King James Version

1 Chronicles 16:1-43

1So they brought the ark of God, and set it in the midst of the tent that David had pitched for it: and they offered burnt sacrifices and peace offerings before God. 2And when David had made an end of offering the burnt offerings and the peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD. 3And he dealt to every one of Israel, both man and woman, to every one a loaf of bread, and a good piece of flesh, and a flagon of wine.

4¶ And he appointed certain of the Levites to minister before the ark of the LORD, and to record, and to thank and praise the LORD God of Israel: 5Asaph the chief, and next to him Zechariah, Jeiel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Mattithiah, and Eliab, and Benaiah, and Obed-edom: and Jeiel with psalteries and with harps; but Asaph made a sound with cymbals;16.5 with psalteries…: Heb. with instruments of psalteries and harps 6Benaiah also and Jahaziel the priests with trumpets continually before the ark of the covenant of God.

7¶ Then on that day David delivered first this psalm to thank the LORD into the hand of Asaph and his brethren. 8Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people. 9Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, talk ye of all his wondrous works. 10Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD. 11Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually. 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 the LORD our God; his judgments are in all the earth. 15Be ye mindful always of his covenant; the word which he commanded to a thousand generations; 16Even of the covenant which he made with Abraham, and of his oath unto Isaac; 17And hath confirmed the same to Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant, 18Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance;16.18 the lot: Heb. the cord 19When ye were but few, even a few, and strangers in it.16.19 few, even: Heb. men of number, etc 20And when they went 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, and do my prophets no harm. 23Sing unto the LORD, all the earth; shew forth from day to day his salvation. 24Declare his glory among the heathen; his marvellous works among all nations. 25For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised: he also is to be feared above all gods. 26For all the gods of the people are idols: but the LORD made the heavens. 27Glory and honour are in his presence; strength and gladness are in his place. 28Give unto the LORD, ye kindreds of the people, give unto the LORD glory and strength. 29Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come before him: worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness. 30Fear before him, all the earth: the world also shall be stable, that it be not moved. 31Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice: and let men say among the nations, The LORD reigneth. 32Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof: let the fields rejoice, and all that is therein. 33Then shall the trees of the wood sing out at the presence of the LORD, because he cometh to judge the earth. 34O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever. 35And say ye, Save us, O God of our salvation, and gather us together, and deliver us from the heathen, that we may give thanks to thy holy name, and glory in thy praise. 36Blessed be the LORD God of Israel for ever and ever. And all the people said, Amen, and praised the LORD.

37¶ So he left there before the ark of the covenant of the LORD 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 porters: 39And Zadok the priest, and his brethren the priests, before the tabernacle of the LORD in the high place that was at Gibeon, 40To offer burnt offerings unto the LORD upon the altar of the burnt offering continually morning and evening, and to do according to all that is written in the law of the LORD, which he commanded Israel;16.40 morning…: Heb. in the morning, and in the evening 41And with them Heman and Jeduthun, and the rest that were chosen, who were expressed by name, to give thanks to the LORD, because his mercy endureth for ever; 42And with them Heman and Jeduthun with trumpets and cymbals for those that should make a sound, and with musical instruments of God. And the sons of Jeduthun were porters.16.42 porters: Heb. for the gate 43And all the people departed every man to his house: and David returned to bless his house.

Asante Twi Contemporary Bible

1 Berɛsosɛm 16:1-43

1Na wɔde Onyankopɔn Apam Adaka no kɔsii ntomadan sononko bi a Dawid asiesie mu, na wɔbɔɔ ɔhyeɛ afɔdeɛ ne asomdwoeɛ afɔdeɛ wɔ Onyankopɔn anim. 2Dawid wieeɛ no, ɔhyiraa nnipa no wɔ Awurade din mu. 3Na ɔkyɛɛ Israelfoɔ mmaa ne mmarima nyinaa aduane. Obiara nyaa burodo mua, nankum ne bobe aba ɔfam.

4Dawid yii saa Lewifoɔ yi sɛ wɔnni nnipa no anim wɔ ɔsom mu, wɔ Awurade Apam Adaka no anim, na wɔmfa so nsrɛ ne nhyira, na wɔnna Awurade, Israel Onyankopɔn ase na wɔnkamfo no. 5Asaf a na ɔda kuo yi ano no bɔɔ kyankyan no. Na nʼabadiakyirefoɔ yɛ Sakaria a ɔtɔ so mmienu, afei, Yeiel, Semiramot, Yehiel, Matitia, Eliab, Benaia, Obed-Edom ne Yahasiel. Wɔn na wɔbɔɔ mmɛnta ne asankuten. 6Asɔfoɔ Benaia ne Yahasiel taa bɔ ntotorobɛnto wɔ Onyankopɔn Apam Adaka no anim.

Dawid Aseda Dwom

7Saa ɛda no, Dawid de saa aseda dwom a ɔde ma Awurade yi maa Asaf ne ne mfɛfoɔ Lewifoɔ:

8Ɛda Awurade ase na da ne kɛseyɛ adi.

Ma ewiase nyinaa nhunu deɛ wayɛ.

9Monto dwom mma no, monto ayɛyie dwom mma no;

monka nʼanwanwadeɛ no nyinaa.

10Monhoahoa mo ho wɔ ne din kronkron mu;

momma wɔn a wɔhwehwɛ Awurade no nnya akoma mu anigyeɛ.

11Momma mo ani nna Awurade ne nʼahoɔden so;

na monhwehwɛ nʼanim ɛberɛ biara.

12Monkae anwanwadeɛ a wayɛ,

ne nsɛnkyerɛnneɛ ne atemmuo a ɔbuiɛ.

13Ao Israel mma, Onyankopɔn ɔsomfoɔ,

Ao Yakob mma a wapa wɔn.

14Ɔyɛ Awurade, yɛn Onyankopɔn;

nʼahennie da adi wɔ asase so nyinaa.

15Ɔkae nʼapam daa nyinaa,

asɛm a ɔhyɛ maa awoɔ ntoantoasoɔ apem no.

16Yei ne apam a ɔne Abraham yɛeɛ

ne ntam a ɔka kyerɛɛ Isak.

17Ɔhyɛɛ mu den maa Yakob sɛ mmara,

de maa Israel sɛ apam a ɛbɛtena hɔ afebɔɔ;

18“Mede Kanaan asase no bɛma wo

sɛ kyɛfa a ɛbɛyɛ wʼagyapadeɛ.”

19Ɔkaa yei wɔ ɛberɛ a na wɔnnɔɔso,

ahɔhokuo ketewa bi a wɔwɔ Kanaan.

20Wɔfirii aman so kɔɔ aman so,

firii ahemman mu kɔɔ ahemman mu.

21Nanso, wamma obi anhyɛ wɔn so;

wɔn enti, ɔkaa ahene anim sɛ;

22“Mommfa mo nsa nka wɔn a masra wɔn ngo,

na monnyɛ mʼadiyifoɔ bɔne bi.”

23Momma asase nyinaa nto dwom mma Awurade!

Ɛda biara mompae mu nka asɛmpa no sɛ ɔgye nkwa.

24Mommɔ nʼanimuonyam nneyɛɛ ho dawuro wɔ amanaman mu.

Monka anwanwadeɛ a ɔyɛ nkyerɛ obiara.

25Awurade yɛ kɛseɛ! Na ɔfata ayɛyie!

Ɛsɛ sɛ wɔsuro no sene anyame nyinaa.

26Anyame a wɔwɔ aman foforɔ so yɛ ahoni bi kwa,

nanso Awurade na ɔbɔɔ ɔsoro!

27Animuonyam ne tumi atwa ne ho ahyia,

ahoɔden ne ahoɔfɛ wɔ nʼatenaeɛ.

28Momfa mma Awurade, Ao amanaman mmusuakuo,

momfa animuonyam ne tumi mma Awurade.

29Momfa animuonyam a ɛfata mma Awurade!

Momfa mo afɔrebɔdeɛ mmra mmɛsom no.

Monsɔre Awurade wɔ ne hyerɛn kronkron nyinaa mu.

30Momma asase nyinaa mpopo wɔ nʼanim.

Wɔatim ewiase denden a ɛntumi nhinhim.

31Momma ɔsoro ani nnye na asase nsɛpɛ ne ho!

Momma aman nyinaa nte sɛ, “Awurade yɛ ɔhene!”

32Momma ɛpo ne deɛ ɛwɔ mu nyinaa nteam nkamfo no.

Momma mfuo ne wɔn nnɔbaeɛ mfa ahosɛpɛ mpue.

33Momma kwaeɛm nnua nnyegyeeɛ

nyɛ ayɛyie Awurade anim!

Ɛfiri sɛ ɔrebɛbu asase atɛn.

34Monna Awurade ase, ɛfiri sɛ ɔyɛ

na nʼadɔeɛ wɔ hɔ daa.

35Monteateam sɛ, “Gye yɛn, Ao yɛn nkwagyeɛ Onyankopɔn!

Boa yɛn ano, na gye yɛn firi amanaman nsam,

na yɛatumi ada wo din kronkron ase,

na yɛadi ahurisie akamfo wo.”

36Ayɛyie nka Awurade, Israel Onyankopɔn,

ɛmfiri mmerɛsanten nkɔsi nnasanten.

Na nnipa no nyinaa gyee so sɛ, “Amen!” Na wɔkamfoo Awurade.

Yerusalem Ne Gibeon Ɔsom

37Dawid hyehyɛ maa Asaf ne ne mfɛfoɔ Lewifoɔ no sɛ wɔnsom daa wɔ Awurade Apam Adaka no anim, na wɔnyɛ deɛ ɛhia sɛ wɔyɛ no da biara. 38Saa ekuo yi mu nnipa ne Obed-Edom (a ɔyɛ Yedutun babarima no), Hosa ne Lewifoɔ aduosia nwɔtwe a wɔyɛ apono anohwɛfoɔ.

39Dawid de ɔsɔfoɔ Sadok ne ne mfɛfoɔ asɔfoɔ tenaa Awurade Ahyiaeɛ Ntomadan a ɛwɔ bepɔ Gibeon mu no, sɛ wɔnsom Awurade anim wɔ hɔ. 40Anɔpa ne anwummerɛ biara, wɔbɔ ɔhyeɛ afɔdeɛ wɔ afɔrebukyia a wɔayi asi hɔ ama saa dwumadie no so. Na wɔdii biribiara a wɔatwerɛ sɛ Awurade mmara a ɔde ama Israel no so. 41Dawid sane yii Heman, Yedutun ne afoforɔ bi a wɔbobɔɔ wɔn din, yiyii wɔn no sɛ, wɔnna Awurade ase “Na nʼadɔeɛ no tim hɔ daa.” 42Heman ne Yedutun bɔɔ wɔn ntotorobɛnto, kyankyan ne nnwontodeɛ ahodoɔ de gyegyee ayɛyie nnwom a wɔto maa Onyankopɔn no ho. Na wɔyii Yedutun mmammarima maa wɔyɛɛ apono anohwɛfoɔ.

43Na nnipa no nyinaa sane kɔɔ wɔn afie mu. Dawid nso sane kɔɔ ne fie, kɔhyiraa ne fiefoɔ.