1 Chronicles 29:20
New International Version
Then David said to the whole assembly, "Praise the LORD your God." So they all praised the LORD, the God of their fathers; they bowed down, prostrating themselves before the LORD and the king.

New Living Translation
Then David said to the whole assembly, "Give praise to the LORD your God!" And the entire assembly praised the LORD, the God of their ancestors, and they bowed low and knelt before the LORD and the king.

English Standard Version
Then David said to all the assembly, “Bless the LORD your God.” And all the assembly blessed the LORD, the God of their fathers, and bowed their heads and paid homage to the LORD and to the king.

Berean Study Bible
Then David said to the whole assembly, “Praise the LORD your God.” So the whole assembly praised the LORD, the God of their fathers. They bowed down and paid homage to the LORD and to the king.

New American Standard Bible
Then David said to all the assembly, "Now bless the LORD your God." And all the assembly blessed the LORD, the God of their fathers, and bowed low and did homage to the LORD and to the king.

King James Bible
And David said to all the congregation, Now bless the LORD your God. And all the congregation blessed the LORD God of their fathers, and bowed down their heads, and worshipped the LORD, and the king.

Christian Standard Bible
Then David said to the whole assembly, "Blessed be the LORD your God." So the whole assembly praised the LORD God of their ancestors. They knelt low and paid homage to the LORD and the king.

Contemporary English Version
David then said to the people, "Now it's your turn to praise the LORD, the God your ancestors worshiped!" So everyone praised the LORD, and they bowed down to honor him and David their king.

Good News Translation
Then David commanded the people, "Praise the LORD your God!" And the whole assembly praised the LORD, the God of their ancestors, and they bowed low and gave honor to the LORD and also to the king.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then David said to the whole assembly, "Praise the LORD your God." So the whole assembly praised the LORD God of their ancestors. They bowed down and paid homage to the LORD and the king.

International Standard Version
Then David told the entire assembly, "Bless the LORD your God, please." So the entire assembly blessed the LORD God of their ancestors, bowing their heads and falling in the LORD's presence and before the king.

NET Bible
David told the entire assembly: "Praise the LORD your God!" So the entire assembly praised the LORD God of their ancestors; they bowed down and stretched out flat on the ground before the LORD and the king.

New Heart English Bible
David said to all the assembly, "Now bless the LORD your God." All the assembly blessed the LORD, the God of their fathers, and bowed down their heads and prostrated themselves before the LORD and the king.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then David said to the whole assembly, "Praise the LORD your God!" So the whole assembly praised the LORD God of their ancestors and knelt in front of the LORD and the king.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And David said to all the congregation: 'Now bless the LORD your God.' And all the congregation blessed the LORD, the God of their fathers, and bowed down their heads, and prostrated themselves before the LORD, and before the king.

New American Standard 1977
Then David said to all the assembly, “Now bless the LORD your God.” And all the assembly blessed the LORD, the God of their fathers, and bowed low and did homage to the LORD and to the king.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then David said to all the congregation, Now bless the LORD your God. And all the congregation blessed the LORD God of their fathers and bowed down and worshipped before the LORD and the king.

King James 2000 Bible
And David said to all the congregation, Now bless the LORD your God. And all the congregation blessed the LORD God of their fathers, and bowed down their heads, and worshiped the LORD, and the king.

American King James Version
And David said to all the congregation, Now bless the LORD your God. And all the congregation blessed the LORD God of their fathers, and bowed down their heads, and worshipped the LORD, and the king.

American Standard Version
And David said to all the assembly, Now bless Jehovah your God. And all the assembly blessed Jehovah, the God of their fathers, and bowed down their heads, and worshipped Jehovah, and the king.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And David said to the whole congregation, Bless ye the Lord our God. And all the congregation blessed the Lord God of their fathers, and they bowed the knee and worshipped the Lord, and did obeisance to the king.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And David commanded all the assembly: Bless ye the Lord our God. And all the assembly blessed the Lord the God of their fathers: and they bowed themselves and worshipped God, and then the king.

Darby Bible Translation
And David said to all the congregation, Bless now Jehovah your God. And all the congregation blessed Jehovah the God of their fathers, and bowed down their heads, and did homage to Jehovah and the king.

English Revised Version
And David said to all the congregation, Now bless the LORD your God. And all the congregation blessed the LORD, the God of their fathers, and bowed down their heads, and worshipped the LORD, and the king.

Webster's Bible Translation
And David said to all the congregation, Now bless the LORD your God. And all the congregation blessed the LORD God of their fathers, and bowed their heads, and worshiped the LORD, and the king.

World English Bible
David said to all the assembly, "Now bless Yahweh your God!" All the assembly blessed Yahweh, the God of their fathers, and bowed down their heads and prostrated themselves before Yahweh and the king.

Young's Literal Translation
And David saith to all the assembly, 'Bless, I pray you, Jehovah your God;' and all the assembly bless Jehovah, God of their fathers, and bow and do obeisance to Jehovah, and to the king.
Study Bible
David's Prayer of Blessing
19And give my son Solomon a whole heart to keep and carry out all Your commandments, decrees, and statutes, and to build Your palace for which I have made provision.” 20Then David said to the whole assembly, “Praise the LORD your God.” So the whole assembly praised the LORD, the God of their fathers. They bowed down and paid homage to the LORD and to the king.
Cross References
Exodus 4:31
and they believed. And when they heard that the LORD had attended to the Israelites and had seen their affliction, they bowed down and worshiped.

Joshua 22:33
The Israelites were satisfied with the report, and they praised God and spoke no more about going to war against them to destroy the land where the Reubenites and Gadites lived.

1 Kings 8:15
and said: "Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, who has fulfilled with His own hand what He spoke with His mouth to my father David, saying,

Ezekiel 46:10
When the people enter, the prince shall go in with them, and when they leave, he shall leave.

Treasury of Scripture

And David said to all the congregation, Now bless the LORD your God. And all the congregation blessed the LORD God of their fathers, and bowed down their heads, and worshipped the LORD, and the king.

Now bless

1 Chronicles 16:36
Blessed be the LORD God of Israel for ever and ever. And all the people said, Amen, and praised the LORD.

2 Chronicles 20:21
And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto the LORD, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the LORD; for his mercy endureth for ever.

Psalm 134:2
Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the LORD.

bowed down

Genesis 24:26,48
And the man bowed down his head, and worshipped the LORD…

Exodus 4:31
And the people believed: and when they heard that the LORD had visited the children of Israel, and that he had looked upon their affliction, then they bowed their heads and worshipped.

Psalm 29:1,2
A Psalm of David. Give unto the LORD, O ye mighty, give unto the LORD glory and strength…

worshipped

Exodus 14:31
And Israel saw that great work which the LORD did upon the Egyptians: and the people feared the LORD, and believed the LORD, and his servant Moses.

1 Samuel 12:18
So Samuel called unto the LORD; and the LORD sent thunder and rain that day: and all the people greatly feared the LORD and Samuel.

Proverbs 24:21
My son, fear thou the LORD and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change:







Lexicon
Then David
דָּוִיד֙ (dā·wîḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

said
וַיֹּ֤אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

to the whole
לְכָל־ (lə·ḵāl)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

assembly,
הַקָּהָ֔ל (haq·qā·hāl)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6951: Assembly, convocation, congregation

“Praise
בָּֽרְכוּ־ (bā·rə·ḵū-)
Verb - Piel - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1288: To kneel, to bless God, man, to curse

the LORD
יְהוָ֣ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

your God.”
אֱלֹהֵיכֶ֑ם (’ĕ·lō·hê·ḵem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

So the whole
כָֽל־ (ḵāl)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

assembly
הַקָּהָ֗ל (haq·qā·hāl)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6951: Assembly, convocation, congregation

praised
וַיְבָרֲכ֣וּ (way·ḇā·ră·ḵū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1288: To kneel, to bless God, man, to curse

the LORD,
לַיהוָה֙ (Yah·weh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

the God
אֱלֹהֵ֣י (’ĕ·lō·hê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

of their fathers.
אֲבֹֽתֵיהֶ֔ם (’ă·ḇō·ṯê·hem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1: Father

They bowed down
וַיִּקְּד֧וּ (way·yiq·qə·ḏū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6915: To shrivel up, contract, bend the body, in deference

and paid homage
וַיִּֽשְׁתַּחֲו֛וּ (way·yiš·ta·ḥă·wū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hitpael - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7812: To depress, prostrate

to the LORD
לַיהוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

and to the king.
וְלַמֶּֽלֶךְ׃ (wə·lam·me·leḵ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king
(20-25) The sacrificial feast and anointing of Solomon.

(20) Now bless.--Bless ye, I pray. The "now" is not a note of time, but of entreaty.

Blessed the Lord God of their fathers.--Probably using a liturgical formula, like the doxologies which close the books of the Psalter (Psalm 41:13; Psalm 72:18-19; Psalm 89:52, &c).

And bowed down their heads.--Or, and bowed. Vulg., inclinaverunt se; LXX. here, ????????? ?? ??????, bending the knees; but usually ????????, stooping, bowing.

Worshipped.--Prostrated themselves. LXX., ????????????. The two expressions "bowed and worshipped" are always united, as here (save in 2Chronicles 20:18. Comp. Genesis 24:26; Exodus 12:27). The Syriac renders, "fell down and worshipped."

And the king.--As God's earthly representative, David receives the same tokens of reverence and homage. (Comp. 1Kings 1:31.)

29:20-25 This great assembly joined with David in adoring God. Whoever is the mouth of the congregation, those only have the benefit who join him, not by bowing down the head, so much as by lifting up the soul. Solomon sat on the throne of the Lord. Solomon's kingdom typified the kingdom of the Messiah, whose throne is the throne of the Lord.
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