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16 4/ 8/ 9/ 10/ 11/ 12/ 13/ 14 15/ 16/ 17/ 18/ 19/ 20/ 21 / 22/ 23/ 24/ 25/ 26/ 27/ Translation He put in front of the ark1 of Yahweh some of the Levites as servants and, indeed, to invoke, to thank, and to praise Yahweh the God of Israel. 5/ Asaph the head, and those second to him2 were Zechariah, and Jaaziel,3 and Shemiramoth , and Jehiel, and Mattithiah, and Eliab, and Benaiah, and Obed-edom, and Jeiel, with instruments consisting of harps and lyres.4 Asaph was to sound the cymbals. 6/ And the priests Benaiah and Jahaziel were to blow the trumpets regularly before the ark of the covenant of God. 7I At that same time David inaugurated thanksgiving to Yahweh by the hand of Asaph and his kindred. Thank Yahweh,5 call upon his name, Make known his deeds among the peoples. Sing to Yahweh, chant to him, Meditate on all his marvelous acts. Glory in his holy name; Let the heart of those who seek Yahweh6 rejoice. Seek Yahweh7 and his strength, seek his face regularly. Remember his marvelous deeds that he has done, his signs and the judgments of his mouth, 0 seed of Israel his servant, children of Jacob his chosen ones. He is Yahweh our God; his judgments are in all the earth. RememberS his covenant forever, The word that he commanded for a thousand generations. [The covenant) that he made with Abraham, his oath to lsaac.9 He ratified it for Jacob as a precept, for Israel as an everlasting covenant, saying, "To you I give the land of Canaan, as a portion for your inheritance. When you were10 few in number, insignificant and sojourners in it, They walked from nation to nation, and from one kingdom to another people. He did not allow a person to oppress them, he reproved kings on their account, "Do not touch my anointed ones; do no harm to my prophets." Sing to Yahweh, all the earth, announce day after day his victory. Tell among the nations his glory, among all peoples his marvelous deeds.11 For great is Yahweh and to be praised exceedingly, he is to be feared above all the gods. For all the gods of the peoples are idols, but Yahweh12 made the heavens. Honor and majesty are before him, strength and joy13 are in his place. 16:4-43 David Appoints Levites: Worship Established LXX "ark of the covenant of Yahweh." 2 Cl'l~r.l;"i1 with LXX; MT 1;"1ltDr.l;"11 "and his second." In 1 Chr 15:18 those of second rank (Cl'l~r.l;"! ) include everyone from Zechariah through Azaziah (see textual note 16 in that chapter). 3 '?l'I:'Bl'1, with 15:18. Cf. 15:20, textual note 18. MT '?l'I:'J!'1 'jeiel." 4 n1il::l1; cf. LXX, Tg. MT prefixes this noun with J . 5 Divine name lacking in LXX. 6 So also Ps 105:3. Chronicles LXX "those who seek his good pleasure." This reading is also found in a Psalms MS from Qumran, 11QPse~pJr.l J'? nDiD'] [m:n 7 Divine name lacking in LXX. 8 1i::ll; Ps 105:8 i::ll "He remembered." NIV hannonizes the text of Chronicles with this Vorlage: "He remembers." 9 All five occurrences of this name in Chronicles are spelled pn:-o· (l Chr 1:28, 34; 16:16; 29: 18; 2 Chr 30:6); Ps 105:9 pniD'. 10 Cl::lr11';"1J ; Ps 105:12 CJnmJ "when they were." Chronicles LXX, Vg are corrections to the text of the Psalter. 11 The whole verse is missing in LXX by homoioteleuton , from one auToii to the next. 12 LXX "our God." 13 ;,nm; LXX, Syr, Arab.: niK;Jm "beauty," a correction to Ps 96:6. 14 This colon lacking in LXX. Note that three straight cola begin with "Ascribe." 15 1'l;J'?; Ps 96:8 rnn:-on'? "into his courts." 16 ilii p nii;"!J. Or, "the theophany of the holy one." Chronicles LXX presupposes 1~1p nn:-o;,J "in his holy courts"; Ps 95:9 LXX has "in his holy court." Peter R. Ackroyd, "Some Notes on the Psalms,"]TS 17 (1966) 393- 96, notes that IJ,lm "dream" and hdrl appear in poetic parallelism in the Keret text from Ugarit,justifying the translation "theophany" here. 17 rJ;J'?r.l; Ps 96:9 1'J;Jr.l. 18 1ir.ll'l:'1. The...


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