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, and blessed the whole 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, 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,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The Lord hath said that he would dwell - Solomon, seeing the cloud descend and fill the house, immediately took for granted that the Lord had accepted the place, and was now present. What occurred now was precisely the same with what took place when Moses reared the tabernacle in the wilderness; see Exodus 40:34, Exodus 40:35 : A cloud covered the tent - and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle. And Moses was not able to enter into the tent - because the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle.
The Chaldee paraphrases thus: "Then said Solomon, It has pleased God to place his majesty in the city of Jerusalem, in the house of the sanctuary which I have built to the name of his Word, and he hath placed a dark cloud before him.
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"Thou didst well, it was in thine heart." --2 CHRONICLES vi. 1-15. And this was a purpose which the man was not permitted to realize. It was a temple built in the substance of dreams, but never established in wood and stone. And God took the shadowy structure and esteemed it as a perfected pile. The sacred intention was regarded as a finished work. The will to build a temple was regarded as a temple built. And hence I discern the preciousness of all hallowed purpose and desire, even though it …
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2 Chronicles 6:2
I have built a magnificent temple for you, a place for you to dwell forever."
2 Chronicles 6:4
Then he said: "Praise be to the LORD, the God of Israel, who with his hands has fulfilled what he promised with his mouth to my father David. For he said,
The prince is to be among them, going in when they go in and going out when they go out.
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