And they bring in the ark of God, and set it up in the midst
of the tent that David hath stretched out for it, and they bring near
burnt-offerings and peace-offerings before God;
and David ceaseth from offering the burnt-offering and the
peace-offerings, and blesseth the people in the name of Jehovah,
and giveth a portion to every man of Israel, both man and
woman: to each a cake of bread, and a measure of wine, and a grape-cake.
And he putteth before the ark of Jehovah, of the Levites,
ministers, even to make mention of, and to thank, and to give praise to
Jehovah, God of Israel,
Asaph the head, and his second Zechariah; Jeiel, and
Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Mattithiah, and Eliab, and Benaiah, and Obed-Edom,
and Jeiel, with instruments of psalteries, and with harps; and Asaph with
cymbals is sounding;
and Benaiah and Jahaziel the priests are with
trumpets continually before the ark of the covenant of God.
On that day then hath David given at the beginning to give
thanks to Jehovah by the hand of Asaph and his brethren: --
Give thanks to Jehovah, call in His name, Make known among
the peoples His doings.
Sing ye to Him, sing psalms to Him, Meditate on all His
Boast yourselves in His holy name, Rejoice doth the heart of
those seeking Jehovah.
Seek ye Jehovah and His strength, Seek His face continually.
Remember His wonders that He did, His signs, and the
judgments of His mouth,
O seed of Israel, His servant, O sons of Jacob, His chosen
He is Jehovah our God, In all the earth are
Remember ye to the age His covenant, The word He commanded
-- To a thousand generations,
Which He hath made with Abraham, And His oath -- to Isaac,
And He establisheth it to Jacob for a statute, To Israel --
a covenant age-during.
Saying: To thee I give the land of Canaan, The portion of
When ye are few of number, As a little thing, and sojourners
And they go up and down, From nation unto nation, And from a
kingdom unto another people.
He hath not suffered any to oppress them, And reproveth on
their account kings:
Come not against Mine anointed ones, And against My prophets
do not evil.
Sing to Jehovah, all the earth, Proclaim from day unto day
Rehearse among nations His glory, Among all the peoples His
For great is Jehovah, and praised greatly, And
fearful He is above all gods.
For all gods of the peoples are nought, And Jehovah
the heavens hath made.
Honour and majesty are before Him, Strength and joy are
in His place.
Ascribe to Jehovah, ye families of peoples, Ascribe to
Jehovah honour and strength.
Ascribe to Jehovah the honour of His name, Lift up a
present, and come before Him. Bow yourselves to Jehovah, In the beauty of
Be pained before Him, all the earth:
Also, established is the world, It is not moved! The heavens
rejoice, and the earth is glad, And they say among nations: Jehovah hath
Roar doth the sea, and its fulness, Exult doth the field,
and all that is in it,
Then sing do trees of the forest, From the presence of
Jehovah, For He hath come to judge the earth!
Give thanks to Jehovah, for good, For to the age, is
And say, Save us, O God of our salvation, And gather us, and
deliver us from the nations, To give thanks to Thy holy name, To triumph in Thy
Blessed is Jehovah, God of Israel, From the age and
unto the age;' And all the people say, 'Amen,' and have given praise to
And he leaveth there before the ark of the covenant of
Jehovah, for Asaph and for his brethren, to minister before the ark
continually, according to the matter of a day in its day,
both Obed-Edom and their brethren, sixty and eight, and
Obed-Edom son of Jeduthun, and Hosah for gatekeepers,
and Zadok the priest, and his brethren the priests, before
the tabernacle of Jehovah, in a high place that is in Gibeon,
to cause to ascend burnt-offerings to Jehovah, on the altar
of burnt-offering continually, morning and evening, and for all that is written
in the law of Jehovah, that He charged on Israel.
And with them are Heman and Jeduthun, and the rest of
those chosen, who were defined by name, to give thanks to Jehovah, for to the
age is His kindness,
and with them -- Heman and Jeduthun -- are trumpets
and cymbals for those sounding, and instruments of the song of God, and the
sons of Jeduthun are at the gate.
And all the people go, each to his house, and David turneth
round to bless his house.