1 Kings 8:55
New International Version
He stood and blessed the whole assembly of Israel in a loud voice, saying:

New Living Translation
He stood and in a loud voice blessed the entire congregation of Israel:

English Standard Version
And he stood and blessed all the assembly of Israel with a loud voice, saying,

Berean Study Bible
And he stood and blessed the whole assembly of Israel in a loud voice, saying:

King James Bible
And he stood, and blessed all the congregation of Israel with a loud voice, saying,

New King James Version
Then he stood and blessed all the assembly of Israel with a loud voice, saying:

New American Standard Bible
And he stood and blessed all the assembly of Israel with a loud voice, saying:

NASB 1995
And he stood and blessed all the assembly of Israel with a loud voice, saying:

NASB 1977
And he stood and blessed all the assembly of Israel with a loud voice, saying,

Amplified Bible
And he stood and blessed all the assembly of Israel with a loud voice, saying,

Christian Standard Bible
and he stood and blessed the whole congregation of Israel with a loud voice:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and he stood and blessed the whole congregation of Israel with a loud voice: "

American Standard Version
And he stood, and blessed all the assembly of Israel with a loud voice, saying,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he stood and he blessed all the multitude of Israel in a loud voice and said.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he stood, and blessed all the congregation of Israel with a loud voice, saying,

Contemporary English Version
turned toward the people, blessed them, and said loudly:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he stood and blessed all the assembly of Israel with a, loud voice, saying:

English Revised Version
And he stood, and blessed all the congregation of Israel with a loud voice, saying,

Good News Translation
In a loud voice he asked God's blessings on all the people assembled there. He said,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then he stood and in a loud voice blessed the entire assembly of Israel,

International Standard Version
stood up, and blessed all of the assembly of Israel in a loud voice. He said:

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he stood, and blessed all the congregation of Israel with a loud voice, saying:

Literal Standard Version
and he stands and blesses all the assembly of Israel [with] a loud voice, saying,

NET Bible
When he stood up, he pronounced a blessing over the entire assembly of Israel, saying in a loud voice:

New Heart English Bible
He stood, and blessed all the assembly of Israel with a loud voice, saying,

World English Bible
He stood, and blessed all the assembly of Israel with a loud voice, saying,

Young's Literal Translation
and he standeth and blesseth all the assembly of Israel with a loud voice, saying,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Solomon's Benediction
54Now when Solomon had finished praying this entire prayer and petition to the LORD, he got up before the altar of the LORD, where he had been kneeling with his hands spread out toward heaven. 55And he stood and blessed the whole assembly of Israel in a loud voice, saying: 56“Blessed be the LORD, who has given rest to His people Israel according to all that He promised. Not one word has failed of all the good promises He made through His servant Moses.…

Cross References
Numbers 6:23
"Tell Aaron and his sons: This is how you are to bless the Israelites. Say to them:

2 Samuel 6:18
When David had finished sacrificing the burnt offerings and peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD of Hosts.

1 Kings 8:14
And as the whole assembly of Israel stood there, the king turned around and blessed them all


Treasury of Scripture

And he stood, and blessed all the congregation of Israel with a loud voice, saying,

blessed

1 Kings 8:14
And the king turned his face about, and blessed all the congregation of Israel: (and all the congregation of Israel stood;)

Numbers 6:23-26
Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying, On this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel, saying unto them, …

2 Samuel 6:18
And as soon as David had made an end of offering burnt offerings and peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD of hosts.









(55) Blessed all the children of Israel.--To bless the congregation was the special duty and privilege of the priests (see Numbers 6:23-27); but throughout the whole of this narrative the king, and the king alone, is conspicuous. It is, however, to be noted that Solomon's words here are not strictly of blessing, but rather of praise and prayer to God, and exhortation to the people.

Verse 55. - And he stood [this does not necessarily imply that he drew nearer to the congregation, as Keil], and blessed [cf. 2 Samuel 6:18, and see note on ver. 14. The words of blessing, which are presently given (vers. 56-61), prove that he did not assume priestly functions and put any blessing upon the people, Numbers 6:27] all the congregation of Israel with a loud [Heb. great] voice, saying,

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
And he stood
וַֽיַּעְמֹ֕ד (way·ya‘·mōḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5975: To stand, in various relations

and blessed
וַיְבָ֕רֶךְ (way·ḇā·reḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1288: To kneel, to bless God, man, to curse

the whole
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

assembly
קְהַ֣ל (qə·hal)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 6951: Assembly, convocation, congregation

of Israel
יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

in a loud
גָּד֖וֹל (gā·ḏō·wl)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 1419: Great, older, insolent

voice,
ק֥וֹל (qō·wl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6963: A voice, sound

saying:
לֵאמֹֽר׃ (lê·mōr)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 559: To utter, say


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