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.
Sanduku Lawekwa Ndani Ya Hema
116:1 2Sam 6:17-19Wakaleta Sanduku la Mungu na kuliweka ndani ya hema ambalo Daudi alikuwa amelisimamisha kwa ajili yake, na wakatoa sadaka za kuteketezwa na sadaka za amani mbele za Mungu. 216:2 Kut 39:43; Hes 6:23-27Baada ya Daudi kumaliza kutoa hizo sadaka za kuteketezwa na hizo sadaka za amani, akawabariki watu katika jina la Bwana. 3Kisha akamgawia kila Mwisraeli mwanaume na mwanamke mkate, andazi la tende na andazi la zabibu kavu.
416:4 1Nya 15:1-2Akawaweka pia baadhi ya Walawi ili wahudumu mbele ya Sanduku la Bwana kufanya maombi, kumshukuru na kumsifu Bwana, Mungu wa Israeli: 5Asafu ndiye alikuwa mkuu wao, akisaidiwa na Zekaria, Yeieli, Shemiramothi, Yehieli, Matithia, Eliabu, Benaya, Obed-Edomu na Yeieli. Hawa ndio wangepiga zeze na vinubi, Asafu angepiga matoazi, 6nao Benaya na Yahazieli makuhani, ndio wangepiga tarumbeta mara kwa mara mbele ya Sanduku la Agano la Mungu.
Zaburi Ya Daudi Ya Shukrani
(Zaburi 105:1-15; 96:1-13; 106:1, 47-48)
716:7 2Sam 23:1; Za 47:7Siku ile, kitu cha kwanza Daudi alichofanya ni kumkabidhi Asafu na wenzake zaburi hii ya shukrani kwa Bwana:
816:8 Za 107:1; 118:1; 2Fal 19:19Mshukuruni Bwana, liitieni jina lake;
wajulisheni mataifa yale aliyoyatenda.
916:9 Za 100:1; Kut 15:1; Za 7:17; 95:1-2Mwimbieni yeye, mwimbieni yeye sifa;
waambieni matendo yake yote ya ajabu.
1016:10 Za 34:3; Isa 45:25Lishangilieni jina lake takatifu;
mioyo ya wale wamtafutao Bwana na ifurahi.
1116:11 Za 27:8; Mit 8:17; Amo 5:6-14Mtafuteni Bwana na nguvu zake;
utafuteni uso wake siku zote.
1216:12 Za 78:43; 103:2Kumbuka matendo ya ajabu aliyoyafanya,
miujiza yake na hukumu alizozitamka,
13enyi wazao wa Israeli mtumishi wake,
enyi wana wa Yakobo, wateule wake.
1416:14 Isa 29:9; 4:4Yeye ndiye Bwana Mungu wetu;
hukumu zake zimo duniani pote.
15Hulikumbuka agano lake milele,
neno ambalo aliamuru, kwa vizazi elfu,
1616:16 Mwa 17:2; Neh 9:8; Ebr 6:13-18; Za 105:8-10; Mwa 15:18; 26:3agano alilolifanya na Abrahamu,
kiapo alichomwapia Isaki.
1716:17 Mwa 35:9-12Alilithibitisha kwa Yakobo kuwa amri,
kwa Israeli liwe agano la milele:
1816:18 Mwa 13:14-17“Nitakupa wewe nchi ya Kanaani
kuwa sehemu utakayoirithi.”
1916:19 Mwa 34:30; Ebr 11:13; Kum 7:7Walipokuwa wachache kwa idadi,
wachache sana na wageni ndani yake,
20walitangatanga kutoka taifa moja hadi jingine,
kutoka ufalme mmoja hadi mwingine.
2116:21 Mwa 20:3; Kut 7:15-18; Za 9:5; Mwa 12:17Hakuruhusu mtu yeyote awaonee;
kwa ajili yao aliwakemea wafalme, akisema:
2216:22 Mwa 20:7; Za 105; 15; 1Yn 2:27“Msiwaguse niliowatia mafuta;
msiwadhuru manabii wangu.”
2316:23 Za 47:1; 96:1Mwimbieni Bwana dunia yote;
tangazeni wokovu wake siku baada ya siku.
2416:24 Isa 12:4Tangazeni utukufu wake katikati ya mataifa,
matendo yake ya ajabu miongoni mwa mataifa yote.
2516:25 Za 18:3; 76:7; 89:7; Kut 18:11; Isa 40:25-26; Za 24:8Kwa kuwa Bwana ni mkuu,
mwenye kustahili kusifiwa kuliko wote;
yeye ni wa kuogopwa kuliko miungu yote.
2616:26 Law 19:4; Isa 45:20; 1Kor 8:4; Za 115:4-8; Yer 10:3Kwa maana miungu yote ya mataifa ni sanamu,
lakini Bwana aliziumba mbingu.
27Fahari na enzi viko mbele yake;
nguvu na utukufu vimo patakatifu pake.
2816:28 Za 29:1-2; 8:1Mpeni Bwana, enyi jamaa za mataifa,
mpeni Bwana utukufu na nguvu,
29mpeni Bwana utukufu
unaostahili jina lake.
Leteni sadaka na mje katika nyua zake;
mwabuduni Bwana katika uzuri wa utakatifu wake.
3016:30 Za 2:11; 33:8Dunia yote na itetemeke mbele zake!
Ulimwengu ameuweka imara; hauwezi kusogezwa.
3116:31 Isa 44:23; 35:10; 49:13; Mao 5:19; Isa 52:7; Lk 2:13; Ufu 14:2Mbingu na zishangilie, nchi na ifurahi;
semeni katikati ya mataifa, “Bwana anatawala!”
3216:32 Kut 20:11; Za 98:7; 96:10Bahari na ivume, na vyote vilivyomo ndani yake;
mashamba na yashangilie, na vyote vilivyomo ndani yake.
3316:33 Isa 14:8; 55:12; Za 110:6Kisha miti ya msituni itaimba,
itaimba kwa furaha mbele za Bwana,
kwa maana anakuja kuihukumu dunia.
3416:34 Isa 12:4; Za 25:7; Ezr 3:11; Yer 33:1Mshukuruni Bwana kwa kuwa ni mwema;
upendo wake wadumu milele.
3516:35 Kum 32:15; Mik 7:7; Ezr 3:11; Yer 33:11; Za 106:47Mlilieni, “Ee Mungu Mwokozi wetu, tuokoe.
Tukusanye tena na utukomboe kutoka kwa mataifa,
ili tuweze kulishukuru jina lako takatifu,
na kushangilia katika sifa zako.”
3616:36 Kum 27:15; 1Fal 8:15; Neh 8:6; 10:27; 2Nya 8:14; Za 72:18-19Atukuzwe Bwana, Mungu wa Israeli,
tangu milele na hata milele.
Nao watu wote wakasema, “Amen,” na “Msifuni Bwana.”
37Daudi akamwacha Asafu na wenzake mbele ya Sanduku la Agano la Bwana ili wahudumu humo mara kwa mara, kulingana na mahitaji ya kila siku. 3816:38 1Nya 13:13; 26:4-10Pia akamwacha Obed-Edomu pamoja na wenzake sitini na wanane wahudumu pamoja nao. Obed-Edomu mwana wa Yeduthuni na pia Hosa walikuwa mabawabu wa lango.
3916:39 1Sam 2:35; 1Nya 21:29; 2Sam 8:17; Yos 9:3; 1Fal 3:4Daudi akamwacha kuhani Sadoki pamoja na makuhani wenzake mbele ya hema ya ibada ya Bwana katika mahali pa juu pa kuabudia huko Gibeoni 4016:40 Kut 29:38; Hes 28:1-8ili kutoa sadaka za kuteketezwa kwa Bwana kwenye madhabahu ya sadaka ya kuteketezwa mara kwa mara, asubuhi na jioni, sawasawa na kila kitu kilichoandikwa katika sheria ya Bwana ambayo alikuwa amempa Israeli. 4116:41 1Nya 15:19; 2Nya 5:13; Yak 5:11; Ezr 3:11; Neh 9:17; Za 25:10; 33:5; Yer 33:11; Yoe 2:13; Lk 3:36Waliohudumu pamoja nao walikuwa Hemani, Yeduthuni na wale wote waliochaguliwa na kutajwa kwa jina kumpa Bwana shukrani, “Kwa maana fadhili zake zadumu milele.” 4216:42 2Nya 7:6Hemani na Yeduthuni walikuwa na wajibu wa kupiga tarumbeta, matoazi na kutumia vyombo vingine kwa ajili ya nyimbo za sifa kwa Mungu. Wana wa Yeduthuni waliwekwa langoni.
4316:43 2Sam 6:19-20; Mwa 18:19; Yos 24:15Kisha watu wote wakaondoka, kila mmoja akarudi nyumbani kwake, naye Daudi akarudi nyumbani kuibariki jamaa yake.