1 Chronicles (Author Compiled by Isaiah and Ezra from records of Nathan, Gad, Iddo, Ahijah, Jehu and others.)

14:1And Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and timber of cedars, with masons and carpenters, to build him a house.

14:2And David perceived that Jehovah had established him king over Israel, for his kingdom was highly exalted, because of his people Israel.

14:3And David took more wives at Jerusalem: and David begot more sons and daughters.

14:4And these are the names of the children which he had in Jerusalem: Shammua, and Shobab, Nathan, and Solomon,

14:5and Ibhar, and Elishua, and Elpelet,

14:6and Nogah, and Nepheg, and Japhia,

14:7and Elishama, and Beeliada, and Eliphelet.

14:8And the Philistines heard that David was anointed king over all Israel, and all the Philistines went up to seek David; and David heard of it, and went out against them.

14:9And the Philistines came and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim.

14:10And David inquired of God saying, Shall I go up against the Philistines, and wilt thou give them into my hand? And Jehovah said to him, Go up; and I will give them into thy hand.

14:11And they came up to Baal-perazim, and David smote them there; and David said, God has broken in upon mine enemies by my hand, as the breaking forth of waters. Therefore they called the name of that place Baal-perazim.

14:12And they left their gods there; and David commanded, and they were burned with fire.

14:13And the Philistines yet again spread themselves in the valley.

14:14And David inquired again of God; and God said to him, Go not up after them; turn round them and come upon them opposite the mulberry-trees.

14:15And it shall be, when thou hearest the sound of marching in the tops of the mulberry-trees, that then thou shalt go out to battle; for God will have gone forth before thee to smite the army of the Philistines.

14:16And David did as God commanded him; and they smote the army of the Philistines from Gibeon even to Gezer.

14:17And the fame of David went out into all lands; and Jehovah brought the fear of him upon all the nations.

15:1And he made him houses in the city of David, and prepared a place for the ark of God, and spread a tent for it.

15:2Then David said, None ought to carry the ark of God but the Levites, for them has Jehovah chosen to carry the ark of God, and to serve him for ever.

15:3And David assembled all Israel to Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of Jehovah to its place that he had prepared for it.

15:4And David gathered the sons of Aaron and the Levites:

15:5of the sons of Kohath, Uriel the chief, and his brethren a hundred and twenty;

15:6of the sons of Merari, Asaiah the chief, and his brethren two hundred and twenty;

15:7of the sons of Gershom, Joel the chief, and his brethren a hundred and thirty;

15:8of the sons of Elizaphan, Shemaiah the chief, and his brethren two hundred;

15:9of the sons of Hebron, Eliel the chief, and his brethren eighty;

15:10of the sons of Uzziel, Amminadab the chief, and his brethren a hundred and twelve.

15:11And David called for Zadok and Abiathar the priests, and for the Levites, for Uriel, Asaiah, and Joel, Shemaiah, and Eliel, and Amminadab;

15:12and he said to them, Ye are the chief fathers of the Levites; hallow yourselves, ye and your brethren, that ye may bring up the ark of Jehovah the God of Israel to the place that I have prepared for it.

15:13For because ye did it not at the first, Jehovah our God made a breach upon us, for that we sought him not after the due order.

15:14So the priests and the Levites hallowed themselves to bring up the ark of Jehovah the God of Israel.

15:15And the children of the Levites bore the ark of God upon their shoulders with the staves upon them, as Moses had commanded according to the word of Jehovah.

15:16And David spoke to the chief of the Levites to appoint their brethren, the singers, with instruments of music, lutes, and harps, and cymbals, that they should sound aloud, lifting up the voice with joy.

15:17And the Levites appointed Heman the son of Joel; and of his brethren, Asaph the son of Berechiah; and of the sons of Merari their brethren, Ethan the son of Kushaiah;

15:18and with them their brethren of the second rank, Zechariah, Ben, and Jaaziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni, Eliab, and Benaiah, and Maaseiah, and Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, and Mikneiah, and Obed-Edom, and Jeiel, the doorkeepers;

15:19and the singers, Heman, Asaph, and Ethan, to sound aloud with cymbals of brass;

15:20and Zechariah, and Aziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni, and Eliab, and Maaseiah, and Benaiah, with lutes on Alamoth;

15:21and Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, and Mikneiah, and Obed-Edom and Jeiel, and Azaziah, with harps on the Sheminith to lead the singing.

15:22And Chenaniah, chief of the Levites for the music, gave instruction in music, for he was skilful.

15:23And Berechiah and Elkanah were doorkeepers for the ark.

15:24And Shebaniah, and Jehoshaphat, and Nethaneel, and Amasai, and Zechariah, and Benaiah, and Eliezer, the priests, blew with the trumpets before the ark of God; and Obed-Edom and Jehijah were doorkeepers for the ark.

15:25And David, and the elders of Israel, and the captains over thousands, went to bring up the ark of the covenant of Jehovah out of the house of Obed-Edom with joy.

15:26And it came to pass, when God helped the Levites that bore the ark of the covenant of Jehovah, that they sacrificed seven bullocks and seven rams.

15:27And David was clothed with a robe of byssus, and all the Levites that bore the ark, and the singers, and Chenaniah chief of the music of the singers; and David had upon him a linen ephod.

15:28And all Israel brought up the ark of the covenant of Jehovah with shouting, and with sound of the trumpet, and with clarions, and with cymbals, playing aloud with lutes and harps.

15:29And it came to pass as the ark of the covenant of Jehovah came to the city of David, that Michal the daughter of Saul looked through a window, and saw king David dancing and playing; and she despised him in her heart.

16:1And they brought in the ark of God, and set it in the midst of the tent that David had spread for it; and they presented burnt-offerings and peace-offerings before God.

16:2And when David had ended offering up the burnt-offerings and the peace-offerings, he blessed the people in the name of Jehovah.

16:3And he dealt to every one of Israel, both man and woman, to every one a loaf of bread and a measure of wine and a raisin-cake.

16:4And he appointed certain of the Levites to do the service before the ark of Jehovah, and to celebrate, and to thank and praise Jehovah the God of Israel:

16:5Asaph the chief, and second to him Zechariah, Jeiel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Mattithiah, and Eliab, and Benaiah and Obed-Edom, and Jeiel, with instruments of lutes and with harps; and Asaph sounding with cymbals;

16:6and Benaiah and Jahaziel the priests with trumpets continually, before the ark of the covenant of God.

16:7Then on that day David delivered first this psalm to give thanks to Jehovah through Asaph and his brethren.

16:8Give thanks unto Jehovah, call upon his name; Make known his acts among the peoples.

16:9Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him; Meditate upon all his wondrous works.

16:10Glory in his holy name: Let the heart of them rejoice that seek Jehovah.

16:11Seek Jehovah and his strength, Seek his face continually;

16:12Remember his wondrous works which he hath done; His miracles, and the judgments of his mouth:

16:13Ye seed of Israel his servant, Ye sons of Jacob, his chosen ones.

16:14He, Jehovah, is our God; His judgments are in all the earth.

16:15Be ye ever mindful of his covenant, The word which he commanded to a thousand generations, --

16:16Which he made with Abraham, And of his oath unto Isaac;

16:17And he confirmed it unto Jacob for a statute, Unto Israel for an everlasting covenant,

16:18Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, The lot of your inheritance;

16:19When ye were a few men in number, Of small account, and strangers in it.

16:20And they went from nation to nation, And from one kingdom to another people.

16:21He suffered no man to oppress them, And reproved kings for their sakes,

16:22Saying, Touch not mine anointed ones, And do my prophets no harm.

16:23Sing unto Jehovah, all the earth; Publish his salvation from day to day.

16:24Declare his glory among the nations, His wondrous works among all peoples.

16:25For Jehovah is great, and exceedingly to be praised; And he is terrible above all gods.

16:26For all the gods of the peoples are idols; But Jehovah made the heavens.

16:27Majesty and splendour are before him; Strength and gladness in his place.

16:28Give unto Jehovah, ye families of peoples, Give unto Jehovah glory and strength!

16:29Give unto Jehovah the glory of his name! Bring an oblation, and come before him: Worship Jehovah in holy splendour.

16:30Tremble before him, all the earth: The world also is established, it shall not be moved.

16:31Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; And let them say among the nations, Jehovah reigneth!

16:32Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof; Let the field exult, and all that is therein.

16:33Then shall the trees of the forest sing out at the presence of Jehovah, For he cometh to judge the earth.

16:34Give thanks unto Jehovah, for he is good; For his loving-kindness endureth for ever.

16:35And say, Save us, O God of our salvation, And gather us, and deliver us from the nations, To give thanks unto thy holy name, To triumph in thy praise.

16:36Blessed be Jehovah the God of Israel, from eternity and to eternity! And all the people said, Amen! and praised Jehovah.

16:37And he left there, before the ark of the covenant of Jehovah, Asaph and his brethren, to do the service before the ark continually, as every day's duty required;

16:38and Obed-Edom, and their brethren, sixty-eight; Obed-Edom also, the son of Jeduthun, and Hosah as doorkeepers.

16:39And Zadok the priest, and his brethren the priests, before the tabernacle of Jehovah in the high place that was at Gibeon,

16:40to offer up burnt-offerings to Jehovah on the altar of burnt-offering continually, morning and evening, and according to all that is written in the law of Jehovah, which he commanded Israel;

16:41and with them Heman and Jeduthun, and the rest that were chosen, who were expressed by name, to give thanks to Jehovah, because his loving-kindness endureth for ever;

16:42and with them, with Heman and Jeduthun, trumpets and cymbals for those that should sound aloud; and the musical instruments of God. And the sons of Jeduthun were at the gate.

16:43And all the people departed every one to his house; and David returned to bless his household.

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