2 Kings 3:14
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English Standard Version
And Elisha said, “As the LORD of hosts lives, before whom I stand, were it not that I have regard for Jehoshaphat the king of Judah, I would neither look at you nor see you.

King James Bible
And Elisha said, As the LORD of hosts liveth, before whom I stand, surely, were it not that I regard the presence of Jehoshaphat the king of Judah, I would not look toward thee, nor see thee.

American Standard Version
And Elisha said, As Jehovah of hosts liveth, before whom I stand, surely, were it not that I regard the presence of Jehoshaphat the king of Judah, I would not look toward thee, nor see thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Eliseus said to him: As the Lord of hosts liveth, in whose sight I stand, if I did not reverence the face of Josaphat king of Juda, I would not have hearkened to thee, nor looked on thee.

English Revised Version
And Elisha said, As the LORD of hosts liveth, before whom I stand, surely, were it not that I regard the presence of Jehoshaphat the king of Judah, I would not look toward thee, nor see thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Elisha said, As the LORD of hosts liveth, before whom I stand, surely, were it not that I regard the presence of Jehoshaphat the king of Judah, I would not look towards thee, nor see thee.

2 Kings 3:14 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

In reply to Joram's question, "By which way shall we advance (against Moab)?" Jehoshaphat decided in favour of "the way through the desert of Edom." There were two ways by which it was possible to enter the land of the Moabites; namely, either by going above the Dead Sea, and crossing the Jordan and the boundary river Arnon, and so entering it from the north, or by going round the southern point of the Dead Sea, and advancing through the northern portion of the mountains of Edom, and thus entering it from the south. The latter way was the longer of the two, and the one attended with the greatest difficulties and dangers, because the army would have to cross mountains which were very difficult to ascend. Nevertheless Jehoshaphat decided in its favour, partly because, if they took the northern route, they would have the Syrians at Ramoth in Gilead to fear, partly also because the Moabites, from their very confidence in the inaccessibility of their southern boundary, would hardly expect any attack from that side, and might therefore, if assailed at that point, be taken off their guard and easily defeated, and probably also from a regard to the king of Edom, whom they could induce to join them with his troops if they took that route, not so much perhaps for the purpose of strengthening their own army as to make sure of his forces, namely, that he would not make a fresh attempt at rebellion by a second invasion of the kingdom of Judah while Jehoshaphat was taking the field against the Moabites.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

As the Lord

2 Kings 5:16 But he said, As the LORD lives, before whom I stand, I will receive none. And he urged him to take it; but he refused.

1 Kings 17:1 And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said to Ahab, As the LORD God of Israel lives, before whom I stand...

1 Kings 18:15 And Elijah said, As the LORD of hosts lives, before whom I stand, I will surely show myself to him to day.

I regard

2 Chronicles 17:3-9 And the LORD was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the first ways of his father David, and sought not to Baalim...

2 Chronicles 19:3,4 Nevertheless there are good things found in you, in that you have taken away the groves out of the land...

Psalm 15:4 In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; but he honors them that fear the LORD. He that swears to his own hurt, and changes not.

I would not look

1 Samuel 15:26-31 And Samuel said to Saul, I will not return with you: for you have rejected the word of the LORD...

1 Kings 14:5 And the LORD said to Ahijah, Behold, the wife of Jeroboam comes to ask a thing of you for her son; for he is sick...

1 Kings 21:20 And Ahab said to Elijah, Have you found me, O my enemy? And he answered, I have found you...

Jeremiah 1:18 For, behold, I have made you this day a defended city, and an iron pillar, and brazen walls against the whole land...

Daniel 5:17-23 Then Daniel answered and said before the king, Let your gifts be to yourself, and give your rewards to another...

Matthew 22:16 And they sent out to him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that you are true...

Cross References
1 Kings 17:1
Now Elijah the Tishbite, of Tishbe in Gilead, said to Ahab, "As the LORD, the God of Israel, lives, before whom I stand, there shall be neither dew nor rain these years, except by my word."

2 Kings 5:16
But he said, "As the LORD lives, before whom I stand, I will receive none." And he urged him to take it, but he refused.

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