Thus all the work that Solomonmade for the house of the LORD was finished : and Solomonbrought in all the things that David his father had dedicated; and the silver, and the gold, and all the instruments,put he among the treasures of the house of God.2
Then Solomonassembled the elders of Israel, and all the heads of the tribes, the chief of the fathers of the children of Israel, unto Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of the city of David, which is Zion.3
Wherefore all the men of Israelassembled themselves unto the king in the feast which was in the seventhmonth.4
And all the elders of Israelcame ; and the Levites took up the ark.5
And they brought up the ark, and the tabernacle of the congregation, and all the holyvessels that were in the tabernacle, these did the priests and the Levites bring up .
Also kingSolomon, and all the congregation of Israel that were assembled unto him before the ark,sacrificedsheep and oxen, which could not be told nor numbered for multitude.7
And the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the LORD unto his place, to the oracle of the house, into the mostholy place, even under the wings of the cherubims:8
For the cherubims spread forth their wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubimscovered the ark and the staves thereof above.9
And they drew out the staves of the ark, that the ends of the staves were seen from the arkbefore the oracle; but they were not seenwithout. And there it is unto this day.10
There was nothing in the ark save the twotables which Mosesput therein at Horeb, when the LORDamade a covenant with the children of Israel, when they came out of Egypt.11
And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place: (for all the priests that were present were sanctified , and did not then wait by course:12
Also the Levites which were the singers , all of them of Asaph, of Heman, of Jeduthun, with their sons and their brethren, being arrayed in white linen, having cymbals and psalteries and harps,stood at the east end of the altar, and with them an hundred and twentypriestssounding with trumpets:)
It came even to pass, as the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make onesound to be heard in praising and thanking the LORD; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of musick, and praised the LORD, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever: that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the LORD;14
So that the priestscould not stand to minister by reason of the cloud: for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of God.