The king and the people give sacrifices to the Lord
4 Then the king and all the people offered sacrifices in front of the Lord. 5 King Solomon offered a sacrifice of 22,000 cows and 120,000 sheep and goats. That is how the king and all the people made God's house right for him to use. 6 The priests and the Levites stood in their places. And the Levites took the things that they used to make music to the Lord. King David had made those things to thank the Lord when he said, ‘His kind love has no end.’ The priests stood and they were looking towards the Levites. And they made a loud noise with their trumpets. All the Israelites were standing.
7 The bronze altar that Solomon had made could not contain all the offerings of animals and grains and the fat. So Solomon made the middle of the yard that was in front of the Lord's house holy for the Lord. Then he gave sacrifices by fire and he burnt the fat of friendship offerings there.
8 So Solomon obeyed the rules of the feast for seven days at that time. And a large crowd of Israelites were with him. They came from everywhere from Lebo-Hamath to the Stream of Egypt. 9 On the eighth day, they met together for an important meeting. For 7 days, they had made the altar holy for God. And for 7 days, they had obeyed the rules of the feast. 10 Solomon sent the people to their homes on the 23rd day of the seventh month. The Lord had done many good things for David, for Solomon and for his people, the Israelites. So all the people were very happy when they went to their homes.
7:8People came to the temple from everywhere in Israel. Lebo Hamath was in the far north of Israel. The Stream of Egypt was in the border in the south of Israel.