5:1 Thus 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, he put among the treasures of the
house of God.
5:2 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 from the city of David, which [is] Zion.
5:3 Wherefore all the men of Israel assembled themselves to the
king in the feast which [was] in the seventh month.
5:4 And all the elders of Israel came; and the Levites took up
5:5 And they brought up the ark, and the tabernacle of the
congregation, and all the holy vessels that [were] in the
tabernacle, these did the priests [and] the Levites bring up.
5:6 Also king Solomon, and all the congregation of Israel that
were assembled to him before the ark, sacrificed sheep and
oxen, which could not be told nor numbered for multitude.
5:7 And the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the
LORD to its place, to the oracle of the house, into the most
holy [place], [even] under the wings of the cherubim:
5:8 For the cherubim spread forth [their] wings over the place
of the ark, and the cherubim covered the ark, and the staffs of
5:9 And they drew out the staffs [of the ark], that the ends of
the staffs were seen from the ark before the oracle; but they
were not seen without. And there it is to this day.
5:10 [There was] nothing in the ark save the two tables which
Moses put [in it] at Horeb, when the LORD made [a covenant]
with the children of Israel, when they came out of Egypt.
5:11 And it came to pass, when the priests had come out of the
holy [place]: (for all the priests [that were] present were
sanctified, [and] did not [then] wait by course:
5:12 Also the Levites [who were] the singers, all of them of
Asaph, of Heman, of Jeduthun, with their sons and their
brethren; [being] arrayed in white linen, having cymbals and
psalteries and harps, stood at the east end of the altar, and
with them a hundred and twenty priests sounding with trumpets:)
5:13 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 [endureth] for
ever: that [then] the house was filled with a cloud, [even] the
house of the LORD;
5:14 So that the priests could not stand to minister by reason
of the cloud: for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of