All these that were chosen to be porters in the thresholds were two hundred and twelve. These were reckoned by genealogy in their villages, whom David and Samuel the seer did ordain in their office of trust.
And they brought in the ark of God, and set it in the midst of the tent that David had pitched for it: and they offered burnt-offerings and peace-offerings before God.
And when David had made an end of offering the burnt-offering and the peace-offerings, he blessed the people in the name of Jehovah.
And he dealt to every one of Israel, both man and woman, to every one a loaf of bread, and a portion (of flesh), and a cake of raisins.
And he appointed certain of the Levites to minister before the ark of Jehovah, and to celebrate and to thank and praise Jehovah, the God of Israel:
Asaph the chief, and second to him Zechariah, Jeiel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Mattithiah, and Eliab, and Benaiah, and Obed-edom, and Jeiel, with psalteries and with harps; and Asaph with cymbals, sounding aloud;
and Benaiah and Jahaziel the priests with trumpets continually, before the ark of the covenant of God.
Then on that day did David first ordain to give thanks unto Jehovah, by the hand of Asaph and his brethren.
O give thanks unto Jehovah, call upon his name; Make known his doings among the peoples.
Sing unto him, sing praises unto him; Talk ye of all his marvellous works.
Glory ye in his holy name; Let the heart of them rejoice that seek Jehovah.
Seek ye Jehovah and his strength; Seek his face evermore.
Remember his marvellous works that he hath done, His wonders, and the judgments of his mouth,
O ye seed of Israel his servant, Ye children of Jacob, his chosen ones.
He is Jehovah our God; His judgments are in all the earth.
Remember his covenant for ever, The word which he commanded to a thousand generations,
(The covenant) which he made with Abraham, And his oath unto Isaac,
And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a statute, To Israel for an everlasting covenant,
Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, The lot of your inheritance;
When ye were but a few men in number, Yea, very few, and sojourners in it;