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1 Kings 8:1-6 (Common English Bible)

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Solomon dedicates the temple

1 Then Solomon assembled Israel's elders, all the tribal leaders, and the chiefs of Israel's clans at Jerusalem to bring up the chest containing the LORD's covenant from David's City Zion. 2 Everyone in Israel assembled before King Solomon in the seventh month, the month of Ethanim,a during the festival. 3 When all of Israel's elders had arrived, the priests picked up the chest. 4 They brought the LORD's chest, the meeting tent, and all the holy equipment that was in the tent. The priests and the Levites brought them up, 5 while King Solomon and the entire Israelite assembly that had joined him before the chest sacrificed countless sheep and oxen. 6 The priests brought the chest containing the LORD's covenant to its designated spot beneath the wings of the winged creatures in the inner sanctuary of the temple, the most holy place.
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