1 Kings 8:11

“So that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud: for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of the LORD.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

So that the Priests could not stand to minister, because of the cloud: for the glory of the Lord had filled the house of the Lord.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the LORD filled the house of the LORD.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

so that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud; for the glory of Jehovah filled the house of Jehovah.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So that the priests were not able to keep their places to do their work because of the cloud, for the house of the Lord was full of the glory of the Lord.
- Basic English Bible

and the priests could not stand to do their service because of the cloud; for the glory of Jehovah had filled the house of Jehovah.
- Darby Bible

So that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud: for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of the LORD.
- Webster's Bible

so that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud; for the glory of Yahweh filled the house of Yahweh.
- World English Bible

and the priests have not been able to stand to minister because of the cloud, for the honour of Jehovah hath filled the house of Jehovah.
- Youngs Literal Bible

so that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud; for the glory of the LORD filled the house of the LORD.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for 1 Kings 8:11

  • Marlon R. Gonzales for verse 11
    if the cloud symbolizes the spirit of God so that in this moment of the dedication of the temple, the Spirit of God filled the temple; the power of the Spirit overwhelmed the ministry of the priests and takes over the whole ministry by Himself. That holy moment, God takes over superseding the power of the priests to minister. That was a consecration not anymore of the physical aspect of temple but the spiritual significance of the temple.

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