1 Kings 8:14
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New International Version
While the whole assembly of Israel was standing there, the king turned around and blessed them.

King James Bible
And the king turned his face about, and blessed all the congregation of Israel: (and all the congregation of Israel stood;)

Darby Bible Translation
And the king turned his face, and blessed the whole congregation of Israel; and the whole congregation of Israel stood.

World English Bible
The king turned his face about, 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 all the assembly of Israel is standing.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Blessed all the congregation - Though this blessing is not particularly stated, yet we may suppose that it was such as the high priest pronounced upon the people: "The Lord bless thee, and keep thee! The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee! The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace!" (see Numbers 6:24-26), for Solomon seems now to be acting the part of the high priest. But he may have in view more particularly the conduct of Moses, who, when he had seen that the people had done all the work of the tabernacle, as the Lord had commanded them, he blessed them, Exodus 39:43; and the conduct of his father David, who, when the ark had been brought into the city of David, and the burnt-offerings and peace-offerings completed, blessed the people in the name of the Lord, 2 Samuel 6:18.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

blessed all

1 Kings 8:55,56 And he stood, and blessed all the congregation of Israel with a loud voice, saying...

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

2 Samuel 6:18 And as soon as David had made an end of offering burnt offerings and peace offerings...

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.

2 Chronicles 6:3 And the king turned his face, and blessed the whole congregation of Israel: and all the congregation of Israel stood.

2 Chronicles 30:18-20 For a multitude of the people, even many of Ephraim, and Manasseh, Issachar, and Zebulun, had not cleansed themselves...

Psalm 118:26 Blessed be he that comes in the name of the LORD: we have blessed you out of the house 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

2 Chronicles 7:6 And the priests waited on their offices: the Levites also with instruments of music of the LORD...

Nehemiah 8:7 Also Jeshua, and Bani, and Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodijah...

Nehemiah 9:2 And the seed of Israel separated themselves from all strangers, and stood and confessed their sins...

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.

Library
'The Matter of a Day in Its Day'
'At all times, as the matter shall require.'--1 KINGS viii. 59. I have ventured to diverge from my usual custom, and take this fragment of a text because, in the forcible language of the original, it carries some very important lessons. The margin of our Bible gives the literal reading of the Hebrew; the sense, but not the vigorous idiom, of which is conveyed in the paraphrase in our version. 'At all times, as the matter shall require,' is, literally, 'the thing of a day in its day'; and that is
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Next Words Are, which Art in Heaven. ...
The next words are, WHICH ART IN HEAVEN. From this we are not to infer that he is enclosed and confined within the circumference of heaven, as by a kind of boundaries. Hence Solomon confesses, "The heaven of heavens cannot contain thee" (1 Kings 8:27); and he himself says by the Prophet, "The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool" (Isa. 56:1); thereby intimating, that his presence, not confined to any region, is diffused over all space. But as our gross minds are unable to conceive of
John Calvin—Of Prayer--A Perpetual Exercise of Faith

The Whole Heart
LET me give the principal passages in which the words "the whole heart," "all the heart," are used. A careful study of them will show how wholehearted love and service is what God has always asked, because He can, in the very nature of things, ask nothing less. The prayerful and believing acceptance of the words will waken the assurance that such wholehearted love and service is exactly the blessing the New Covenant was meant to make possible. That assurance will prepare us for turning to the Omnipotence
Andrew Murray—The Two Covenants

The Gospel of John
As we turn to the fourth Gospel we come to entirely different ground from that which we have traversed in the other three. True, the period of time which is covered by it, is the same as in the others; true, that some of the incidents that have already been looked at will here come before us again; and true it is that he who has occupied the central position in the narratives of the first three Evangelists, is the same One that is made preeminent by John; but otherwise, everything here is entirely
Arthur W. Pink—Why Four Gospels?

Cross References
2 Samuel 6:18
After he had finished sacrificing the burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD Almighty.

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

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