2 Chronicles 6:3
New International Version
While the whole assembly of Israel was standing there, the king turned around and blessed them.

New Living Translation
Then the king turned around to the entire community of Israel standing before him and gave this blessing:

English Standard Version
Then the king turned around and blessed all the assembly of Israel, while all the assembly of Israel stood.

Berean Study Bible
And as the whole assembly of Israel stood there, the king turned around and blessed them all

King James Bible
And the king turned his face, and blessed the whole congregation of Israel: and all the congregation of Israel stood.

New King James Version
Then the king turned around and blessed the whole assembly of Israel, while all the assembly of Israel was standing.

New American Standard Bible
Then the king turned around and blessed all the assembly of Israel, while all the assembly of Israel was standing.

NASB 1995
Then the king faced about and blessed all the assembly of Israel, while all the assembly of Israel was standing.

NASB 1977
Then the king faced about and blessed all the assembly of Israel, while all the assembly of Israel was standing.

Amplified Bible
Then the king turned around and blessed the entire assembly of Israel, while they were all standing.

Christian Standard Bible
Then the king turned and blessed the entire congregation of Israel while they were standing.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the king turned and blessed the entire congregation of Israel while they were standing.

American Standard Version
And the king turned his face, and blessed all the assembly of Israel: and all the assembly of Israel stood.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the King turned his face and he blessed all of the assembly of Israel, and all the assembly of Israel was standing

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the king turned his face, and blessed all the congregation of Israel: and all the congregation of Israel stood by.

Contemporary English Version
Solomon turned toward the people standing there. Then he blessed them

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the king turned his face, and blessed all the multitude of Israel (for all the multitude stood attentive) and he said:

English Revised Version
And the king turned his face, and blessed all the congregation of Israel: and all the congregation of Israel stood.

Good News Translation
All the people of Israel were standing there. The king turned to face them and asked God's blessing on them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the king turned around and blessed the whole assembly from Israel while they were standing.

International Standard Version
Then the king turned to face the entire congregation of Israel while the congregation of Israel remained standing.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the king turned his face, and blessed all the congregation of Israel; and all the congregation of Israel stood.

Literal Standard Version
And the king turns around his face, and blesses the whole assembly of Israel, and the whole assembly of Israel is standing,

NET Bible
Then the king turned around and pronounced a blessing over the whole Israelite assembly as they stood there.

New Heart English Bible
The king turned his face, and blessed all the assembly of Israel: and all the assembly of Israel stood.

World English Bible
The king turned his face, and blessed all the assembly of Israel: and all the assembly of Israel stood.

Young's Literal Translation
And the king turneth round his face, and blesseth the whole assembly of Israel, and the whole assembly of Israel is standing,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Solomon Praises the LORD
2and I have built You an exalted house, a place for You to dwell forever.” 3And as the whole assembly of Israel stood there, the king turned around and blessed them all 4and 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,…

Cross References
2 Chronicles 6:2
and I have built You an exalted house, a place for You to dwell forever."

2 Chronicles 6:4
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 the king turned his face, and blessed the whole congregation of Israel: and all the congregation of Israel stood.

turned his face

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;)

blessed

2 Chronicles 29:29
And when they had made an end of offering, the king and all that were present with him bowed themselves, and worshipped.

Numbers 6:23-27
Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying, On this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel, saying unto them, …

Joshua 22:6
So Joshua blessed them, and sent them away: and they went unto their tents.

all the congregation

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;)

Nehemiah 8:5-7
And Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people; (for he was above all the people;) and when he opened it, all the people stood up: …

Matthew 13:2
And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore.









(3) And the king.--The verse is word for word as in Kings.

Turned.--Turned round (1Chronicles 10:14).

Stood.--Was standing.

Verse 3. - Reading between the lines, this verse shows us that the face of Solomon had been turned to the symbol of God's presence, while he addressed to him the words of our second verse, since he now faces round to the assembly of the congregation. What words Solomon used in thus blessing the whole congregation are not given either here or in the parallel. The impression one takes is that the blessing was, in fact, wrapt up tacitly in all that Solomon recounts, when he said, Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, etc. (ver. 4). However, it is not impossible that, with the variation of the tense in ver. 59, the verses of 1 Kings 8:55 - 61 may contain the substance of it, if not itself.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
And as the whole
וְכָל־ (wə·ḵāl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

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

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

stood [there],
עוֹמֵֽד׃ (‘ō·w·mêḏ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 5975: To stand, in various relations

the king
הַמֶּ֙לֶךְ֙ (ham·me·leḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4428: A king

turned around
וַיַּסֵּ֤ב (way·yas·sêḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5437: To turn about, go around, surround

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

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


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