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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.

Preparations for the Temple Dedication

2Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel and all the heads of the tribes, the leaders of the fathers’ households 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.
  3And all the men of Israel assembled themselves to the king at the feast that 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 the priests and the Levites brought up.
  6King Solomon and all the congregation of Israel that were assembled to him were before the ark, sacrificing sheep and cattle that could not be counted nor numbered for multitude.
  7The 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 cherubim.
  8For the cherubim spread out their wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubim covered the ark and its poles from above.
  9The 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 except the two tables that Moses put at Horeb when Yahweh cut a covenant with the children of Israel when they came out of Egypt.

11It came to pass, when the priests had come out of the holy place (for all the priests who were present had sanctified themselves and didn’t keep their divisions;
  12also the 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 stringed instruments and harps, stood at the east end of the altar, and with them 120 priests sounding with trumpets)
  13it came to pass, 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 God’s house.

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