1 Kings 8:4

4 and they brought up the ark of the LORD and the tent of meeting and all the sacred furnishings in it. The priests and Levites carried them up,

1 Kings 8:4 in Other Translations

KJV
4 And they brought up the ark of the LORD, and the tabernacle of the congregation, and all the holy vessels that were in the tabernacle, even those did the priests and the Levites bring up.
ESV
4 And they brought up the ark of the LORD, the tent of meeting, and all the holy vessels that were in the tent; the priests and the Levites brought them up.
NLT
4 The priests and Levites brought up the Ark of the LORD along with the special tent and all the sacred items that had been in it.
MSG
4 and carried up the Chest and the Tent of Meeting and all the holy vessels that went with the Tent.
CSB
4 The priests and the Levites brought the ark of the Lord, the tent of meeting, and the holy utensils that were in the tent.

1 Kings 8:4 Meaning and Commentary

1 Kings 8:4

And they brought up the ark of the Lord
From the city of David to the temple:

and the tabernacle of the congregation;
not the tent David made for the ark, though that might be brought also, but the tabernacle of Moses, which had been many years at Gibeon; but now removed to Zion, and from thence to the temple, where it was laid up, as having been a sacred thing; that it might not be put to common or superstitious uses, and to prevent the being of more places than one for worship:

and all the holy vessels that were in the tabernacle;
as the candlestick, shewbread table, incense altar

even those did the priests and the Levites bring up;
some brought one, and some another; the priests brought the ark, and the Levites the vessels.

1 Kings 8:4 In-Context

2 All the Israelites came together to King Solomon at the time of the festival in the month of Ethanim, the seventh month.
3 When all the elders of Israel had arrived, the priests took up the ark,
4 and they brought up the ark of the LORD and the tent of meeting and all the sacred furnishings in it. The priests and Levites carried them up,
5 and King Solomon and the entire assembly of Israel that had gathered about him were before the ark, sacrificing so many sheep and cattle that they could not be recorded or counted.
6 The priests then brought the ark of the LORD’s covenant to its place in the inner sanctuary of the temple, the Most Holy Place, and put it beneath the wings of the cherubim.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Leviticus 17:4; 1 Kings 3:4; 2 Chronicles 1:3
  • 2. 1 Chronicles 15:13