1 Chronicles 16:11
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English Standard Version
Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually!

King James Bible
Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually.

American Standard Version
Seek ye Jehovah and his strength; Seek his face evermore.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Seek ye the Lord, and his power: seek ye his face evermore.

English Revised Version
Seek ye the LORD and his strength; seek his face evermore.

Webster's Bible Translation
Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

When the solemnity of the transfer of the ark, the sacrificial meal, and the dismissal of the people with a blessing, and a distribution of food, were ended, David set in order the service of the Levites in the holy tent on Zion. He appointed before the ark, from among the Levites, servants to praise and celebrate God, i.e., singers and players to sing psalms as a part of the regular worship. להזכּיר, literally, "in order to bring into remembrance," is not to praise in general, but is to be interpreted according to the להזכּיר in the superscription of Psalm 38 and Psalm 70:1-5, by which these psalms are designated as the appointed prayers at the presentation of the Azcarah of the meat-offering (Leviticus 2:2). הזכּיר accordingly is a denom. from אזכּרה, to present the Azcarah (cf. Del. on Psalm 38:1), and is in our verse to be understood of the recital of these prayer-songs with musical accompaniment. הודות, to confess, refers to the psalms in which invocation and acknowledgment of the name of the Lord predominates, and הלּל to those in which praise (Hallelujah) is the prominent feature. In 1 Chronicles 16:5 and 1 Chronicles 16:6 there follow the names of the Levites appointed for this purpose, who have all been already mentioned in 1 Chronicles 15:19-21 as accompanying the ark in its transmission; but all who are there spoken of are not included in our list here. Of the chief singers only Asaph is mentioned, Heman and Ethan being omitted; of the singers and players of the second rank, only nine; six of the eight nebel-players (1 Chronicles 15:20. יעיאל is a transcriber's error for יעזיאל, 1 Chronicles 15:18), and only three of the six kinnor-players; while instead of seven trumpet-blowing priests only two are named, viz., Benaiah, one of those seven, and Jehaziel, whose name does not occur in 1 Chronicles 15:24.

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Amos 5:6 Seek the LORD, and you shall live; lest he break out like fire in the house of Joseph, and devour it...

Zephaniah 2:2,3 Before the decree bring forth, before the day pass as the chaff, before the fierce anger of the LORD come on you...

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2 Chronicles 6:41 Now therefore arise, O LORD God, into your resting place, you, and the ark of your strength: let your priests, O LORD God...

Psalm 68:35 O God, you are terrible out of your holy places: the God of Israel is he that gives strength and power to his people. Blessed be God.

Psalm 78:61 And delivered his strength into captivity, and his glory into the enemy's hand.

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Psalm 4:6 There be many that say, Who will show us any good? LORD, lift you up the light of your countenance on us.

Psalm 27:8,9 When you said, Seek you my face; my heart said to you, Your face, LORD, will I seek...

Psalm 67:1 God be merciful to us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine on us; Selah.

Cross References
1 Chronicles 16:10
Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice!

Psalm 24:6
Such is the generation of those who seek him, who seek the face of the God of Jacob. Selah

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