Then said Solomon, The LORD has said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.
Treasury of Scripture
Exodus 20:21 And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near to the thick darkness where God was.
Exodus 24:15-18 And Moses went up into the mount, and a cloud covered the mount...
Leviticus 16:2 And the LORD said to Moses, Speak to Aaron your brother...
Deuteronomy 4:11 And you came near and stood under the mountain; and the mountain burned with fire to the middle of heaven, with darkness, clouds...
1 Kings 8:12 Then spoke Solomon, The LORD said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.
Psalm 18:8-11 There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it...
Psalm 97:2 Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne.
Nahum 1:3 The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked...
Hebrews 12:18 For you are not come to the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor to blackness, and darkness, and tempest,
ContextSolomon Blesses the People
1Then said Solomon, The LORD has said that he would dwell in the thick darkness. 2But I have built an house of habitation for you, and a place for your dwelling for ever. 3And the king turned his face, and blessed the whole congregation of Israel: and all the congregation of Israel stood. 4And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, who has with his hands fulfilled that which he spoke with his mouth to my father David, saying, 5Since the day that I brought forth my people out of the land of Egypt I chose no city among all the tribes of Israel to build an house in, that my name might be there; neither chose I any man to be a ruler over my people Israel: 6But I have chosen Jerusalem, that my name might be there; and have chosen David to be over my people Israel. 7Now it was in the heart of David my father to build an house for the name of the LORD God of Israel. 8But the LORD said to David my father, For as much as it was in your heart to build an house for my name, you did well in that it was in your heart: 9Notwithstanding you shall not build the house; but your son which shall come forth out of your loins, he shall build the house for my name. 10The LORD therefore has performed his word that he has spoken: for I am risen up in the room of David my father, and am set on the throne of Israel, as the LORD promised, and have built the house for the name of the LORD God of Israel. 11And in it have I put the ark, wherein is the covenant of the LORD, that he made with the children of Israel.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
Then spake Solomon, Jehovah hath said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.
Then Solomon said: The Lord promised that he would dwell in a cloud.
Darby Bible Translation
Then said Solomon: Jehovah said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.
King James Bible
Then said Solomon, The LORD hath said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.
Young's Literal Translation
Then said Solomon, 'Jehovah said -- to dwell in thick darkness,