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There was nothing in the ark except the two stone tablets Moses had placed there in Horeb.[a] It was there that[b] the Lord made a covenant with the Israelites after he brought them out of the land of Egypt. 10 Once the priests left the Holy Place, a cloud filled the Lord’s temple. 11 The priests could not carry out their duties[c] because of the cloud; the Lord’s glory filled his temple.[d]

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  1. 1 Kings 8:9 sn Horeb is another name for Mount Sinai.
  2. 1 Kings 8:9 tn Heb “in Horeb where.”
  3. 1 Kings 8:11 tn Heb “were not able to stand to serve.”
  4. 1 Kings 8:11 tn Heb “the house of the Lord.”