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.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

历代志上 16:1-43

1众人将上帝的约柜抬进去,安放在大卫所搭的帐篷里,然后在上帝面前献上燔祭和平安祭。 2大卫献上燔祭和平安祭后,就奉耶和华的名给民众祝福, 3又给以色列男女每人一个饼、一块肉和一个葡萄饼。

4大卫指派一些利未人在耶和华的约柜前事奉,颂扬、称谢和赞美以色列的上帝耶和华。 5为首的是亚萨,其次是撒迦利雅雅薛示米拉末耶歇玛他提雅以利押比拿雅俄别·以东耶利,他们鼓瑟弹琴,亚萨敲钹。 6比拿雅雅哈悉两位祭司在上帝的约柜前吹号。

大卫的颂歌

7那一天,大卫初次指派亚萨和他的亲族唱诗歌颂耶和华,说:

8“你们要称谢耶和华,

呼求祂的名,

在列邦传扬祂的作为。

9要歌颂、赞美祂,

述说祂一切奇妙的作为。

10要以祂的圣名为荣,

愿寻求耶和华的人都欢欣。

11要寻求耶和华和祂的能力,

时常来到祂面前。

12-13祂仆人以色列的后裔啊,

祂所拣选的雅各的子孙啊,

要记住祂所行的神迹奇事和祂口中的判词。

14“祂是我们的上帝耶和华,

祂在普天下施行审判。

15你们要永远铭记祂的约,

要思想祂的应许直到千代,

16就是祂与亚伯拉罕所立的约,

以撒所起的誓。

17祂将这约定为律例赐给雅各

定为永远的约赐给以色列

18祂说,‘我必把迦南赐给你,

作为你的产业。’

19“那时他们人丁稀少,

在当地寄居,

20他们在异国他乡流离飘零。

21耶和华不容人压迫他们,

还为他们的缘故责备君王,

22说,‘不可难为我膏立的人,

也不可伤害我的先知。’

23“普天下都要歌颂耶和华,

要天天传扬祂的救恩;

24要在列国述说祂的荣耀,

在万民中述说祂的奇妙作为。

25因为耶和华无比伟大,

当受至高的颂扬;

祂超越一切神明,

当受敬畏。

26列邦的神明都是假的,

唯独耶和华创造了诸天。

27祂尊贵威严,

祂的圣所充满能力和喜乐。

28“万族万民啊,

要把荣耀和能力归给耶和华,

归给耶和华!

29要将耶和华当得的荣耀归给祂,

要将供物献给祂,

要穿上圣洁的衣服敬拜祂。

30普天下要在祂面前战抖;

祂坚立世界,使它不致摇动。

31愿天欢喜,愿地快乐;

愿他们向列国宣告,

‘耶和华是王!’

32愿海洋和其中的万物都欢呼,

愿田野和其中的一切都欢腾!

33那时,林中的树木都要在耶和华面前欢唱,

因为祂要来审判天下。

34要称谢耶和华,

因为祂是美善的,

祂的慈爱永远长存!

35“要说,‘拯救我们的上帝啊,

求你救我们,招聚我们,

从列国把我们救出来,

我们好称谢你的圣名,

以赞美你为荣。’

36从亘古到永远,

以色列的上帝耶和华当受称颂!”

众民都说:“阿们”,

并赞美耶和华。

分派事奉的人员

37大卫亚萨及其亲族天天在约柜前事奉耶和华,尽当尽的职分; 38又派俄别·以东及其六十八位亲族、何萨耶杜顿的儿子俄别·以东守门; 39并派祭司撒督及其他祭司在基遍高地的耶和华的圣幕前供职, 40按照耶和华在律法书上对以色列人的吩咐,每日早晚在祭坛上献燔祭给耶和华。 41与他们一同供职的有希幔耶杜顿和其他人,他们被特别选出来称谢上帝,因为祂有永恒的慈爱。 42希幔耶杜顿负责用号、钹及其他乐器伴奏歌颂上帝。耶杜顿的子孙负责守门。 43于是,众民各自回家,大卫也回去为家人祝福。