“The priests came out of the holy place. All the priests who were present had sanctified themselves, without regard to their divisions. All the Levitical singers, Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun, their sons and kindred, arrayed in fine linen, with cymbals, harps, and lyres, stood east of the altar with one hundred and twenty priests who were trumpeters. It was the duty of the trumpeters and singers to make themselves heard in unison in praise and thanksgiving to Yahweh. The song was raised, with trumpets and cymbals and other musical instruments, in praise to Yahweh.”
‘For he is good,
For his steadfast love endures forever.’
The house, the house of Yahweh, was filled with a cloud, so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud. For the glory of Yahweh filled the house of God.”
This is a little different from 1 Kings, chapter 8. All the priests came out of the holy place, regardless of their position. The addition here is the temple singers play a more predominant role. There were 120 priestly trumpeters east of the altar. There were all kinds of musical instruments, cymbals, harps, and lyres. They had a simple song. God is good. His love endures forever. Finally the cloud enveloped the house of Yahweh. The cloud that had hung over the Israelites as they left Egypt that was so prominent in Exodus showed up here. Yahweh’s glory filled the Temple.