1 Kings 8:10

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

1 Kings 8:10 in Other Translations

KJV
10 And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place, that the cloud filled the house of the LORD,
ESV
10 And when the priests came out of the Holy Place, a cloud filled the house of the LORD,
NLT
10 When the priests came out of the Holy Place, a thick cloud filled the Temple of the LORD .
MSG
10 When the priests left the Holy Place, a cloud filled The Temple of God.
CSB
10 When the priests came out of the holy place, the cloud filled the Lord's temple,

1 Kings 8:10 Meaning and Commentary

1 Kings 8:10

And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the
holy place
The most holy place, having set up the ark of the Lord there, who were all sanctified that were there, and did not wait by course as at other times, see ( 2 Chronicles 5:11 ) , where in ( 2 Chronicles 5:12 2 Chronicles 5:13 ) it is said, that at this time, the Levites, who were singers of the families of Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun, arrayed in fine linen, with their musical instruments in their hands, stood at the east end of the altar of burnt offering, and one hundred and twenty priests, blowing their trumpets, praised the Lord together with one sound, declaring his goodness and his mercy, which endure for ever: and then it was

that the cloud filled the house of the Lord;
the whole temple, both the holy of holies and the holy place, and the court of the priests; so that it was visible to all, and was a token of the divine presence of God, of his taking possession of his house, and of his taking up his residence in it.

1 Kings 8:10 In-Context

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.
9 There was nothing in the ark except the two stone tablets that Moses had placed in it at Horeb, where the LORD made a covenant with the Israelites after they came out of Egypt.
10 When the priests withdrew from the Holy Place, the cloud filled the temple of the LORD.
11 And the priests could not perform their service because of the cloud, for the glory of the LORD filled his temple.
12 Then Solomon said, “The LORD has said that he would dwell in a dark cloud;

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Exodus 16:10; S Leviticus 16:2; Revelation 15:8; Exodus 40:34-35; 2 Chronicles 7:1-2