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1 Kings 8:7-15 (New American Standard)

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7 For the cherubim spread their wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubim made a covering over the ark and its poles from above . 8 But 1the poles were so long that the ends of the poles could be seen from the holy place before the inner sanctuary, but they could not be seen outside; they are there to this day. 9 2There was nothing in the ark except the two tablets of stone which Moses put there at Horeb, where 3the LORD made a covenant with the sons of Israel, when they came out of the land of Egypt. 10 It happened that when the priests came from the holy place, 4the 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 Addresses the People

12 5Then Solomon said, "The LORD has said that 6He would dwell in the thick cloud. 13 "7I have surely built You a lofty house, 8A place for Your dwelling forever." 14 Then the king afaced about and 9blessed all the assembly of Israel, while all the assembly of Israel was standing. 15 He said, "10Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, 11who spoke with His mouth to my father David and has fulfilled it with His hand, saying,
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