The Ark Is Brought into the Temple
1 aThus all° the work° that Solomon° performed° for the house° of the LORD° was finished°. And Solomon° brought° in the Ibthings that David° his father° had dedicated°, even the silver° and the gold° and all° the utensils°, [and] put° [them] in the treasuries° of the house° of God°.
2 ¶ aThen° Solomon° assembled° to Jerusalem° the elders° of Israel° and all° the heads° of the tribes°, the leaders° of the fathers’° [households] of the sons° of Israel°, bto bring° up the ark° of the covenant° of the LORD° out of the city° of David°, which° is Zion°. 3 aAll° the men° of Israel° assembled° themselves to the king° at bthe feast°, that is [in] the seventh° month°. 4 Then all° the elders° of Israel° came°, and athe Levites° took° up the ark°. 5 They brought° up the ark° and the tent° of meeting° and all° the holy° utensils° which° [were] in the tent°; the Levitical° priests° brought° them up. 6 And King° Solomon° and all° the congregation° of Israel° who were assembled° with him before° the ark°, were sacrificing° Iso many° sheep° and oxen° that they could not be counted° or numbered°. 7 Then the priests° brought° the ark° of the covenant° of the LORD° to its place°, into the inner° sanctuary° of the house°, to the holy° of holies°, under° the wings° of the cherubim°. 8 For the cherubim° spread° their wings° over° the place° of the ark°, so that the cherubim° made° a covering° over° the ark° and its Ipoles°. 9 The poles° were so long° that athe ends° of the poles° of the ark° could be seen° in front° of the inner° sanctuary°, but they could not be seen° outside°; and Ithey are there° to this° day°. 10 aThere° was nothing° in the ark° except° the two° tablets° which° Moses° put° [there] at Horeb°, where° the LORD° made° a covenant with the sons° of Israel°, when they came° out of Egypt°.
 a1K 8:1-9 b2S 6:12-15; 1Ch 15:25-28; 2Ch 1:4
 a1K 8:2 b2Ch 7:8-10
 aJsh 3:6; 2Ch 5:7
 ILit sheep...numbered for multitude
 ILit poles above
 ILit it is a1K 8:8, 9
 aDt 10:2-5; He 9:4
The Glory of God Fills the Temple
11 ¶ When the priests° came° forth° from the holy° place (for all° the priests° who were present° had sanctified° themselves, without° regard° ato divisions°), 12 and all° the Levitical° singers°, aAsaph°, Heman°, Jeduthun°, and their sons° and kinsmen°, clothed° in fine° linen°, bwith cymbals°, harps° and lyres°, standing° east° of the altar°, and with them one hundred° and twenty° priests° cblowing° trumpets° 13 in unison° when the trumpeters° and the singers° were to make° themselves heard° with one° voice° to praise° and to glorify° the LORD°, and when they lifted° up their voice° aaccompanied by trumpets° and cymbals° and instruments° of music°, and when they praised° the LORD° [saying], “b[He] indeed° is good° for His lovingkindness° is everlasting°,” then the house°, the house° of the LORD°, was filled° with a cloud°, 14 so that the priests° could° not stand° to minister° because°° of the cloud°, for athe glory° of the LORD° filled° the house° of God°.
 a1Ch 24:1-5
 a1Ch 25:1-4 b1Ch 13:8; 15:16, 24 c2Ch 7:6
 a1Ch 16:42 b1Ch 16:34; 2Ch 7:3; Ezr 3:11; Ps 100:5; Jr 33:11
 aEx 40:35; 1K 8:11
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The dedicated treasures.
1 ¶ Thus all² the workº that² Solomonº madeºª for the houseº of the LORDº was finished:ºª and Solomonº brought¹ª in²² [all] the thingsºª that Davidº his fatherº had dedicated;º and the silver,º and the gold,º and all² the instruments,º putºª he among the treasuresº of the houseº of God.º
The solemn induction of the Ark into the oracle.
2 ¶ Then² Solomonº assembledºª² the eldersº of Israel,º and all² the headsº of the tribes,º the chiefº of the fathersº of the childrenº of Israel,º unto² Jerusalem,º to bring upºª² the arkº of the covenantº of the LORDº out of the cityº² of David,º which² [is] Zion.º 3 Wherefore all² the menº of Israelº assembled¹ª themselves² unto² the kingº in the feastº which² [was] in the seventhº month.º 4 And all² the eldersº of Israelº came;ºª and the Levitesº took upºª² the ark.º 5 And they brought upºª² the ark,º and the tabernacleº of the congregation,º and all² the holyº vesselsº that² [were] in the tabernacle,º these did the priestsº [and] the Levitesº bring up.ºª 6 Also kingº Solomon,º and all² the congregationº of Israelº that were assembledºª unto² him beforeº the ark,º sacrificedºª sheepº and oxen,º which² could not² be toldºª nor² numberedºª for multitude.º² 7 And the priestsº brought inºª² the arkº of the covenantº of the LORDº unto² his place,º to² the oracleº of the house,º into² the most¹ holyº [place, even] under²² the wingsº of the cherubims:º 8 For the cherubimsº spread forthºª² [their] wingsº over² the placeº of the ark,º and the cherubimsº coveredºª² the arkº and the stavesº thereof above.º² 9 And they drew outºª the stavesº [of the ark], that the endsº of the stavesº were seenºª from² the arkº beforeº² the oracle;º but they were not² seenºª without.º And there² it is² unto² this² day.º 10 [There was] nothing² in the arkº save² the twoº tablesº which² Mosesº putºª [therein] at Horeb,º when² the LORDº madeºª [a covenant] with² the childrenº of Israel,º when they came outºª of Egypt.º²
 Nu 10:33, 36; 2S 5:7; 6:12; 1K 8:1; 1Ch 15:12; 16:1; 24:6, 31; 26:26; 28:1; 2Ch 1:4; 5:1, 12; Ps 2:6; 87:2; 132:13.
 Lv 23:34; 1K 8:2; 2Ch 7:8.
 Nu 4:15; Jsh 3:6; 6:6; 1K 8:3; 1Ch 15:2, 12.
 1K 8:4, 6; 2Ch 1:3.
 2S 6:13; 1K 8:5; 1Ch 16:1; 29:21.
 Ex 37:6; 1K 6:23; 8:6; 2Ch 4:20; Ps 132:8; He 9:4.
 Ex 25:12; 37:3; Nu 4:6.
 1K 8:1, 8.
 Ex 19:5; 24:7; 31:18; 32:15, 19; 34:1; 40:20; Dt 10:2; 29:1, 10; 2Ch 6:11; Jr 31:31; He 8:6; 9:4.
God being praised giveth a visible sign of his favour.
11 ¶ And it came to pass,² when the priestsº were come outºª of² the holyº [place]: (for² all² the priestsº [that were] presentºª were sanctified,ºª [and] did not² [then] waitºª by course:º 12 Also the Levitesº [which were] the singers,ºª all² of them of Asaph,º of Heman,º of Jeduthun,º with their sonsº and their brethren,º [being] arrayedºª in white linen,º having cymbalsº and psalteriesº and harps,º stoodºª at the east endº of the altar,º and with² them an hundredº and twentyº priestsº soundingºª with trumpets:)º 13 It came even to pass,² as the trumpetersºªª and singersºª [were] as one,º to make oneº soundº to be heardºª in praisingºª and thankingºª the LORD;º and when they lifted upºª [their] voiceº with the trumpetsº and cymbalsº and instrumentsº of musick,º and praisedºª the LORD,º [saying], For² [he is] good;º for² his mercyº [endureth] for ever:º that [then] the houseº was filledºª with a cloud,º [even] the houseº of the LORD;º 14 So that the priestsº couldºª not² standºª to ministerºª by reason¹ of²² the cloud:º for² the gloryº of the LORDº had filledºª² the houseº of God.º
 Ex 19:10, 14; 1Ch 24:1; 2Ch 29:5, 15, 34; 30:15, 17; 35:4; Jb 1:5.
 Nu 10:1; Jsh 6:6; 1Ch 6:33, 39; 15:16, 24, 27; 16:4, 6, 41; 23:5, 30; 25:1, 6; 2Ch 29:25; Ezr 3:10; Ps 50:1; 62:1; 68:25; 88:1; 92:3; 149:3; 150:3; Rv 15:6; 19:8.
 Ex 40:34; 1K 8:10; 1Ch 16:34; 2Ch 7:3; 20:21; Ezr 3:11; Ps 68:25; 95:1; 100:1; 136:1; Is 52:8; Jr 32:39; 33:11; Ac 4:32; Ro 15:6; Rv 5:8.
 Ex 40:35; 2Ch 7:2; Is 6:1; Ezk 10:4; 1Ti 6:16; Rv 15:8.
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