All the work Solomon did on the LORD's temple was finished. He brought the holy things that had belonged to his father David--the silver, gold, and all the utensils--and put them in the storerooms of God's temple.
Then Solomon assembled the respected leaders of Israel, all the heads of the tribes, and the leaders of the Israelite families. They came to Jerusalem to take the ark of the LORD's promise from the City of David (that is, Zion).
All the men of Israel gathered around the king at the Festival [of Booths] in the seventh month.
When all the leaders of Israel had arrived, the Levites picked up the ark.
They brought the ark, the tent of meeting, and all the holy utensils in it [to the temple]. The priests and the Levites carried them
while King Solomon and the whole assembly from Israel were offering countless sheep and cattle sacrifices in front of the ark.
The priests brought the ark of the LORD's promise to its place in the inner room of the temple (the most holy place) under the wings of the angels.
The angels' outstretched wings were over the place where the ark [rested] so that the angels became a covering above the ark and its poles.
The poles were so long that their ends could be seen in the holy place by anyone standing in front of the inner room, but they couldn't be seen outside. (They are still there today.)