Bible Text & Cross-references:
The ark is brought with great solemnity into the temple: the
temple is filled with the glory of God.
1 Then *Solomon brought in all the things that David, his father, had vowed,
the silver, and the gold, and all the vessels he put among the treasures of the house of God.
2 *And after this he gathered together the ancients of Israel, and all
the princes of the tribes, and the heads of the families of the children of Israel, to Jerusalem, to bring the ark of the
covenant of the Lord out of the city of David, which is Sion.
3 And all the men of Israel came to the king in the solemn day of the seventh
4 And when all the ancients of Israel were come, the Levites took up the
5 And brought it in, together with all the furniture of the tabernacle.
And the priests with the Levites carried the vessels of the sanctuary, which were in the tabernacle.
6 And king Solomon, and all the assembly of Israel, and all that were gathered
together before the ark, sacrificed rams, and oxen without number: so great was the multitude of the victims.
7 And the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the Lord into its
place, that is, to the oracle of the temple, into the holy of holies under the wings of the cherubims:
8 So that the cherubims spread their wings over the place, in which the
ark was set, and covered the ark itself and its staves.
9 Now the ends of the staves wherewith the ark was carried, because they
were something longer, were seen before the oracle: but if a man were a little outward, he could not see them. So the ark
has been there unto this day.
10 And there was nothing else in the ark but the two tables which Moses
put there at Horeb when the Lord gave the law to the children of Israel, at their coming out of Egypt.
11 Now when the priests were come out of the sanctuary, (for all the priests
that could be found there, were sanctified: and as yet at that time the courses and orders of the ministers were not divided
12 Both the Levites and the singing men, that is, both they that were under
Asaph, and they that were under Heman, and they that were under Idithun, with their sons, and their brethren, clothed with
fine linen, sounded with cymbals, and psalteries, and harps, standing on the east side of the altar, and with them a hundred
and twenty priests, sounding with trumpets.
13 So when they all sounded together, both with trumpets, and voice, and
cymbals, and organs, and with divers kind of musical instruments, and lifted up their voice on high: the sound was heard afar
off, so that when they began to praise the Lord, and to say: Give glory to the Lord, for he is good, for his mercy endureth
for ever: the house of God was filled with a cloud.
14 Nor could the priests stand and minister by reason of the cloud. For
the glory of the Lord had filled the house of God.
1: 3 Kings vii. 51.
2: 3 Kings viii. 1.; Year of the World 3001, Year before