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11 The priests were not able to stand to minister because of the presence of[a] the cloud, for the glory of Yahweh filled the house of Yahweh.

Solomon’s Proclamation to the Assembly of Israel

12 Then Solomon said, “Yahweh has said that he would dwell in the very thick cloud. 13 I have certainly built a lofty house for you, a place for you to live forever.”

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Kings 8:11 Literally “from the face of”

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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