The cherubim spread their wings over the Ark, forming a canopy over the Ark and its carrying poles.
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.
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.
When the priests came out of the Holy Place, a thick cloud filled the Temple of the LORD .
The priests could not continue their service because of the cloud, for the glorious presence of the LORD filled the Temple of the LORD .
Then Solomon prayed, “O LORD, you have said that you would live in a thick cloud of darkness.
Now I have built a glorious Temple for you, a place where you can live forever! ”
Then the king turned around to the entire community of Israel standing before him and gave this blessing:
“Praise the LORD, the God of Israel, who has kept the promise he made to my father, David. For he told my father,