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11 so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled the house of the Lord.

Solomon Blesses the Lord

12 (A)Then Solomon said, “The Lord[a] has said that he would dwell (B)in thick darkness. 13 (C)I have indeed built you an exalted house, (D)a place for you to dwell in for ever.”

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  1. 1 Kings 8:12 Septuagint The Lord has set the sun in the heavens, but

11 And the priests could not perform their service(A) because of the cloud, for the glory(B) of the Lord filled his temple.

12 Then Solomon said, “The Lord has said that he would dwell in a dark cloud;(C) 13 I have indeed built a magnificent temple for you, a place for you to dwell(D) forever.”

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