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1 Kings 8:1-6 (Today's New International Version)

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The Ark Brought to the Temple

8:1-21pp -- 2Ch 5:2-6:11

1 Then King Solomon summoned into his presence at Jerusalem the elders of Israel, all the heads of the tribes and the chiefs1 of the Israelite families, to bring up the ark2 of the LORD's covenant from Zion, the City of David.3 2 All the Israelites came together to King Solomon at the time of the festival4 in the month of Ethanim, the seventh month.5 3 When all the elders of Israel had arrived, the priests6 took up the ark, 4 and they brought up the ark of the LORD and the tent of meeting7 and all the sacred furnishings in it. The priests and Levites8 carried them up, 5 and King Solomon and the entire assembly of Israel that had gathered about him were before the ark, sacrificing9 so many sheep and cattle that they could not be recorded or counted. 6 The priests then brought the ark of the LORD's covenant10 to its place in the inner sanctuary of the temple, the Most Holy Place,11 and put it beneath the wings of the cherubim.12
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