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1 Kings 8:7-15 (English Standard Version)

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7 For the cherubim spread out their wings over the place of the ark, so that the cherubim overshadowed the ark and its poles. 8 1And the poles were so long that the ends of the poles were seen from the Holy Place before 2the inner sanctuary; but they could not be seen from outside. And they are there to this day. 9 There was nothing in the ark except 3the two tablets of stone that Moses put there at Horeb, where 4the LORD made a covenant with the people of Israel, when they came out of the land of Egypt. 10 And when the priests came out of the Holy Place, 5a cloud filled the house of the LORD, 11 so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the LORD filled the house of the LORD.

Solomon Blesses the Lord

12 6Then Solomon said, "The LORD a has said that he would dwell 7in thick darkness. 13 8I have indeed built you an exalted house, 9a place for you to dwell in forever." 14 Then the king turned around and 10blessed all the assembly of Israel, while all the assembly of Israel stood. 15 And he said, 11"Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, who with his hand has fulfilled 12what he promised with his mouth to David my father, saying,
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