1 Chronicles 16:7–36

Then on that day David first appointed to give thanks to Yahweh by the hand of Asaph and his brothers.

David’s Song of Thanks

Give thanks to Yahweh; call upon his name;

make known his deeds among the nations!

Sing to him; sing praises to him;

tell of all his wondrous works!

10 Glory in his holy name;

let the hearts of those seeking Yahweh rejoice!

11 Seek Yahweh and his strength;

seek his face continually!

12 Remember his wonderful works that he has done,

his wonders and the judgments of his mouth,

13 O offspring of Israel, his servant,

O sons of Jacob, his chosen ones!

14 He is Yahweh our God;

his judgments are in all the earth.

15 Remember his covenant forever,

the word he commanded for a thousand generations,

16 that he madea with Abraham,

his sworn oath to Isaac.

17 And he confirmed it to Jacob as a statute,

an everlasting covenant to Israel,

18 saying, “To you I will give the land of Canaan,

the portion of your inheritance.”

19 When you were few in number, very few,b

and sojourners in it,

20 when they wandered from nation to nation,

and from one kingdom to another people,

21 he did not allow anyone to oppress them,

and he rebuked kings on their account,

22 saying, “You must not touch my anointed

nor do harm to my prophets!”

23 Sing to Yahweh, all the earth!

Proclaim his salvation from day to day!

24 Proclaim his glory among the nations,

his wondrous works among all the peoples!

25 For Yahweh is great and greatly praised,

and he is feared among all gods.

26 For all the gods of the nations are idols,

but Yahweh made the heavens.

27 Splendor and majesty are before him;

strength and joy are in his place.

28 Ascribe to Yahweh, O clans of the nations,

ascribe to Yahweh glory and strength!

29 Ascribe to Yahweh the glory of his name!

Lift up an offering and come before him!

Bow down to Yahweh in the splendor of holiness!

30 Tremble before him, all the earth;

surely the world is established; it shall not be shaken.

31 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad,

and let them tell the peoples, “Yahweh reigns!”

32 Let the sea roar and its fullness;

let the field rejoice and all that is in it.

33 Then the trees of the forest shall sing for joy before Yahweh,

for he comes to judge the earth.

34 Oh give thanks to Yahweh, for he is good;

his loyal love is everlasting.

35 Then say, “Save us, O God of our salvation;

gather us and rescue us from the nations

that we may give thanks to your holy name

and glory in your praise.

36 Blessed be Yahweh the God of Israel,

from everlasting to everlasting!”

Then all the people said, “Amen!” and praised Yahweh.

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