God blesses his people when he bestows on them some gift temporal or spiritual. We bless God when we thank him for his mercies. A man blesses himself when he invokes God's blessing, or rejoices in God's goodness to him One blesses another when he expresses good wishes or offers prayer to God for his welfare.
Gen. 24:60; 31:55 024:060 And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou art our sister, be thou the mother of thousands of millions, and let thy seed possess the gate of those which hate them. 031:055 And early in the morning Laban rose up, and kissed his sons and his daughters, and blessed them: and Laban departed, and returned unto his place. 1 Sam. 2:20 And Eli blessed Elkanah and his wife, and said, The LORD give thee seed of this woman for the loan which is lent to the LORD. And they went unto their own home. Gen. 1:22; 24:35 001:022 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth. 024:035 And the LORD hath blessed my master greatly; and he is become great: and he hath given him flocks, and herds, and silver, and gold, and menservants, and maidservants, and camels, and asses. Job 42:12 So the LORD blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning: for he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she asses. Psalms 45:2; 104:24, 35 045:002 Thou art fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee for ever. 104:024 O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches. 104:035 Let the sinners be consumed out of the earth, and let the wicked be no more. Bless thou the LORD, O my soul. Praise ye the LORD. Psalms 103:1, 2; 145:1, 2 103:001 Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. 103:002 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: 145:001 I will extol thee, my God, O king; and I will bless thy name for ever and ever. 145:002 Every day will I bless thee; and I will praise thy name for ever and ever. Psalms 49:18 Though while he lived he blessed his soul: and men will praise thee, when thou doest well to thyself. Isaiah 65:16 That he who blesseth himself in the earth shall bless himself in the God of truth; and he that sweareth in the earth shall swear by the God of truth; because the former troubles are forgotten, and because they are hid from mine eyes. 2 Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work: Ephesians 3:20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Philippians 4:19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. James. 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.