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2 Chronicles Chapter Five


2 Chronicles 5 Outline of Contents

Furnishings of the Temple (v.1)

The Ark Brought into the Temple (v.2~14)

New King James Version (NKJV)



The words with which chapter five begins are the same with 1 Kings 7:51 and what is contained in that and chapter six is much the same with 1 Kings 8:1 on which see the notes; the blessing of Solomon on the people of Israel, which is there, is here omitted, and two verses are here added, much the same with Psalm 132:8.


2 Chronicles 5:1  So all the work that Solomon had done for the house of the Lord was finished; and Solomon brought in the things which his father David had dedicated: the silver and the gold and all the furnishings. And he put them in the treasuries of the house of God.

   YLT  1And all the work that Solomon made for the house of Jehovah is finished, and Solomon bringeth in the sanctified things of David his father, and the silver, and the gold, and all the vessels he hath put among the treasures of the house of God.

Verses 1-14

See Chapter Introduction


2 Chronicles 5:2  2 Now Solomon assembled the elders of Israel and all the heads of the tribes, the chief fathers of the children of Israel, in Jerusalem, that they might bring the ark of the covenant of the Lord up from the City of David, which is Zion.

   YLT  2Then doth Solomon assemble the elders of Israel, and all the heads of the tribes, princes of the fathers of the sons of Israel, unto Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the covenant of Jehovah from the city of David -- it [is] Zion.


2 Chronicles 5:3  3 Therefore all the men of Israel assembled with the king at the feast, which was in the seventh month.

   YLT  3And assembled unto the king are all the men of Israel in the feast -- it [is] the seventh month;


2 Chronicles 5:4  4 So all the elders of Israel came, and the Levites took up the ark.

   YLT  4and all the elders of Israel come in, and the Levites lift up the ark,


2 Chronicles 5:5  5 Then they brought up the ark, the tabernacle of meeting, and all the holy furnishings that were in the tabernacle. The priests and the Levites brought them up.

   YLT  5and they bring up the ark, and the tent of meeting, and all the vessels of the sanctuary that [are] in the tent; brought them up have the priests, the Levites;


2 Chronicles 5:6  6 Also King Solomon, and all the congregation of Israel who were assembled with him before the ark, were sacrificing sheep and oxen that could not be counted or numbered for multitude.

   YLT  6and king Solomon and all the company of Israel who are convened unto him before the ark are sacrificing sheep and oxen, that are not counted nor numbered from multitude.


2 Chronicles 5:7  7 Then the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the Lord to its place, into the inner sanctuary of the temple,[a] to the Most Holy Place, under the wings of the cherubim.

   YLT  7And the priests bring in the ark of the covenant of Jehovah unto its place, unto the oracle of the house, unto the holy of holies, unto the place of the wings of the cherubs;


2 Chronicles 5:8  8 For the cherubim spread their wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubim overshadowed the ark and its poles.

   YLT  8and the cherubs are spreading out wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubs cover over the ark, and over its staves, from above;


2 Chronicles 5:9  9 The poles extended so that the ends of the poles of the ark could be seen from the holy place, in front of the inner sanctuary; but they could not be seen from outside. And they are there to this day.

   YLT  9and they lengthen the staves, and the heads of the staves are seen out of the ark on the front of the oracle, and they are not seen without; and it is there unto this day.


2 Chronicles 5:10  10 Nothing was in the ark except the two tablets which Moses put there at Horeb, when the Lord made a covenant with the children of Israel, when they had come out of Egypt.

   YLT  10There is nothing in the ark but the two tables that Moses gave in Horeb, where Jehovah covenanted with the sons of Israel, in their going out from Egypt.


2 Chronicles 5:11  11 And it came to pass when the priests came out of the Most Holy Place (for all the priests who were present had sanctified themselves, without keeping to their divisions),

   YLT  11And it cometh to pass, in the going out of the priests from the sanctuary -- for all the priests who are present have sanctified themselves, there is none to watch by courses,


2 Chronicles 5:12  12 and the Levites who were the singers, all those of Asaph and Heman and Jeduthun, with their sons and their brethren, stood at the east end of the altar, clothed in white linen, having cymbals, stringed instruments and harps, and with them one hundred and twenty priests sounding with trumpets—

   YLT  12and the Levites, the singers, to all of them, to Asaph, to Heman, to Jeduthun, and to their sons, and to their brethren, clothed in white linen, with cymbals, and with psalteries, and harps, are standing on the east of the altar, and with them priests, to a hundred and twenty, blowing with trumpets –


2 Chronicles 5:13  13 indeed it came to pass, when the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the Lord, and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised the Lord, saying: “For He is good, For His mercy endures forever,”[b] that the house, the house of the Lord, was filled with a cloud,

   YLT  13yea, it cometh to pass, as one [are] trumpeters and singers, to sound -- one voice -- to praise and to give thanks to Jehovah, and at the lifting up of the sound with trumpets, and with cymbals, and with instruments of song, and at giving praise to Jehovah, for good, for to the age [is] His kindness, that the house is filled with a cloud -- the house of Jehovah,


2 Chronicles 5:14  14 so that the priests could not continue ministering because of the cloud; for the glory of the Lord filled the house of God.

   YLT  14and the priests have not been able to stand to minister from the presence of the cloud, for the honour of Jehovah hath filled the house of God.


──John Gill’s Exposition of the Bible


New King James Version (NKJV)


  1. 2 Chronicles 5:7 Literally house
  2. 2 Chronicles 5:13 Compare Psalm 106:1