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.
1Iwo anabwera nalo Bokosi la Mulungu ndipo analiyika pamalo pake mʼkati mwa tenti imene Davide anayimika ndipo iwo anapereka nsembe zopsereza ndi nsembe zachiyanjano pamaso pa Mulungu. 2Davide atatsiriza kupereka nsembe zopsereza ndi nsembe zachiyanjano, iye anadalitsa anthu mʼdzina la Yehova. 3Kenaka anagawira Mwisraeli aliyense, wamwamuna ndi wamkazi, aliyense buledi mmodzi, nthuli yanyama ndiponso keke yamphesa zowuma.
4Iye anasankha Alevi ena kuti azitumikira pamene panali Bokosi la Yehova, kuti azipemphera, azithokoza ndi kulemekeza Yehova Mulungu wa Israeli. 5Mtsogoleri wawo anali Asafu, wachiwiri anali Zekariya, kenaka Yeiyeli, Semiramoti, Yehieli, Matitiya, Eliabu, Benaya, Obedi-Edomu ndi Yeiyeli. Iwo amayimba azeze ndi apangwe, Asafu amayimba ziwaya za malipenga, 6ndipo ansembe Benaya ndi Yahazieli amawomba malipenga nthawi zonse pamaso pa Bokosi la Chipangano la Mulungu.
Nyimbo Yotamanda ya Davide
7Tsiku limeneli Davide anayamba nʼkusankha Asafu ndi anzake kuti ndiwo apereke nyimbo iyi ya matamando kwa Yehova:
8Yamikani Yehova, itanani dzina lake;
lalikani za ntchito zake pakati pa mitundu ya anthu.
9Imbirani Iye, muyimbireni nyimbo zamatamando;
nenani za ntchito zake zonse zodabwitsa.
10Nyadirani dzina lake loyera;
ikondwere mitima ya iwo akufunafuna Yehova.
11Dalirani Yehova ndi mphamvu zake;
funafunani nkhope yake nthawi zonse.
12Kumbukirani ntchito zodabwitsa wazichita,
zozizwitsa zake, ndi kuweruza kwa mʼkamwa mwake,
13inu zidzukulu za Israeli mtumiki wake,
inu ana a Yakobo, osankhidwa ake.
14Iye ndiye Yehova Mulungu wathu;
chiweruzo chake chili pa dziko lonse lapansi.
15Iye amakumbukira pangano lake nthawi zonse,
mawu amene Iye analamula, kwa mibado miyandamiyanda,
16pangano limene anachita ndi Abrahamu,
lonjezo limene analumbira kwa Isake.
17Iye analitsimikiza kwa Yakobo monga lamulo,
kwa Israeli monga pangano lamuyaya.
18“Kwa iwe, ine ndidzapereka dziko la Kanaani
monga cholowa chimene udzachilandira.”
19Ali anthu owerengeka,
ochepa ndithu, komanso alendo mʼdzikomo,
20iwo anayendayenda kuchoka ku mtundu wina kupita ku mtundu wina,
ku ufumu wina kupita ku ufumu wina.
21Iye sanalole munthu aliyense kuti awapondereze;
chifukwa cha iwo, Iye anadzudzula mafumu:
22“Musakhudze odzozedwa anga;
musawachitire choyipa aneneri anga.”
23Imbirani Yehova, dziko lonse lapansi;
lalikani za chipulumutso chake tsiku ndi tsiku.
24Lengezani za ulemerero wake kwa mitundu yonse,
ntchito zake zonse zodabwitsa kwa anthu onse.
25Pakuti Yehova ndi wamkulu ndi woyenera kwambiri kumutamanda;
Iyeyo ayenera kuopedwa kuposa milungu yonse.
26Pakuti milungu yonse ya anthu a mitundu ina ndi mafano wopanda pake,
koma Yehova analenga kumwamba.
27Ulemerero ndi ufumu zili pamaso pake;
mphamvu ndi chimwemwe zili pa malo pokhala Iye.
28Perekani kwa Yehova, Inu mabanja a anthu a mitundu ina,
perekani kwa Yehova ulemerero ndi mphamvu,
29perekani kwa Yehova ulemerero woyenera dzina lake.
Bweretsani chopereka ndipo mufike pamaso pake;
pembedzani Yehova mu ulemerero wachiyero chake.
30Njenjemerani pamaso pake, dziko lonse lapansi!
Dziko linakhazikika kolimba; silingasunthidwe.
31Zakumwamba zisangalale, dziko lapansi likondwere;
anene anthu a mitundu ina, “Yehova ndi mfumu!”
32Nyanja ikokome, ndi zonse zili mʼmenemo;
minda ikondwere, ndi zonse zili mʼmenemo!
33Ndipo mitengo ya mʼnkhalango idzayimba,
idzayimba chifukwa cha chimwemwe pamaso pa Yehova,
pakuti akubwera kudzaweruza dziko lapansi.
34Yamikani Yehova, pakuti Iye ndi wabwino;
chikondi chake chikhala mpaka muyaya.
35Fuwulani kuti, “Tipulumutseni, Inu Mulungu wa chipulumutso chathu,
mutisonkhanitse ndipo mutipulumutse kwa anthu a mitundu ina,
kuti tiyamike dzina lanu loyera,
36Atamandike Yehova Mulungu wa Israeli,
kuyambira muyaya mpaka muyaya.
Ndipo anthu onse anati, “Ameni” ndipo “Tikutamandani Yehova.”
37Ndipo Davide anasiya Asafu pamodzi ndi anzake kumene kunali Bokosi la Chipangano la Yehova kuti azitumikira kumeneko nthawi zonse, monga mwa zoyenera kuchita pa tsiku lililonse. 38Iye anasiyanso Obedi-Edomu pamodzi ndi anzake 68 kuti azitumikira nawo pamodzi. Obedi-Edomu mwana wa Yedutuni ndi Hosa anali alonda a pa chipata.
39Davide anasiya wansembe Zadoki ndi ansembe anzake ku chihema cha Yehova ku malo achipembedzo ku Gibiyoni 40kuti azipereka nsembe zopsereza kwa Yehova pa guwa lansembe nthawi zonse mmawa ndi madzulo, potsata zonse zimene zinalembedwa mʼbuku la malamulo a Yehova, amene anawapereka kwa Aisraeli. 41Anthuwo anali pamodzi ndi Hemani ndi Yedutuni ndi onse amene anawasankha mowatchula dzina kuti apereke mayamiko kwa Yehova, “pakuti chikondi chake ndi chosatha.” 42Hemani ndi Yedutuni anali oyangʼanira malipenga ndi ziwaya ndiponso zipangizo zina zoyimbira nyimbo zachipembedzo. Ana a Yedutuni anawayika kuti aziyangʼanira pa chipata.
43Kenaka anthu onse anachoka, aliyense kupita kwawo. Ndipo Davide anabwerera ku nyumba kwake kukadalitsa banja lake.