1 Kings 8:11-21 (English Standard Version)

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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 1Then Solomon said, "The LORDa has said that he would dwell 2in thick darkness. 13 3I have indeed built you an exalted house, 4a place for you to dwell in forever." 14 Then the king turned around and 5blessed all the assembly of Israel, while all the assembly of Israel stood. 15 And he said, 6"Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, who with his hand has fulfilled 7what he promised with his mouth to David my father, saying, 16 8'Since the day that I brought my people Israel out of Egypt, I chose no city out of all the tribes of Israel in which to build a house, 9that my name might be there. 10But I chose David to be over my people Israel.' 17 11Now it was in the heart of David my father to build a house for the name of the LORD, the God of Israel. 18 But the LORD said to David my father, 'Whereas it was in your heart to build a house for my name, you did well that it was in your heart. 19 12Nevertheless, you shall not build the house, but your son who shall be born to you shall build the house for my name.' 20 Now the LORD has fulfilled his promise that he made. For I have risen in the place of David my father, and sit on the throne of Israel, 13as the LORD promised, and I have built the house for the name of the LORD, the God of Israel. 21 And there I have provided a place for the ark, 14in which is the covenant of the LORD that he made with our fathers, when he brought them out of the land of Egypt."
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