The Ark Placed in a Tent

1 Chronicles 16

1 They brought the Ark of God and placed it inside the special tent David had prepared for it. And they presented burnt offerings and peace offerings to God. 2 When he had finished his sacrifices, David blessed the people in the name of the Lord . 3 Then he gave to every man and woman in all Israel a loaf of bread, a cake of dates, 1 and a cake of raisins.

4 David appointed the following Levites to lead the people in worship before the Ark of the Lord - to invoke his blessings, to give thanks, and to praise the Lord , the God of Israel. 5 Asaph, the leader of this group, sounded the cymbals. Second to him was Zechariah, followed by Jeiel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Mattithiah, Eliab, Benaiah, Obed-edom, and Jeiel. They played the harps and lyres. 6 The priests, Benaiah and Jahaziel, played the trumpets regularly before the Ark of God’s Covenant. 7 On that day David gave to Asaph and his fellow Levites this song of thanksgiving to the Lord :

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