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. Chapter 16.

1 [vv1-3. cp 2Sam. 6.17-19] When they had brought in the Ark of God, they put it inside the tent that David had pitched for it, and they offered whole-offerings and shared-offerings before God. 2 After David had completed these sacrifices, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD 3 and gave food, a loaf of bread, a portion of meat, and a cake of raisins, to each Israelite, man or woman. 4 He appointed certain Levites to serve before the Ark of the LORD, to repeat the Name, to confess and to praise the LORD the God of Israel. 5 Their leader was Asaph; second to him was Zechariah; then came Jaaziel [prob. rdg, cp 15.18, 20; Heb Jeiel], Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Mattithiah, Eliab, Benaiah, Obed-edom, and Jeiel, with lutes and harps, Asaph, who sounded the cymbals; 6 and Benaiah and Jahaziel the priests, who blew the trumpets before the Ark of the Covenant of God continuously throughout that day. 7 It was then that David first ordained the offering of thanks to the LORD by Asaph and his kinsmen:

A song of praise. Ps.105.1-15, Ps.96.1-13, Ps.106.1, 47-48

And all the people said 'Amen' and 'Praise the LORD.'

Worship at Jerusalem & Gibeon.

37 David left Asaph and his kinsmen there before the Ark of the Covenant of the LORD, to perform regular service before the Ark as each day's duty required; 38 as door-keepers he left Obed-edom son of Jeduthun, and Hosah. (Obed-edom and his kinsmen were sixty-eight in number.) 39 He left Zadok the priest and his kinsmen the priests before the Tabernacle of the LORD at the hill-shrine in Gibeon, 40 to make offerings there to the LORD upon the altar of whole-offering regularly morning and evening, exactly as it is written in the law enjoined by the LORD upon Israel. 41 With them he left Heman and Jeduthun and the other men chosen and nominated to give thanks to the LORD, 'for his love endures for ever.' 42 They had trumpets and cymbals for the players, and the instruments used for sacred song. The sons of Jeduthun kept the gate.

43 So all the people went home, and David returned to greet his household.

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