Bible: 1 Chronicles 16:4-40
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 presence 1 continually!
16:12 Recall the miraculous deeds he performed,
his mighty acts and the judgments he decreed, 2
you descendants of Jacob, God’s 5 chosen ones!
16:14 He is the
he carries out judgment throughout the earth. 6
16:15 Remember 7 continually his covenantal decree,
the promise he made 8 to a thousand generations –
16:16 the promise 9 he made to Abraham,
the promise he made by oath to Isaac! 10
16:17 He gave it to Jacob as a decree,
to Israel as a lasting promise, 11
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. 12
16:21 He let no one oppress them,
he disciplined kings for their sake,
16:22 saying, 13 “Don’t touch my anointed ones!
Don’t harm my prophets!”
16:23 Sing to the
Announce every day 14 how he delivers!
16:24 Tell the nations about his splendor,
tell 15 all the nations about his miraculous deeds!
16:25 For the
he is more awesome than 16 all gods.
16:26 For all the gods of the nations are worthless, 17
16:27 Majestic splendor emanates from him, 19
he is the source of strength and joy. 20
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, 23 ‘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. 24
16:35 Say this prayer: 25 “Deliver us, O God who delivers us!
Gather us! Rescue us from the nations!
Then we will give thanks 26 to your holy name,
and boast about your praiseworthy deeds.” 27
16:36 May the
in the future and forevermore. 28
Then all the people said, “We agree! 29 Praise the
David Appoints Worship Leaders
16:37 David 30 left Asaph and his colleagues there before the ark of the