Judges 18:5
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New International Version
Then they said to him, "Please inquire of God to learn whether our journey will be successful."

New Living Translation
Then they said, "Ask God whether or not our journey will be successful."

English Standard Version
And they said to him, “Inquire of God, please, that we may know whether the journey on which we are setting out will succeed.”

New American Standard Bible
They said to him, "Inquire of God, please, that we may know whether our way on which we are going will be prosperous."

King James Bible
And they said unto him, Ask counsel, we pray thee, of God, that we may know whether our way which we go shall be prosperous.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then they said to him, "Please inquire of God so we will know if we will have a successful journey."

International Standard Version
They replied, "Go ask God, please, about whether or not we'll be successful in this journey."

NET Bible
They said to him, "Seek a divine oracle for us, so we can know if we will be successful on our mission."

New Heart English Bible
They said to him, "Please ask counsel of God, that we may know whether our way which we go shall be prosperous."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They said to him, "Please find out from God if our journey will be successful."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they said unto him: 'Ask counsel, we pray thee, of God, that we may know whether our way which we are going shall be prosperous.'

New American Standard 1977
And they said to him, “Inquire of God, please, that we may know whether our way on which we are going will be prosperous.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they said unto him, Ask counsel now, therefore, of God, that we may know whether he shall prosper our journey which we do.

King James 2000 Bible
And they said unto him, Ask counsel, we pray you, of God, that we may know whether our way which we go shall be prosperous.

American King James Version
And they said to him, Ask counsel, we pray you, of God, that we may know whether our way which we go shall be prosperous.

American Standard Version
And they said unto him, Ask counsel, we pray thee, of God, that we may know whether our way which we go shall be prosperous.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then they desired him to consult the Lord, that they might know whether their journey should be prosperous, and the thing should have effect.

Darby Bible Translation
And they said to him, Inquire, we pray thee, of God, that we may know whether our way on which we go shall be prosperous.

English Revised Version
And they said unto him, Ask counsel, we pray thee, of God, that we may know whether our way which we go shall be prosperous.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they said to him, Ask counsel, we pray thee, of God, that we may know whether our way which we go shall be prosperous.

World English Bible
They said to him, "Please ask counsel of God, that we may know whether our way which we go shall be prosperous."

Young's Literal Translation
And they say to him, 'Ask, we pray thee, at God, and we know whether our way is prosperous on which we are going.'
Study Bible
The Danites Settle in Laish
4He said to them, "Thus and so has Micah done to me, and he has hired me and I have become his priest." 5They said to him, "Inquire of God, please, that we may know whether our way on which we are going will be prosperous." 6The priest said to them, "Go in peace; your way in which you are going has the LORD'S approval."…
Cross References
Judges 18:4
He said to them, "Thus and so has Micah done to me, and he has hired me and I have become his priest."

Judges 18:6
The priest said to them, "Go in peace; your way in which you are going has the LORD'S approval."
Treasury of Scripture

And they said to him, Ask counsel, we pray you, of God, that we may know whether our way which we go shall be prosperous.

ask counsel

1 Kings 22:5 And Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, Inquire, I pray you, …

2 Kings 16:15 And king Ahaz commanded Urijah the priest, saying, On the great altar …

Isaiah 30:1 Woe to the rebellious children, said the LORD, that take counsel, …

Ezekiel 21:21 For the king of Babylon stood at the parting of the way, at the head …

Hosea 4:12 My people ask counsel at their stocks, and their staff declares to …

Acts 8:10 To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, …

of God

Judges 18:14 Then answered the five men that went to spy out the country of Laish, …

Judges 17:5,13 And the man Micah had an house of gods, and made an ephod, and teraphim, …

(5) Ask counsel . . . of God.--Doubtless Jonathan showed them the glittering ephod. There were no prophets of whom to inquire, as in 1Kings 22:5; but their unauthorised inquiry was liable to the strong censure expressed in Isaiah 30:1, Hosea 4:12. They might have at least consulted the high priest Phinehas, or some other national representative.

Verse 5. - Ask counsel of God, or simply Ask God, as the identical phrase is rendered in Judges 1:2, where see note. And they said unto him, ask counsel, we pray thee, of God,.... They did not reprove him for assuming the priestly office, when they knew he was a Levite, such was the corruption of those times, and the great depravity and declensions they were fallen into; nor even for the idolatry he was guilty of, but encourage him in it, and thought they had got a fine opportunity, which they readily laid hold on, to have counsel asked for them of God, about the success of the errand they were sent about; to this they were led at sight of the ephod, which was like that in the tabernacle, and of the teraphim, images which, according to a notion that prevailed, when consulted, foretold future things; whether by God they meant the true God, who they thought would give an answer by these, or Micah's gods, is not certain; according to the Targum of Jonathan, they meant the true God, which paraphrases it,"ask of the Word of the Lord:"

that we may know whether our way which we go shall be prosperous or no; whether they should find out a proper place to dwell in, and be able to get possession of it. 17:7-13 Micah thought it was a sign of God's favour to him and his images, that a Levite should come to his door. Thus those who please themselves with their own delusions, if Providence unexpectedly bring any thing to their hands that further them in their evil way, are apt from thence to think that God is pleased with them.
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