2 Chronicles 18:15
New International Version
The king said to him, "How many times must I make you swear to tell me nothing but the truth in the name of the LORD?"

New Living Translation
But the king replied sharply, "How many times must I demand that you speak only the truth to me when you speak for the LORD?"

English Standard Version
But the king said to him, “How many times shall I make you swear that you speak to me nothing but the truth in the name of the LORD?”

Berean Study Bible
But the king said to him, “How many times must I make you swear not to tell me anything but the truth in the name of the LORD?”

New American Standard Bible
Then the king said to him, "How many times must I adjure you to speak to me nothing but the truth in the name of the LORD?"

King James Bible
And the king said to him, How many times shall I adjure thee that thou say nothing but the truth to me in the name of the LORD?

Christian Standard Bible
But the king said to him, "How many times must I make you swear not to tell me anything but the truth in the name of the LORD?"

Contemporary English Version
Ahab shouted, "Micaiah, I've told you over and over to tell me the truth! What does the LORD really say?"

Good News Translation
But Ahab replied, "When you speak to me in the name of the LORD, tell the truth! How many times do I have to tell you that?"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But the king said to him, "How many times must I make you swear not to tell me anything but the truth in the name of Yahweh?"

International Standard Version
When he heard this, the king asked him, "How many times do I have to ask you? Tell me nothing but the truth, and do it in the name of the LORD!"

NET Bible
The king said to him, "How many times must I make you solemnly promise in the name of the LORD to tell me only the truth?"

New Heart English Bible
The king said to him, "How many times shall I adjure you that you speak to me nothing but the truth in the name of the LORD?"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The king asked him, "How many times must I make you take an oath in the LORD's name to tell me nothing but the truth?"

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the king said to him: 'How many times shall I adjure thee that thou speak unto me nothing but the truth in the name of the LORD.'

New American Standard 1977
Then the king said to him, “How many times must I adjure you to speak to me nothing but the truth in the name of the LORD?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the king said to him, How many times shall I adjure thee that thou say nothing but the truth to me in the name of the LORD?

King James 2000 Bible
And the king said to him, How many times shall I make you swear that you say nothing but the truth to me in the name of the LORD?

American King James Version
And the king said to him, How many times shall I adjure you that you say nothing but the truth to me in the name of the LORD?

American Standard Version
And the king said to him, How many times shall I adjure thee that thou speak unto me nothing but the truth in the name of Jehovah?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the king said to him, How often shall I solemnly charge thee that thou speak to me nothing but truth in the name of the Lord?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the king said: I adjure thee again and again to say nothing but the truth to me, in the name of the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
And the king said to him, How many times shall I adjure thee that thou tell me nothing but truth in the name of Jehovah?

English Revised Version
And the king said to him, How many times shall I adjure thee that thou speak unto me nothing but the truth in the name of the LORD?

Webster's Bible Translation
And the king said to him, How many times shall I adjure thee that thou say nothing but the truth to me in the name of the LORD?

World English Bible
The king said to him, "How many times shall I adjure you that you speak to me nothing but the truth in the name of Yahweh?"

Young's Literal Translation
And the king saith unto him, 'How many times am I adjuring thee, that thou speak unto me only truth in the name of Jehovah?'
Study Bible
Micaiah Prophesies Against Ahab
14When Micaiah arrived, the king asked him, “Micaiah, should we go to war against Ramoth-gilead, or should we refrain?” “Go up and triumph,” Micaiah replied, “for they will be given into your hand.” 15But the king said to him, “How many times must I make you swear not to tell me anything but the truth in the name of the LORD?” 16So Micaiah declared: “I saw all Israel scattered on the hills like sheep without a shepherd. And the LORD said, ‘These people have no master; let each one return home in peace.’”…
Cross References
2 Chronicles 18:14
When Micaiah arrived, the king asked him, "Micaiah, should we go to war against Ramoth-gilead, or should we refrain?" "Go up and triumph," Micaiah replied, "for they will be given into your hand."

2 Chronicles 18:16
So Micaiah declared: "I saw all Israel scattered on the hills like sheep without a shepherd. And the LORD said, 'These people have no master; let each one return home in peace.'"

Treasury of Scripture

And the king said to him, How many times shall I adjure you that you say nothing but the truth to me in the name of the LORD?

shall I adjure

1 Samuel 14:24
And the men of Israel were distressed that day: for Saul had adjured the people, saying, Cursed be the man that eateth any food until evening, that I may be avenged on mine enemies. So none of the people tasted any food.

1 Kings 22:16
And the king said unto him, How many times shall I adjure thee that thou tell me nothing but that which is true in the name of the LORD?

Matthew 26:63
But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God.







Lexicon
But the king
הַמֶּ֔לֶךְ (ham·me·leḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

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

to him,
אֵלָיו֙ (’ê·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

“How many
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

times
פְעָמִ֖ים (p̄ə·‘ā·mîm)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6471: A beat, foot, anvil, occurrence

must I
אֲנִ֣י (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 589: I

make you swear
מַשְׁבִּיעֶ֑ךָ (maš·bî·‘e·ḵā)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7650: To seven oneself, swear

not
לֹֽא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

to tell
תְדַבֵּ֥ר (ṯə·ḏab·bêr)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

me anything but
רַק־ (raq-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 7535: But, even, except, howbeit howsoever, at the least, nevertheless

the truth
אֱמֶ֖ת (’ĕ·meṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 571: Stability, certainty, truth, trustworthiness

in the name
בְּשֵׁ֥ם (bə·šêm)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8034: A name

of the LORD?”
יְהוָֽה׃ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel
(15) And the king said.--1Kings 22:16 literatim.

I adjure thee.--Compare the words of the high priest to Christ (Matthew 26:63).

18:1-34 Jehoshaphat's alliance with Ahab. - This history we read in 1Ki 22. Abundant riches and honour give large opportunities of doing good, but they are attended with many snares and temptations. Men do not know much of the artifices of Satan and the deceitfulness of their own hearts, when they covet riches with the idea of being able to do good with them. What can hurt those whom God will protect? What can shelter those whom God will destroy? Jehoshaphat is safe in his robes, Ahab killed in his armour; for the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong. We should be cautious of entangling ourselves in the worldly undertakings of evil men; and still more we should avoid engaging in their sinful projects. But, when they call upon him, God can and will bring his faithful people out of the difficulties and dangers into which they have sinfully run themselves. He has all hearts in his hand, so that he easily rescues them. Blessed is the man that putteth his trust in the Lord.
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