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Priesthood, book by H. H. Pope Shenouda III

108- The blessings of the prophets and the righteous men

 

St-Takla.org Image: Coptic icon of David the prophet and king. صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: أيقونة قبطية تصور داود النبي والملك.

St-Takla.org Image: Coptic icon of David the prophet and king.

صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: أيقونة قبطية تصور داود النبي والملك.

[16] Saul Came Out To Be Blessed By Samuel

(1 Sam 13:10) Now it happened, as soon as he had finished presenting the burnt offering, that Samuel came; and Saul went out to meet him, that he might greet him.

Also king David gave his blessings:

(1 Chr 18:10) he sent Hadoram his son to King David, to greet him and bless him, because he had fought against Hadadezer and defeated him (for Hadadezer had been at war with Tou); and Hadoram brought with him all kinds of articles of gold, silver, and bronze.

Solomon, being the anointed of God, blessed the people:

(1 Ki 8:14) Then the king turned around and blessed the whole assembly of Israel, while all the assembly of Israel was standing.

(2 Chr 6:3) Then the king turned around and blessed the whole assembly of Israel, while all the assembly of Israel was standing.

[17] Simeon Blesses Saint Mary And Saint Joseph

(Luke 2:33-34) And Joseph and His mother marveled at those things which were spoken of Him. {34} Then Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary His mother, "Behold, this Child is destined for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign which will be spoken against

[18] Other Glaring Examples of Blessings

(Prov 11:11) By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted, But it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.

(Prov 28:20) A faithful man will abound with blessings, But he who hastens to be rich will not go unpunished.


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