovah, which he commanded unto Israel; 41and with them Heman and Jeduthun, and the rest that were chosen, who were mentioned by name, to give thanks to Jehovah, because his lovingkindness endureth for ever; 42and with them Heman and Jeduthun with trumpets and cymbals for those that should sound aloud, and with instruments for the songs of God; and the sons of Jeduthun to be at the gate. 43And all the people departed every man to his house: and David returned to bless his house.
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1And it came to pass, when David dwelt in his house, that David said to Nathan the prophet, Lo, I dwell in a house of cedar, but the ark of the covenant of Jehovah dwelleth under curtains. 2And Nathan said unto David, Do all that is in thy heart; for God is with thee. 3And it came to pass the same night, that the word of God came to Nathan, saying, 4Go and tell David my servant, Thus saith Jehovah, Thou shalt not build me a house to dwell in: 5for I have not dwelt in a house since the day that I brought up Israel, unto this day, but have gone from tent to tent, and from one tabernacle to another. 6In all places wherein I have walked with all Israel, spake I a word with any of the judges of Israel, whom I commanded to be shepherd of my people, saying, Why have ye not built me a house of cedar? 7Now therefore thus shalt thou say unto my servant David, Thus saith Jehovah of hosts, I took thee from the sheepcote, from following the sheep, that thou shouldest be prince over my people Israel: 8and I have been with thee whithersoever thou hast gone, and have cut off all thine enemies from before thee; and I will make thee a name, like unto the name of the great ones that are in the earth. 9And I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in their own place, and be moved no more; neither shall the children of wickedness waste them any more, as at the first, 10and as from the day that I commanded judges to be over my people Israel; and I will subdue all thine enemies. Moreover I tell thee that Jehovah will build thee a house. 11And it shall come to pass, when thy days are fulfilled that thou must go to be with thy fathers, that I will set up thy seed after thee, who shall be of thy sons; and I will establish his kingdom. 12He shall build me a house, and I will establish his throne for ever. 13I will be his father, and he shall be my son: and I will not take my lovingkindness away from him, as I took it from him that was before thee; 14but I will settle him in my house and in my kingdom for ever; and his throne shall be established for ever. 15According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so did Nathan speak unto David.
16Then David the king went in, and sat before Jehovah; and he said, Who am I, O Jehovah God, and what is my house, that thou hast brought me thus far? 17And this was a small thing in thine eyes, O God; but thou hast spoken of thy servant's house for a great while to come, and hast regarded me according to the estate of a man of high degree, O Jehovah God. 18What can David say yet more unto thee concerning the honor which is done to thy servant? for thou knowest thy servant. 19O Jehovah, for thy servant's sake, and according to thine own heart, hast thou wrought all this greatness, to make known all these great things. 20O Jehovah, there is none like thee, neither is there any God besides thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears. 21And what one nation in the earth is like thy people Israel, whom God went to redeem unto himself for a people, to make thee a name by great and terrible things, in driving out nations from before thy people, whom thou redeemest out of Egypt? 22For thy people Israel didst thou make thine own people for ever; and thou, Jehovah, becamest their God. 23And now, O Jehovah, let the word that thou hast spoken concerning thy servant, and concerning his house, be established for ever, and do as thou hast spoken. 24And let thy name be established and magnified for ever, saying, Jehovah of hosts is the God of Israel, even a God to Israel: and the house of David thy servant is established before thee. 25For thou, O my God, hast revealed to thy servant that thou wilt build him a house: therefore hath thy servant found in his heart to pray before thee. 26And now, O Jehovah, thou art God, and hast promised this good thing unto thy servant: 27and now it hath pleased thee to bless the house of thy servant, that it may continue for ever before thee: for thou, O Jehovah, hast blessed, and it is blessed for ever.