1 Chronicles 16:15
15Remember His covenant forever,
         The word which He commanded to a thousand generations,

16The covenant which He made with Abraham,
         And His oath to Isaac.

17He also confirmed it to Jacob for a statute,
         To Israel as an everlasting covenant,

18Saying, “To you I will give the land of Canaan,
         As the portion of your inheritance.”

19When they were only a few in number,
         Very few, and strangers in it,

20And they wandered about from nation to nation,
         And from one kingdom to another people,

21He permitted no man to oppress them,
         And He reproved kings for their sakes, saying,

22“Do not touch My anointed ones,
         And do My prophets no harm.”

23Sing to the LORD, all the earth;
         Proclaim good tidings of His salvation from day to day.

24Tell of His glory among the nations,
         His wonderful deeds among all the peoples.

25For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised;
         He also is to be feared above all gods.

26For all the gods of the peoples are idols,
         But the LORD made the heavens.

27Splendor and majesty are before Him,
         Strength and joy are in His place.

28Ascribe to the LORD, O families of the peoples,
         Ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.

29Ascribe to the LORD the glory due His name;
         Bring an offering, and come before Him;
         Worship the LORD in holy array.

30Tremble before Him, all the earth;
         Indeed, the world is firmly established, it will not be moved.

31Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice;
         And let them say among the nations, “The LORD reigns.”

32Let the sea roar, and all it contains;
         Let the field exult, and all that is in it.

33Then the trees of the forest will sing for joy before the LORD;
         For He is coming to judge the earth.

34O give thanks to the LORD, for He is good;
         For His lovingkindness is everlasting.

35Then say, “Save us, O God of our salvation,
         And gather us and deliver us from the nations,
         To give thanks to Your holy name,
         And glory in Your praise.”

36Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel,
         From everlasting even to everlasting.
         Then all the people said, “Amen,” and praised the LORD.

Worship before the Ark

      37So he left Asaph and his relatives there before the ark of the covenant of the LORD to minister before the ark continually, as every day’s work required; 38and Obed-edom with his 68 relatives; Obed-edom, also the son of Jeduthun, and Hosah as gatekeepers. 39He left Zadok the priest and his relatives the priests before the tabernacle of the LORD in the high place which was at Gibeon, 40to offer burnt offerings to the LORD on the altar of burnt offering continually morning and evening, even according to all that is written in the law of the LORD, which He commanded Israel. 41With them were Heman and Jeduthun, and the rest who were chosen, who were designated by name, to give thanks to the LORD, because His lovingkindness is everlasting. 42And with them were Heman and Jeduthun with trumpets and cymbals for those who should sound aloud, and with instruments for the songs of God, and the sons of Jeduthun for the gate.

      43Then all the people departed each to his house, and David returned to bless his household.

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Parallel Verses
American Standard Version
Remember his covenant for ever, The word which he commanded to a thousand generations,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Remember for ever his covenant: the word, which he commanded to a thousand generations.

Darby Bible Translation
Be ye ever mindful of his covenant, The word which he commanded to a thousand generations, --

English Revised Version
Remember his covenant for ever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations;

Webster's Bible Translation
Be ye mindful always of his covenant; the word which he commanded to a thousand generations;

World English Bible
Remember his covenant forever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations,

Young's Literal Translation
Remember ye to the age His covenant, The word He commanded -- To a thousand generations,
Man's Chief End
Q-I: WHAT IS THE CHIEF END OF MAN? A: Man's chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him for ever. Here are two ends of life specified. 1: The glorifying of God. 2: The enjoying of God. I. The glorifying of God, I Pet 4:4: That God in all things may be glorified.' The glory of God is a silver thread which must run through all our actions. I Cor 10:01. Whether therefore ye eat or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.' Everything works to some end in things natural and artificial;
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

Covenanting a Duty.
The exercise of Covenanting with God is enjoined by Him as the Supreme Moral Governor of all. That his Covenant should be acceded to, by men in every age and condition, is ordained as a law, sanctioned by his high authority,--recorded in his law of perpetual moral obligation on men, as a statute decreed by him, and in virtue of his underived sovereignty, promulgated by his command. "He hath commanded his covenant for ever."[171] The exercise is inculcated according to the will of God, as King and
John Cunningham—The Ordinance of Covenanting

The comparative indifference with which Chronicles is regarded in modern times by all but professional scholars seems to have been shared by the ancient Jewish church. Though written by the same hand as wrote Ezra-Nehemiah, and forming, together with these books, a continuous history of Judah, it is placed after them in the Hebrew Bible, of which it forms the concluding book; and this no doubt points to the fact that it attained canonical distinction later than they. Nor is this unnatural. The book
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

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