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

New King James 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.

NASB 1995
Then he stood before the altar of the LORD in the presence of all the assembly of Israel and spread out his hands.

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

Amplified Bible
Then Solomon stood before the altar of the LORD in the presence of the entire assembly of Israel and spread out 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.

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.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Solomon stood in front of the altar of LORD JEHOVAH, before the assembly of all Israel, and spread his hands toward Heaven.

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.

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. (

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.

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--

Literal Standard Version
And he stands before the altar of YHWH, in front of all the assembly of Israel, and spreads out his hand—

New American Bible
Then he stood before the altar of the LORD in the presence of the whole assembly of Israel and stretched forth 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 Revised Standard Version
Then Solomon stood before the altar of the LORD in the presence of the whole 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

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, --

Additional Translations ...
Context
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.











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.) . . .

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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

his hands.
כַּפָּֽיו׃ (kap·pāw)
Noun - fdc | third person masculine singular
Strong's 3709: Hollow or flat of the hand, palm, sole (of the foot), a pan


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