1 Kings 8:9
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English Standard Version
There was nothing in the ark except the two tablets of stone that Moses put there at Horeb, where the LORD made a covenant with the people of Israel, when they came out of the land of Egypt.

King James Bible
There was nothing in the ark save the two tables of stone, which Moses put there at Horeb, when the LORD made a covenant with the children of Israel, when they came out of the land of Egypt.

American Standard Version
There was nothing in the ark save the two tables of stone which Moses put there at Horeb, when Jehovah made a covenant with the children of Israel, when they came out of the land of Egypt.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now in the ark there was nothing else but the two tables of stone, which Moses put there at Horeb, when the Lord made a covenant with the children of Israel, when they came out of the land of Egypt.

English Revised Version
There was nothing in the ark save the two tables of stone which Moses put there at Horeb, when the LORD made a covenant with the children of Israel, when they came out of the land of Egypt.

Webster's Bible Translation
There was nothing in the ark save the two tables of stone, which Moses deposited there at Horeb, when the LORD made a covenant with the children of Israel, when they came out of the land of Egypt.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

After the arrival of all the elders (i.e., of the representatives of the nation, more particularly described in 1 Kings 8:1), the priests carried the ark and brought it up (sc., into the temple), with the tabernacle and all the holy vessels in it. The expression אתם ויּעלוּ, which follows, introduces as a supplementary notice, according to the general diffuseness of the early Hebrew style of narrative, the more precise statement that the priests and Levites brought up these sacred vessels. מועד אהל is not the tent erected for the ark of the covenant upon Zion, which can be proved to have been never so designated, and which is expressly distinguished from the former in 2 Chronicles 1:4 as compared with 1 Kings 8:3, but is the Mosaic tabernacle at Gibeon in front of which Solomon had offered sacrifice (1 Kings 3:4). The tabernacle with the vessels in it, to which, however, the ark of the covenant, that had long been separated from it, did not belong, was probably preserved as a sacred relic in the rooms above the Most Holy Place. The ark of the covenant was carried by priests on all solemn occasions, according to the spirit of the law, which enjoined, in Numbers 3:31 and Numbers 4:5., that the ark of the covenant and the rest of the sacred vessels should be carried by the Levites, after the priests had carefully wrapped them up; and the Levites were prohibited from directly touching them, on pain of death. When, therefore, the ark of the covenant was carried in solemn procession, as in the case before us, probably uncovered, this could only be done by the priests, more especially as the Levites were not allowed to enter the Most Holy Place. Consequently, by the statement in 1 Kings 8:3, that the priests and Levites carried them (אתם), viz., the objects mentioned before, we are to understand that the ark of the covenant was carried into the temple by the priests, and the tabernacle with its vessels by the Levites.

(Note: Instead of כּהנים in 1 Kings 8:3, we have הלּויּם in 2 Chronicles 5:4; and instead of והלּויּם הכּהנים in 1 Kings 8:4, we have הלּויּם הכּהנים, "the Levitical priests." These variations are to be attributed to inexactness in expression. For it is obvious that Thenius is wrong in his notion that the chronicler mentioned the Levites instead of the priests, from the simple fact that he states in 1 Kings 8:7 that "the priests carried the ark," etc., in exact agreement with our account.)

1 Kings 8:9 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

nothing

Exodus 25:21 And you shall put the mercy seat above on the ark; and in the ark you shall put the testimony that I shall give you.

Deuteronomy 10:2 And I will write on the tables the words that were in the first tables which you brake, and you shall put them in the ark.

2 Chronicles 5:10 There was nothing in the ark save the two tables which Moses put therein at Horeb...

in the ark

Exodus 16:33 And Moses said to Aaron, Take a pot, and put an omer full of manna therein, and lay it up before the LORD...

Numbers 17:10 And the LORD said to Moses, Bring Aaron's rod again before the testimony, to be kept for a token against the rebels...

Hebrews 9:4 Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein was the golden pot that had manna...

put there at Horeb

Exodus 25:21 And you shall put the mercy seat above on the ark; and in the ark you shall put the testimony that I shall give you.

Exodus 40:20 And he took and put the testimony into the ark, and set the staves on the ark, and put the mercy seat above on the ark:

Deuteronomy 10:2,5 And I will write on the tables the words that were in the first tables which you brake, and you shall put them in the ark...

Deuteronomy 31:26 Take this book of the law, and put it in the side of the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God...

when. or, where

1 Kings 8:21 And I have set there a place for the ark, wherein is the covenant of the LORD, which he made with our fathers...

Exodus 24:8 And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and said, Behold the blood of the covenant...

Exodus 34:27,28 And the LORD said to Moses, Write you these words: for after the tenor of these words I have made a covenant with you and with Israel...

Deuteronomy 4:13 And he declared to you his covenant, which he commanded you to perform, even ten commandments...

the cloud

Exodus 13:21 And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light...

Exodus 14:24 And it came to pass, that in the morning watch the LORD looked to the host of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and of the cloud...

Exodus 16:10 And it came to pass, as Aaron spoke to the whole congregation of the children of Israel, that they looked toward the wilderness, and...

Exodus 24:16-18 And the glory of the LORD stayed on mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days...

Exodus 40:34,35 Then a cloud covered the tent of the congregation, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle...

Leviticus 16:2 And the LORD said to Moses, Speak to Aaron your brother...

Numbers 9:15 And on the day that the tabernacle was reared up the cloud covered the tabernacle, namely, the tent of the testimony...

2 Chronicles 5:13,14 It came even to pass, as the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the LORD...

2 Chronicles 7:1-3 Now when Solomon had made an end of praying, the fire came down from heaven, and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices...

Ezekiel 10:4 Then the glory of the LORD went up from the cherub, and stood over the threshold of the house; and the house was filled with the cloud...

Revelation 15:8 And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple...

Cross References
Hebrews 9:4
having the golden altar of incense and the ark of the covenant covered on all sides with gold, in which was a golden urn holding the manna, and Aaron's staff that budded, and the tablets of the covenant.

Exodus 24:7
Then he took the Book of the Covenant and read it in the hearing of the people. And they said, "All that the LORD has spoken we will do, and we will be obedient."

Exodus 24:8
And Moses took the blood and threw it on the people and said, "Behold the blood of the covenant that the LORD has made with you in accordance with all these words."

Exodus 25:16
And you shall put into the ark the testimony that I shall give you.

Exodus 25:21
And you shall put the mercy seat on the top of the ark, and in the ark you shall put the testimony that I shall give you.

Exodus 40:20
He took the testimony and put it into the ark, and put the poles on the ark and set the mercy seat above on the ark.

Deuteronomy 4:13
And he declared to you his covenant, which he commanded you to perform, that is, the Ten Commandments, and he wrote them on two tablets of stone.

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