2 Chronicles 5
The dedicated treasures.
2 Chronicles 5:1 And so all the worke that Salomon made in the house of the Lorde was fynisshed, and Salomon brought in all the thynges that Dauid his father had dedycated, with the syluer and golde and all the Iewelles, and put them amonge þe treasures of the house of God.
The solemn induction of the Ark into the oracle.
2 Chronicles 5:2 Then Salomon gathered the elders of Israel togeather and all the heedes of the trybes, and auncient fathers of the chyldren of Israel, vnto Ierusalem: to bringe þe Arcke of the couenaunt of the Lorde out of the cycie of Dauid which is Zion. 2 Chronicles 5:3 Wherfore all the men of Israel resorted vnto the kynge in the feaste, euen in the seuenth moneth. 2 Chronicles 5:4 And all the elders of Israel came, and the Leuites toke vp the Arcke. 2 Chronicles 5:5 And the preastes and the Leuites brought a waye the Arcke and the tabernacle of wytnesse, and all the holy vesselles that were in þe tabernacle, and they bare them. 2 Chronicles 5:6 And kynge Salomon and all the congregacyon of Israel þt were assembled vnto him before the Arcke, offered shepe and oxen, so manye, that they coulde not be tolde nor nombred for multitude. 2 Chronicles 5:7 And the preastes brought the Arcke of þe appoyntement of the Lorde vnto his place, euen into the quere of the temple within the place most holye, and set it vnder the wynges of the cherubs, 2 Chronicles 5:8 that the Cherubs stretched out their wynges ouer the place of the Arcke, & the Cherubs couered both þe Arcke and her barres aboue on hye. 2 Chronicles 5:9 And the barres of the Arcke, were so longe, that the heades of the barres were sene without the Arcke within þe quere, but not without. And there þe Arcke remayned vnto this daye. 2 Chronicles 5:10 But there was nothynge in the Arcke, saue the two tables which Moses put therin at Horeb, when the Lorde made a couenaunt with the chyldren of Israel, after they were come out of Egypt.
God being praised giveth a visible sign of his favour.
2 Chronicles 5:11 And it fortuned, that when the preastes were come out of the holy place the sanctuarye was fylled with smoke, for all þe preastes that were present, were sanctifyed and dyd not then wayte by course, 2 Chronicles 5:12 that both the Leuites and the syngers, vnder Asaph, Heman and Ieduthun, were appoynted to sondrye offyces with their chyldren and brethren & were arayed in fyne whyte, hauynge Symbales, Psalteries, and Harpes, & stode at the Eest end of the aulter and by them an hundred and .xx. preastes blowinge with trompettes. 2 Chronicles 5:13 And the trompette blowers and the syngers so agreed, þt it semed but one voyce in praysinge and thankynge the Lorde. And whan they lyfte vp their voyce with þe trompettes, symbales and other instrumentes of musyck, and whan they praysed the Lorde, howe that he is good, and that his mercye lasteth euer, þe house of God was fylled wt a cloude: 2 Chronicles 5:14 so that the preastes coulde not endure to mynister by the reason of the cloude. For the maiesty of the Lorde had fylled the house of God.