2 Chronicles

2 Chronicles, Chapter 5

And all the work that Solomon made for the house of the LORD was finished. And Solomon brought in the things that David his father had dedicated. And he put the silver and the gold, and all the vessels among the treasures of the house of God.

And Solomon gathered the elders of Israel, and all the heads of the tribes, the chief of the fathers of the sons of Israel, to Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of the city of David, which [is] Zion.

And all the men of Israel gathered themselves to the king in the feast in the seventh month.

And all the elders of Israel came. And the Levites took up the ark.

And they brought up the ark, and the tabernacle of the congregation, and all the holy vessels that [were] in the tabernacle. The priests [and] the Levites brought these up.

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And king Solomon, and all the congregation of Israel that were gathered to him before the ark, sacrificed sheep and oxen which could not be counted nor numbered for multitude.

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And the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the LORD to its place, to the Holy of Holies in the house, into the most holy place, under the wings of the cherubs.

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For the cherubs spread out [their] wings over the ark, and the cherubs covered the ark and its staves above.

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And they drew out the staves so that the ends of the staves were seen from the ark before the oracle. But they were not seen outside. And there it is until this day.

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Nothing [was] in the ark except the two tables which Moses put [in it] at Horeb, when the LORD made a covenant with the sons of Israel when they came out of Egypt.

And it happened as the priests came out of the holy [place], for all the priests present were sanctified, and did not wait by division.

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And the Levitical singers, all of them of Asaph, of Heman, of Jeduthun, with their sons and their brothers, [being] clothed in white linen, having cymbals and with harps and lyres, stood at the east end of the altar, and with them a hundred and twenty priests sounding with trumpets,

and [they] were as one to the trumpeters and to the singers, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the LORD; and as 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, the house was filled with a cloud, the house of the LORD,

so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of God!

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