Melakim Aleph (1 Kings) 7:51 - 8:21
1 Kings 7:51 - 8:21
51 Thus all the work which Sovereign Shelomoh had done for the House of יהוה was completed. And Shelomoh brought in the qodesh items of his father Dawiḏ: the silver and the gold and the utensils, and he put them in the treasuries of the House of יהוה.
1 Then Shelomoh assembled the elders of Yisra'ĕl and all the heads of the tribes, the chief fathers of the children of Yisra'ĕl, to Sovereign Shelomoh in Yerushalayim, to bring up the ark of the covenant of יהוה from the City of Dawiḏ, which is Tsiyon.
2 And all the men of Yisra'ĕl assembled to Sovereign Shelomoh at the Festival in the month of Ěythanim, which is the seventh month.
3 And all the elders of Yisra'ĕl came, and the kohenim took up the ark,
4 and brought up the ark of יהוה, and the Tent of Appointment, and all the qodesh utensils that were in the Tent. And the kohenim and the Lĕwites brought them up,
5 and Sovereign Shelomoh, and all the congregation of Yisra'ĕl who had assembled with him, were with him before the ark, slaughtering so many sheep and cattle, that they could not be counted or numbered.
6 And the kohenim brought in the ark of the covenant of יהוה to its place, into the Speaking Place of the House, to the Most Qodesh Place, under the wings of the keruḇim,
7 for the keruḇim spread two wings over the place of the ark, and the keruḇim covered over the ark and its poles.
8 And the poles extended so that the ends of the poles were seen from the qodesh place, in front of the Speaking Place, but they were not seen from outside. And they are there to this day.
9 There was naught in the ark, only the two tablets of stone which Mosheh put there at Ḥorĕḇ, where יהוה made a Covenant with the children of Yisra'ĕl, when they came out of the land of Mitsrayim.
10 And it came to be, when the kohenim came out of the qodesh place, that the cloud filled the House of יהוה,
11 so that the kohenim were unable to stand and perform the service because of the cloud, for the esteem of יהוה filled the House of יהוה.
12 And Shelomoh said, "יהוה has said He would dwell in the dense cloud.
13 I have indeed built You an exalted house, an established place for You to dwell in forever."
14 And the sovereign turned around and baraḵ all the assembly of Yisra'ĕl, while all the assembly of Yisra'ĕl was standing.
15 And he said, "Baruḵ be יהוה Elohim of Yisra'ĕl, who spoke with His mouth to my father Dawiḏ, and with His hand has filled it, saying,
16 ‘Since the day I brought My people Yisra'ĕl out of Mitsrayim, I have chosen no city from any tribe of Yisra'ĕl in which to build a house for My Name to be there, but I chose Dawiḏ to be over My people Yisra'ĕl.'
17 "And it was in the heart of my father Dawiḏ to build a house for the Name of יהוה Elohim of Yisra'ĕl.
18 "But יהוה said to my father Dawiḏ, ‘Because it has been in your heart to build a house for My Name, you did well that it was in your heart.
19 ‘Only, you do not build the house, but your son, who is coming from your loins, he builds the house for My Name.'
20 "Now יהוה has established His word which He spoke, and I have been raised up instead of my father Dawiḏ, and sit on the throne of Yisra'ĕl, as יהוה promised, and built a house for the Name of יהוה Elohim of Yisra'ĕl,
21 and have appointed there a place for the ark, wherein is the Covenant of יהוה which He made with our fathers, when He brought them out of the land of Mitsrayim."