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 vessels, he put among the treasures of the house of God.
2 Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel and all the heads of the tribes, the princes of the families of the sons of Israel, unto Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of the city of David, which [is] Zion.
3 Therefore, all the men of Israel assembled themselves unto the king in the solemnity which [was] in the seventh month.
4 And all the elders of Israel came, and the Levites took up the ark.
5 And they brought up the ark and the tabernacle of the testimony and all the vessels of the sanctuary that [were] in the tabernacle; these did the priests [and] the Levites bring up.
6 Also King Solomon and all the congregation of Israel that were assembled unto him before the ark sacrificed sheep and oxen, which could not be told nor numbered for multitude.
7 And the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the LORD unto his place, to the oracle of the house, into the holy of holies, under the wings of the cherubim.
8 For the cherubim spread forth [their] wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubim covered the ark and its staves from above.
9 And they drew out the staves so that the ends of the staves of the ark could be seen before the oracle, but they could not be seen from outside. And they were there unto this day.
10 [There was] nothing in the ark except the two tables which Moses put [in it] at Horeb, with which the LORD had cut a covenant with the sons of Israel when they came out of Egypt.
11 And when the priests came out of the sanctuary (for all the priests [that were] present were sanctified [and] did not [then] wait by course,
12 and the Levite singers, all of those of Asaph, those of Heman, and those of Jeduthun, together with their sons and their brethren, [being] clothed in white linen, having cymbals and psalteries and harps, stood at the east end of the altar, and with them one hundred and twenty priests sounding with trumpets).
13 And they sounded the trumpets and sang with one voice, all together as one [man] praising and thanking the LORD, when they lifted up [their] voice with trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, when they praised the LORD, [saying], For [he is] good, for his mercy [endures] for ever; and the house was filled with a cloud, [even] the house of the LORD,
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 God.: