Judges 18:5
New International Version
Then they said to him, "Please inquire of God to learn whether our journey will be successful."

New Living Translation
Then they said, "Ask God whether or not our journey will be successful."

English Standard Version
And they said to him, “Inquire of God, please, that we may know whether the journey on which we are setting out will succeed.”

Berean Study Bible
Then they said to him, “Please inquire of God to determine whether we will have a successful journey.”

New American Standard Bible
They said to him, "Inquire of God, please, that we may know whether our way on which we are going will be prosperous."

King James Bible
And they said unto him, Ask counsel, we pray thee, of God, that we may know whether our way which we go shall be prosperous.

Christian Standard Bible
Then they said to him, "Please inquire of God for us to determine if we will have a successful journey."

Contemporary English Version
"Please talk to God for us," the men said. "Ask God if we will be successful in what we are trying to do."

Good News Translation
They said to him, "Please ask God if we are going to be successful on our trip."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then they said to him, "Please inquire of God so we will know if we will have a successful journey."

International Standard Version
They replied, "Go ask God, please, about whether or not we'll be successful in this journey."

NET Bible
They said to him, "Seek a divine oracle for us, so we can know if we will be successful on our mission."

New Heart English Bible
They said to him, "Please ask counsel of God, that we may know whether our way which we go shall be prosperous."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They said to him, "Please find out from God if our journey will be successful."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they said unto him: 'Ask counsel, we pray thee, of God, that we may know whether our way which we are going shall be prosperous.'

New American Standard 1977
And they said to him, “Inquire of God, please, that we may know whether our way on which we are going will be prosperous.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they said unto him, Ask counsel now, therefore, of God, that we may know whether he shall prosper our journey which we do.

King James 2000 Bible
And they said unto him, Ask counsel, we pray you, of God, that we may know whether our way which we go shall be prosperous.

American King James Version
And they said to him, Ask counsel, we pray you, of God, that we may know whether our way which we go shall be prosperous.

American Standard Version
And they said unto him, Ask counsel, we pray thee, of God, that we may know whether our way which we go shall be prosperous.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they said to him, Enquire now of God, and we shall know whether our way will prosper, on which we are going.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then they desired him to consult the Lord, that they might know whether their journey should be prosperous, and the thing should have effect.

Darby Bible Translation
And they said to him, Inquire, we pray thee, of God, that we may know whether our way on which we go shall be prosperous.

English Revised Version
And they said unto him, Ask counsel, we pray thee, of God, that we may know whether our way which we go shall be prosperous.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they said to him, Ask counsel, we pray thee, of God, that we may know whether our way which we go shall be prosperous.

World English Bible
They said to him, "Please ask counsel of God, that we may know whether our way which we go shall be prosperous."

Young's Literal Translation
And they say to him, 'Ask, we pray thee, at God, and we know whether our way is prosperous on which we are going.'
Study Bible
The Danites Settle in Laish
4“Micah had done this for me,” he replied, “and he has hired me to be his priest.” 5Then they said to him, “Please inquire of God to determine whether we will have a successful journey.” 6And the priest told them, “Go in peace. The LORD is watching over your journey.”…
Cross References
Judges 18:4
"Micah had done this for me," he replied, "and he has hired me to be his priest."

Judges 18:6
And the priest told them, "Go in peace. The LORD is watching over your journey."

Treasury of Scripture

And they said to him, Ask counsel, we pray you, of God, that we may know whether our way which we go shall be prosperous.

ask counsel

1 Kings 22:5
And Jehoshaphat said unto the king of Israel, Inquire, I pray thee, at the word of the LORD to day.

2 Kings 16:15
And king Ahaz commanded Urijah the priest, saying, Upon the great altar burn the morning burnt offering, and the evening meat offering, and the king's burnt sacrifice, and his meat offering, with the burnt offering of all the people of the land, and their meat offering, and their drink offerings; and sprinkle upon it all the blood of the burnt offering, and all the blood of the sacrifice: and the brasen altar shall be for me to inquire by.

Isaiah 30:1
Woe to the rebellious children, saith the LORD, that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin:

of God

Judges 18:14
Then answered the five men that went to spy out the country of Laish, and said unto their brethren, Do ye know that there is in these houses an ephod, and teraphim, and a graven image, and a molten image? now therefore consider what ye have to do.

Judges 17:5,13
And the man Micah had an house of gods, and made an ephod, and teraphim, and consecrated one of his sons, who became his priest…







Lexicon
Then they said to him,
וַיֹּ֥אמְרוּ (way·yō·mə·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“Please
נָ֣א (nā)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 4994: I pray', 'now', 'then'

inquire
שְׁאַל־ (šə·’al-)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7592: To inquire, to request, to demand

of God
בֵאלֹהִ֑ים (ḇê·lō·hîm)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

to determine
וְנֵ֣דְעָ֔ה (wə·nê·ḏə·‘āh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect Cohortative - first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 3045: To know

whether we
אֲנַ֖חְנוּ (’ă·naḥ·nū)
Pronoun - first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 587: We

will have a successful
הֲתַצְלִ֣יחַ (hă·ṯaṣ·lî·aḥ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6743: To push forward

journey.”
דַּרְכֵּ֔נוּ (dar·kê·nū)
Noun - common singular construct | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action
(5) Ask counsel . . . of God.--Doubtless Jonathan showed them the glittering ephod. There were no prophets of whom to inquire, as in 1Kings 22:5; but their unauthorised inquiry was liable to the strong censure expressed in Isaiah 30:1, Hosea 4:12. They might have at least consulted the high priest Phinehas, or some other national representative.

Verse 5. - Ask counsel of God, or simply Ask God, as the identical phrase is rendered in Judges 1:2, where see note. 17:7-13 Micah thought it was a sign of God's favour to him and his images, that a Levite should come to his door. Thus those who please themselves with their own delusions, if Providence unexpectedly bring any thing to their hands that further them in their evil way, are apt from thence to think that God is pleased with them.
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