16 So they brought the Ark of the true God in and placed it inside the tent that David had pitched for it;+ and they presented burnt offerings and communion sacrifices before the true God.+ 2 When David finished offering up the burnt offerings+ and the communion sacrifices,+ he blessed the people in the name of Jehovah. 3 Further, he distributed to all the Israelites, to each man and woman, a round loaf of bread, a date cake, and a raisin cake. 4 Then he appointed some of the Levites to minister before the Ark of Jehovah,+ to honor,* thank, and praise Jehovah the God of Israel. 5 Aʹsaph+ was the head, and second to him was Zech·a·riʹah; and Je·iʹel, She·mirʹa·moth, Je·hiʹel, Mat·ti·thiʹah, E·liʹab, Be·naiʹah, Oʹbed-eʹdom, and Je·iʹel+ played stringed instruments and harps;+ and Aʹsaph played the cymbals,+ 6 and Be·naiʹah and Ja·ha·ziʹel the priests blew the trumpets constantly before the ark of the covenant of the true God.
Let the hearts of those seeking Jehovah rejoice.+
His miracles and the judgments he has pronounced,
You sons of Jacob, his chosen ones.+
His judgments are throughout the earth.+
15 Remember his covenant forever,
And the oath he swore to Isaac,+
And as a lasting covenant to Israel,
As your allotted inheritance.’+
But on their account he reproved kings,+
22 Saying, ‘Do not touch my anointed ones,
And to my prophets do nothing bad.’+
23 Sing to Jehovah, all the earth!
Announce his salvation day after day!+
24 Declare his glory among the nations,
His wonderful works among all the peoples.
25 For Jehovah is great and most worthy of praise.
He is more awe-inspiring than all other gods.+
28 Give Jehovah his due, you families of the peoples,
Give Jehovah his due for his glory and strength.+
30 Tremble before him, all the earth!
Declare among the nations: ‘Jehovah has become King!’+
32 Let the sea thunder and all that fills it;
Let the fields and everything in them rejoice.
33 At the same time let the trees of the forest shout joyfully before Jehovah,
For he is coming* to judge the earth.
Gather us and rescue us from the nations,
So that we may give thanks to your holy name+
And all the people said, “Amen!”* and they praised Jehovah.
37 Then David left Aʹsaph+ and his brothers there before the ark of the covenant of Jehovah to minister continually before the Ark,+ according to the daily routine.+ 38 Oʹbed-eʹdom and his brothers, numbering 68, and Oʹbed-eʹdom, the son of Je·duʹthun, and Hoʹsah were gatekeepers; 39 and Zaʹdok+ the priest and his fellow priests were before the tabernacle of Jehovah on the high place at Gibʹe·on+ 40 to offer up burnt offerings to Jehovah regularly on the altar of burnt offering, morning and evening, and to do all that is written in the Law of Jehovah that he commanded Israel.+ 41 With them were Heʹman and Je·duʹthun+ and the rest of the selected men who were designated by their names to thank Jehovah,+ because “his loyal love endures forever”;+ 42 and with them were Heʹman+ and Je·duʹthun to sound the trumpets, cymbals, and the instruments used to praise* the true God; and the sons of Je·duʹthun+ were at the gate. 43 Then all the people went to their homes, and David went to bless his own household.