1 Kings 22:5
New International Version
But Jehoshaphat also said to the king of Israel, "First seek the counsel of the LORD."

New Living Translation
Then Jehoshaphat added, “But first let’s find out what the LORD says.”

English Standard Version
And Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, “Inquire first for the word of the LORD.”

Berean Study Bible
But Jehoshaphat also said to the king of Israel, “Please inquire first for the word of the LORD.”

New American Standard Bible
Moreover, Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, "Please inquire first for the word of the LORD."

New King James Version
Also Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, “Please inquire for the word of the LORD today.”

King James Bible
And Jehoshaphat said unto the king of Israel, Inquire, I pray thee, at the word of the LORD to day.

Christian Standard Bible
But Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, "First, please ask what the LORD's will is."

Contemporary English Version
But first, let's ask the LORD."

Good News Translation
But first let's consult the LORD."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, "First, please ask what the LORD's will is."

International Standard Version
But Jehoshaphat also asked the king of Israel, "Please ask for a message from the LORD, first."

NET Bible
Then Jehoshaphat added, "First seek an oracle from the LORD."

New Heart English Bible
Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, "Please inquire first for the word of the LORD."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, "But first, find out what the word of the LORD is [in this matter]."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Jehoshaphat said unto the king of Israel: 'Inquire, I pray thee, at the word of the LORD today.'

New American Standard 1977
Moreover, Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, “Please inquire first for the word of the LORD.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Jehoshaphat said unto the king of Israel, Enquire, I pray thee, at the word of the LORD today.

King James 2000 Bible
And Jehoshaphat said unto the king of Israel, Inquire, I pray you, at the word of the LORD today.

American King James Version
And Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, Inquire, I pray you, at the word of the LORD to day.

American Standard Version
And Jehoshaphat said unto the king of Israel, Inquire first, I pray thee, for the word of Jehovah.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Josaphat said, As I am, so art thou also; as my people, so is thy people; as my horses, so are thy horses. And Josaphat king of Juda said to the king of Israel, Enquire, I pray thee, of the Lord to-day.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Josaphat said to the king of Israel: As I am, so art thou: my people and thy people are one: and my horsemen, thy horsemen. And Josaphat said to the king of Israel: Inquire, I beseech thee, this day, the word of the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, Inquire, I pray thee, this day of the word of Jehovah.

English Revised Version
And Jehoshaphat said unto the king of Israel, Inquire, I pray thee, at the word of the LORD today.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, Inquire, I pray thee, at the word of the LORD to-day.

World English Bible
Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, "Please inquire first for the word of Yahweh."

Young's Literal Translation
And Jehoshaphat saith unto the king of Israel, 'Seek, I pray thee, to-day, the word of Jehovah;'
Study Bible
Ahab and the False Prophets
4So he asked Jehoshaphat, “Will you go with me to fight against Ramoth-gilead?” Jehoshaphat answered the king of Israel, “I am like you, my people are your people, and my horses are your horses.” 5But Jehoshaphat also said to the king of Israel, “Please inquire first for the word of the LORD.” 6So the king of Israel assembled the prophets, about four hundred men, and asked them, “Should I go to war against Ramoth-gilead, or should I refrain?” “Go up,” they replied, “and the Lord will deliver it into the hand of the king.”…
Cross References
1 Kings 22:4
So he asked Jehoshaphat, "Will you go with me to fight against Ramoth-gilead?" Jehoshaphat answered the king of Israel, "I am as you are, my people as your people, and my horses as your horses."

1 Kings 22:6
So the king of Israel assembled the prophets, about four hundred men, and asked them, "Should I go to war against Ramoth-gilead, or should I refrain?" "Go up," they replied, "and the Lord will deliver it into the hand of the king."

Treasury of Scripture

And Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, Inquire, I pray you, at the word of the LORD to day.

Enquire

Numbers 27:21
And he shall stand before Eleazar the priest, who shall ask counsel for him after the judgment of Urim before the LORD: at his word shall they go out, and at his word they shall come in, both he, and all the children of Israel with him, even all the congregation.

Joshua 9:14
And the men took of their victuals, and asked not counsel at the mouth of the LORD.

Judges 1:1
Now after the death of Joshua it came to pass, that the children of Israel asked the LORD, saying, Who shall go up for us against the Canaanites first, to fight against them?







Lexicon
But Jehoshaphat
יְהוֹשָׁפָ֖ט (yə·hō·wō·šā·p̄āṭ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3092: Jehoshaphat -- 'the LORD has judged', the name of a number of Israelites

also said
וַיֹּ֥אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

the king
מֶ֣לֶךְ (me·leḵ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

of Israel,
יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

“Please
נָ֥א (nā)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 4994: I pray', 'now', 'then'

inquire
דְּרָשׁ־ (də·rāš-)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1875: To tread, frequent, to follow, to seek, ask, to worship

first
כַיּ֖וֹם (ḵay·yō·wm)
Preposition-k, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

for the word
דְּבַ֥ר (də·ḇar)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

of the LORD.”
יְהוָֽה׃ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel
Verse 5. - And Jehoshaphat said unto the king of Israel, Inquire, I pray thee, at [This word is redundant] the word of the Lord today. [כַּיום hardly conveys that "he asks to have the prophets called in at once," "lest Ahab should consent in word and put off the inquiry in act" (Rawlinson); but rather means, "at this crisis," "under these circumstances." This request agrees well with what we learn elsewhere as to Jehoshaphat's piety (2 Chronicles 17:4-9; 2 Chronicles 19:5-7, etc.) And, remembering how Ahab's late victories had been foretold by a prophet, and had been won by the help of Jehovah, Jehoshaphat might well suppose that his new ally would be eager to know the word of the Lord.] 22:1-14 The same easiness of temper, which betrays some godly persons into friendship with the declared enemies of religion, renders it very dangerous to them. They will be drawn to wink at and countenance such conduct and conversation as they ought to protest against with abhorrence. Whithersoever a good man goes, he ought to take his religion with him, and not be ashamed to own it when he is with those who have no regard for it. Jehoshaphat had not left behind him, at Jerusalem, his affection and reverence for the word of the Lord, but avowed it, and endeavoured to bring it into Ahab's court. And Ahab's prophets, to please Jehoshaphat, made use of the name of Jehovah: to please Ahab, they said, Go up. But the false prophets cannot so mimic the true, but that he who has spiritual senses exercised, can discern the fallacy. One faithful prophet of the Lord was worth them all. Wordly men have in all ages been alike absurd in their views of religion. They would have the preacher fit his doctrine to the fashion of the times, and the taste of the hearers, and yet to add. Thus saith the Lord, to words that men would put into their mouths. They are ready to cry out against a man as rude and foolish, who scruples thus to try to secure his own interests, and to deceive others.
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