1 Kings 13:12
New International Version
Their father asked them, "Which way did he go?" And his sons showed him which road the man of God from Judah had taken.

New Living Translation
The old prophet asked them, “Which way did he go?” So they showed their father which road the man of God had taken.

English Standard Version
And their father said to them, “Which way did he go?” And his sons showed him the way that the man of God who came from Judah had gone.

Berean Study Bible
“Which way did he go?” their father asked. And his sons showed him the way taken by the man of God, who had come from Judah.

King James Bible
And their father said unto them, What way went he? For his sons had seen what way the man of God went, which came from Judah.

New King James Version
And their father said to them, “Which way did he go?” For his sons had seen which way the man of God went who came from Judah.

New American Standard Bible
And their father said to them, “Which way did he go?” Now his sons had seen the way that the man of God who came from Judah had gone.

NASB 1995
Their father said to them, "Which way did he go?" Now his sons had seen the way which the man of God who came from Judah had gone.

NASB 1977
And their father said to them, “Which way did he go?” Now his sons had seen the way which the man of God who came from Judah had gone.

Amplified Bible
Their father asked them, “Which way did he go?” For his sons had seen which way the man of God who came from Judah had gone.

Christian Standard Bible
Then their father asked them, “Which way did he go? ” His sons had seen the way taken by the man of God who had come from Judah.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then their father said to them, "Which way did he go?" His sons had seen the way taken by the man of God who had come from Judah.

American Standard Version
And their father said unto them, What way went he? Now his sons had seen what way the man of God went, that came from Judah.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And their father said to them: “By what road did he go?” And his sons told him the road by which the Prophet of God went who came from Yehuda.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And their father spoke to them, saying, Which way went he? and his sons shew him the way by which the man of God who came out of Juda went up.

Contemporary English Version
"Show me which way he went," the old prophet said, and his sons pointed out the road.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And their father said to them: What way went he? His sons shewed him the way by which the man of God went, who came out of Juda.

English Revised Version
And their father said unto them, What way went he? Now his sons had seen what way the man of God went, which came from Judah.

Good News Translation
"Which way did he go when he left?" the old prophet asked them. They showed him the road

GOD'S WORD® Translation
he said to them, "Which road did he take?" (His sons had seen which road the man of God from Judah had taken.)

International Standard Version
"Which way did he go?" their father asked him, since his sons had observed the way that the man of God had taken to return to Judah from Bethel.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And their father said unto them: 'What way went he?' For his sons had seen what way the man of God went, that came from Judah.

Literal Standard Version
And their father says to them, “Where [is] this—the way he has gone?” And his sons see the way that the man of God who came from Judah has gone.

NET Bible
Their father asked them, "Which road did he take?" His sons showed him the road the prophet from Judah had taken.

New Heart English Bible
Their father said to them, "Which way did he go?" Now his sons showed him the way the man of God went, who came from Judah.

World English Bible
Their father said to them, "Which way did he go?" Now his sons had seen which way the man of God went, who came from Judah.

Young's Literal Translation
And their father saith unto them, 'Where is this -- the way he hath gone?' and his sons see the way that the man of God hath gone who came from Judah.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Old Prophet and the Man of God
11Now a certain old prophet was living in Bethel, and his sons came and told him all the deeds that the man of God had done that day in Bethel. They also told their father the words that the man had spoken to the king. 12“Which way did he go?” their father asked. And his sons showed him the way taken by the man of God, who had come from Judah. 13So the prophet said to his sons, “Saddle the donkey for me.” Then they saddled the donkey for him, and he mounted it…

Cross References
1 Kings 13:11
Now a certain old prophet was living in Bethel, and his sons came and told him all the deeds that the man of God had done that day in Bethel. They also told their father the words that the man had spoken to the king.

1 Kings 13:13
So the prophet said to his sons, "Saddle the donkey for me." Then they saddled the donkey for him, and he mounted it


Treasury of Scripture

And their father said to them, What way went he? For his sons had seen what way the man of God went, which came from Judah.









Verse 12. - And their father said unto them, What way went he? [The question shows that the old prophet throughly understood the import of those "words," and that his first thought was that the interdict must be removed at any cost.] For his sons had seen [Heb. and his sons saw, or showed. LXX. δεικνύουσιν. Similarly most of the versions. A very slight change in the vowel points ויּרַאְוּ for ויּרִאוַּ would give this sense] what way the man of God went which came from Judah.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
“Which
אֵֽי־ (’ê-)
Interrogative
Strong's 335: Where?, how?

way
הַדֶּ֙רֶךְ֙ (had·de·reḵ)
Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

did he go?”
הָלָ֑ךְ (hā·lāḵ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

their father
אֲבִיהֶ֔ם (’ă·ḇî·hem)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 1: Father

asked.
וַיְדַבֵּ֤ר (way·ḏab·bêr)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

And his sons
בָנָ֗יו (ḇā·nāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1121: A son

had seen
וַיִּרְא֣וּ (way·yir·’ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 7200: To see

the way
הַדֶּ֖רֶךְ (had·de·reḵ)
Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

taken
הָלַךְ֙ (hā·laḵ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

by the man
אִ֣ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

of God,
הָאֱלֹהִ֔ים (hā·’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

who
אֲשֶׁר־ (’ă·šer-)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

had come
בָּ֖א (bā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

from Judah.
מִיהוּדָֽה׃ (mî·hū·ḏāh)
Preposition-m | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3063: Judah -- 'praised', a son of Jacob, also the southern kingdom, also four Israelites


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