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The Ark moves into the Temple and so does God: 1 Kings 8; Chronicles 5–6 (with verses sorted into chronological order – see note)

Finally, after seven years of work, Israel could move the Ark into the Temple. There were a lot of musicians, a lot of sacrifices, all the priests, and all the elders of Israel were there.

Solomon dedicated the Temple, his prayer fishing with this plea:

2 Chronicles 6:40-42 O my God, may your eyes be open and your ears attentive to all the prayers made to you in this place.
And now arise, O Lord God, and enter your resting place,
along with the Ark, the symbol of your power.
May your priests, O Lord God, be clothed with salvation;
may your loyal servants rejoice in your goodness.
O Lord God, do not reject the king you have anointed.
Remember your unfailing love for your servant David.



The verses in chronological order are: 1 Kings 8:1-11; 2 Chronicles 5; 1 Kings 8:12-21; 2 Chronicles 6:1-11; 1 Kings 8:22-53; 2 Chronicles 6:12-42