1 The men carrying the ark set it inside the tent David had put up for it. They presented burnt offerings and fellowship offerings in God’s presence. 2 When David finished sacrificing burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, he blessed the people in the name of Jehovah. 3 He also distributed to every person in Israel, both men and women, a loaf of bread, a date cake, and a raisin cake. 4 David appointed some Levites to serve in front of Jehovah’s Ark by offering prayers, thanks, and praise to Jehovah the God of Israel. 5 Asaph was the head. Zechariah was second, then Jeiel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Mattithiah, Eliab, Benaiah, Obed Edom, and Jeiel with harps and lyres. Asaph played the cymbals. 6 The priests Benaiah and Jahaziel played trumpets all the time in front of the Ark of God’s covenant. 7 For the first time David entrusted Asaph and his relatives with the task of singing songs of thanks to Jehovah: 8 Give thanks to Jehovah. Call on his name. Make known among the nations what he has done. 9 Sing to him. Make music to praise him. Meditate on all the miracles he has done. 10 Praise his holy name. Let the hearts of those who seek Jehovah rejoice. 11 Search for Jehovah and his strength. Always seek his presence. 12 Remember the miracles he performed. And remember the amazing things he did and the judgments he pronounced. 13 You are descendants of Israel, his servant. You are descendants of Jacob, his chosen ones. 14 HE IS JEHOVAH OUR GOD. His judgments are pronounced throughout the earth. 15 Remember his promise for a very long time, the word that he commanded for a thousand generations! 16 Remember the covenant that he made to Abraham, and his sworn promise to Isaac. 17 He confirmed it as a law for Jacob, as a long lasting covenant to Israel. 18 He said: »I will give you Canaan. It is your share of the inheritance.« 19 While they were few in number a small group of foreigners lived in that land. 20 They wandered from nation to nation and from one kingdom to another. 21 He did not permit anyone to oppress them. He warned kings about them: 22 »Do not touch my anointed ones or harm my prophets.« 23 Sing to Jehovah, all the earth! Day after day announce that Jehovah saves his people. 24 Tell people about his glory! Tell all the nations about his miracles. 25 JEHOVAH IS GREAT! He should be highly praised. He should be reverenced (held in awe) (respected) more than all other gods. 26 This is because all the gods of the nations are useless idols while Jehovah created the heavens. 27 Splendor and majesty are in his presence. Strength and joy are where he is. 28 Appreciate Jehovah’s glory and power you families of the nations. Ascribe to Jehovah glory and strength. 29 Ascribe to Jehovah the glory his name deserves. Bring an offering, and come to him. Worship Jehovah in his holy splendor. 30 Tremble in his presence, all the earth! The earth stands firm. It cannot be moved. 31 Let the heavens rejoice and the earth be glad. Say to the nations: »JEHOVAH RULES AS KING!« 32 Let the sea and everything in it roar like thunder. Let the fields and everything in them rejoice. 33 Then the trees in the forest will sing with joy in the presence of Jehovah when he comes to judge the earth. 34 Give thanks to Jehovah because he is good, because his mercy endures forever! 35 Say: »Rescue us, O God our Salvation. Gather us and save us from the nations that we may give thanks to your holy name and glory in your praise.« 36 Thanks be to Jehovah, God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Then all the people said »amen« and praised Jehovah. 37 David left Asaph and his relatives to serve continually in front of the Ark of Jehovah’s Covenant, as the daily work required. 38 David also left Obed Edom and sixty-eight of his relatives to serve there. Obed Edom Jeduthun’s son and Hosah were to be gatekeepers. 39 David left Zadok and his priestly relatives to serve in Jehovah’s Tent at the place of worship in Gibeon. 40 They were ordered to sacrifice burnt offerings to Jehovah. This happened on the altar of burnt offerings continually, morning and evening, as written in the Law of Jehovah that he gave Israel. 41 With Zadok and his relatives were Heman, Jeduthun, and the rest of the Levites who had been selected. They were chosen by name, to give thanks to Jehovah by singing, because His mercy endures forever. 42 Also, Heman and Jeduthun played trumpets, cymbals, and the other musical instruments that accompany sacred songs. Jeduthun’s sons were stationed at the gate. 43 Then all the people went home. David went back to bless his family.
1 Chronicles 16 Cross References - NSB
7 Jehovah appeared to Abram and said: »I will give this land to your offspring (seed).« He built an altar there to Jehovah, who had appeared to him.
10 There was a famine in the land. Abram went down to Egypt to live there for a while, because the famine was severe.
17 Jehovah inflicted serious diseases on Pharaoh and his household because of Abram’s wife Sarai.
15 »All the land that you see I will give to you and your offspring (descendants) from generation to generation.
19 He blessed him and said: »Blessed be Abram by God Most High, maker of heaven and earth.
18 On that day Jehovah made a covenant with Abram. He said: »To your descendants I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates,
2 »I will establish my covenant between us. I will greatly increase your numbers.«
7 »I will establish my covenant as a long lasting covenant between us. It will be for your descendants after you, for the generations to come. I will be your God and the God of your descendants after you.
7 »I will establish my covenant as a long lasting covenant between us. It will be for your descendants after you, for the generations to come. I will be your God and the God of your descendants after you. 8 »The whole land of Canaan, where you are now a guest (alien) (foreigner) (stranger), I will give a long lasting possession to you and your descendants after you. I will be their God.«
8 »The whole land of Canaan, where you are now a guest (alien) (foreigner) (stranger), I will give a long lasting possession to you and your descendants after you. I will be their God.«
19 »I have chosen him, that he may command his children and his household; and that they may remain in the righteous and just way of Jehovah. Jehovah will bring to Abraham what he told him.«
1 Abraham moved from Mamre to the southern part of Canaan and lived between Kadesh and Shur. Later, while he was living in Gerar,
3 God appeared to the king in a dream and said: »You are going to die, because you have taken this woman. She is already married.«
7 »Give the man’s wife back to him now. He is a prophet. He will pray for you, and you will live. But if you do not give her back, you and all who belong to you are doomed to die.«
16 He said: »I am taking an oath on my own name, declares Jehovah, that because you have done this and have not refused to give me your son, your only son, 17 ‘»I will certainly bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and the grains of sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of their enemies’ cities. 18 ‘»All the nations will ask me to bless them as I have blessed your descendants. This is because you obeyed my command.’«
3 »You will live there as a foreigner. I will be with you and bless you. I will keep my promise to your father Abraham by giving this land to you and your descendants.
13 Jehovah was standing above the stairway. He proclaimed: »I am Jehovah, the God of your grandfather Abraham and the God of Isaac. I will give the land on which you are lying to you and your descendants. 14 »Your descendants will be like the dust on the earth. You will spread out to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south. Every family on earth will be blessed through you and through your descendants.
24 In a dream that night God came to Laban. God said: »Be careful not to threaten Jacob in any way.«
29 »It is in my power to do you harm. But the God of your father came to me this night. He said, ‘Take care that you say nothing good or bad to Jacob.’
42 »If the God of my father, the God of Abraham, out of respect for Isaac, had not been with me, you would have sent me away empty-handed by now. God has seen my misery and hard work. Last night he made it right!«
28 The man said: »Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel (He Struggles With God), because you have struggled with God and with men and you have won.«
20 He set up an altar there and named it God, the God of Israel.
30 Then Jacob said to Simeon and Levi: »You have brought trouble on me by making me loathsome to the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites and the Per’izzites. My numbers are few. If they gather themselves against me and attack my household I will be destroyed.«
3 God said: »I am God! I am the same God your father worshiped. Do not be afraid to go to Egypt. I will give you so many descendants that one day they will become a nation.
6 They took their livestock and the possessions they had acquired in Canaan. Jacob and all his family arrived in Egypt.
7 Joseph brought his father Jacob and presented him to the king. Jacob gave the king his blessing.
10 Jacob gave the king a farewell blessing and left.
19 His father refused and said: »I know, Son, I know! Manasseh, too, will become a nation. He, too, will be important. Nevertheless, his younger brother will be more important than he. His descendants will become many nations.« 20 That day he blessed them. He said: »Because of you, Israel will speak this blessing: ‘May God make you like Ephraim and Manasseh!’ In this way Israel put Ephraim ahead of Manasseh.«
8 »Judah, your brothers will praise you. You hold your enemies by the neck. Your brothers will bow down before you. 9 »Judah is like a lion, killing his victim and returning to his den. He is like a lion stretching out and lying down. No one dares disturb him. 10 »The royal scepter shall not depart from Judah. His descendants will always rule. Nations will bring him tribute and bow in obedience before him. This, until Shiloh comes and all will obey him.
15 God, further said to Moses: »You shall say to the sons of Israel: ‘JEHOVAH, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.’ (JEHOVAH) THIS IS MY NAME FOREVER! This is my memorial-name to all generations.
17 »So I said: ‘I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt to the land of the Canaanite and the Hittite and the Amorite and the Perizzite and the Hivite and the Jebusite, to a land flowing with milk and honey.«’
15 »In the morning meet Pharaoh when he is on his way to the Nile. Wait for him on the bank of the river. Take the staff that turned into a snake. 16 »Say to Pharaoh: ‘Jehovah the God of the Hebrews sent me to tell you, Let my people go to worship me in the wilderness. So far you have not listened.’« 17 »Jehovah says: ‘This is the way you will recognize that I am Jehovah: I will strike the Nile with this staff in my hand. The water will turn into blood. 18 ‘The fish in the Nile will die. The river will stink. The Egyptians will not be able to drink any water from the Nile.«’«
13 Jehovah told Moses to get up early the next morning and say to the king: »God of the Hebrews commands you to let his people go, so they can serve him! 14 »If you do not, he will send his worst plagues to strike you, your officials, and everyone else in your country. Then you will find out that no one can oppose Jehovah. 15 »He could already have sent a terrible disease and wiped you from the face of the earth. 16 »I have allowed you to remain, in order to show you my power and in order to proclaim my name through all the earth. 17 »Still you exalt yourself against my people by not letting them go. 18 »At this time tomorrow, I will send a very heavy hail, such as has not been seen in Egypt from the day it was founded until now.
2 »Jehovah is my strong defender. He is the one who has saved me. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will sing about his greatness.
11 »Who among the gods is like you Jehovah? Who is like you, wonderful in holiness? Who can work wonders and mighty acts like yours?
21 Miriam sang to them: »Sing to Jehovah. He has won a glorious victory. He has thrown horses and their riders into the sea.«
38 »Now this is what you shall offer on the altar: two one year old lambs each day, continuously. 39 »Offer one lamb in the morning and offer the other lamb at twilight. 40 »Make an offering of eight cups of flour mixed with one quart of virgin olive oil with the first lamb. Offer one quart of wine for a drink offering with the other lamb. 41 »You will offer the other lamb at twilight. Offer it with the same grain offering and the same drink offering as in the morning, for a soothing aroma, an offering by fire to Jehovah. 42 »It shall be a continual burnt offering throughout your generations at the doorway of the tent of meeting before Jehovah. That is where I will meet with you to speak to you.
17 Moses and Aaron took the men who had been named
3 »‘If his offering is a burnt offering from the herd, it should be a male without defect. He shall offer it at the doorway of the Tent of Meeting, that he may be accepted before Jehovah.
4 »‘Do not turn to worthless gods or cast metal idols. Never make any gods for yourselves. I am Jehovah your God.
23 »Tell Aaron and his sons: ‘This is how you will bless the Israelites. Say to them: 24 »‘»Jehovah will bless you and watch over you.«’« 25 »‘»Jehovah will smile on you and be kind to you. 26 »‘»Jehovah will look on you with favor and give you peace! 27 »‘»Whenever they use my name to bless the Israelites, I will bless them.«’«
8 »Aaron’s sons the priests are to blow the trumpets. The following rule is to be observed for all time to come.
3 »‘These are the food offerings that are to be presented to Jehovah: for the daily burnt offering, two one-year-old male lambs without any defects. 4 »‘Offer the first lamb in the morning, and the second in the evening, 5 each with a grain offering of two pounds of flour, mixed with two pints of the best olive oil. 6 »‘This is the daily offering that is completely burned. It was first offered at Mount Sinai as a food offering, an odor pleasing to Jehovah. 7 »‘As the wine offering with the first lamb, pour out at the altar two pints of wine. 8 »‘Offer the second lamb in the evening in the same way as the morning offering, together with its wine offering. It also is a food offering, an odor pleasing to Jehovah.
1 Jehovah said to Aaron: »You, your sons, and your family will be responsible for any sins against the holy place. You and your sons will also be responsible for any sins you commit when you work as priests. 2 »Bring the other Levites from your ancestor’s tribe to join you and help you and your sons serve in front of the tent of the words of my promise. 3 »They are to fulfill their duties to you and their responsibilities for the tent. However they must not have any contact with sacred objects in the Holy Place or with the altar. If they do, both they and you will be put to death. 4 »They are to work with you and fulfill their responsibilities for all the service in the tent. No unqualified person may work with you. 5 »You and your sons alone must fulfill the responsibilities for the Holy Place and the altar. That way my anger will not again break out against the people of Israel. 6 »I chose the other Levites from among the Israelites to help you. They are a gift given to Jehovah to do the necessary work at the tent of meeting.
53 »Use the list of names from the census to divide the land these people will possess. 54 »Give more land to larger tribes and less land to smaller ones. Use the totals from the census in giving land to each tribe. 55 »The land must also be divided by drawing lots. The tribes will receive their land based on the names of their ancestors. 56 »Whether the tribes are large or small, the land must be divided by drawing lots.«
9 »Keep in mind that Jehovah your God is the only true God. He is the faithful God. He keeps his promise and is merciful to thousands of generations of those who love him and obey his commandments.
15 »‘Cursed is the man who makes an idol or a molten image. It is an abomination to Jehovah! It is the secret work of the hands of the craftsman. All the people will answer: Amen. 16 »‘Cursed is the man who dishonors his father or mother. All the people will say: Amen. 17 »‘Cursed is he who moves his neighbor's boundary mark. All the people will say: Amen. 18 »‘Cursed is the man who misleads a blind person on the road. And all the people answer: Amen. 19 »‘Cursed is he who withholds justice due an alien, orphan, and widow. The people all say: Amen. 20 »‘Cursed is the man who has sexual activities with his father's wife, because he has violated his father’s rights.’ And all the people say: ‘Amen.’ 21 »‘Cursed is he who has sex with any animal. All the people will say: Amen. 22 »‘Cursed is he who has sexual activities with his sister, the daughter of his father or of his mother. All the people answer: Amen. 23 »‘Cursed is he who indulges in sex with his mother-in-law. And all the people say: Amen. 24 »‘Cursed is he who beats his neighbor in secret.’ And all the people will say: ‘Amen.’ 25 »‘Cursed is he who accepts a bribe to punish an innocent person.’ All the people will say: ‘Amen.’ 26 »‘Cursed is he who does not abide by all things written in the book of the law by obeying them.’ And all the people will say: ‘Amen.’
8 »When the Most High gave nations their inheritance, when he divided the descendants of Adam, he set up borders for the tribes corresponding to the number of the sons of Israel.
6 Joshua blessed them and sent them on their way.
11 »‘You crossed the Jordan and traveled to Jericho. The men of Jericho fought you, as did the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Girgashites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites. I gave you victory over all of them. 12 »‘You advanced and I threw them into panic in order to drive out the two Amorite kings. Your swords and bows had nothing to do with it. 13 »‘I gave you a land that you had never worked and cities that you had not built. Now live there and eat grapes from vines that you did not plant, and olives from trees that you did not plant.
15 »‘If you are not willing to serve him, decide today whom you will serve, the gods your ancestors worshiped in Mesopotamia or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are now living. As for my family and me, we will serve Jehovah.’«
17 The men carrying the Ark set it in its place inside the tent David put up for it. David sacrificed burnt offerings and fellowship offerings in Jehovah’s presence. 18 David finished sacrificing the burnt offerings and the fellowship offerings. Then he blessed the people in the name of Jehovah of Hosts.
18 David finished sacrificing the burnt offerings and the fellowship offerings. Then he blessed the people in the name of Jehovah of Hosts. 19 He also distributed to all the people, to the whole crowd of Israelites, men and women, one loaf of bread, one date cake, and one raisin cake. Then all the people went home.
19 He also distributed to all the people, to the whole crowd of Israelites, men and women, one loaf of bread, one date cake, and one raisin cake. Then all the people went home. 20 David went home so he could ask Jehovah to bless his family. But Saul’s daughter Michal went out and started yelling at him: »You were really great today!« She said. »You acted like a dirty old man. You danced around half-naked in front of your servants’ slave-girls.«
1 David sang this song to Jehovah when Jehovah rescued him from all his enemies, especially from Saul.
5 »‘That is how God will bless my descendants. He made an eternal covenant with me. It is an agreement that will not be broken, a promise that will not be changed. That is all I desire. That will be my victory, and God will surely bring it about.
4 One time he went to Gibeon to offer sacrifices because that was where the most used altar was. He offered hundreds of burnt offerings there in the past.
15 He said: »Praise Jehovah the God of Israel! He kept the promise he made to my father David, when he told him:
41 »When a foreigner who lives in a distant land hears of your fame and of the great things you have done for your people and comes to worship you and to pray at this Temple, 42 »For they will have news of your great name and your strong hand and your out-stretched arm. When he comes to pray in this house: 43 »Listen to him and give him his desire. Let all the peoples of the earth know about your name. Let them worship you as your people Israel, and that they may see that this house which I have built is truly named by your name.
43 »Listen to him and give him his desire. Let all the peoples of the earth know about your name. Let them worship you as your people Israel, and that they may see that this house which I have built is truly named by your name.
56 »THANKS TO JEHOVAH! He has given his people Israel rest, as he has promised. None of the good promises he made through his servant Moses has failed to come true.
66 On the eighth day he dismissed the people. They blessed the king and went to their tents. They rejoiced with cheerful hearts for all the blessings Jehovah had given his servant David and his people Israel.
16 »And also anoint Jehu, son of Nimshi, making him king over Israel; and Elisha, the son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah, to be prophet in your place.
29 They went on with their prayers from midday till the time of the offering; but there was no voice, or any answer, or any who gave attention to them.
19 »Rescue us from Assyria's control, O Jehovah our God, so that all the kingdoms on earth will know that you alone are Jehovah God.«
33 Here are the men who served, together with their sons: From the Kohathites: Heman, the musician, the son of Joel, the son of Samuel,
39 and Heman’s associate Asaph, who served at his right hand: Asaph son of Berekiah, the son of Shimea,
39 and Heman’s associate Asaph, who served at his right hand: Asaph son of Berekiah, the son of Shimea, 40 the son of Michael, the son of Baaseiah, the son of Malkijah, 41 the son of Ethni, the son of Zerah, the son of Adaiah, 42 the son of Ethan, the son of Zimmah, the son of Shimei, 43 the son of Jahath, the son of Gershon, the son of Levi; 44 and from their associates, the Merarites, at his left hand: Ethan son of Kishi, the son of Abdi, the son of Malluch, 45 the son of Hashabiah, the son of Amaziah, the son of Hilkiah, 46 the son of Amzi, the son of Bani, the son of Shemer, 47 the son of Mahli, the son of Mushi, the son of Merari, the son of Levi.
28 This also included Zadok, a young warrior, with twenty-two members of his family who were all officers.
31 From the half-tribe of Manasseh west of the Jordan, eighteen thousand men were sent for the express purpose of helping David become king.
14 The Ark of God remained with the family of Obed-Edom in his house for three months. Jehovah blessed his household and everything he had.
1 David constructed buildings for himself in the City of David. Then he prepared a place for God’s Ark and pitched a tent for it.
11 David called for the priests Zadok and Abiathar and for the Levites Uriel, Asaiah, Joel, Shemaiah, Eliel, and Amminadab. 12 He said to them: »You are the heads of the Levite families. You and your brothers must perform the ceremonies to make yourselves holy. Then bring the Ark of Jehovah the God of Israel to the place I prepared for it.
16 David told the Levite leaders to appoint some of their brothers to serve as musicians. They were expected to play music on harps, lyres, and cymbals to produce joyful music for singing.
16 David told the Levite leaders to appoint some of their brothers to serve as musicians. They were expected to play music on harps, lyres, and cymbals to produce joyful music for singing. 17 So the Levites appointed Heman son of Joel, and from his relatives they appointed Asaph Berechiah’s son. From their own relatives, Merari’s descendants, they appointed Ethan son of Kushaiah. 18 In addition, they appointed their relatives from the second division: Zechariah, Jaaziel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Unni, Eliab, Benaiah, Maaseiah, Mattithiah, Eliphelehu, and Mikneiah. Obed Edom and Jeiel were appointed gatekeepers. 19 The musicians Heman, Asaph, and Ethan were appointed to play bronze cymbals. 20 Zechariah, Jaziel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Unni, Eliab, Maaseiah, and Benaiah were appointed to play harps tuned according to alamoth. 21 Mattithiah, Eliphelehu, Mikneiah, Obed Edom, Jeiel, and Azaziah were appointed to play lyres and to conduct the eighth. 22 Chenaniah, a Levite leader, instructed others how to sing prophetic songs because he was skilled at it. 23 Berechiah and Elkanah were gatekeepers for the ark. 24 The priests Shebaniah, Joshaphat, Nethanel, Amasai, Zechariah, Benaiah, and Eliezer blew trumpets in front of God’s Ark. Obed Edom and Jehiah were doorkeepers for the ark.
4 David appointed some Levites to serve in front of Jehovah’s Ark by offering prayers, thanks, and praise to Jehovah the God of Israel. 5 Asaph was the head. Zechariah was second, then Jeiel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Mattithiah, Eliab, Benaiah, Obed Edom, and Jeiel with harps and lyres. Asaph played the cymbals. 6 The priests Benaiah and Jahaziel played trumpets all the time in front of the Ark of God’s covenant.
8 Give thanks to Jehovah. Call on his name. Make known among the nations what he has done.
8 Give thanks to Jehovah. Call on his name. Make known among the nations what he has done.
9 Sing to him. Make music to praise him. Meditate on all the miracles he has done.
9 Sing to him. Make music to praise him. Meditate on all the miracles he has done.
12 Remember the miracles he performed. And remember the amazing things he did and the judgments he pronounced. 13 You are descendants of Israel, his servant. You are descendants of Jacob, his chosen ones. 14 HE IS JEHOVAH OUR GOD. His judgments are pronounced throughout the earth. 15 Remember his promise for a very long time, the word that he commanded for a thousand generations! 16 Remember the covenant that he made to Abraham, and his sworn promise to Isaac. 17 He confirmed it as a law for Jacob, as a long lasting covenant to Israel. 18 He said: »I will give you Canaan. It is your share of the inheritance.« 19 While they were few in number a small group of foreigners lived in that land. 20 They wandered from nation to nation and from one kingdom to another. 21 He did not permit anyone to oppress them. He warned kings about them: 22 »Do not touch my anointed ones or harm my prophets.« 23 Sing to Jehovah, all the earth! Day after day announce that Jehovah saves his people.
25 JEHOVAH IS GREAT! He should be highly praised. He should be reverenced (held in awe) (respected) more than all other gods.
29 Jehovah’s tent that Moses made in the desert and the altar for burnt offerings were at the worship site at Gibeon.
2 He also gathered all the leaders of Israel, as well as the priests and Levites. 3 The Levites thirty years old or older were counted, and the total number of men was thirty-eight thousand. 4 David said: Of these, twenty-four thousand are to supervise the work of Jehovah’s Temple and six thousand are to be officials and judges.
4 Obed-Edom also had sons: Shemaiah the firstborn, Jehozabad the second, Joah the third, Sacar the fourth, Nethanel the fifth, 5 Ammiel the sixth, Issachar the seventh and Peullethai the eighth. For God had blessed Obed-Edom. 6 His son Shemaiah also had sons, who were leaders in their father’s family because they were very capable men. 7 The sons of Shemaiah: Othni, Rephael, Obed and Elzabad; his relatives Elihu and Semakiah were also able men. 8 All these were descendants of Obed-Edom; they and their sons and their relatives were capable men with the strength to do the work, descendants of Obed-Edom, sixty-two in all.
10 Hosah the Merarite had sons: Shimri the first although he was not the firstborn, his father had appointed him the first,
3 Then Solomon and the entire assembly went to the place of worship in Gibeon because God’s Tent of Meeting was there. Jehovah’s servant Moses pitched the tent in the desert. 4 David already brought God’s Ark from Kiriath Jearim to a place he had prepared for it. He pitched a tent for it in Jerusalem.
4 David already brought God’s Ark from Kiriath Jearim to a place he had prepared for it. He pitched a tent for it in Jerusalem.
13 So Solomon left the place of worship at Gibeon, where the Tent of Jehovah’s presence was, and returned to Jerusalem. There he ruled over Israel.
4 »I am building a Temple to honor Jehovah my God. It will be a holy place where my people and I will worship him by burning incense of fragrant spices. We will present offerings of sacred bread to him continuously, and we will offer burnt offerings every morning and evening, as well as on Sabbaths, New Moon Festivals, and other holy days honoring Jehovah our God. He has commanded Israel to do this from generation to generation.
41 »Now arise, and come to your resting place, Jehovah our God, you and the ark of your power. Clothe your priests, Jehovah God, with salvation. Let your godly ones rejoice in what is good.
3 When all the Israelites saw the fire come down and Jehovah’s glory on the Temple, they knelt down with their faces on the pavement. They worshiped and praised Jehovah. They said: »He is good; his mercy (lovingkindness) endures forever.«
6 The priests were standing at their posts. So were the Levites who had Jehovah’s musical instruments that King David made for praising Jehovah. They were saying: »his mercy endures forever.« This he used to offer praise. The priests were opposite the Levites blowing trumpets while all Israel was standing there.
14 As Solomon’s father David had directed, he set up the divisions of priests for their service and the divisions of Levites for their appointed places. The Levites were to lead in praising Jehovah and to serve beside the priests by doing whatever needed to be done each day. Solomon also set up divisions of doorkeepers at every gate because this was what David, the man of God, had commanded.
34 Give thanks to Jehovah because he is good, because his mercy endures forever!
37 David left Asaph and his relatives to serve continually in front of the Ark of Jehovah’s Covenant, as the daily work required.
37 David left Asaph and his relatives to serve continually in front of the Ark of Jehovah’s Covenant, as the daily work required. 38 David also left Obed Edom and sixty-eight of his relatives to serve there. Obed Edom Jeduthun’s son and Hosah were to be gatekeepers. 39 David left Zadok and his priestly relatives to serve in Jehovah’s Tent at the place of worship in Gibeon. 40 They were ordered to sacrifice burnt offerings to Jehovah. This happened on the altar of burnt offerings continually, morning and evening, as written in the Law of Jehovah that he gave Israel. 41 With Zadok and his relatives were Heman, Jeduthun, and the rest of the Levites who had been selected. They were chosen by name, to give thanks to Jehovah by singing, because His mercy endures forever. 42 Also, Heman and Jeduthun played trumpets, cymbals, and the other musical instruments that accompany sacred songs. Jeduthun’s sons were stationed at the gate.
27 According to the last instructions of David, the Levites were counted from those twenty years old or more. 28 The duty of the Levites was to help Aaron’s descendants in the service of the Temple of Jehovah: to be in charge of the courtyards, the side rooms, the purification of all sacred things and the performance of other duties at the House of God. 29 They were in charge of the bread set out on the table, the flour for the grain offerings, the unleavened wafers, the baking and the mixing, and all measurements of quantity and size. 30 They were also to stand every morning to thank and praise Jehovah. They were to do the same in the evening 31 and whenever burnt offerings were presented to Jehovah on Sabbaths and at New Moon festivals and at appointed feasts. They were to serve before Jehovah regularly in the proper number and in the way prescribed for them. 32 So the Levites carried out their responsibilities for the Tent of Meeting, for the Holy Place and, under their brothers the descendants of Aaron, for the service of the Temple of Jehovah.
3 David, Eleazar’s descendant Zadok, and Ithamar’s descendant Ahimelech divided Aaron’s descendants into groups for service.
1 David and the commanders of the army set apart for the service some of the sons of Asaph and of Heman and of Jeduthun, who were to prophesy with lyres, harps and cymbals; and the number of those who performed their service was: 2 Of the sons of Asaph: Zaccur, Joseph, Nethaniah and Asharelah the sons of Asaph under the direction of Asaph, who prophesied under the direction of the king. 3 Of Jeduthun, the sons of Jeduthun: Gedaliah, Zeri, Jeshaiah, Shimei, Hashabiah and Mattithiah, six, under the direction of their father Jeduthun with the harp, who prophesied in giving thanks and praising Jehovah.
3 Of Jeduthun, the sons of Jeduthun: Gedaliah, Zeri, Jeshaiah, Shimei, Hashabiah and Mattithiah, six, under the direction of their father Jeduthun with the harp, who prophesied in giving thanks and praising Jehovah. 4 Of Heman, the sons of Heman: Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel, Shebuel and Jerimoth, Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti and Romamti-ezer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir, Mahazioth. 5 All these the sons of Heman the king’s seer to exalt him according to the words of God, for God gave fourteen sons and three daughters to Heman. 6 All these were under the direction of their father to sing in the house of Jehovah, with cymbals, harps and lyres, for the service of the house of God. Asaph, Jeduthun and Heman under the direction of the king.
6 All these were under the direction of their father to sing in the house of Jehovah, with cymbals, harps and lyres, for the service of the house of God. Asaph, Jeduthun and Heman under the direction of the king. 7 Their number who were trained in singing to Jehovah, with their relatives, all who were skillful, two hundred eighty-eight.
9 »You my son Solomon, learn to know your father’s God. Serve Jehovah wholeheartedly and willingly because he searches every heart and understands every thought we have. If you dedicate your life to serving him, he will accept you. On the other hand if you abandon him, he will reject you from then on.
10 »There in front of the whole assembly King David praised Jehovah. He said: Jehovah, God of our father (ancester) Israel. May you be praised forever and ever! 11 »You are great and powerful, glorious, splendid, and majestic. Everything in heaven and earth is yours, and you, O Jehovah, are king, supreme ruler over all. 12 »All riches and wealth come from you. You rule everything by your strength and power. You are able to make anyone great and strong. 13 »Now, our God, we give you thanks, and we praise your glorious name. 14 »Yet my people and I cannot really give you anything. This is because everything is a gift from you, and we have only given back what is yours already.
12 All the Levites who were musicians: Asaph, Heman, Jeduthun, their sons, and their relatives were dressed in fine linen and stood east of the altar with cymbals, harps, and lyres. With the musicians were one hundred and twenty priests blowing trumpets. When the priests left the holy place, 13 the trumpeters and singers praised and thanked Jehovah in unison. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals, and other musical instruments, they sang in praise to Jehovah: »He is good; his mercy (lovingkindness) endures forever.« Then Jehovah’s Temple was filled with a cloud.
13 the trumpeters and singers praised and thanked Jehovah in unison. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals, and other musical instruments, they sang in praise to Jehovah: »He is good; his mercy (lovingkindness) endures forever.« Then Jehovah’s Temple was filled with a cloud.
12 »God is with us as our leader. His priests will sound their trumpets to call the army to fight you. Men of Israel do not wage war against Jehovah the God of your ancestors. You will not succeed.«
21 »After consulting with the people, the king ordered some musicians to put on the robes they wore on sacred occasions and to march ahead of the army. They sang: ‘Praise Jehovah! His love is eternal!’«
25 The king followed the instructions Jehovah gave to King David through Gad, the king’s prophet, and through the prophet Nathan. He stationed Levites in the Temple, with harps and cymbals,
25 The king followed the instructions Jehovah gave to King David through Gad, the king’s prophet, and through the prophet Nathan. He stationed Levites in the Temple, with harps and cymbals, 26 and instruments like those that King David used. The priests also stood there with trumpets. 27 Hezekiah gave the order for the burnt offering to be presented. The offering began and the people sang praise to Jehovah. The musicians began to play the trumpets and all the other instruments. 28 Everyone there joined in worship. The singing and the rest of the music continued until all the sacrifices were burned. 29 King Hezekiah and all the people knelt down and worshiped God. 30 The king and the leaders of the nation told the Levites to sing to Jehovah the songs of praise that were written by David and by Asaph the prophet. So everyone sang with great joy as they knelt and worshiped God.
18 Many people from Ephraim, Manasseh, Issachar, and Zebulun had not made themselves clean. So they ate the Passover, but not in the way the written instructions said they should. Hezekiah prayed for them: »May Jehovah forgive everyone 19 who have their hearts set on dedicating their lives to serve God. May Jehovah the God of their ancestors do this for those who are not clean as required for the holy place.« 20 Jehovah listened to Hezekiah and healed the people.
24 Hezekiah king of Judah contributed one thousand bulls and seven thousand sheep to the assembly. The princes contributed one thousand bulls and ten thousand sheep to the assembly. A large number of priests consecrated themselves.
27 The Levitical priests arose and blessed the people. Their voice was heard and their prayer came to God’s holy dwelling place, to heaven.
3 He set aside part of the king’s property for burnt offerings, the morning and evening offerings, burnt offerings on the weekly worship days, the New Moon Festivals, and the annual festivals, as it is written in Jehovah’s Law.
7 Josiah donated thirty thousand sheep and goats, and three thousand bulls from his own flocks and herds for the people to offer as sacrifices. 8 Josiah’s officials also voluntarily gave some of their animals to the people, the priests, and the Levites as sacrifices. Hilkiah, Zechariah, and Jehiel, who were the officials in charge of the Temple, gave the priests twenty-six hundred sheep and lambs and three hundred bulls to sacrifice during the Passover celebration.
3 The returning exiles were afraid of the people who were living in the land. Regardless of that, they rebuilt the altar where it had stood before. Then they began once again to burn on it the regular morning and evening sacrifices. 4 They celebrated the Festival of Booths according to what is written. Each day they offered the sacrifices required for that day.
11 They praised Jehovah and thanked him, saying: »He is good; his loving kindness to Israel is for all generations.« All the people gave a joyful cry. They praised Jehovah because the foundation of Jehovah’s house was in place.
16 The children of Israel, the priests and the Levites, and the rest of those who had come back, kept the feast of the opening of this house of God with joy. 17 They gave a hundred oxen, two hundred sheep and four hundred lambs as offerings at the opening of this house of God. They gave twelve he goats as a sin offering for all of Israel. Twelve is the number of the tribes of Israel. 18 They put the priests in their divisions and the Levites in their order, for the worship of God at Jerusalem. This is recorded in the book of Moses.
20 Of the Nethinim, to whom David and the captains had given the work of helping the Levites, two hundred and twenty Nethinim, all of them specially named.
24 The chiefs of the Levites: Hashabiah, Sherebiah, and Jeshua, the son of Kadmiel, with their brothers opposite them, to give blessing and praise as ordered by David, the man of God, watch against watch.
6 Ezra praised Jehovah, the great God. And all the people said: »Amen!« With lifted hands and bent heads they worshiped Jehovah. They dropped to their faces on the earth.
10 He said to them: »Go away now, and take the fat for your food and the sweet for your drink, and send some to him for whom nothing is made ready. This day is holy to our Lord. Let there be no grief in your hearts. The joy of Jehovah is your strong place.«
8 »You saw that his heart was true to you, and made an agreement with him to give the land of the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Amorite and the Perizzite and the Jebusite and the Girgashite, even to give it to his seed, and you have done what you said; for righteousness is yours.
1 ([Psalm of David]) O Jehovah, our Lord, how excellent is your majestic name in all the earth! You have displayed your glory above the heavens.
1 ([Psalm of David]) Save me O Jehovah for no godly person is left. Faithful people have vanished from among the sons of men.
6 Many are saying: »Who will show us good?« Lift up the light of your countenance (face) (presence) upon us, O Jehovah!
7 If only salvation for Israel would come from Zion! When Jehovah restores his captive people, Jacob will rejoice. Israel will be glad.
11 You make the path of life known to me. Complete joy is in your presence. It is pleasant to be at your right hand forever.
1 ([Psalm of David]) I love you, O Jehovah, my strength.
1 ([Psalm of David]) The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky displays what his hands have made.
9 The reverence of Jehovah is pure. It endures forever. The decisions of Jehovah are true. They are completely fair.
4 I have asked one thing from Jehovah. This I will seek: to live in the house of Jehovah all the days of my life, to look at Jehovah’s beauty and search for an answer in his temple. 5 He hides me in his shelter when there is trouble. He keeps me hidden in his tent. He puts me high on a rock. 6 Now my head will be lifted up above my enemies who surround me. I will offer sacrifices with shouts of joy in his tent. I will sing, yes I will sing praises to Jehovah.
2 Give to Jehovah the glory his name deserves. Worship Jehovah in his holy splendor.
4 Sing praise to Jehovah, you his godly ones, and give thanks to his holy name.
9 He spoke and it was done! He commanded and it stood fast.
2 I will boast about Jehovah. Those who are oppressed will hear it and rejoice.
27 All the ends of the earth will remember and return to Jehovah. All the families from all the nations will worship you.
6 This is the person who seeks him, who searches for the face of the God of Jacob.
10 All the paths of Jehovah are loving-kindness (mercy) and truth for those who cling to his promise and written instructions.
1 ([Psalm of David]) Do not be bothered by evildoers. Do not envy those who do wicked things.
2 You are the God of my strength. Why have you rejected me? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy? 3 O send out your light and your truth. Let them lead me! Let them bring me to your holy hill and to your dwelling places. 4 I will go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy. Upon the lyre I will praise you, O God, my God.
8 All day long we praise our God. We give thanks to your name forever.
17 Although all of this happened to us, we never forgot you. We never ignored your promise.
2 God shines from Zion. He is the perfection of beauty.
1 Shout joyfully to God, all the earth! 2 Praise the glory of his name with music. Make his praise glorious. 3 Say to God: How awe-inspiring are your deeds! Your power is so great that your enemies will cringe in front of you. 4 The whole earth will worship you. They will sing praises to you. They will make music to praise your name. 5 Come and see the works of God, his awe-inspiring deeds for the sons of men.
1 May God be merciful to us and bless us. May he cause his face to shine on us. 2 That your way may be known on earth, and your salvation among all nations: 3 Let the peoples praise you, O God. Let all the peoples praise you! 4 Oh let the nations be glad and sing for joy. For you will judge the peoples with uprightness, and govern the nations on earth.
4 Oh let the nations be glad and sing for joy. For you will judge the peoples with uprightness, and govern the nations on earth.
7 God will bless us. All the ends of the earth will reverence and respect him.
1 ([Psalm of David]) Come quickly to rescue me, O God! Come quickly to help me, O Jehovah!
15 All day long my mouth will tell of your righteousness and of your salvation. I do not know the number.
17 O God, You taught me from my youth, and I still declare your wondrous deeds.
10 The kings of Tarshish and of the isles will bring tribute (presents). The kings of Sheba and Seba will offer gifts.
15 He will live, and to him shall be given of the gold of Sheba. Men shall pray for him continually. They shall praise him all day long.
18 Blessed be Jehovah God, the God of Israel, who alone does miracles.
10 »I have not hidden your righteousness deep in my heart. I have been outspoken about your faithfulness and your salvation. I have not hidden your mercy and your truth from the great congregation.«
6 Oh that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion! When Jehovah brings his people back from captivity, Jacob and Israel will rejoice and be glad.
1 ([[Psalm of David] in the wilderness of Judah:]) O God, you are my God. At dawn I search for you. I thirst for you. My body longs for you in a dry, parched land where there is no water. 2 I look for you in the holy place to see your power and your glory. 3 My lips will praise you because your love (mercy) (loving kindness) (steadfast love) is better than life.
7 You, even you, are to be respected. Who may stand in your presence when once you are angry?
11 I will remember Jehovah's deeds! I will remember your wonders of old.
3 That we have heard and known and our fathers have told us. 4 We will not conceal them from their children, but tell to the generation to come the praises of Jehovah, and his strength and his wondrous works that he has done. 5 He established a testimony in Jacob and appointed a law in Israel. This he commanded our fathers that they should teach them to their children, 6 That the generation to come might know, the children to be born, that they may arise and tell to their children,
10 They did not keep the covenant of God. They refused to walk in his law.
43 when he performed his miraculous signs in Egypt, his wonders in the fields of Zoan.
61 He allowed his power to be taken captive and handed his glory over to an oppressor.
9 Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of your name. Rescue us, and provide atonement for our sins for the honor of your name. 10 Why should the nations be allowed to say: Where is their God? Let us watch as the nations learn that there is punishment for shedding the blood of your servants.
5 The heavens will praise your wonders, O Jehovah, Your faithfulness also in the assembly of the holy ones.
5 The heavens will praise your wonders, O Jehovah, Your faithfulness also in the assembly of the holy ones. 6 For who in the heavens is comparable to Jehovah? Who among the sons of the mighty is like Jehovah? 7 He is a God greatly reverenced in the council of the holy ones. He is awesome above all those who are around Him?
1 Jehovah reigns and he is clothed with majesty. Jehovah has girded himself with strength. The world also is established, that it cannot be moved.
4 Jehovah on high is mightier than the noise of many waters. Yes he is mightier than the mighty waves of the sea.
2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise to him with psalms.
7 For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. Today hear His voice!
1 Sing to Jehovah a new song. Sing to Jehovah, all the earth.
3 Proclaim his glory among the nations, his wonders among all people. 4 For Jehovah is great, and greatly to be praised! He should be reverenced above all gods. 5 For all the gods of the nations are idols; but Jehovah made the heavens. 6 Honor and majesty are before him. Strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.
6 Honor and majesty are before him. Strength and beauty are in his sanctuary. 7 Give to Jehovah, you families of the people. Give to Jehovah glory and strength. 8 Give to Jehovah the glory due to his name. Bring an offering and come into his courts. 9 Worship Jehovah in the beauty of holiness; tremble before him, all the earth.
10 One day in your courtyards is better than a thousand anywhere else. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.
1 Jehovah reigns! Let the earth rejoice and let the multitude of islands be glad.
1 Sing a new song to Jehovah for he has done miraculous things. His right hand and his holy arm have gained victory for him. 2 Jehovah has made his salvation known. He has uncovered his righteousness for the nations to see. 3 He remembered his loving kindness and faithfulness to Israel's descendants. All the ends of the earth have seen how our God saves them. 4 Shout joyfully to Jehovah all the earth. Break out into joyful singing, and make music.
4 Shout joyfully to Jehovah all the earth. Break out into joyful singing, and make music.
7 Let the sea and everything in it, the world and those who live in it roar like thunder. 8 Let the rivers clap their hands and the mountains sing joyfully. 9 This is in Jehovah’s presence because he is coming to judge the earth. He will judge the world with righteousness and its people with fairness.
1 Jehovah reigns! Let the peoples tremble. He is enthroned above the cherubim. Let the earth shake!
1 Make a joyful noise (sound) (shout) to Jehovah, all you lands! 2 Serve Jehovah with gladness and come before his presence with a joyful song. 3 Know that Jehovah is God. He has made us, and not we ourselves. We are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. 4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, into his courtyard with praise: thank him and bless his name.
2 I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when will you come to me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.
25 »You founded the earth of old. The heavens are the work of your hands.
2 With all my heart I praise Jehovah! Do not forget how kind he has been.
17 But the loving kindness of Jehovah is from everlasting to everlasting on those who reverence him, and his righteousness is to the sons of sons.
1 O give thanks to Jehovah! Call upon his name. Make his work known among the people. 2 Sing to him, give praise to him! Declare all his wondrous works. 3 Praise his holy name! Let the heart of those rejoice who seek Jehovah. 4 Seek Jehovah and seek his strength. Seek his presence constantly! 5 Remember the marvelous works that he has done, his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth.
5 Remember the marvelous works that he has done, his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth. 6 You seed of Abraham his servant, you children of Jacob his chosen ones. 7 He is Jehovah our God: his judgments are in all the earth. 8 He has remembered his covenant forever! It is the word he commanded to a thousand generations.
8 He has remembered his covenant forever! It is the word he commanded to a thousand generations. 9 He made this covenant with Abraham and gave his oath to Isaac. 10 He confirmed the same to Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant. 11 He said: »I will give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance to you.« 12 They were a few men in number, very few, and strangers in it. 13 They went from one nation to another, from one kingdom to another people. 14 He permitted no man to do them wrong and he reproved kings for their sakes. 15 He said: »Do not touch my anointed, and do my prophets no harm.«
15 He said: »Do not touch my anointed, and do my prophets no harm.«
45 Then they would obey his laws and follow his teachings. Praise Jehovah!
1 Praise Jehovah! Oh give thanks to Jehovah, for he is good and His loving-kindness endures forever.
48 Thanks be to Jehovah the God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting. Let all the people say amen. Praise Jehovah!
1 Give thanks to Jehovah, for he is good. His loving kindness endures forever.
3 Your people will volunteer in the day of your power. Your young people will come to you in holy splendor like dew from the womb of the dawn (in the early morning).
4 He has made his miracles unforgettable. Jehovah is gracious and compassionate.
28 You are my God, and I give you thanks. I will proclaim your greatness.
13 With my lips I have told of all the ordinances of your mouth.
20 I am crushed and long for your ordinances at all times.
137 You are righteous, O Jehovah. Your judgments are upright.
4 Their idols are made of silver and gold. Human hands made them. 5 They have mouths, but they cannot speak. They have eyes, but they cannot see. 6 They have ears, but they cannot hear. They have noses, but they cannot smell. 7 They have hands, but they cannot feel. They have feet, but they cannot walk. They cannot even make a sound with their throats. 8 Those who make idols end up like them. So does everyone who trusts them.
1 O Give thanks to Jehovah because he is good and his loving kindness is eternal.
75 I know, O Jehovah, that your judgments are righteous, and that in faithfulness you have afflicted me.
8 O Jehovah, arise, and come to your resting place with the ark of your power.
4 For Jehovah has chosen Jacob for Himself and Israel for his special treasure (property).
1 Give thanks to Jehovah, for he is good. His loving kindness is everlasting. 2 Give thanks to the God of gods. His loving kindness is everlasting. 3 Give thanks to the Lord of lords. His loving kindness is everlasting. 4 To the one who alone does wonderful thing. His loving kindness is everlasting. 5 To the one who made the heavens with skill. His loving kindness is everlasting. 6 To him who spread out the earth above the waters. His loving kindness is everlasting. 7 To him who made the great lights. His loving kindness is everlasting: 8 The sun to rule by day, for His loving kindness is everlasting, 9 The moon and stars to rule by night, for His loving kindness is everlasting. 10 To him who destroyed the Egyptians in their firstborn. His loving kindness is everlasting. 11 And brought Israel out from their midst, for his loving kindness is everlasting. 12 With a strong hand and an outstretched arm, for his loving kindness is everlasting. 13 To Him who divided the Red Sea asunder. His loving kindness is everlasting. 14 And made Israel pass through the midst of it. For his loving kindness is everlasting. 15 But he overthrew Pharaoh and his army in the Red Sea, for his loving kindness is everlasting. 16 To him who led his people through the wilderness, for his loving kindness is everlasting. 17 To him who destroyed great kings. His loving kindness is everlasting.
3 Jehovah, what is man, that you notice him or the son of man, that you regard him! 4 Man is like a mere breath. His days are like a passing shadow. 5 Bow down your heavens, O Jehovah, and come down. Touch the mountains that they may smoke. 6 Flash lightning and scatter them. Send out your arrows and confuse them.
1 ([Psalm of David]) I will praise you, my God and King! I will consecrate your name forever and ever.
12 They will make known to the sons of men your mighty acts and the glory of the majesty of your kingdom.
17 »I love those who love me. Those who earnestly seek me will find me.
18 And struck mighty kings, for his loving kindness is everlasting: 19 Sihon, king of the Amorites, for his loving kindness is everlasting, 20 And Og, king of Bashan, for his loving kindness is everlasting, 21 And gave their land as a heritage, for his loving kindness is everlasting, 22 Even a heritage to Israel his servant, for his loving kindness is everlasting. 23 He remembered us in our low estate. His loving kindness is everlasting. 24 He has rescued us from our adversaries, for his loving kindness is everlasting. 25 He gives food to all flesh, for his loving kindness is everlasting. 26 Give thanks to the God of heaven, for his loving kindness is everlasting.
1 Praise Jehovah! Praise Jehovah from the heavens. Praise him in the heights above. 2 Praise him, all his angels. Praise him, his entire heavenly army. 3 Praise him, sun and moon. Praise him, all shining stars. 4 Praise him, you highest heaven and the water above the sky. 5 Let them praise the name of Jehovah for they were created by his command. 6 He set them in their places forever and ever. He made it a law that no one can break.
3 Praise him with sounds from horns. Praise him with harps and stringed instruments. 4 Praise him with tambourines and dancing. Praise him with stringed instruments and flutes. 5 Praise him with loud cymbals. Praise him with crashing cymbals. 6 Let everything that breathes praise Jehovah! Praise Jehovah!
3 They called to one another: »Holy, holy, holy is Jehovah of Hosts. All the earth is full of his glory.«
10 Then in that day the nations will search for and turn to the root of Jesse. He will stand as a signal for the peoples. His resting place will be glorious.
2 »Truly God is my salvation! I will trust and not be afraid. Jehovah… Jehovah is my strength and my song! He has become my salvation.« 3 With joy (gladness) you will draw water from the wells of salvation. 4 In that day you will say: »Give thanks to Jehovah, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done, and proclaim that his name is exalted.
9 I yearn for you in the night. In the morning I long for you with all my being. When your judgments come upon the earth, the people of the world learn righteousness.
22 Jehovah is our Judge. Jehovah is our Lawgiver. Jehovah is our King! He will save us.
21 »I have formed these people for myself. They will praise me.
9 All who make idols are nothing. The things they treasure are worthless. Those who would speak up for them are blind. They are shamefully ignorant. 10 Who shapes a god and casts a useless and good for nothing idol. 11 He and his kind will be put to shame. Craftsmen are merely men. Let them all come together and take their stand for they will be brought down to terror and infamy. 12 The blacksmith takes a tool and works with it in the coals. He shapes an idol with hammers; he forges it with the might of his arm. He gets hungry and loses his strength. He drinks no water and grows faint. 13 The carpenter measures with a line and makes an outline with a red chalk marker. He roughs it out with chisels and marks it with a compass. He shapes it in the form of man in all his glory, that it may dwell in a shrine. 14 He cut down cedars, or cypress or oak. He let it grow among the trees of the forest, or planted a pine, and the rain made it grow. 15 It is man’s fuel for burning so he takes some to warm himself. He kindles a fire and bakes bread. But he also fashions a god and worships it. Yes he makes an idol and bows down to it. 16 Half of the wood they burn in the fire. Over this half they roast meat that they can eat until they are full. They also warm themselves and say: We are warm. We can see the fire! 17 But the rest of the wood they make into gods, carved statues. They bow to them and worship them. They pray to them and say: »Rescue us, because you are our gods.« 18 They do not know or understand anything. Their eyes are plastered shut and cannot see. Their minds are closed and therefore they cannot understand. 19 No one stops to think. No one has enough knowledge or understanding to say: »I burned half of the wood in the fire. I also baked bread over its coals. I roasted meat and ate it. Now I am making the rest of the wood into a disgusting thing and bowing to a block of wood.« 20 They eat ashes because they are deceived. Their own misguided minds lead them astray. They cannot rescue themselves or ask themselves: »Is what I hold in my right hand a false god?«
23 »Shout for joy, you heavens! Shout, deep places of the earth! Shout for joy, mountains, and every tree of the forest! Jehovah has shown his greatness by saving his people Israel.« 24 »I am Jehovah, your savior. I am the one who created you. I am Jehovah, the Creator of all things. I alone stretched out the heavens! No one helped me when I made the earth (I was by myself) (Who was with me?).
8 This is what Jehovah says: »In the time of favor I will answer you. I will appoint you as my promise to the people. You will restore the land. You will make them inherit the desolate inheritance.«
13 Shout for joy, O heavens! Rejoice, O earth! Break into joyful shouting, O mountains! For Jehovah has comforted his people. He will have compassion on his afflicted.
6 »Lift up your eyes to the heavens. Look at the earth below. The heavens will vanish like smoke and the earth will wear out like a garment. Its inhabitants die like flies (gnats). But my salvation will last forever! My righteousness will never fail. 7 »Hear me, you who know what is right, you people who have my law in your hearts. Do not fear the reproach of men or be terrified by their insults. 8 »The moth will eat them up like a garment. The worm will devour them like wool. But my righteousness will last forever! My salvation will last through all generations.«
3 Give ear and come to me; listen to me, that you may live. I will make an everlasting covenant with you, my faithful love promised to David.
12 Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, or with the span of his hand marked off the heavens? Who has held the dust of the earth in a basket, or weighed the mountains on the scales and the hills in a balance of the scale? 13 Who has understood the mind of Jehovah, or has instructed him, as his counselor? 14 Whom did Jehovah consult to enlighten him? Who taught him the right way? Who was it that taught him knowledge or showed him the path of understanding? 15 Truly the nations are like a drop in a bucket! They are regarded as dust on the scales! He weighs the islands as though they were fine dust. 16 Lebanon is not sufficient for altar fires, nor its animals enough for burnt offerings. 17 Before him all the nations are as nothing! He regards them as worthless and less than nothing.
26 »Lift your eyes and look to the heavens. Who created all these? The being that brings out the starry host one by one, and calls them each by name created all these! Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.
5 God created the heavens and stretched them out. He fashioned the earth and all that lives there. He gave life and breath to all its people. And now Jehovah God says to his servant:
19 »I have not spoken in secret, from somewhere in a land of darkness. I have not said to Jacob’s descendants: Seek me in vain. I, Jehovah, speak the truth; I declare what is right.
25 »‘All the descendants of Israel will be declared righteous, and they will praise Jehovah.’«
22 »Do you not reverence (respect) me?« Asks Jehovah. »Do you not tremble [with awe] in my presence? I made the sand a boundary for the sea, a permanent barrier it cannot cross. Although the waves toss continuously, they cannot break through. Although they roar, they cannot cross it.
23 This is what Jehovah says: »Do not let wise people brag about their wisdom. Do not let strong people brag about their strength. Do not let rich people brag about their riches.« 24 »If they want to brag, instead let them advocate (glory) (celebrate) that they understand and know me. They should advocate that I, Jehovah, act out of love, righteousness, and justice on the earth. This kind of celebration pleases me,« declares Jehovah.
6 There is none like you, O Jehovah. You are great and your name is powerful. 7 Who would not respect you, O King of the nations? It is your right! There is none like you among all the wise men of the nations. 8 They are very stupid and foolish. They teach vanity to a tree. Their idol is wood! 9 Beaten silver is brought from Tarshish, and gold from Uphaz. It is the work of a craftsman and of the hands of a goldsmith. Violet and purple are their clothing. They are all the work of skilled men. 10 Jehovah is the true (faithful) (right) God! He is the living God and the everlasting king. The earth quakes at his wrath. The nations cannot endure his indignation.
10 Jehovah is the true (faithful) (right) God! He is the living God and the everlasting king. The earth quakes at his wrath. The nations cannot endure his indignation. 11 You will say to the idolaters: »The gods that did not make the heavens and the earth will perish from the earth and from under the heavens.« 12 He who made the earth by his power, and established the world by his wisdom; also stretched out the heavens by his understanding.
12 He who made the earth by his power, and established the world by his wisdom; also stretched out the heavens by his understanding. 13 He speaks, and the water in the sky produces a storm. He makes clouds rise from the ends of the earth. He makes lightning flash with the rain. He brings wind out of his storehouses. 14 Every man is stupid lacking knowledge. Every goldsmith is put to shame by his idols. His molten images are deceitful. There is no breath in them.
2 »Listen to the terms of the covenant. Tell the people of Judah and of Jerusalem:
6 »Many camels will cover your land, young camels from Midian and Ephah. Everyone from Sheba will come. They will bring gold and incense. They will sing the praises of Jehovah. 7 »All of the flocks from Kedar will gather and come to you. The rams of Nebaioth will serve you. They will be sacrificed as acceptable offerings on my altar. So I will honor my beautiful Temple.
13 ‘When you look for me, you will find me. When you wholeheartedly seek me,
11 »Yes, you will hear the sounds of joy and happiness and the sounds of brides and grooms. You will hear those who bring thank offerings to Jehovah’s Temple.«’ »‘They will say: Give thanks to Jehovah of Hosts because Jehovah is good, because his mercy endures forever. I will restore the prosperity of the land to what they were before,«’ says Jehovah.
6 »Amen! I hope Jehovah will do this! I certainly hope he will make the prophecy come true and will bring back from Babylon all the Temple treasures and all the people who were taken away as prisoners.
20 ‘»Once they were proud of their beautiful jewels, but they used them to make disgusting idols. That is why Jehovah has made their wealth repulsive to them.
22 »‘Someday, I, Jehovah, will cut a tender twig from the top of a cedar tree. I will then plant it on the peak of Israel's tallest mountain, where it will grow strong branches and produce large fruit. 23 »‘All kinds of birds will find shelter under the tree, and they will rest in the shade of its branches. 24 ‘»Every tree in the forest will know that I, Jehovah, can bring down tall trees and help short ones grow. I dry up green trees and make dry ones green. I, Jehovah, have spoken, and I will keep my word.«’«
25 »As for you, O son of man, will it not be on the day when I take from them their stronghold, the joy of their pride, the desire of their eyes and their heart's delight, their sons and their daughters,
1 »Nebuchadnezzar the king, to all the peoples, nations, and languages, that dwell in all the earth: Peace be multiplied to you. 2 »It seemed good to me to show the signs and wonders that the Most High God has done for me. 3 »How great are his signs! How mighty are his wonders! His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and his dominion is from generation to generation.
17 »‘Then the prince is responsible to provide burnt offerings, grain offerings, and wine offerings at the annual festivals, the New Moon Festivals, the weekly days of worship, and all the other appointed festivals of the nation of Israel. He must prepare offerings for sin, grain offerings, burnt offerings, and fellowship offerings to pay compensation for wrongdoing and make peace with Jehovah for the nation of Israel.
13 »‘Prepare a year-old lamb that has no defects every day as a burnt offering to Jehovah. Do this every morning. 14 »‘Also, prepare a grain offering with it every morning: three-and-a-third quarts of grain and one-and-a-third quarts of olive oil to moisten the flour. It will be a grain offering dedicated to Jehovah. These rules are to be followed always. 15 »‘Prepare the lamb, the grain offering, and the olive oil every morning as a daily burnt offering.’
4 »Come to Bethel and transgress! Come to Gilgal and multiply transgression! Bring your sacrifices every morning and your tithes every three days.
6 »Seek Jehovah, and you will live. Lest he break out like fire in the house of Joseph, and it will devour, and there will be none to quench it in Bethel.
21 While I was speaking in prayer, the spirit person [who looked like a man] Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, was inspired to come quickly and touch me. It was about the time of the evening offering.
5 »You will not have any who cast the measuring line by lot in the assembly of Jehovah.
2 Before the decree takes effect. Before the day passes like the chaff. Before the fierce anger of Jehovah comes upon you. Yes, before the Day of Jehovah's anger comes upon you. 3 Seek Jehovah all you meek ones of the earth, you who have obeyed his Law! Seek righteousness! Seek meekness that you may be hidden in the Day of Jehovah's anger. (Hebrew: ulay-ulay, may-be; Septuagint: »you may be hid.«) (Hebrew: sathar: concealed, hidden, protected) (Zephaniah 1:2) (Amos 5:15)
16 Those who respected Jehovah spoke to one another, and Jehovah listened to what they had to say. In his presence a memorial record was written down in a book listing those who reverence Jehovah and respect (esteem) (regard) his name.
4 »You should remember the Law of Moses my servant. I commanded the statutes and ordinances (regulations and judgments) to him at Horeb for all Israel.
13 »‘And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil (the wicked one).’ (Psalm 82:4) (Psalm 97:10) (Matthew 13:19) (John 17:15) (1 John 5:19)
30 After they sang a song of praise to God, they went to the Mount of Olives.
50 »His mercy is to all generations for all who respect him.
10 The angel spoke to them: »Do not be afraid. Behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy to all the people.
10 »I tell you, it is the same for the angels of God who rejoice over one sinner who repents.«
24 »Father, I desire that these whom you gave me may be with me where I am. I want them to see the glory you have given me. For you loved me before the creation of the world.
25 »You are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant that God made with our fathers. He said to Abraham: ‘All the families of the earth will be blessed in your seed.’
14 »He has authority from the chief priests to arrest all who call on your name.«
5 »He gave him no inheritance in it, no, not so much as to set his foot on. Yet he promised that he would give it to him and his seed after him for a possession. This promise was made before he had a child.
26 »You see and hear that Paul, in Ephesus and throughout all Asia, has persuaded and turned away many people. He says that man-made gods are no gods at all.
33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments. His ways are beyond human understanding!
2 To the congregation of God at Corinth. To you, who are sanctified in Christ Jesus. You who are called to be holy ones, with all whom in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. He is both their Lord and ours.
31 Let it be as it is written, »He that boasts, let him boast in Jehovah!« (Jeremiah 9:24)
4 Concerning the eating of food offered in sacrifice to idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is no other God but one.
16 When you bless with the spirit, how will the audience of the unlearned say Amen at your giving of thanks, seeing he does not understand what you said?
10 By the divine influence of God I am what I am. His grace was not given to me in vain for I labored more than all of them. Yet it was not I. It was the divine influence and favor of God in me.
15 Brothers, I speak like a man speaks: Though it is only a man's covenant, yet when it has been confirmed, no one makes it void, or adds to it. 16 The promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. He did not say to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to your seed, which is Christ. 17 Now this I say: the Law, which came four hundred and thirty years later, does not invalidate a covenant previously ratified by God, so as to nullify the promise.
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. He has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places through Christ.
6 This is to the praise of the glory of his kindness, with which he freely honored us, the loved ones.
12 We who were first to hope in Christ should serve to the praise of his glory.
17 May the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, give you a spirit (mental disposition) of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him. 18 Have the eyes of your heart enlightened, that you may know the hope of his calling, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the holy ones, 19 and what the exceeding greatness of his power is toward us who believe, according to the operation of his mighty strength.
19 Speak to one another in psalms and praise and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to Jehovah.
13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
9 He told me: »My grace is sufficient for you for my strength is made perfect in weakness.« Most gladly therefore, I would rather glory in my infirmities (frailities), that the power of Christ may rest upon me (cover me like a tent) (descend upon me) (abide with me). (Isaiah 40:29-31) 10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then I am strong.
17 He is before all things, and through him all things originate.
16 Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you with all wisdom. Teach and admonish one another with psalms, praises to God, and spiritual songs. Sing with gratitude in your hearts to God.
8 They will render vengeance to those who do not know God, and to those who do not obey the good news of our Lord Jesus.
10 He will then come to be glorified in his holy ones, and to be marveled at by all those who believed, because our testimony to you was believed.
3 God’s Son is the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his being. He sustains all things by his powerful word. After Jesus purged our sins, he sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high.
13 When God made a promise to Abraham, he could swear by no one greater then himself, so he swore by himself. 14 He said: »I will surely bless you and give you many descendants.« 15 After waiting patiently, Abraham received the promise. 16 Men swear by someone greater then themselves: and an oath for confirmation to them puts an end to the problem. 17 When God desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he confirmed it with an oath. 18 God did this to offer encouragement so we may rely on the hope offered to us. We have taken refuge in that hope and it is impossible for God to lie. These two things can never be changed.
7 It is beyond dispute that the superior blesses the inferior.
13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them and greeted them from afar. They confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
20 Now the God of peace, who brought again from the dead the great shepherd of the sheep with the blood of an eternal covenant, even our Lord Jesus,
13 Is any among you suffering? Let him pray. Is any cheerful? Let him sing praise.
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy he gave us a new birth to a living hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
5 You also as living stones are built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
9 You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, and a people for God’s own possession, that you may show the excellence of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
14 Seeing that you anticipate these things, be diligent that you may be found in peace, without spot and blameless in his sight.
9 Be hospitable to one another without complaining.
27 The anointing (special endowment of Holy Spirit) you received from Him is a part of you (is with you) and you do not need anyone (any human) to teach you. His anointing taught you concerning all things. It is no lie. It is truth, just as you were taught you live through him.
9 When these living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to him who sits on the throne, who lives forever and ever, 10 The twenty-four elders fall down before the one seated on the throne. They worship him who lives forever and ever. They lay their crowns before the throne and say: 11 »You are worthy, Jehovah our God, to receive glory and honor and power: for you have created all things, and because of your will they are and were created.«
12 They said with a loud voice: »The Lamb that was slaughtered is worthy to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessing.« 13 I heard every creature in heaven and on earth. I also heard those under the earth, in the sea, and all that are in them. They said: »Blessing, and honor, and glory, and power, be to him who sits upon the throne, and to the Lamb forever and ever.« 14 The four living creatures said: »Amen« and the twenty-four elders fell down and worshipped.
15 The seventh angel blew his trumpet. There were great voices in heaven, saying: »The kingdom of the world has become our God’s, and his Christ will rule as king forever and ever.«
17 Saying: »We give you thanks, Jehovah God the Almighty, the one who is and who was, because you have taken your great power, and begun to rule as king. (Exodus 6:3) (Amos 4:13) 18 »The nations were angry. Your wrath (indignation) has come! It is time to judge the dead, to reward your servants the prophets, the holy ones, and those who reverence your name the small and the great. Time to destroy (exterminate) (eradicate) those who destroy the earth.«
7 He spoke in a loud voice: »Respect God, and give him glory! The hour of his judgment has come. Worship him who made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.«
3 They sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying: »Great and marvelous are your works, Jehovah God, the Almighty; just and true are your ways, you King of the ages (Eternal King) (King of the nations) (King of the holy ones). (Deuteronomy 31:30; 32:4) (Exodus 6:3) 4 »Who will not reverence you, Jehovah, and glorify your name, for only you are holy. All nations will come and worship you. Your righteous judgments are clearly apparent.«
7 I heard another say: »Even so, Jehovah God the Almighty, true and righteous are your judgments.« (Deuteronomy 32:4) (Psalm 145:17) (Exodus 6:3)
2 »True and righteous are his judgments: for he has judged the great harlot, who corrupted the earth with her fornication. And has avenged the blood of his servants at her hand.«
6 And I heard as it were the voice of a large number of people, and as the sound of many waters, and as the sound of mighty thunder, saying: »Praise Jehovah! For Jehovah our God, the Almighty, reigns. (Psalm 106:48)
12 They said: »Amen! Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honor, and power, and might, be to our God forever and ever. Amen.«