2 Chronicles 20:4
New International Version
The people of Judah came together to seek help from the LORD; indeed, they came from every town in Judah to seek him.

New Living Translation
So people from all the towns of Judah came to Jerusalem to seek the LORD’s help.

English Standard Version
And Judah assembled to seek help from the LORD; from all the cities of Judah they came to seek the LORD.

Berean Study Bible
So the people of Judah gathered to seek the LORD, and indeed, they came from all the cities of Judah to seek Him.

King James Bible
And Judah gathered themselves together, to ask help of the LORD: even out of all the cities of Judah they came to seek the LORD.

New King James Version
So Judah gathered together to ask help from the LORD; and from all the cities of Judah they came to seek the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
So Judah gathered together to seek help from the LORD; they even came from all the cities of Judah to seek the LORD.

NASB 1995
So Judah gathered together to seek help from the LORD; they even came from all the cities of Judah to seek the LORD.

NASB 1977
So Judah gathered together to seek help from the LORD; they even came from all the cities of Judah to seek the LORD.

Amplified Bible
So [the people of] Judah gathered together to seek help from the LORD; indeed they came from all the cities of Judah to seek the LORD [longing for Him with all their heart].

Christian Standard Bible
who gathered to seek the LORD. They even came from all the cities of Judah to seek him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
who gathered to seek the LORD. They even came from all the cities of Judah to seek Him.

American Standard Version
And Judah gathered themselves together, to seek help of Jehovah: even out of all the cities of Judah they came to seek Jehovah.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And all the house of Yehuda assembled and came also from the distant cities, and they came to inquire of LORD JEHOVAH.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Juda gathered themselves together to seek after the Lord: even from all the cities of Juda they came to seek the Lord.

Contemporary English Version
They immediately left for Jerusalem to ask for the LORD's help.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Juda gathered themselves together to pray to the Lord: and all came out of their cities to make supplication to him.

English Revised Version
And Judah gathered themselves together, to seek help of the LORD: even out of all the cities of Judah they came to seek the LORD.

Good News Translation
From every city of Judah people hurried to Jerusalem to ask the LORD for guidance,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The people of Judah gathered to seek the LORD's help. They came from every city in Judah.

International Standard Version
and the tribe of Judah assembled together to seek the LORD. People came from all of the cities of Judah to seek the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Judah gathered themselves together, to seek help of the LORD; even out of all the cities of Judah they came to seek the LORD.

Literal Standard Version
and Judah is gathered to inquire of YHWH; also, from all the cities of Judah they have come to seek YHWH.

NET Bible
The people of Judah assembled to ask for the LORD's help; they came from all the cities of Judah to ask for the LORD's help.

New Heart English Bible
Judah gathered themselves together, to seek help from the LORD. They came out of all the cities of Judah to seek the LORD.

World English Bible
Judah gathered themselves together, to seek help from Yahweh. They came out of all the cities of Judah to seek Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
and Judah is gathered to inquire of Jehovah; also, from all the cities of Judah they have come in to seek Jehovah.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jehoshaphat Invaded by Moab
3Jehoshaphat was alarmed and set his face to seek the LORD. And he proclaimed a fast throughout Judah. 4So the people of Judah gathered to seek the LORD, and indeed, they came from all the cities of Judah to seek Him.

Cross References
2 Chronicles 20:5
Then Jehoshaphat stood in the assembly of Judah and Jerusalem in the house of the LORD in front of the new courtyard

Joel 1:14
Consecrate a fast; proclaim a solemn assembly! Gather the elders and all the residents of the land to the house of the LORD your God, and cry out to the LORD.

Zephaniah 2:1
Gather yourselves, gather together, O shameful nation,


Treasury of Scripture

And Judah gathered themselves together, to ask help of the LORD: even out of all the cities of Judah they came to seek the LORD.

ask help of the Lord

Psalm 24:5,6
He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation…

Psalm 50:15
And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.

Psalm 60:10-12
Wilt not thou, O God, which hadst cast us off? and thou, O God, which didst not go out with our armies? …

the cities

2 Chronicles 19:5
And he set judges in the land throughout all the fenced cities of Judah, city by city,

Psalm 69:35
For God will save Zion, and will build the cities of Judah: that they may dwell there, and have it in possession.









(4) To ask.--Literally, to seek (baqq?sh, a synonym of d?rash. 2Chronicles 20:2) from Jehovah; scil., help, which Authorised Version rightly supplies.

Even out of all the cities of Judah.--Emphasising the fact that the gathering in the Temple represented the whole nation. Syriac and Arabic, "and even from the distant cities."

Verse 4. - This verse expresses the response of all the kingdom to the proclamation of Jehoshaphat.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
So [the people of] Judah
יְהוּדָ֔ה (yə·hū·ḏāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3063: Judah -- 'praised', a son of Jacob, also the southern kingdom, also four Israelites

gathered
וַיִּקָּבְצ֣וּ (way·yiq·qā·ḇə·ṣū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 6908: To gather, collect

to seek
לְבַקֵּ֖שׁ (lə·ḇaq·qêš)
Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's 1245: To search out, to strive after

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

and indeed,
גַּ֚ם (gam)
Conjunction
Strong's 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

they came
בָּ֖אוּ (bā·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

from all
מִכָּל־ (mik·kāl)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the cities
עָרֵ֣י (‘ā·rê)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's 5892: Excitement

of Judah
יְהוּדָ֔ה (yə·hū·ḏāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3063: Judah -- 'praised', a son of Jacob, also the southern kingdom, also four Israelites

to seek
לְבַקֵּ֥שׁ (lə·ḇaq·qêš)
Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's 1245: To search out, to strive after

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


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