1 Thus all the work that Solomon (Shelomoh) made for the house of יהוה was finished; and Solomon (Shelomoh) brought in all the things that Dawid his father had dedicated; and the silver, and the gold, and all the instruments, put he among the treasures of the house of God (Elohim).
2 Then Solomon (Shelomoh) assem-bled the elders of Yisrael, and all the heads of the tribes, the chief of the fathers of the children of Yisrael, unto Jerusalem (Yerushalayim), to bring up the ark of the covenant of יהוה out of the city of Dawid, which is Zion (Tsiyon).
3 Wherefore all the men of Yisrael assembled themselves unto the king in the feast which was in the seventh month.
4 And all the elders of Yisrael came; and the Levites (Lewiyim) 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 (kohanim) and the Levites (Lewiyim) bring up.
6 Also King Solomon (Shelomoh), and all the congregation of Yisrael 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 (kohanim) brought in the ark of the covenant of יהוה unto his place, to the oracle of the house, into the most holy place, even under the wings of the cherubims (keruvim).
8 For the cherubims (keruvim) spread forth their wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubims (keruvim) covered the ark and the staves thereof above.
9 And they drew out the staves of the ark, that the ends of the staves were seen from the ark before the oracle; but they were not seen outside. And there it is unto this day.
10 There was nothing in the ark save the two tables which Moses (Mosheh) put therein at Horeb, when יהוה made a covenant with the children of Yisrael, when they came out of Egypt (Mitsrayim).
11 And it came to pass, when the priests (kohanim) were come out of the Holy Place, (for all the priests (kohanim) that were present were sanctified, and did not then wait by course;
12 Also the Levites (Lewiyim) which were the singers, all of them of Asaph, of Heman, of Yedutun, 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 (kohanim) 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 יהוה; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of musick, and praised יהוה, saying: “For He is good, for His mercy endureth forever,” that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of יהוה,
14 So that the priests (kohanim) could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud; for the glory of יהוה had filled the house of God (Elohim).