Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (v. i.) To ask a question; to seek for truth or information by putting queries; as, to inquire about employment opportunities.
2. (v. i.) To seek to learn anything by recourse to the proper means of knowledge; to make examination.
3. (v. t.) To ask about; to seek to know by asking; to make examination or inquiry respecting.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaINQUIRE
in-kwir' (sha'al, "to ask," "desire"; zeteo, "to seek"); A form sometimes employed with reference to the practice of divination, as where Saul "inquires of" (or "consults") the witch of Endor as to the issue of the coming battle (1 Samuel 28:6, 7) (see DIVINATION).
Greek4441. punthanomai -- to inquire, by impl. to learn
... 4440, 4441. punthanomai. 4442 . to inquire, by impl. to ... understand. Word
Origin from a prim. root puth- Definition to inquire, by impl. ...
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1905. eperotao -- to inquire of
1934. epizeteo -- to inquire for
198b. akriboo -- to inquire with exactness
2477. historeo -- to inquire about, visit
1567a. ekzeteo -- to seek out, demand, inquire
1567. ekzeteo -- to seek out, demand, inquire
198. akriboo -- exact, precise
1833. exetazo -- to examine closely
350. anakrino -- to examine, investigate
Strong's Hebrew1240. beqar -- to inquire, seek
... 1239, 1240. beqar. 1241 . to inquire, seek. Transliteration: beqar Phonetic
Spelling: (bek-ar') Short Definition: inquire. Word ...
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1158. baah -- to inquire, cause to swell or boil up
1239. baqar -- to inquire, seek
7592. shaal -- to ask, inquire
1875. darash -- to resort to, seek
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Here, to the Things Thou Hast Thought Meet to Inquire of Me...
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ThesaurusInquire (95 Occurrences)
... 1. (vi) To ask a question; to seek for truth or information by putting queries;
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Consult (27 Occurrences)
Zebub (4 Occurrences)
Baal-zebub (4 Occurrences)
Ba'al-ze'bub (4 Occurrences)
Demand (34 Occurrences)
Jehosh'aphat (75 Occurrences)
Ekron (20 Occurrences)
Guidance (9 Occurrences)
Investigate (11 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceInquire (95 Occurrences)
Matthew 2:7 Then Herod, having secretly called the magi, inquired of them accurately the time of the star that was appearing;
Matthew 2:8 and having sent them to Beth-Lehem, he said, 'Having gone -- inquire ye exactly for the child, and whenever ye may have found, bring me back word, that I also having come may bow to him.'
Matthew 10:11 "Whatever town or village you enter, inquire for some good man; and make his house your home till you leave the place.
Matthew 11:2 Now John had heard in prison about the Christ's doings, and he sent some of his disciples to inquire:
Matthew 13:28 "'Some enemy has done this,' he said. "'Shall we go, and collect it?' the men inquire.
Luke 18:36 He heard a crowd of people going past, and inquired what it all meant.
Luke 22:23 And they began to inquire among themselves, which of them it was that should do this thing.
John 13:24 Simon Peter, then, doth beckon to this one, to inquire who he may be concerning whom he speaketh,
John 16:19 Therefore Jesus perceived that they wanted to ask him, and he said to them, "Do you inquire among yourselves concerning this, that I said,'A little while, and you won't see me, and again a little while, and you will see me?'
John 21:12 Jesus said to them, "Come and eat breakfast." None of the disciples dared inquire of him, "Who are you?" knowing that it was the Lord.
Acts 4:7 When they had stood them in the middle of them, they inquired, "By what power, or in what name, have you done this?"
Acts 9:11 The Lord said to him, "Arise, and go to the street which is called Straight, and inquire in the house of Judah for one named Saul, a man of Tarsus. For behold, he is praying,
Acts 10:29 Wherefore also, having been sent for, I came without saying anything against it. I inquire therefore for what reason ye have sent for me.
Acts 19:39 But if ye inquire anything concerning other matters, it will be settled in the regular assembly.
Acts 23:15 Now therefore you and the Sanhedrin should make representations to the Tribune for him to bring him down to you, under the impression that you intend to inquire more minutely about him; and we are prepared to assassinate him before he comes near the place."
Acts 23:19 And the chiliarch having taken him by the hand, and having gone apart in private, inquired, What is it that thou hast to report to me?
Acts 23:20 He said, "The Jews have agreed to ask you to bring Paul down to the council tomorrow, as though intending to inquire somewhat more accurately concerning him.
Acts 25:20 Being perplexed how to inquire concerning these things, I asked whether he was willing to go to Jerusalem and there be judged concerning these matters.
1 Corinthians 14:35 If they desire to learn anything, let them ask their own husbands at home, for it is shameful for a woman to chatter in the assembly.
2 Corinthians 8:23 Whether 'any inquire' about Titus, 'he is' my partner and 'my' fellow-worker to you-ward, or our brethren, 'they are' the messengers of the churches, 'they are' the glory of Christ.
Galatians 1:18 Then, three years later, I went up to Jerusalem to inquire for Peter, and I spent a fortnight with him.
2 Timothy 1:17 Nay, when he was here in Rome, he took great pains to inquire where I was living, and at last he found me.
1 Peter 3:11 Let him turn from evil, and do good; Let him inquire for peace and go in pursuit of it.
Genesis 24:57 And they said, We will call the damsel, and inquire at her mouth.
Genesis 25:22 The children struggled together within her. She said, "If it be so, why do I live?" She went to inquire of Yahweh.
Exodus 18:15 Moses said to his father-in-law, "Because the people come to me to inquire of God.
Leviticus 27:33 He shall not search whether it be good or bad, neither shall he change it: and if he change it at all, then both it and that for which it is changed shall be holy; it shall not be redeemed.
Numbers 27:21 He shall stand before Eleazar the priest, who shall inquire for him by the judgment of the Urim before Yahweh: at his word shall they go out, and at his word they shall come in, both he, and all the children of Israel with him, even all the congregation."
Deuteronomy 4:32 For ask now of the days that are past, which were before you, since the day that God created man on the earth, and from the one end of the sky to the other, whether there has been any such thing as this great thing is, or has been heard like it?
Deuteronomy 12:30 take heed to yourself that you not be ensnared to follow them, after that they are destroyed from before you; and that you not inquire after their gods, saying, "How do these nations serve their gods? I will do likewise."
Deuteronomy 13:14 then you shall inquire, and make search, and ask diligently; and, behold, if it be truth, and the thing certain, that such abomination is done in the midst of you,
Deuteronomy 17:4 and it be told you, and you have heard of it, then you shall inquire diligently; and behold, if it be true, and the thing certain, that such abomination is done in Israel,
Deuteronomy 17:9 and you shall come to the priests the Levites, and to the judge who shall be in those days: and you shall inquire; and they shall show you the sentence of judgment.
Deuteronomy 19:18 and the judges shall make diligent inquisition: and, behold, if the witness be a FALSE witness, and have testified falsely against his brother;
Joshua 9:14 And the men took of their victuals, but they did not inquire at the mouth of Jehovah.
Judges 4:20 He said to her, "Stand in the door of the tent, and it shall be, when any man comes and inquires of you, and says,'Is there any man here?' that you shall say,'No.'"
Judges 6:29 They said one to another, "Who has done this thing?" When they inquired and asked, they said, "Gideon the son of Joash has done this thing."
Judges 18:5 And they said to him, "Inquire of God, we pray thee, that we may know whether the journey on which we are setting out will succeed."
1 Samuel 9:9 (In earlier times in Israel, when a man went to inquire of God, thus he said, "Come, and let us go to the seer;" for he who is now called a prophet was before called a Seer.)
1 Samuel 14:36 Saul said, "Let us go down after the Philistines by night, and take spoil among them until the morning light, and let us not leave a man of them." They said, "Do whatever seems good to you." Then the priest said, "Let us draw near here to God."
1 Samuel 17:56 The king said, "Inquire whose son the young man is!"
1 Samuel 22:15 Have I today begun to inquire of God for him? Be it far from me! Don't let the king impute anything to his servant, nor to all the house of my father; for your servant knows nothing of all this, less or more."
1 Samuel 28:7 Then said Saul to his servants, "Seek me a woman who has a familiar spirit, that I may go to her, and inquire of her." His servants said to him, "Behold, there is a woman who has a familiar spirit at Endor."
1 Samuel 28:16 And Samuel said, Why then dost thou inquire of me, seeing Jehovah is departed from thee, and is become thine enemy?
2 Samuel 8:10 and Toi sent Joram his son to king David, to inquire of his welfare, and to congratulate him, because he had fought against Hadadezer and smitten him; for Hadadezer was continually at war with Toi. And he brought with him vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and vessels of bronze.
2 Samuel 20:18 And she spoke saying, They were wont to speak in old time saying, Just inquire in Abel; and so they ended.
1 Kings 14:5 Yahweh said to Ahijah, "Behold, the wife of Jeroboam comes to inquire of you concerning her son; for he is sick. Thus and thus you shall tell her; for it will be, when she comes in, that she will pretend to be another woman."
1 Kings 22:5 Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, "Please inquire first for the word of Yahweh."
1 Kings 22:7 But Jehoshaphat said, "Isn't there here a prophet of Yahweh, that we may inquire of him?"
1 Kings 22:8 The king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, "There is yet one man by whom we may inquire of Yahweh, Micaiah the son of Imlah; but I hate him; for he does not prophesy good concerning me, but evil." Jehoshaphat said, "Don't let the king say so."
2 Kings 1:2 Ahaziah fell down through the lattice in his upper chamber that was in Samaria, and was sick. So he sent messengers, and said to them, "Go, inquire of Baal Zebub, the god of Ekron, whether I will recover of this sickness."
2 Kings 1:3 But the angel of Yahweh said to Elijah the Tishbite, "Arise, go up to meet the messengers of the king of Samaria, and tell them,'Is it because there is no God in Israel, that you go to inquire of Baal Zebub, the god of Ekron?
2 Kings 1:6 They said to him, "A man came up to meet us, and said to us,'Go, return to the king who sent you, and tell him, "Thus says Yahweh,'Is it because there is no God in Israel, that you send to inquire of Baal Zebub, the god of Ekron? Therefore you shall not come down from the bed where you have gone up, but shall surely die.'"'"
2 Kings 1:16 He said to him, "Thus says Yahweh,'Because you have sent messengers to inquire of Baal Zebub, the god of Ekron, is it because there is no God in Israel to inquire of his word? Therefore you shall not come down from the bed where you have gone up, but shall surely die."
2 Kings 3:11 But Jehoshaphat said, "Isn't there here a prophet of Yahweh, that we may inquire of Yahweh by him?" One of the king of Israel's servants answered, "Elisha the son of Shaphat is here, who poured water on the hands of Elijah."
2 Kings 8:8 The king said to Hazael, "Take a present in your hand, and go, meet the man of God, and inquire of Yahweh by him, saying,'Will I recover from this sickness?'"
2 Kings 16:15 King Ahaz commanded Urijah the priest, saying, "On the great altar burn the morning burnt offering, and the evening meal offering, and the king's burnt offering, and his meal offering, with the burnt offering of all the people of the land, and their meal offering, and their drink offerings; and sprinkle on it all the blood of the burnt offering, and all the blood of the sacrifice; but the bronze altar shall be for me to inquire by."
2 Kings 22:13 "Go inquire of Yahweh for me, and for the people, and for all Judah, concerning the words of this book that is found; for great is the wrath of Yahweh that is kindled against us, because our fathers have not listened to the words of this book, to do according to all that which is written concerning us."
2 Kings 22:18 But to the king of Judah, who sent you to inquire of Yahweh, thus you shall tell him, "Thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel:'Concerning the words which you have heard,
1 Chronicles 10:13 So Saul died for his trespass which he committed against Yahweh, because of the word of Yahweh, which he didn't keep; and also because he asked counsel of one who had a familiar spirit, to inquire thereby,
1 Chronicles 10:14 and didn't inquire of Yahweh: therefore he killed him, and turned the kingdom to David the son of Jesse.
1 Chronicles 13:3 And let us bring again the ark of our God to us: for we inquired not at it in the days of Saul.
1 Chronicles 15:13 For because you didn't carry it at first, Yahweh our God made broke out against us, because we didn't seek him according to the ordinance."
1 Chronicles 18:10 and he sent Hadoram his son to king David to inquire of his welfare, and to congratulate him, because he had fought against Hadarezer and smitten him; for Hadarezer was continually at war with Tou; he sent also all manner of vessels of gold and silver and bronze.
1 Chronicles 21:30 But David couldn't go before it to inquire of God; for he was afraid because of the sword of the angel of Yahweh.
2 Chronicles 18:4 Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, Please inquire first for the word of Yahweh.
2 Chronicles 18:6 But Jehoshaphat said, Isn't there here a prophet of Yahweh besides, that we may inquire of him?
2 Chronicles 18:7 The king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man by whom we may inquire of Yahweh: but I hate him; for he never prophesies good concerning me, but always evil: the same is Micaiah the son of Imla. Jehoshaphat said, Don't let the king say so.
2 Chronicles 20:3 Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek to Yahweh; and he proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah.
2 Chronicles 20:4 and Judah is gathered to inquire of Jehovah; also, from all the cities of Judah they have come in to seek Jehovah.
2 Chronicles 32:31 However in the business of the ambassadors of the princes of Babylon, who sent to him to inquire of the wonder that was done in the land, God left him, to try him, that he might know all that was in his heart.
2 Chronicles 34:21 Go inquire of Yahweh for me, and for those who are left in Israel and in Judah, concerning the words of the book that is found; for great is the wrath of Yahweh that is poured out on us, because our fathers have not kept the word of Yahweh, to do according to all that is written in this book.
2 Chronicles 34:26 But to the king of Judah, who sent you to inquire of Yahweh, thus you shall tell him, Thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel: As touching the words which you have heard,
Ezra 7:14 Because you are sent of the king and his seven counselors, to inquire concerning Judah and Jerusalem, according to the law of your God which is in your hand,
Job 3:4 Let that day be darkness; Let not God from above seek for it, Neither let the light shine upon it.
Job 5:8 Yet I -- I inquire for God, And for God I give my word,
Job 8:8 "Please inquire of past generations. Find out about the learning of their fathers.
Job 10:6 that you inquire after my iniquity, and search after my sin?
Psalms 27:4 One thing I have asked of Yahweh, that I will seek after, that I may dwell in the house of Yahweh all the days of my life, to see Yahweh's beauty, and to inquire in his temple.
Psalms 78:34 When he killed them, then they inquired after him. They returned and sought God earnestly.
Ecclesiastes 7:10 Say not thou: 'How was it that the former days were better than these?' for it is not out of wisdom that thou inquirest concerning this.
Isaiah 8:19 And when they say to you, Make request for us to those who have control of spirits, and to those wise in secret arts, who make hollow bird-like sounds; is it not right for a people to make request to their gods, to make request for the living to the dead?
Isaiah 21:12 The watchman said, "The morning comes, and also the night. If you will inquire, inquire. Come back again."
Jeremiah 10:21 For the shepherds are become brutish, and have not inquired of Yahweh: therefore they have not prospered, and all their flocks are scattered.
Jeremiah 18:13 Therefore thus says Yahweh: Ask now among the nations, who has heard such things; the virgin of Israel has done a very horrible thing.
Jeremiah 21:2 Please inquire of Yahweh for us; for Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon makes war against us: perhaps Yahweh will deal with us according to all his wondrous works, that he may go up from us.
Jeremiah 37:7 Thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel, You shall tell the king of Judah, who sent you to me to inquire of me: Behold, Pharaoh's army, which is come forth to help you, shall return to Egypt into their own land.
Jeremiah 50:5 They shall inquire concerning Zion with their faces turned toward it, saying, Come, and join yourselves to Yahweh in an everlasting covenant that shall not be forgotten.
Ezekiel 14:3 Son of man, these men have taken their idols into their heart, and put the stumbling block of their iniquity before their face: should I be inquired of at all by them?
Ezekiel 14:7 For everyone of the house of Israel, or of the strangers who sojourn in Israel, who separates himself from me, and takes his idols into his heart, and puts the stumbling block of his iniquity before his face, and comes to the prophet to inquire for himself of me; I Yahweh will answer him by myself:
Ezekiel 20:1 It happened in the seventh year, in the fifth month, the tenth day of the month, that certain of the elders of Israel came to inquire of Yahweh, and sat before me.
Ezekiel 20:3 Son of man, speak to the elders of Israel, and tell them, Thus says the Lord Yahweh: Is it to inquire of me that you have come? As I live, says the Lord Yahweh, I will not be inquired of by you.
Ezekiel 20:31 and when you offer your gifts, when you make your sons to pass through the fire, do you pollute yourselves with all your idols to this day? and shall I be inquired of by you, house of Israel? As I live, says the Lord Yahweh, I will not be inquired of by you;
Hosea 4:12 My people consult with their wooden idol, and answer to a stick of wood. Indeed the spirit of prostitution has led them astray, and they have been unfaithful to their God.
Zephaniah 1:6 those who have turned back from following Yahweh, and those who haven't sought Yahweh nor inquired after him.
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