For the cherubims spread forth their wings over the place of the ark, and covered the ark, and the staves thereof above.
And whereas the staves stood out, the ends of them were seen without, in the sanctuary before the oracle, but were not seen farther out, and there they have been unto this day.
Now in the ark there was nothing else but the two tables of stone, which Moses put there at Horeb, when the Lord made a covenant with the children of Israel, when they came out of the land of Egypt.
And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the sanctuary, that a cloud filled the house of the Lord,
And the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud: for the glory of the Lord had filled the house of the Lord.
Then Solomon said: The Lord said that he would dwell in a cloud.
Building, I have built a house for thy dwelling, to be thy most firm throne for ever.
And the king turned his face, and blessed all the assembly of Israel: for all the assembly of Israel stood.
And Solomon said: Blessed be the Lord the God of Israel, who spoke with his mouth to David, my father, and with his own hands hath accomplished it, saying: