New Living Translation
But the two children struggled with each other in her womb. So she went to ask the LORD about it. "Why is this happening to me?" she asked.
King James Bible
And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to inquire of the LORD.
Darby Bible Translation
And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to inquire of Jehovah.
World English Bible
The children struggled together within her. She said, "If it be so, why do I live?" She went to inquire of Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation
and the children struggle together within her, and she saith, 'If it is right -- why am I thus?' and she goeth to seek Jehovah.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
25:22 The children struggled within her - The commotion was altogether extra - ordinary, and made her very uneasy: If it be so, or, since it is so, why am I thus? - Before the want of children was her trouble, now the struggle of the children is no less so. And she went to enquire of the Lord - Some think Melchizedek was now consulted as an oracle, or perhaps some Urim or Teraphim were now used to enquire of God by, as afterwards in the breast - plate of judgment. The word and prayer, by which we now enquire of the Lord, give great relief to those that are upon any account perplexed: it is a mighty ease to spread our case before the Lord, and ask council at his mouth.
"Therefore let us also, seeing we are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the Author and Perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the Cross, despising shame, and hath sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider Him that hath endured such gainsaying of sinners against themselves, that ye …
Thomas Charles Edwards—The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews
John the Baptist's Person and Preaching.
But if Moreover any not Having Charity, which Pertaineth to the Unity of Spirit...
Of the Effects of those Prerogatives.
1 Samuel 9:9
(In those days if people wanted a message from God, they would say, "Let's go and ask the seer," for prophets used to be called seers.)
1 Samuel 10:22
So they asked the LORD, "Where is he?" And the LORD replied, "He is hiding among the baggage."
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