2 Chronicles 18:20
New International Version
Finally, a spirit came forward, stood before the LORD and said, ‘I will entice him.’ “’By what means?’ the LORD asked.

New Living Translation
and finally a spirit approached the LORD and said, ‘I can do it!’ “‘How will you do this?’ the LORD asked.

English Standard Version
Then a spirit came forward and stood before the LORD, saying, ‘I will entice him.’ And the LORD said to him, ‘By what means?’

Berean Study Bible
Then a spirit came forward, stood before the LORD, and said, ‘I will entice him.’ ‘By what means?’ asked the LORD.

King James Bible
Then there came out a spirit, and stood before the LORD, and said, I will entice him. And the LORD said unto him, Wherewith?

New King James Version
Then a spirit came forward and stood before the LORD, and said, ‘I will persuade him.’ The LORD said to him, ‘In what way?’

New American Standard Bible
Then a spirit came forward and stood before the LORD and said, ‘I will entice him.’ And the LORD said to him, ‘How?’

NASB 1995
“Then a spirit came forward and stood before the LORD and said, ‘I will entice him.’ And the LORD said to him, ‘How?’

NASB 1977
“Then a spirit came forward and stood before the LORD and said, ‘I will entice him.’ And the LORD said to him, ‘How?’

Amplified Bible
Then a spirit came forward and stood before the LORD and said, ‘I will entice him.’ The LORD said to him, ‘By what means?’

Christian Standard Bible
“Then a spirit came forward, stood before the LORD, and said, ‘I will entice him.’ “The LORD asked him, ‘How? ’

Holman Christian Standard Bible
“Then a spirit came forward, stood before the LORD, and said, ‘I will entice him.’ “The LORD asked him, ‘How?’

American Standard Version
And there came forth a spirit, and stood before Jehovah, and said, I will entice him. And Jehovah said unto him, Wherewith?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And a spirit went out and stood before LORD JEHOVAH and said: ‘I am seducing him!’ And LORD JEHOVAH said to him: ‘With what?’

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And there came forth a spirit, and stood before the Lord, and said, I will deceive him. And the Lord said, Whereby?

Contemporary English Version
then finally a spirit came forward and said to the LORD, "I can trick Ahab." "How?" the LORD asked.

Douay-Rheims Bible
There came forth a spirit, and stood before the Lord, and said: I will deceive him. And the Lord said to him: By what means wilt thou deceive him?

English Revised Version
And there came forth a spirit, and stood before the LORD, and said, I will entice him. And the LORD said unto him, Wherewith?

Good News Translation
until a spirit stepped forward, approached the LORD, and said, 'I will deceive him.' 'How?' the LORD asked.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Then the Spirit stepped forward, stood in front of the LORD, and said, 'I will deceive him.' " 'How?' the LORD asked.

International Standard Version
"But then a spirit approached, stood in front of the LORD, and said, 'I will entice him.' "And the LORD asked him, 'How?'

JPS Tanakh 1917
And there came forth the spirit, and stood before the LORD, and said: I will entice him. And the LORD said unto him: Wherewith?

Literal Standard Version
And the spirit goes out, and stands before YHWH, and says, I entice him; and YHWH says to him, With what?

NET Bible
Then a spirit stepped forward and stood before the LORD. He said, 'I will deceive him.' The LORD asked him, 'How?'

New Heart English Bible
A spirit came out, stood before the LORD, and said, 'I will entice him.' "The LORD said to him, 'How?'

World English Bible
A spirit came out, stood before Yahweh, and said, 'I will entice him.' "Yahweh said to him, 'How?'

Young's Literal Translation
And go out doth the spirit, and stand before Jehovah, and saith, I do entice him; and Jehovah saith unto him, With what?

Additional Translations ...
Context
Micaiah Prophesies Against Ahab
19And the LORD said, ‘Who will entice Ahab king of Israel to march up and fall at Ramoth-gilead?’ And one suggested this, and another that. 20Then a spirit came forward, stood before the LORD, and said, ‘I will entice him.’ ‘By what means?’ asked the LORD. 21And he replied, ‘I will go out and be a lying spirit in the mouths of all his prophets.’ ‘You will surely entice him and prevail,’ said the LORD. ‘Go and do it.’…

Cross References
2 Thessalonians 2:9
The coming of the lawless one will be accompanied by the working of Satan, with every kind of power, sign, and false wonder,

2 Chronicles 18:19
And the LORD said, 'Who will entice Ahab king of Israel to march up and fall at Ramoth-gilead?' And one suggested this, and another that.

Job 1:6
One day the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came with them.


Treasury of Scripture

Then there came out a spirit, and stood before the LORD, and said, I will entice him. And the LORD said to him, With which?

there came

Job 1:6
Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.

Job 2:1
Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the LORD.

2 Corinthians 11:3,13-15
But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ…









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Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then a spirit
הָר֗וּחַ (hā·rū·aḥ)
Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's 7307: Wind, breath, exhalation, life, anger, unsubstantiality, a region of the sky, spirit

came forward,
וַיֵּצֵ֣א (way·yê·ṣê)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

stood
וַֽיַּעֲמֹד֙ (way·ya·‘ă·mōḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5975: To stand, in various relations

before
לִפְנֵ֣י (lip̄·nê)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's 6440: The face

the LORD,
יְהוָ֔ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

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

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

will entice him.’
אֲפַתֶּ֑נּוּ (’ă·p̄at·ten·nū)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - first person common singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6601: To open, be, roomy, to be, simple, delude

‘By what means?’
בַּמָּֽה׃ (bam·māh)
Preposition-b | Interrogative
Strong's 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

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

the LORD.
יְהוָ֛ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel


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