Solomon brings the Covenant Box to the temple
2 Then Solomon told all the leaders of Israel to come to him in Jerusalem. They were all the leaders of the Israelite tribes and families. He wanted them to bring the Lord's Covenant Box from Mount Zion, the City of David, to put it in the temple. 3 So all the Israelite leaders came together to meet with King Solomon. This happened during the Festival of Huts in the seventh month of the year.
5:2Before they built the temple, King David had put the Covenant Box in a special tent.
4 When all Israel's leaders had arrived, the Levites lifted up the Covenant Box. 5 The priests and the other Levites carried the Covenant Box, the Tent of Meeting and all the holy things that were in the tent. 6 King Solomon and all the Israelites who were with him walked in front of the Covenant Box. They offered many sheep and bulls as sacrifices. There were more animals than anyone could count.
7 Then the priests brought the Lord's Covenant Box to its proper place in the inside room of the temple. That was the Most Holy Place. They put it under the wings of the cherubs. 8 The wings of the cherubs touched each other above the place where the Covenant Box was. The cherubs covered the Covenant Box and the poles that the Levites used to carry it. 9 The poles in the Covenant Box were very long. The priests could see their ends from the Holy Place, if they stood in front of the Most Holy Place. But nobody could see the poles from outside the temple. And they are still there today. 10 There was nothing in the Covenant Box, except the two flat pieces of stone that Moses had put there at Sinai mountain. That was where the Lord made a covenant with the Israelites after they came out from Egypt.