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David's Chronicles Psalm

The "Psalms" take their name from psaltery, a kind of ten-stringed harp or lyre. The actual Hebrew word of the Scriptures, commonly translated as "Psalms," is pronounced miz-more. It means music, or a poem set to music, while the actual Hebrew word of the Psalms, translated as psaltery, is pronounced nay-bel; it means a bottle, or pitcher - evidently the ancient psaltery was at least in part so-shaped (as also seen on the ancient coin shown below).

"David delivered first this psalm"

Nearly all of the Psalms are found, naturally, in the Bible's book of Psalms. King David (see Israelite Monarchy - The Origin, The Civil War and The United Kingdom) was the composer of many of them, but one of David's Psalms is also found in the book of Chronicles.


"16:7 Then on that day David delivered first this psalm to thank the LORD into the hand of Asaph and his brethren.

16:8 Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people. 16:9 Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, talk ye of all his wondrous works. 16:10 Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD. 16:11 Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually. 16:12 Remember his marvellous works that he hath done, his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth; 16:13 O ye seed of Israel his servant, ye children of Jacob, his chosen ones. 16:14 He is the LORD our God; his judgments are in all the earth. 16:15 Be ye mindful always of his covenant; the word which he commanded to a thousand generations; 16:16 Even of the covenant which he made with Abraham, and of his oath unto Isaac; 16:17 And hath confirmed the same to Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant, 16:18 Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance;

16:19 When ye were but few, even a few, and strangers in it. 16:20 And when they went from nation to nation, and from one kingdom to another people; 16:21 He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes, 16:22 Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.

16:23 Sing unto the LORD, all the earth; show forth from day to day his salvation. 16:24 Declare his glory among the heathen; his marvellous works among all nations. 16:25 For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised: he also is to be feared above all gods. 16:26 For all the gods of the people are idols: but the LORD made the heavens. 16:27 Glory and honour are in his presence; strength and gladness are in his place. 16:28 Give unto the LORD, ye kindreds of the people, give unto the LORD glory and strength. 16:29 Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come before him: worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness. 16:30 Fear before him, all the earth: the world also shall be stable, that it be not moved. 16:31 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice: and let men say among the nations, The LORD reigneth. 16:32 Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof: let the fields rejoice, and all that is therein. 16:33 Then shall the trees of the wood sing out at the presence of the LORD, because he cometh to judge the earth.

16:34 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever. 16:35 And say ye, Save us, O God of our salvation, and gather us together, and deliver us from the heathen, that we may give thanks to thy holy name, and glory in thy praise. 16:36 Blessed be the LORD God of Israel for ever and ever. And all the people said, Amen, and praised the LORD." (1 Chronicles 16:7-36 KJV)

Fact Finder: (a) Was David also a man of prayer? (b) Was David also a prophet? (c) Will David be the king of Israel in the Kingdom of God?
(a) See David's Temple Prayer
(b) See David's Prophecies Of The Christ
(c) See David, Future King Of Israel

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