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11 The priests could not carry out their duties[a] because of the cloud; the Lord’s glory filled his temple.[b]

12 Then Solomon said, “The Lord has said that he lives in thick darkness. 13 O Lord,[c] truly I have built a lofty temple for you, a place where you can live permanently.”

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  1. 1 Kings 8:11 tn Heb “were not able to stand to serve.”
  2. 1 Kings 8:11 tn Heb “the house of the Lord.”
  3. 1 Kings 8:13 tn The words “O Lord” do not appear in the original text, but they are supplied for clarification; Solomon addresses the Lord in prayer at this point.

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