1 Chronicles 16:13
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English Standard Version
O offspring of Israel his servant, children of Jacob, his chosen ones!

King James Bible
O ye seed of Israel his servant, ye children of Jacob, his chosen ones.

American Standard Version
O ye seed of Israel his servant, Ye children of Jacob, his chosen ones.

Douay-Rheims Bible
O ye seed of Israel his servants, ye children of Jacob his chosen.

English Revised Version
O ye seed of Israel his servant, ye children of Jacob, his chosen ones.

Webster's Bible Translation
O ye seed of Israel his servant, ye children of Jacob, his chosen ones.

1 Chronicles 16:13 Parallel
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

On that day David first committed it to Asaph and his sons to give thanks to Jahve. נתן is to be connected with בּיד, which is separated from it by several words, and denotes to hand over to, here to commit to, to enjoin upon, since that which David committed to Asaph was the carrying out of a business which he enjoined, not an object which may be given into the hand. ההוּא בּיּום is accented by אז. בּראשׁ, "at the beginning," "at first," to bring out the fact that liturgical singing was then first introduced. אחיו, the brethren of Asaph, are the Levites appointed to the same duty, whose names are given in 1 Chronicles 16:5, 1 Chronicles 16:6. But in order to give a more exact description of the ליהוה הודות committed to Asaph in vv. 8-36, a song of thanks and praise is given, which the Levites were to sing as part of the service with instrumental accompaniment. It is not expressly said that this song was composed by David for this purpose; but if Asaph with his singers was to perform the service committed to him, he must have been provided with the songs of praise (psalms) which were necessary for this purpose; and if David were in any way the founder of the liturgical psalmody, he, as a richly endowed psalm-singer, would doubtless compose the necessary liturgical psalms. These considerations render it very probable that the following psalm was a hymn composed by David for the liturgical song in the public worship. The psalm is as follows: -

8 Give thanks unto Jahve; preach His name;

Make known His deeds among the peoples:

9 Sing to Him, play to Him;

Meditate upon all His wondrous works.

10 Glory ye in His holy name:

Let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord.

11 Seek ye the Lord, and His strength;

Seek His face continually.

12 Remember His wonders which He has done;

His wondrous works, and the judgments of His mouth;

13 O seed of Israel, His servants,

Sons of Jacob, His chosen.

14 He, Jahve, is our God;


1 Chronicles 16:13 Parallel Commentaries

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ye seed

Genesis 17:7 And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your seed after you in their generations for an everlasting covenant...

Genesis 28:13 And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I am the LORD God of Abraham your father, and the God of Isaac...

Genesis 35:10-12 And God said to him, Your name is Jacob: your name shall not be called any more Jacob, but Israel shall be your name...

his chosen

Exodus 19:5,6 Now therefore, if you will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then you shall be a peculiar treasure to me above all people...

Deuteronomy 7:6 For you are an holy people to the LORD your God: the LORD your God has chosen you to be a special people to himself...

Psalm 135:4 For the LORD has chosen Jacob to himself, and Israel for his peculiar treasure.

1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people...

Cross References
1 Chronicles 16:12
Remember the wondrous works that he has done, his miracles and the judgments he uttered,

1 Chronicles 16:14
He is the LORD our God; his judgments are in all the earth.

Psalm 105:6
O offspring of Abraham, his servant, children of Jacob, his chosen ones!

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