2 Chronicles 6:12
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.

Berean Study Bible
Then Solomon stood before the altar of the LORD in front of the whole 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:

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.

Good News Translation
Then in the presence of the people Solomon went and stood in front of the altar and raised his arms in prayer. (

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.

New Heart English Bible
He stood before the altar of the LORD in the presence of all the assembly of Israel, and spread forth 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].

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he stood before the altar of the LORD in the presence of all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands--

New American Standard 1977
Then he stood before the altar of the LORD in the presence of all the assembly of Israel and spread out his hands.

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;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he stood before the altar of the Lord in the presence of all the congregation of Israel, and spread out 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, --
Study Bible
Solomon's Prayer of Dedication
12Then Solomon stood before the altar of the LORD in front of the whole 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 placed it in the middle of the courtyard. He stood on it, knelt down before the whole assembly of Israel, 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
And there I have provided a place for the ark, which contains the covenant of the LORD that He made with the children of Israel."

2 Chronicles 6:13
Now Solomon had made a bronze platform five cubits long, five cubits wide, and three cubits high, and had placed it in the middle of the courtyard. He stood on it, knelt down before the whole assembly of Israel, 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 all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands toward heaven:

2 Kings 11:14
And when she looked, behold, the king stood by a pillar, as the manner was, and the princes and the trumpeters by the king, and all the people of the land rejoiced, and blew with trumpets: and Athaliah rent her clothes, and cried, Treason, Treason.

2 Kings 23:3
And the king stood by a pillar, and made a covenant before the LORD, to walk after the LORD, and to keep his commandments and his testimonies and his statutes with all their heart and all their soul, to perform the words of this covenant that were written in this book. And all the people stood to the covenant.

spread forth

Exodus 9:33
And Moses went out of the city from Pharaoh, and spread abroad his hands unto the LORD: and the thunders and hail ceased, and the rain was not poured upon the earth.

Job 11:13
If thou prepare thine heart, and stretch out thine hands toward him;

Psalm 28:2
Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, when I lift up my hands toward thy holy oracle.







Lexicon
Then [Solomon] stood
וַֽיַּעֲמֹ֗ד (way·ya·‘ă·mōḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5975: To stand, in various relations

before
לִפְנֵי֙ (lip̄·nê)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

the altar
מִזְבַּ֣ח (miz·baḥ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4196: An altar

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

in front of
נֶ֖גֶד (ne·ḡeḏ)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5048: A front, part opposite, a counterpart, mate, over against, before

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

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

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

and spread out
וַיִּפְרֹ֖שׂ (way·yip̄·rōś)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6566: To break apart, disperse

his hands.
כַּפָּֽיו׃ (kap·pāw)
Noun - fdc | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3709: Hollow or flat of the hand, palm, sole (of the foot), a pan
3. THE KING UTTERS THE PRAYER OF CONSECRATION (2Chronicles 6:12-42).

(Comp. 1Kings 8:22-53.)

The whole is given as in Kings, save that one verse (2Chronicles 6:13) is added, and the peroration (2Chronicles 6:40-42) is quite different.

(12) Stood.--Took his place. It is not implied that he remained standing. (Comp. 1Samuel 17:51; 2Chronicles 6:3, supr.)

Spread forth his hands.--Towards heaven (Kings). Syriac and Arabic have both.

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. 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.
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