2 Chronicles 5
1 Thus all the work that Solomon had done for the house of Jehovah was finished; and
Solomon brought in the things which his father David had consecrated: the silver and the
gold and all the articles. And he put them in the treasuries of the house of God.
2 And Solomon assembled the elders of Israel and all the heads of the tribes, the chief
fathers of the children of Israel, to Jerusalem, to bring the ark of the covenant of Jehovah
up from the City of David, which is Zion.
3 And all the men of Israel assembled to the king for the feast, which was in the seventh
4 And all the elders of Israel came, and the Levites took up the ark.
5 And they brought up the ark, the tent of meeting, and all the holy vessels that were in
the tent; the priests, the Levites, brought them up.
6 Also King Solomon, and all the congregation of Israel who were assembled with him
before the ark, were sacrificing sheep and oxen that could not be counted or numbered for
7 And the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of Jehovah to its place, into the inner
sanctuary of the house, to the Holy of Holies, under the wings of the cherubim.
8 For the cherubim spread out their wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubim
covered over the ark and its poles from above.
9 And the poles were long enough that the ends of the poles of the ark could be seen from
in front of the inner sanctuary; but they could not be seen from outside. And they are there
to this day.
10 Nothing was in the ark except the two tablets which Moses had put there at Horeb,
when Jehovah had made a covenant with the children of Israel, when they came out of
11 And it came to pass when the priests came out of the sanctuary (for all the priests who
were present had consecrated themselves, without observing their divisions),
12 and the Levites who were singing, all those of Asaph and Heman and Jeduthun, with
their sons and their brethren, were standing to the east of the altar, clothed in white linen,
having cymbals, lutes and harps, and with them one hundred and twenty priests sounding
13 and those sounding the trumpets and those singing were as one, with one sound to be
heard in praising and thanking Jehovah, to raise their voices with the trumpets and cymbals
and instruments of song, to praise Jehovah, saying: For He is good, for His mercy is
eternal; that the house, the house of Jehovah, was filled with a cloud,
14 so that the priests could not remain standing to serve before the cloud; for the glory of
Jehovah had filled the house of God.