THE SECOND BOOK OF THE
2 Chronicles 5 ©
Solomon causes all the dedicated things of his father, v. 1, etc. and the ark of God, with other vessels, to be brought into the temple, 2. What was in the ark, 10. Glory and praise is sung unto God, 11. Whereupon the LORD appears in a cloud, which fills the house, 13.
THUS all the work that Solomon made for the house of the LORD was finished: and Solomon brought in all the 1things that David his father had dedicated; and the silver, and the gold, and all the instruments, put he among the treasures of the house of God.
¶ 2Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel, and all the heads of the tribes, the chief of the fathers of the children of Israel, unto Jerusalem, to 3bring up the ark of the 4covenant of the LORD out of the city of David, which is Zion.
Wherefore all the men of Israel assembled themselves unto the king in the feast which was in the 5seventh month.
And all the elders of Israel came; and the 6Levites took up the ark.
And they brought up the ark, and the tabernacle of the congregation, and all the 7holy vessels that were in the tabernacle, these did the priests and the Levites bring up.
Also king Solomon, and all the congregation of Israel that were assembled unto him before the ark, 8sacrificed sheep and oxen, which could not be told nor numbered for multitude.
And the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the LORD unto his place, to the 9oracle of the house, into the most holy place, even under 10the wings of the cherubims:
For the cherubims spread forth their wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubims covered the ark and the 11staves thereof above.
And they drew out the staves of the ark, that the 12ends of the staves were seen 13from the ark before the oracle; but they were not seen without. And there it is 14unto this day.
15There was nothing in the ark save the two tables which Moses put therein at 16Horeb, when the LORD made a covenant with the children of Israel, when they came out of Egypt.
¶And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the 17holy place: (for all the priests that were present 18were sanctified, and did not then wait by 19course:
Also the Levites which were the singers, all of them of 20Asaph, of Heman, of Jeduthun, with their sons and their brethren, being arrayed in white linen, having cymbals and psalteries 21and harps, stood at the east end of the altar, and with them an hundred and twenty priests sounding with trumpets:)
It came even to pass, as the trumpeters and singers were as 22one, 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 musick, and praised the LORD, saying, 23For he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever: that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the LORD;
So that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud: for the 24glory of the LORD had filled the house of God.