1 Chronicles 16:1-20 CEB
They brought in God’s chest and placed it inside the tent David had pitched for it. Then they brought entirely burned offerings and well-being sacrifices before God. When David had finished offering the entirely burned offerings and the well-being sacrifices, he blessed the people in the LORD’s name and distributed a loaf of bread, a piece of meat, and a raisin cake to every Israelite man and woman.
David appointed some of the Levites to serve before the LORD’s chest in order to remember, to give thanks, and to praise the LORD, Israel’s God: Asaph was the leader, and Zechariah his assistant; also Jeiel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Mattithiah, Eliab, Benaiah, Obed-edom, and Jeiel with harps and lyres; Asaph sounding the cymbals; and the priests Benaiah and Jahaziel blowing trumpets regularly before the chest containing God’s covenant. On the same day, for the first time, David ordered Asaph and his relatives to give thanks to the LORD.
Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name;
make his deeds known to all people!
Sing to God, sing praises to him;
dwell on all his wondrous works!
Give praise to God’s holy name!
Let the hearts of all those seeking the LORD rejoice!
Pursue the LORD and his strength;
seek his face always!
Remember the wondrous works he has done,
all his marvelous works,
and the justice he declared—
you who are the offspring of Israel, his servant,
and the children of Jacob, his chosen ones.
The LORD—he is our God.
His justice is everywhere throughout the whole world.
God remembers his covenant forever,
the word he commanded to a thousand generations,
which he made with Abraham,
the solemn pledge he swore to Isaac.
God set it up as binding law for Jacob,
as an eternal covenant for Israel,
promising, “I hereby give you the land of Canaan
as your allotted inheritance.”
When they were few in number—
insignificant, just immigrants—
wandering from nation to nation,
from one kingdom to the next
CEB: Common English Bible