1 Kings 8:10
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New International Version
When the priests withdrew from the Holy Place, the cloud filled the temple of the LORD.

New Living Translation
When the priests came out of the Holy Place, a thick cloud filled the Temple of the LORD.

English Standard Version
And when the priests came out of the Holy Place, a cloud filled the house of the LORD,

New American Standard Bible
It happened that when the priests came from the holy place, the cloud filled the house of the LORD,

King James Bible
And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place, that the cloud filled the house of the LORD,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When the priests came out of the holy place, the cloud filled the LORD's temple,

International Standard Version
When the priests left the Holy Place after setting the ark in place, the cloud filled the LORD's Temple

NET Bible
Once the priests left the holy place, a cloud filled the LORD's temple.

New Heart English Bible
It came to pass, when the priests had come out of the holy place, that the cloud filled the house of the LORD,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When the priests left the holy place, a cloud filled the LORD's temple.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place, that the cloud filled the house of the LORD,

New American Standard 1977
And it came about when the priests came from the holy place, that the cloud filled the house of the LORD,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And when the priests came out of the holy place, the cloud filled the house of the LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place, that the cloud filled the house of the LORD,

American King James Version
And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place, that the cloud filled the house of the LORD,

American Standard Version
And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place, that the cloud filled the house of Jehovah,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the sanctuary, that a cloud filled the house of the Lord,

Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass when the priests were come out of the holy place, that the cloud filled the house of Jehovah,

English Revised Version
And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place, that the cloud filled the house of the LORD,

Webster's Bible Translation
And it came to pass, when the priests had come out of the holy place, that the cloud filled the house of the LORD,

World English Bible
It came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place, that the cloud filled the house of Yahweh,

Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass, in the going out of the priests from the holy place, that the cloud hath filled the house of Jehovah,
Study Bible
The Ark Enters the Temple
9There was nothing in the ark except the two tablets of stone which Moses put there at Horeb, where the LORD made a covenant with the sons of Israel, when they came out of the land of Egypt. 10It happened that when the priests came from the holy place, the cloud filled the house of the LORD, 11so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the LORD filled the house of the LORD.…
Cross References
Revelation 15:8
And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God and from His power; and no one could enter the temple until the seven plagues of the seven angels were completed.

Exodus 16:10
It came about as Aaron spoke to the whole congregation of the sons of Israel, that they looked toward the wilderness, and behold, the glory of the LORD appeared in the cloud.

Exodus 40:34
Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.

Exodus 40:35
Moses was not able to enter the tent of meeting because the cloud had settled on it, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.

Leviticus 16:2
The LORD said to Moses: "Tell your brother Aaron that he shall not enter at any time into the holy place inside the veil, before the mercy seat which is on the ark, or he will die; for I will appear in the cloud over the mercy seat.

1 Kings 8:11
so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the LORD filled the house of the LORD.

2 Chronicles 7:1
Now when Solomon had finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the LORD filled the house.

2 Chronicles 7:2
The priests could not enter into the house of the LORD because the glory of the LORD filled the LORD'S house.
Treasury of Scripture

And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place, that the cloud filled the house of the LORD,

(10) The cloud.--The bright Shechinah of the Divine Presence, at once cloud and fire--which had been the sign of the presence of God on Sinai (Exodus 24:15-18), and had hallowed the consecration of the Tabernacle (Exodus 40:34-35)--now similarly descended on the Temple, as a sign of its acceptance with God. In the visions of Ezekiel the same glory is seen, first filling the house of the Lord, and then departing from it, as polluted by manifold idolatry (Ezekiel 10:4; Ezekiel 10:18). Its return to the restored Temple is solemnly promised by Haggai (Haggai 2:7; Haggai 2:9) in distinct reference to the coming of the Messiah; and it is declared that it shall be even greater than in the magnificence of Solomon's Temple. The symbol clearly implies a revelation of Divine glory, as it is seen, not in the unveiled brightness of heaven, but in the glorious cloud of mystery; through which it must always be seen on earth, and which, indeed, is all that the eye of man can bear to contemplate. Out of that glory comes the only revelation which can be distinct to man--the voice or the word of the Lord (Deuteronomy 4:12).

The record of the Chronicles (2Chronicles 5:11-13)--dwelling, as usual, on the musical and ritual service of the Levites--notes here that this descent of the glory of the Lord came, as it were, in answer to a solemn burst of worship from the Levites and the people, "praising the Lord, because He is good; for His mercy endureth for ever."

Verse 10. - And it came to pass, when the priests were come out [Rather, as the priests came out] of the holy place [It has been supposed that "the holy" (הַקֹּדֶשׁ) is here put for the most holy place, as in Ezekiel 41:23. But this is not by any means the necessary interpretation. The cloud may obviously have filled the entire building only as the priests left it. It would seem, however, from verse 11 as if the priests, having left the oracle, were about to min later in the holy place], that the cloud [Observe the article; the well known cloud which betokened the Divine presence. It had rested upon the tabernacle on the day that it was dedicated (Exodus 40:34), had ac companied it in its journeys (ib. ver. 38), and had apparently been specially displayed at certain junctures in the history of Israel (Numbers 12:5, 10; Numbers 16:42; Deuteronomy 31:15). ]t was thus the acknowledged symbol of God's presence, and as such was a visible sign that He now accepted the temple, as He had formerly accepted the tabernacle, as His shrine and dwelling place. It is hardly correct to identify the cloud with the Shechinah of the Targums (Rawlinson), for it is noticeable that the Targums never render "the cloud" or "the glory" by "the Shechinah." In fact, as regards the use of the word by Jewish writers, it would seem to be a periphrasis for God (Dict. Bib. 3. p. 1241). We may see in the cloud, however, the seat of the Shechinah (Kitto, Cyclopedia, 3. p. 821) filled the house of the Lord. And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place,.... The most holy place, having set up the ark of the Lord there, who were all sanctified that were there, and did not wait by course as at other times, see 2 Chronicles 5:11, where in 2 Chronicles 5:12 it is said, that at this time, the Levites, who were singers of the families of Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun, arrayed in fine linen, with their musical instruments in their hands, stood at the east end of the altar of burnt offering, and one hundred and twenty priests, blowing their trumpets, praised the Lord together with one sound, declaring his goodness and his mercy, which endure for ever: and then it was

that the cloud filled the house of the Lord; the whole temple, both the holy of holies and the holy place, and the court of the priests; so that it was visible to all, and was a token of the divine presence of God, of his taking possession of his house, and of his taking up his residence in it. 10, 11. the cloud filled the house of the Lord—The cloud was the visible symbol of the divine presence, and its occupation of the sanctuary was a testimony of God's gracious acceptance of the temple as of the tabernacle (Ex 40:34). The dazzling brightness, or rather, perhaps, the dense portentous darkness of the cloud, struck the minds of the priests, as it formerly had done Moses, which such astonishment and terror (Le 16:2-13; De 4:24; Ex 40:35) that they could not remain. Thus the temple became the place where the divine glory was revealed, and the king of Israel established his royal residence.8:1-11 The bringing in the ark, is the end which must crown the work: this was done with great solemnity. The ark was fixed in the place appointed for its rest in the inner part of the house, whence they expected God to speak to them, even in the most holy place. The staves of the ark were drawn out, so as to direct the high priest to the mercy-seat over the ark, when he went in, once a year, to sprinkle the blood there; so that they continued of use, though there was no longer occasion to carry it by them. The glory of God appearing in a cloud may signify, 1. The darkness of that dispensation, in comparison with the light of the gospel, by which, with open face, we behold, as in a glass, the glory of the Lord. 2. The darkness of our present state, in comparison with the sight of God, which will be the happiness of heaven, where the Divine glory is unveiled.
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