Jeremiah 42:3
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New International Version
Pray that the LORD your God will tell us where we should go and what we should do."

New Living Translation
Pray that the LORD your God will show us what to do and where to go."

English Standard Version
that the LORD your God may show us the way we should go, and the thing that we should do.”

New American Standard Bible
that the LORD your God may tell us the way in which we should walk and the thing that we should do."

King James Bible
That the LORD thy God may shew us the way wherein we may walk, and the thing that we may do.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
that the LORD your God may tell us the way we should walk and the thing we should do."

International Standard Version
Pray that the LORD your God may inform us as to how we should live and what we should do."

NET Bible
Pray that the LORD your God will tell us where we should go and what we should do."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Let the LORD your God tell us where we should go and what we should do."

Jubilee Bible 2000
that the LORD thy God may show us the way in which we walk, and that which we should do.

King James 2000 Bible
That the LORD your God may show us the way in which we may walk, and the thing that we may do.

American King James Version
That the LORD your God may show us the way wherein we may walk, and the thing that we may do.

American Standard Version
that Jehovah thy God may show us the way wherein we should walk, and the thing that we should do.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And let the Lord thy God shew us the way by which we may walk, and the thing that we must do.

Darby Bible Translation
that Jehovah thy God may shew us the way wherein we should walk, and the thing that we should do.

English Revised Version
that the LORD thy God may shew us the way wherein we should walk, and the thing that we should do.

Webster's Bible Translation
That the LORD thy God may show us the way in which we may walk, and the thing that we may do.

World English Bible
that Yahweh your God may show us the way in which we should walk, and the thing that we should do.

Young's Literal Translation
and Jehovah thy God doth declare to us the way in which we walk, and the thing that we do.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

42:1-6 To serve a turn, Jeremiah is sought out, and the captains ask for his assistance. In every difficult, doubtful case, we must look to God for direction; and we may still, in faith, pray to be guided by a spirit of wisdom in our hearts, and the leadings of Providence. We do not truly desire to know the mind of God, if we do not fully resolve to comply with it when we know it. Many promise to do what the Lord requires, while they hope to have their pride flattered, and their favourite lusts spared. Yet something betrays the state of their hearts.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

That the Lord thy God may show us the way wherein we may walk,.... Not the way of their duty as to religious worship, or their moral conversation, which was the way of God's commandments, and had been shown them, and they knew it; but which way they should steer their course for their safety; they had departed from Mizpah of themselves, and had taken up their dwelling at Geruthchimham, in the way to Egypt; whither they had set their faces, and where their hearts were, only they wanted the Lord's sanction for it, pretending they would be directed by him:

and the thing that we should do; the steps they should take in order to proceed; and what they should do before they left their own country, and went into another.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

3. They consulted God, like many, not so much to know what was right, as wishing Him to authorize what they had already determined on, whether agreeable to His will or not. So Ahab in consulting Micaiah (1Ki 22:13). Compare Jeremiah's answer (Jer 42:4) with Micaiah's (1Ki 22:14).

Jeremiah 42:3 Additional Commentaries
Context
Warning against Going to Egypt
2and said to Jeremiah the prophet, "Please let our petition come before you, and pray for us to the LORD your God, that is for all this remnant; because we are left but a few out of many, as your own eyes now see us, 3that the LORD your God may tell us the way in which we should walk and the thing that we should do." 4Then Jeremiah the prophet said to them, "I have heard you. Behold, I am going to pray to the LORD your God in accordance with your words; and I will tell you the whole message which the LORD will answer you. I will not keep back a word from you."…
Cross References
Psalm 86:11
Teach me your way, LORD, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.

Proverbs 3:6
in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

Jeremiah 6:16
This is what the LORD says: "Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. But you said, 'We will not walk in it.'

Micah 4:2
Many nations will come and say, "Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the temple of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths." The law will go out from Zion, the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
Treasury of Scripture

That the LORD your God may show us the way wherein we may walk, and the thing that we may do.

Jeremiah 6:16 Thus said the LORD, Stand you in the ways, and see, and ask for the …

Deuteronomy 5:26,29 For who is there of all flesh, that has heard the voice of the living …

1 Kings 8:36 Then hear you in heaven, and forgive the sin of your servants, and …

Ezra 8:21 Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river of Ahava, that we might …

Psalm 25:4,5 Show me your ways, O LORD; teach me your paths…

Psalm 27:11 Teach me your way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of my enemies.

Psalm 86:11 Teach me your way, O LORD; I will walk in your truth: unite my heart …

Psalm 143:8-10 Cause me to hear your loving kindness in the morning; for in you …

Proverbs 3:6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your paths.

Isaiah 2:3 And many people shall go and say, Come you, and let us go up to the …

Micah 4:2 And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the …

Mark 12:13,14 And they send to him certain of the Pharisees and of the Herodians, …

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