Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Moreover, Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, "Please inquire first for the word of the LORD."

King James Version

And Jehoshaphat said unto the king of Israel, Inquire, I pray thee, at the word of the LORD to day.

Holman Bible

But Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, "First, please ask what the Lord's will is."

International Standard Version

"I'm with you," Jehoshaphat answered the king of Israel. "My army will join yours, and my cavalry will be your cavalry." But Jehoshaphat also asked the king of Israel, "Please ask for a message from the LORD, first."

A Conservative Version

And Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, Inquire first, I pray thee, for the word of LORD.

American Standard Version

And Jehoshaphat said unto the king of Israel, Inquire first, I pray thee, for the word of Jehovah.

Amplified

But Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, Inquire first, I pray you, for the word of the Lord today.

Bible in Basic English

Then Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, Let us now get directions from the Lord.

Darby Translation

And Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, Inquire, I pray thee, this day of the word of Jehovah.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And Jehoshaphat said unto the king of Israel, Enquire, I pray thee, at the word of the LORD today.

Julia Smith Translation

And Jehoshaphat will say to the king of Israel, Seek now, according to the day, the word of Jehovah.

King James 2000

And Jehoshaphat said unto the king of Israel, Inquire, I pray you, at the word of the LORD today.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Jehoshaphat also said to the king of Israel, "Please inquire for the word of Yahweh today."

Modern King James verseion

And Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, Please inquire at the Word of Jehovah today.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And Jehoshaphat said unto the king of Israel, "Ask counsel, I pray thee, of the LORD today."

NET Bible

Then Jehoshaphat added, "First seek an oracle from the Lord."

New Heart English Bible

Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, "Please inquire first for the word of the LORD."

The Emphasized Bible

And Jehoshaphat said unto the king of Israel, I am as thou art, my people are us thy people, my horses as thy horses.

Webster

And Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, Inquire, I pray thee, at the word of the LORD to-day.

World English Bible

Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, "Please inquire first for the word of Yahweh."

Youngs Literal Translation

And Jehoshaphat saith unto the king of Israel, 'Seek, I pray thee, to-day, the word of Jehovah;'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
יהושׁפט 
Y@howshaphat 
Usage: 84

unto the king
מלך 
melek 
Usage: 2521

of Israel
ישׂראל 
Yisra'el 
Usage: 2505

דּרשׁ 
Darash 
Usage: 164

I pray thee, at the word
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

of the Lord

Usage: 0

Context Readings

Jehoshaphat Of Judah Allies With Ahab Of Israel

4 And he said to Jehoshaphat, "Will you go with me to battle at Ramoth-gilead?" And Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, "I am as you are, my people as your people, my horses as your horses." 5 Moreover, Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, "Please inquire first for the word of the LORD." 6 Then the king of Israel gathered the prophets together, about four hundred men, and said to them, "Shall I go against Ramoth-gilead to battle or shall I refrain?" And they said, "Go up, for the Lord will give it into the hand of the king."


Cross References

2 Kings 3:11

But Jehoshaphat said, "Is there not a prophet of the LORD here, 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, who used to pour water on the hands of Elijah."

Numbers 27:21

"Moreover, he shall stand before Eleazar the priest, who shall inquire for him by the judgment of the Urim before the LORD. At his command they shall go out and at his command they shall come in, both he and the sons of Israel with him, even all the congregation."

Joshua 9:14

So the men of Israel took some of their provisions, and did not ask for the counsel of the LORD.

Judges 1:1

Now it came about after the death of Joshua that the sons of Israel inquired of the LORD, saying, "Who shall go up first for us against the Canaanites, to fight against them?"

Judges 20:18

Now the sons of Israel arose, went up to Bethel, and inquired of God and said, "Who shall go up first for us to battle against the sons of Benjamin?" Then the LORD said, "Judah shall go up first."

Judges 20:23

The sons of Israel went up and wept before the LORD until evening, and inquired of the LORD, saying, "Shall we again draw near for battle against the sons of my brother Benjamin?" And the LORD said, "Go up against him."

Judges 20:29

So Israel set men in ambush around Gibeah.

1 Samuel 14:18

Then Saul said to Ahijah, "Bring the ark of God here." For the ark of God was at that time with the sons of Israel.

1 Samuel 23:2

So David inquired of the LORD, saying, "Shall I go and attack these Philistines?" And the LORD said to David, "Go and attack the Philistines and deliver Keilah."

1 Samuel 23:4

Then David inquired of the LORD once more. And the LORD answered him and said, "Arise, go down to Keilah, for I will give the Philistines into your hand."

1 Samuel 23:9-12

Now David knew that Saul was plotting evil against him; so he said to Abiathar the priest, "Bring the ephod here."

1 Samuel 30:8

David inquired of the LORD, saying, "Shall I pursue this band? Shall I overtake them?" And He said to him, "Pursue, for you will surely overtake them, and you will surely rescue all."

2 Kings 1:3

But the angel of the LORD said to Elijah the Tishbite, "Arise, go up to meet the messengers of the king of Samaria and say to them, 'Is it because there is no God in Israel that you are going to inquire of Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron?'

1 Chronicles 10:13

So Saul died for his trespass which he committed against the LORD, because of the word of the LORD which he did not keep; and also because he asked counsel of a medium, making inquiry of it,

2 Chronicles 18:4-5

Moreover, Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, "Please inquire first for the word of the LORD."

Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the LORD with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding.

Jeremiah 21:2

"Please inquire of the LORD on our behalf, for Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon is warring against us; perhaps the LORD will deal with us according to all His wonderful acts, so that the enemy will withdraw from us."

Jeremiah 42:2-6

and said to Jeremiah the prophet, "Please let our petition come before you, and pray for us to the LORD your God, that is for all this remnant; because we are left but a few out of many, as your own eyes now see us,

Ezekiel 14:3

"Son of man, these men have set up their idols in their hearts and have put right before their faces the stumbling block of their iniquity Should I be consulted by them at all?

Ezekiel 20:1-3

Now in the seventh year, in the fifth month, on the tenth of the month, certain of the elders of Israel came to inquire of the LORD, and sat before me.

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