The cherubim1 spread their wings over the place of the ark and covered the ark and its carrying poles.
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These poles were so long that their ends, extending from the ark, could be seen from in front of the inner sanctuary, but not from outside the Holy Place; and they are still there today.
There was nothing in the ark except2 the two tablets3 that Moses had placed in it at Horeb, where the LORD made a covenant with the Israelites after they came out of Egypt.
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The priests then withdrew from the Holy Place. All the priests who were there had consecrated themselves, regardless of their divisions.4
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All the Levites who were musicians5--Asaph, Heman, Jeduthun and their sons and relatives--stood on the east side of the altar, dressed in fine linen and playing cymbals, harps and lyres. They were accompanied by 120 priests sounding trumpets.6
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The trumpeters and singers joined in unison, as with one voice, to give praise and thanks to the LORD. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals and other instruments, they raised their voices in praise to the LORD and sang: "He is good; his love endures forever."7 Then the temple of the LORD was filled with a cloud,8
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and the priests could not perform9 their service because of the cloud,10 for the glory11 of the LORD filled the temple of God.
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