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1 Kings 8:14

    1 Kings 8:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the king turned his face about, and blessed all the congregation of Israel: (and all the congregation of Israel stood;)

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the king turned his face about, and blessed all the congregation of Israel: (and all the congregation of Israel stood;)

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the king turned his face about, and blessed all the assembly of Israel: and all the assembly of Israel stood.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then, turning his face about, the king gave a blessing to all the men of Israel; and they were all on their feet together.

    Webster's Revision

    And the king turned his face about, and blessed all the assembly of Israel: and all the assembly of Israel stood.

    World English Bible

    The king turned his face about, and blessed all the assembly of Israel: and all the assembly of Israel stood.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the king turned his face about, and blessed all the congregation of Israel: and all the congregation of Israel stood.

    Definitions for 1 Kings 8:14

    Blessed - Happy.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Kings 8:14

    Blessed all the congregation - Though this blessing is not particularly stated, yet we may suppose that it was such as the high priest pronounced upon the people: "The Lord bless thee, and keep thee! The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee! The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace!" (see Numbers 6:24-26), for Solomon seems now to be acting the part of the high priest. But he may have in view more particularly the conduct of Moses, who, when he had seen that the people had done all the work of the tabernacle, as the Lord had commanded them, he blessed them, Exodus 39:43; and the conduct of his father David, who, when the ark had been brought into the city of David, and the burnt-offerings and peace-offerings completed, blessed the people in the name of the Lord, 2 Samuel 6:18.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Kings 8:14

    Solomon had spoken the preceding words, addressed to God, with his face directed to the holy of holies. He now turned around and looked outward toward the people. The people "stood" to hear him the attitude of respect and attention. This first blessing seems to have been without speech - an inward prayer accompanied by the ordinary gesture of blessing.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Kings 8:14

    8:14 Turned - From the temple to the body of the congregation. Stood - In token of reverence, and of their readiness to receive the blessing.