1 Kings 8:1-3 Common English Bible (CEB)
Solomon dedicates the temple
8 Then Solomon assembled Israel’s elders, all the tribal leaders, and the chiefs of Israel’s clans at Jerusalem to bring up the chest containing the Lord’s covenant from David’s City Zion. 2 Everyone in Israel assembled before King Solomon in the seventh month, the month of Ethanim,[a] during the festival. 3 When all of Israel’s elders had arrived, the priests picked up the chest.