1 Kings 8:10

10 And when the priests came out of the holy place, a cloud filled the house 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 The poles were so long that the ends of the poles were seen from the holy place in front of the inner sanctuary; but they could not be seen from outside; they are there to this day.
9 There was nothing in the ark except the two tablets of stone that Moses had placed there at Horeb, where the Lord made a covenant with the Israelites, when they came out of the land of Egypt.
10 And when the priests came out of the holy place, a cloud filled the house of the Lord,
11 so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud; for the glory of the Lord filled the house of the Lord.
12 Then Solomon said, "The Lord has said that he would dwell in thick darkness.
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