|2 Chronicles 5 |
1 So all the work that Solomon made for the house of the LORD was finished; and Solomon brought in all the things that David his father had dedicated; and the silver, and the gold, and all the instruments, put he among the treasures of the temple of God.
2 Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel, and all the heads of the tribes, the chief of the fathers of the children of Israel, to Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of the city of David, which is Zion.
3 Therefore all the men of Israel assembled themselves to the king in the feast which was in the seventh month.
4 A ll the elders of Israel came, and the Levites took up the ark.
5 They brought up the ark, the Tabernacle of the Congregation, and all the holy vessels that were in the tabernacle; all these were brought up by the priests and the Levites.
6 Also king Solomon, and all the congregation of Israel, who were assembled with him before the ark, sacrificed sheep and oxen, the number of which was too great to be counted or reported.
7 The priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the LORD to his place, to the sanctuary of the house, into the most Holy of Holies, under the wings of the cherubim:
8 For the wings of the cherubim were spread over the place of the ark, and the cherubim covered the ark and its carrying poles above.
9 And they drew out the poles from the ark, so that the ends of the poles were seen from the ark before the Holy of Holies; but they were not seen outside it. And it is there this day.
10 There was nothing in the ark except the two stone tablets that Moses put in it at Horeb, when the LORD made a covenant with the children of Israel as they came out of Egypt.
11 And it came to pass, when the priests had come out of the holy place, (for all the priests who were present had been sanctified, and had not waited [to come as assigned] by division;
12 And the Levites who were the singers, all of them from Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun with their sons and their brothers, being arrayed in white linen, having cymbals and psalteries and harps, stood at the east end of the altar, and with them was a hundred and twenty priests sounding with trumpets);
13 It came even to pass, as the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the LORD; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised the LORD, saying, "For he is good; for his mercy endures forever; that then the temple was filled with a cloud, even the temple of the LORD;
14 So that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud; the glory of the LORD had filled the house of God.
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