2 Chronicles 6:12
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New International Version
Then Solomon stood before the altar of the LORD in front of the whole assembly of Israel and spread out his hands.

New Living Translation
Then Solomon stood before the altar of the LORD in front of the entire community of Israel, and he lifted his hands in prayer.

English Standard Version
Then Solomon stood before the altar of the LORD in the presence of all the assembly of Israel and spread out his hands.

New American Standard Bible
Then he stood before the altar of the LORD in the presence of all the assembly of Israel and spread out his hands.

King James Bible
And he stood before the altar of the LORD in the presence of all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Solomon stood before the altar of the LORD in front of the entire congregation of Israel and spread out his hands.

International Standard Version
Then Solomon took his place in front of the LORD's altar in the presence of the entire congregation of Israel and spread out his hands.

NET Bible
He stood before the altar of the LORD in front of the entire assembly of Israel and spread out his hands.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
In the presence of the entire assembly of Israel, Solomon stood in front of the LORD's altar. He stretched out his hands [to pray].

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then he stood before the altar of the LORD in the presence of all the congregation of Israel and spread forth his hands.

King James 2000 Bible
And he stood before the altar of the LORD in the presence of all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands:

American King James Version
And he stood before the altar of the LORD in the presence of all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands:

American Standard Version
And he stood before the altar of Jehovah in the presence of all the assembly of Israel, and spread forth his hands;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he stood before the altar of the I Lord, in presence of all the multitude of Israel, and stretched forth his hands.

Darby Bible Translation
And he stood before the altar of Jehovah in the presence of the whole congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands.

English Revised Version
And he stood before the altar of the LORD in the presence of all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands:

Webster's Bible Translation
And he stood before the altar of the LORD in the presence of all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands:

World English Bible
He stood before the altar of Yahweh in the presence of all the assembly of Israel, and spread forth his hands

Young's Literal Translation
And he standeth before the altar of Jehovah, over-against all the assembly of Israel, and spreadeth out his hand, --
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

6:1-42 Solomon's prayer at the dedication of the temple. - The order of Solomon's prayer is to be observed. First and chiefly, he prays for repentance and forgiveness, which is the chief blessing, and the only solid foundation of other mercies: he then prays for temporal mercies; thereby teaching us what things to mind and desire most in our prayers. This also Christ hath taught us in his perfect pattern and form of prayer, where there is but one prayer for outward, and all the rest are for spiritual blessings. The temple typified the human nature of Christ, in whom dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. The ark typified his obedience and sufferings, by which repenting sinners have access to a reconciled God, and communion with him. Jehovah has made our nature his resting-place for ever, in the person of Emmanuel, and through him he dwells with, and delights in his church of redeemed sinners. May our hearts become his resting-place; may Christ dwell therein by faith, consecrating them as his temples, and shedding abroad his love therein. May the Father look upon us in and through his Anointed; and may he remember and bless us in all things, according to his mercy to sinners, in and through Christ.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 12. - Before the altar. This means to say that Solomon stood (and afterwards knelt down) eastward of the altar indeed, but with his face to the temple and congregation. Although the voice of Solomon was raised in prayer to God, yet the prayer was to be that of the whole congregation and not of priestly proxy, and therefore of the whole congregation it must be heard.



2 Chronicles 6:12 Additional Commentaries
Context
Solomon's Prayer of Dedication
12Then he stood before the altar of the LORD in the presence of all the assembly of Israel and spread out his hands. 13Now Solomon had made a bronze platform, five cubits long, five cubits wide and three cubits high, and had set it in the midst of the court; and he stood on it, knelt on his knees in the presence of all the assembly of Israel and spread out his hands toward heaven.…
Cross References
1 Kings 8:22
Then Solomon stood before the altar of the LORD in front of the whole assembly of Israel, spread out his hands toward heaven

2 Chronicles 6:11
There I have placed the ark, in which is the covenant of the LORD that he made with the people of Israel."

2 Chronicles 6:13
Now he had made a bronze platform, five cubits long, five cubits wide and three cubits high, and had placed it in the center of the outer court. He stood on the platform and then knelt down before the whole assembly of Israel and spread out his hands toward heaven.
Treasury of Scripture

And he stood before the altar of the LORD in the presence of all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands:

he stood

1 Kings 8:22 And Solomon stood before the altar of the LORD in the presence of …

2 Kings 11:14 And when she looked, behold, the king stood by a pillar, as the manner …

2 Kings 23:3 And the king stood by a pillar, and made a covenant before the LORD, …

Psalm 29:1,2 Give to the LORD, O you mighty, give to the LORD glory and strength…

spread forth

Exodus 9:33 And Moses went out of the city from Pharaoh, and spread abroad his …

Job 11:13 If you prepare your heart, and stretch out your hands toward him;

Psalm 28:2 Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry to you, when I lift …

Psalm 63:4 Thus will I bless you while I live: I will lift up my hands in your name.

Psalm 68:31 Princes shall come out of Egypt; Ethiopia shall soon stretch out …

Psalm 141:2 Let my prayer be set forth before you as incense; and the lifting …

Psalm 143:6 I stretch forth my hands to you: my soul thirsts after you, as a …

1 Timothy 2:8 I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, …

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