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Chapter 16

Overview
1   David's festival sacrifice.
4   He orders a choir to sing thanksgiving.
7   The psalm of thanksgiving.
37   He appoints ministers, porters, priests, and musicians, to attend continually on the ark.

Verse 1
So 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.


they brought
2 Samuel 6:17-19; 1 Kings 8:6; 2 Chronicles 5:7
in the midst
15:1,12; 2 Chronicles 1:4; Psalms 132:8
they offered
1 Kings 8:5; 2 Chronicles 5:6; Ezra 6:16-18

Verse 2
And 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.
the burnt
Leviticus 1:3
he blessed
Genesis 14:19; 20:7; 47:7,10; Numbers 6:23-27; Joshua 22:6; 2 Samuel 6:18; 1 Kings 8:55,56; 2 Chronicles 29:29; 30:18-20,27; Luke 24:50,51; Hebrews 7:7

Verse 3
And 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.
to every one
2 Chronicles 30:24; 35:7,8; Nehemiah 8:10; Ezekiel 45:17; 1 Peter 4:9

Verse 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:
he appointed
15:16; 23:2-6; 24:3
minister
37-42; 23:27-32; Numbers 18:1-6
to record
8; Psalms 37:1; 70:1; *titles; Psalms 103:2; 105:5; Isaiah 62:6,7
the Lord God
Genesis 17:7; 32:28; 33:20; *marg:; 1 Kings 8:15; Psalms 72:18; 106:48

Verse 5
Asaph the chief, and next to him Zechariah, Jeiel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Mattithiah, and Eliab, and Benaiah, and Obededom: and Jeiel with psalteries and with harps; but Asaph made a sound with cymbals;
Asaph
6:39; 15:16-24; 25:1-6
psalteries and with harps
Heb. instruments of psalteries and harps.
15:20,21; 2 Chronicles 29:25

Verse 6
Benaiah also and Jahaziel the priests with trumpets continually before the ark of the covenant of God.
with trumpets
Numbers 10:8; 2 Chronicles 5:12,13; 13:12; 29:26-28

Verse 7
Then on that day David delivered first this psalm to thank the LORD into the hand of Asaph and his brethren.
on that day
2 Samuel 22:1; 23:1,2; 2 Chronicles 29:30; Nehemiah 12:24
into the hand
Psalms 12:1; 18:1; *titles

Verse 8
Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people.
Give thanks
This beautiful hymn, to the 22nd verse, is nearly the same as Ps 105:1-15; from the 23rd to the 33rd it accords with Ps 96; and the conclusion agrees with Ps 106, with the addition of ver. 34-36.
Psalms 105:1-15
call
Isaiah 12:4; Acts 9:14; 1 Corinthians 1:2
make
1 Kings 8:43; 2 Kings 19:19; Psalms 67:2-4; 78:3-6; 145:5,6

Verse 9
Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, talk ye of all his wondrous works.
Sing unto
Psalms 95:1,2; 96:1,2; 98:1-4; Malachi 3:16
psalms
Matthew 26:30; Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16; James 5:13
talk ye
Psalms 40:10; 71:17; 96:3; 145:4-6,12

Verse 10
Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD.
Glory
Psalms 34:2; Isaiah 45:25; Jeremiah 9:23,24; 1 Corinthians 1:30,31; *Gr:
let the heart
28:9; Proverbs 8:17; Isaiah 45:19; 55:6,7; Jeremiah 29:13; Matthew 7:7,8

Verse 11
Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually.
Seek
Amos 5:6; Zephaniah 2:2,3
his strength
2 Chronicles 6:41; Psalms 68:35; 78:61
seek his
Psalms 4:6; 27:8,9; 67:1

Verse 12
Remember his marvellous works that he hath done, his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth;
Remember
8,9; Psalms 103:2; 111:4
the judgments
Psalms 19:9; 119:13,20,75,137; Romans 11:33; Revelation 16:7; 19:2

Verse 13
O ye seed of Israel his servant, ye children of Jacob, his chosen ones.
ye seed
Genesis 17:7; 28:13,14; 35:10-12
his chosen
Exodus 19:5,6; Deuteronomy 7:6; Psalms 135:4; 1 Peter 2:9

Verse 14
He is the LORD our God; his judgments are in all the earth.
the Lord
Exodus 15:2; Psalms 63:1; 95:7; 100:3; 118:28
his judgments
12; Psalms 48:10,11; 97:8,9

Verse 15
Be ye mindful always of his covenant; the word which he commanded to a thousand generations;
ye mindful
Psalms 25:10; 44:17; 105:8; Malachi 4:4
a thousand
Deuteronomy 7:9

Verse 16
Even of the covenant which he made with Abraham, and of his oath unto Isaac;
which he made
Genesis 15:18; 17:2; 26:3; 28:13,14; 35:11; Exodus 3:15; Nehemiah 9:8; Luke 1:72,73; Acts 3:25; Galatians 3:15-17; Hebrews 6:13-18

Verse 17
And hath confirmed the same to Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant,
for a law
Psalms 78:10
an everlasting
Genesis 17:7,8; Exodus 3:17; Joshua 24:11-13; 2 Samuel 23:5; Isaiah 55:3; Jeremiah 11:2; Hebrews 13:20

Verse 18
Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance;
Unto thee
Genesis 12:7; 13:15; 17:8; 28:13,14; 35:11,12
lot
Heb. cord.
Micah 2:5
inheritance
Numbers 26:53-56; Deuteronomy 32:8

Verse 19
When ye were but few, even a few, and strangers in it.
but few
Heb. but men of number. a few.
Genesis 34:30; Acts 7:5; Hebrews 11:13

Verse 20
And when they went from nation to nation, and from one kingdom to another people;
they went
Genesis 12:10; 20:1; 46:3,6

Verse 21
He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes,
He suffered
Genesis 31:24,29,42
he reproved
Genesis 12:17; 20:3; Exodus 7:15-18; 9:13-18

Verse 22
Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.
Touch
1 Kings 19:16; Psalms 105:15; 1 John 2:27
prophets
Genesis 20:7; 27:39,40; 48:19,20; 49:8-10

Verse 23
Sing unto the LORD, all the earth; shew forth from day to day his salvation.
Sing
9; Psalms 96:1-13; Exodus 15:21; Psalms 30:4; Isaiah 12:5
shew forth
Psalms 40:10; 71:15; Isaiah 51:6-8

Verse 24
Declare his glory among the heathen; his marvellous works among all nations.
2 Kings 19:19; Psalms 22:27; Isaiah 12:2-6; Daniel 4:1-3

Verse 25
For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised: he also is to be feared above all gods.
great
Psalms 89:7; 144:3-6; Isaiah 40:12-17; Revelation 15:3,4
he also
Exodus 15:11; Psalms 66:3-5; 76:7; Jeremiah 5:22; 10:6-10; Revelation 15:4

Verse 26
For all the gods of the people are idols: but the LORD made the heavens.
all the gods
Leviticus 19:4; Psalms 115:4-8; Isaiah 44:9-20; Jeremiah 10:10-14; Acts 19:26; 1 Corinthians 8:4
the Lord
Psalms 102:25; Isaiah 40:26; 42:5; 44:24; Jeremiah 10:11,12; Revelation 14:7

Verse 27
Glory and honour are in his presence; strength and gladness are in his place.
Glory
Psalms 8:1; 16:11; 63:2,3; John 17:24
strength
Psalms 27:4-6; 28:7,8; 43:2-4
place
Psalms 96:6

Verse 28
Give unto the LORD, ye kindreds of the people, give unto the LORD glory and strength.
Give
Psalms 29:1,2; 68:34
ye kindreds
Psalms 66:1,2; 67:4,7; 86:8-10; 98:4; 100:1,2; Isaiah 11:10
glory
29:10-14; Psalms 115:1,2; 1 Corinthians 15:10; 2 Corinthians 12:9,10; Ephesians 1:6,17-19; Philippians 4:13

Verse 29
Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come before him: worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.
the glory
Psalms 89:5-8; 108:3-5; 148:13,14; Isaiah 6:3; Revelation 4:9-11; 5:12-14; 7:12
bring
1 Kings 8:41-43; Psalms 68:30,31; 72:10,15; Isaiah 60:6,7
come
Psalms 95:2; 100:4
the beauty
2 Chronicles 20:21; Psalms 29:2; 50:2; 96:6,9; 110:3; Ezekiel 7:20; 24:25

Verse 30
Fear before him, all the earth: the world also shall be stable, that it be not moved.
before him
23,25; Psalms 96:9; Revelation 11:15
stable
Psalms 33:9; 93:1; 148:5,6; Isaiah 49:8; Jeremiah 10:12; Colossians 1:17; Hebrews 1:3

Verse 31
Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice: and let men say among the nations, The LORD reigneth.
Let the heavens
Psalms 19:1; 89:5; 148:1-4; Luke 2:13,14; 15:10
let the earth
Psalms 97:1; 98:4; Luke 2:10
The Lord
Psalms 93:1,2; 96:10; 99:1; 145:1; Isaiah 33:22; Matthew 6:13; Revelation 19:6

Verse 32
Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof: let the fields rejoice, and all that is therein.
the sea
Psalms 93:4; 98:7
fields
Psalms 98:8; 148:9,10; Isaiah 44:23

Verse 33
Then shall the trees of the wood sing out at the presence of the LORD, because he cometh to judge the earth.
the trees
Psalms 96:12,13; Ezekiel 17:22-24
because
Psalms 98:9; 2 Thessalonians 1:8,10; 2 Peter 3:14; Revelation 11:17,18

Verse 34
O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.
give thanks
2 Chronicles 5:13; 7:3; Ezra 3:11; Psalms 106:1; 107:1; 118:1; 136:1-26; Jeremiah 33:11

Verse 35
And 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.
Save us
Psalms 14:7; 53:6; 79:9,10; 106:47,48
that we may give
Psalms 105:45; Isaiah 43:21; Ephesians 1:12; 1 Peter 2:5,9
glory
9,10; Psalms 44:8; Isaiah 45:25; 1 Corinthians 1:31

Verse 36
Blessed be the LORD God of Israel for ever and ever. And all the people said, Amen, and praised the LORD.
Blessed
1 Kings 8:15,56; Psalms 72:18,19; 106:48; Ephesians 1:3; 1 Peter 1:3
said
Deuteronomy 27:15-26; Nehemiah 8:6; Jeremiah 28:6; 1 Corinthians 14:16

Verse 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:
before the ark
4-6; 15:17-24; 25:1-6
as every
2 Chronicles 8:14; Ezra 3:4

Verse 38
And Obededom with their brethren, threescore and eight; Obededom also the son of Jeduthun and Hosah to be porters:
Obed-edom
13:14; 26:4-8
Jeduthun
25:3

Verse 39
And Zadok the priest, and his brethren the priests, before the tabernacle of the LORD in the high place that was at Gibeon,
Zadok
12:28
before
21:29; 2 Chronicles 1:3,4,13
in the high
1 Kings 3:4

Verse 40
To 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;
To offer
Exodus 29:38-42; Numbers 28:3-8; 1 Kings 18:29; 2 Chronicles 2:4; 31:3; Ezra 3:3; Ezekiel 46:13-15; Daniel 9:21; Amos 4:4
morning and evening
Heb. in the morning and in the evening.

Verse 41
And 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;
Heman
37; 6:39-47; 25:1-6
expressed
12:31; Numbers 1:17; Ezra 8:20
to give
34; 2 Chronicles 5:13; 7:3; 20:21; Ezra 3:11; Psalms 103:17; Jeremiah 33:11; Luke 1:50

Verse 42
And 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.
trumpets
2 Chronicles 29:25-28; Psalms 150:3-6
musical instruments
25:6; Psalms 84:10
porters
Heb. for the gate.

Verse 43
And all the people departed every man to his house: and David returned to bless his house.
all the people
2 Samuel 6:19,20; 1 Kings 8:66
to bless
Genesis 18:19; Joshua 24:15; Psalms 101:2

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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 1 Chronicles 16". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/tsk/view.cgi?book=1ch&chapter=016>.