2 Kings 3:11
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English Standard Version
And Jehoshaphat said, “Is there no prophet of the LORD here, through whom we may inquire of the LORD?” Then one of the king of Israel’s servants answered, “Elisha the son of Shaphat is here, who poured water on the hands of Elijah.”

King James Bible
But Jehoshaphat said, Is there not here a prophet of the LORD, that we may inquire of the LORD by him? And one of the king of Israel's servants answered and said, Here is Elisha the son of Shaphat, which poured water on the hands of Elijah.

American Standard Version
But Jehoshaphat said, Is there not here a prophet of Jehovah, that we may inquire of Jehovah by him? And one of the king of Israel's servants answered and said, Elisha the son of Shaphat is here, who poured water on the hands of Elijah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Josaphat said: Is there not here a prophet of the Lord, that we may beseech the Lord by him? And one of the servants of the king of Israel answered: Here is Eliseus the son of Saphat, who poured water on the hands of Elias.

English Revised Version
But Jehoshaphat said, Is there not here a prophet of the LORD, that we may inquire of the LORD by him? And one of the king of Israel's servants answered and said, Elisha the son of Shaphat is here, which poured water on the hands of Elijah.

Webster's Bible Translation
But Jehoshaphat said, Is there not here a prophet of the LORD, that we may inquire of the LORD by him? And one of the king of Israel's servants answered and said, Here is Elisha the son of Shaphat, who poured water on the hands of Elijah.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The statement concerning the rebellion of the Moabites, which has already been mentioned in 2 Kings 1:1, is repeated here, because it furnished the occasion for the expedition about to be described. Ahaziah had been unable to do anything during his short reign to renew the subjugation of Moab; Joram was therefore anxious to overtake what had been neglected immediately after his ascent of the throne. He went to Samaria ההוּא בּיּום, at that time, namely, when he renewed his demand for the tribute and it was refused (Thenius), and mustered all Israel, i.e., raised an army out of the whole kingdom, and asked Jehoshaphat to join in the war, which he willingly promised to do (as in 1 Kings 22:4), notwithstanding the fact that he had been blamed by prophets for his alliance with Ahab and Ahaziah (2 Chronicles 19:2 and 2 Chronicles 20:37). He probably wished to chastise the Moabites still further on this occasion for their invasion of Judah (2 Chronicles 20), and to do his part by bringing them once more under the yoke of Israel, to put it out of their power to make fresh incursions into Judah.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Is there not here

1 Kings 22:7 And Jehoshaphat said, Is there not here a prophet of the LORD besides, that we might inquire of him?

Psalm 74:9 We see not our signs: there is no more any prophet: neither is there among us any that knows how long.

Amos 3:7 Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he reveals his secret to his servants the prophets.

that we may

2 Kings 3:1,3 Now Jehoram the son of Ahab began to reign over Israel in Samaria the eighteenth year of Jehoshaphat king of Judah...

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

Judges 20:8-11 And all the people arose as one man, saying, We will not any of us go to his tent, neither will we any of us turn into his house...

Judges 18:23,26-28 And they cried to the children of Dan. And they turned their faces, and said to Micah, What ails you...

1 Chronicles 10:13 So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the LORD, even against the word of the LORD, which he kept not...

1 Chronicles 14:10,14 And David inquired of God, saying, Shall I go up against the Philistines? And will you deliver them into my hand...

1 Chronicles 15:13 For because you did it not at the first, the LORD our God made a breach on us, for that we sought him not after the due order.

poured water That is, was his constant and confidential servant. Mr. Hanway, speaking of a Persian supper, says, `Supper being now brought in, a servant presented a basin of water, and a napkin hung over his shoulders; he went to every one in the company, and {poured water} on their hands to wash.'

Genesis 18:4 Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree:

Joshua 1:1 Now after the death of Moses the servant of the LORD it came to pass, that the LORD spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' minister...

1 Kings 19:21 And he returned back from him, and took a yoke of oxen, and slew them, and boiled their flesh with the instruments of the oxen...

Luke 22:26,27 But you shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that does serve...

John 13:4,5,13,14 He rises from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself...

1 Timothy 5:10 Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints' feet...

Philippians 2:22 But you know the proof of him, that, as a son with the father, he has served with me in the gospel.

Cross References
John 13:4
rose from supper. He laid aside his outer garments, and taking a towel, tied it around his waist.

John 13:5
Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples' feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him.

1 Kings 19:21
And he returned from following him and took the yoke of oxen and sacrificed them and boiled their flesh with the yokes of the oxen and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he arose and went after Elijah and assisted him.

1 Kings 22:7
But Jehoshaphat said, "Is there not here another prophet of the LORD of whom we may inquire?"

2 Kings 2:25
From there he went on to Mount Carmel, and from there he returned to Samaria.

2 Kings 3:10
Then the king of Israel said, "Alas! The LORD has called these three kings to give them into the hand of Moab."

2 Kings 3:12
And Jehoshaphat said, "The word of the LORD is with him." So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat and the king of Edom went down to him.

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