1 Kings 8:62

Solomon's Sacrifices

62 1Then 2the king, and all Israel with him, offered sacrifice before the LORD.

1 Kings 8:62 Meaning and Commentary

1 Kings 8:62

And the king and all Israel with him offered sacrifice before
the Lord.
] For burnt offerings, which having been laid upon the altar, as soon as the king had done praying to God, and blessing the people, and exhorting them, fire came down from heaven, and consumed them; which showed the Lord's acceptance of the sacrifices, and was another confirmation, besides the cloud, of the Lord's well pleasedness with the temple, and of his taking possession of it to reside in it; upon which the people bowed and worshipped, and praised the Lord for his goodness and mercy, ( 2 Chronicles 7:1-3 ) .

1 Kings 8:62 In-Context

60 that all the peoples of the earth may know that the LORD is God; there is no other.
61 Let your heart therefore be wholly true to the LORD our God, walking in his statutes and keeping his commandments, as at this day."
62 Then the king, and all Israel with him, offered sacrifice before the LORD.
63 Solomon offered as peace offerings to the LORD 22,000 oxen and 120,000 sheep. So the king and all the people of Israel dedicated the house of the LORD.
64 The same day the king consecrated the middle of the court that was before the house of the LORD, for there he offered the burnt offering and the grain offering and the fat pieces of the peace offerings, because the bronze altar that was before the LORD was too small to receive the burnt offering and the grain offering and the fat pieces of the peace offerings.

Cross References 2

  • 1. For ver. 62-66, see 2 Chronicles 7:4-10
  • 2. [Ezra 6:16, 17]