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 instruments, 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 chief of the fathers of the children of Israel, to Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD from the city of David, which [is] Zion. 3: Wherefore all the men of Israel assembled themselves to the king in the feast 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 congregation, and all the holy vessels 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 to 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 to its place, to the oracle of the house, into the most holy [place], [even] 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 the staffs of it above. 9: And they drew out the staffs [of the ark], that the ends of the staffs were seen from the ark before the oracle; but they were not seen without. And there it is to this day. 10: [There was] nothing in the ark save the two tables which Moses put [in it] at Horeb, when the LORD made [a covenant] with the children of Israel, when they came out of Egypt. 11: And it came to pass, when the priests had come out of the holy [place]: (for all the priests [that were] present were sanctified, [and] did not [then] wait by course: 12: Also the Levites [who were] the singers, all of them of Asaph, of Heman, of Jeduthun, with their sons and their brethren; [being] arrayed in white linen, having cymbals and psalteries and harps, stood at the east end of the altar, and with them a hundred and twenty priests sounding with trumpets:) 13: It came even to pass, as the trumpeters and singers [were] as one, 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 music, and praised the LORD, [saying], For [he is] good; for his mercy [endureth] for ever: that [then] 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.