1 Kings 8:14

And the king turned his face around, and blessed all the congregation of Israel: (and all the congregation of Israel stood;)
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Stood. It is pretended that the king alone was allowed to sit. (Calmet) But here Solomon stood, upon an eminence made of brass, 2 Paralipomenon vi. 13. (Haydock) He pronounced the blessing, (part of which is given, ver. 15-22) with his face turned towards the people, as he was also in the court of Israel. Then turning himself to the altar (Calmet) of holocausts, (Menochius) with his hands uplifted, he began to pray, ver. 23, to 54. See Exodus xxxix. 43., and 2 Kings vi. 18., where Moses and David blessed the people, on similar occasions. (Calmet) Thus the priests of the Catholic Church turn to the people, when they bless or speak to them; and look towards the altar, when they pour forth their supplications for them to God. Sectaries would always behold the face of the preacher. (Haydock) Blessed. Princes bless their subjects, as parents do their children. (Worthington)

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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