1Thus all the work that Solomon did for the house of Yahweh was
finished. Solomon brought in the things that David his father had dedicated,
even the silver, and the gold, and all the vessels, and put them in the
treasuries of the house of God.
2Then Solomon assembled the elders of
Israel, and all the heads of the tribes, the princes of the fathers’
houses of the children of Israel, to Jerusalem, to bring up the ark
of the covenant of Yahweh out of the city of David, which is Zion.
all the men of Israel assembled themselves to the king at the feast, which
was in the seventh month.
4All the elders of Israel came: and the
Levites took up the ark;
5and they brought up the ark, and the tent of
meeting, and all the holy vessels that were in the Tent; these did the
priests the Levites bring up.
6King Solomon and all the congregation of
Israel, that were assembled to him, were before the ark, sacrificing sheep
and oxen, that could not be counted nor numbered for multitude.
priests brought in the ark of the covenant of Yahweh to its place, into the
oracle of the house, to the most holy place, even under the wings of the
8For the cherubim spread forth their wings over the place of
the ark, and the cherubim covered the ark and the poles of it above.
poles were so long that the ends of the poles were seen from the ark before
the oracle; but they were not seen outside: and there it is to this day.
10There was nothing in the ark save the two tables which Moses put
there at Horeb, when Yahweh made a covenant with the children of
Israel, when they came out of Egypt.
11It happened, when the priests were
come out of the holy place, (for all the priests who were present had
sanctified themselves, and did not keep their divisions;
Levites who were the singers, all of them, even Asaph, Heman, Jeduthun, and
their sons and their brothers, arrayed in fine linen, with cymbals and
psalteries and harps, stood at the east end of the altar, and with them one
hundred twenty priests sounding with trumpets;)
13it happened, when the
trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising
and thanking Yahweh; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets
and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised Yahweh, saying, For
he is good; for his loving kindness endures forever; that then the house was
filled with a cloud, even the house of Yahweh,
14so that the priests
could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud: for the glory of Yahweh
filled the house of God.