2 Chronicles 6:3
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English Standard Version
Then the king turned around and blessed all the assembly of Israel, while all the assembly of Israel stood.

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

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

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.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the king turned his face, and blessed the whole congregation of Israel: and all the congregation of Israel stood.

2 Chronicles 6:3 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

2 Chronicles 5:11-13 describe the part which the priests and Levitical singers and musicians took in the solemn act of transferring the ark to the temple-a matter entirely passed over in the narrative in 1 Kings 8:11, which confines itself to the main transaction. The mention of the priests gives occasion for the remark, 2 Chronicles 5:11, "for all the priests present had sanctified themselves, but the courses were not to be observed," i.e., the courses of the priests (1 Chronicles 24) could not be observed. The festival was so great, that not merely the course appointed to perform the service of that week, but also all the courses had sanctified themselves and co-operated in the celebration. In reference to the construction לשׁמור אין, cf. Ew. 321, b.

2 Chronicles 6:3 Parallel Commentaries

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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 to Aaron and to his sons, saying, On this wise you shall bless the children of Israel, saying to them...

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

1 Kings 8:55-61 And he stood, and blessed all the congregation of Israel with a loud voice, saying...

1 Chronicles 16:2 And when David had made an end of offering the burnt offerings and the peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD.

Luke 24:50,51 And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them...

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...

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

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

2 Chronicles 6:4
And he said, "Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, who with his hand has fulfilled what he promised with his mouth to David my father, saying,

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

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