1 Kings 8:7-15 TNIV

7 The cherubim spread their wings over the place of the ark and overshadowed1 the ark and its carrying poles.

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8 These poles were so long that their ends could be seen from the Holy Place in front of the inner sanctuary, but not from outside the Holy Place; and they are still there today.2

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9 There was nothing in the ark except the two stone tablets3 that Moses had placed in it at Horeb, where the LORD made a covenant with the Israelites after they came out of Egypt.

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      10 When the priests withdrew from the Holy Place, the cloud4 filled the temple of the LORD.

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      11 And the priests could not perform their service5 because of the cloud, for the glory6 of the LORD filled his temple.

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      12 Then Solomon said, "The LORD has said that he would dwell in a dark cloud;7

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      13 I have indeed built a magnificent temple for you, a place for you to dwell8 forever."

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      14 While the whole assembly of Israel was standing there, the king turned around and blessed9 them.

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      15 Then he said: "Praise be to the LORD,10 the God of Israel, who with his own hand has fulfilled what he promised with his own mouth to my father David. For he said,

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