Bible: 2 Chron 5:2-10

Solomon Moves the Ark into the Temple

5:2 Then Solomon convened Israel’s elders – all the leaders of the Israelite tribes and families – in Jerusalem, 1  so they could witness the transferal of the ark of the covenant of the Lord from the City of David 2  (that is, Zion). 3  5:3 All the men of Israel assembled before the king during the festival 4  in the seventh month. 5  5:4 When all Israel’s elders had arrived, the Levites lifted the ark. 5:5 The priests and Levites carried the ark, the tent where God appeared to his people, 6  and all the holy items in the tent. 7  5:6 Now King Solomon and all the Israelites who had assembled with him went on ahead of the ark and sacrificed more sheep and cattle than could be counted or numbered. 8 

5:7 The priests brought the ark of the covenant of the Lord to its assigned 9  place in the inner sanctuary of the temple, in the most holy place under the wings of the cherubs. 5:8 The cherubswings extended over the place where the ark sat; the cherubs overshadowed the ark and its poles. 10  5:9 The poles were so long their ends extending out from the ark were visible from in front of the inner sanctuary, but they could not be seen from beyond that point. 11  They have remained there to this very day. 5:10 There was nothing in the ark except the two tablets Moses had placed there in Horeb. 12  (It was there that 13  the Lord made an agreement with the Israelites after he brought them out of the land of Egypt.)

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