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10 When the priests came out of the Holy Place, the cloud[a] filled the Lord’s Temple. 11 The priests could not continue their work because the Temple was filled with the Glory of the Lord. 12 Then Solomon said,

“The Lord caused the sun to shine in the sky,
    but he chose to live in a dark cloud.[b]

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Kings 8:10 cloud The special sign that showed God was with his people.
  2. 1 Kings 8:12 The Lord … dark cloud This is from the ancient Greek version, which places verses 12-13 after verse 53. In verse 12 the standard Hebrew text has only “The Lord said he would live in darkness.”

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