1 Kings 8:10

10 When the priests came out of the Holy Place, a thick cloud filled the Temple of the LORD .

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, which is in front of the Most Holy Place, but not from the outside. They are still there to this day.
9 Nothing was in the Ark except the two stone tablets that Moses had placed in it at Mount Sinai, where the LORD made a covenant with the people of Israel when they left the land of Egypt.
10 When the priests came out of the Holy Place, a thick cloud filled the Temple of the LORD .
11 The priests could not continue their service because of the cloud, for the glorious presence of the LORD filled the Temple of the LORD .
12 Then Solomon prayed, “O LORD, you have said that you would live in a thick cloud of darkness.
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