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Blessing

Blessing is [[God]]'s imparting of divine favor; when a blessing is given by a man it is a human act invoking divine favor. It can mean also to give thanks to God. In the [[Old Testament]], God blesses people directly-see Genesis 1:22; 2 Samuel 6:11-and there are many examples of men blessing others-Genesis 27:27ff. Such blessing is usually of the greater to the less (cf. Heb. 7:7). Things are also blessed in the Old Testament, God blesses the [[Sabbath Day]] (Gen. 2:3), and Moses blesses a man's property (Deut. 33:11).