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.”
1 Kings 22:7
But Jehoshaphat said, “Is there not yet a prophet of the Lord here that we may inquire of him?”
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,
The secret of the Lord is for those who fear Him,
And He will make them know His covenant.
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He will make your paths straight.
The word which came to Jeremiah from the Lord when King Zedekiah sent to him Pashhur the son of Malchijah, and Zephaniah the priest, the son of Maaseiah, saying,
Now King Zedekiah sent and took him out; and in his palace the king secretly asked him and said, “Is there a word from the Lord?” And Jeremiah said, “There is!” Then he said, “You will be given into the hand of the king of Babylon!”
“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?
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.
Surely the Lord God does nothing
Unless He reveals His secret counsel
To His servants the prophets.
You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me,
So watch yourselves, that you do not forget the covenant of the Lord your God which He made with you, and make for yourselves a graven image in the form of anything against which the Lord your God has commanded you.
‘All its land is brimstone and salt, a burning waste, unsown and unproductive, and no grass grows in it, like the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboiim, which the Lord overthrew in His anger and in His wrath.’
Then My anger will be kindled against them in that day, and I will forsake them and hide My face from them, and they will be consumed, and many evils and troubles will come upon them; so that they will say in that day, ‘Is it not because our God is not among us that these evils have come upon us?’
They read from the book, from the law of God, translating to give the sense so that they understood the reading.
While they stood in their place, they read from the book of the law of the Lord their God for a fourth of the day; and for another fourth they confessed and worshiped the Lord their God.
You, even You, are to be feared;
And who may stand in Your presence when once You are angry?
we have sinned, committed iniquity, acted wickedly and rebelled, even turning aside from Your commandments and ordinances.
Who can stand before His indignation?
Who can endure the burning of His anger?
His wrath is poured out like fire
And the rocks are broken up by Him.
because by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified in His sight; for through the Law comes the knowledge of sin.
for the Law brings about wrath, but where there is no law, there also is no violation.
I was once alive apart from the Law; but when the commandment came, sin became alive and I died;
for the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to stand?”
Because our fathers
2 Chronicles 29:6
For our fathers have been unfaithful and have done evil in the sight of the Lord our God, and have forsaken Him and turned their faces away from the dwelling place of the Lord, and have turned their backs.
2 Chronicles 34:21
“Go, inquire of the Lord for me and for those who are left in Israel and in Judah, concerning the words of the book which has been found; for great is the wrath of the Lord which is poured out on us because our fathers have not observed the word of the Lord, to do according to all that is written in this book.”
We have sinned like our fathers,
We have committed iniquity, we have behaved wickedly.
You too have done evil, even more than your forefathers; for behold, you are each one walking according to the stubbornness of his own evil heart, without listening to Me.
But rather we will certainly carry out every word that has proceeded from our mouths, by burning sacrifices to the queen of heaven and pouring out drink offerings to her, just as we ourselves, our forefathers, our kings and our princes did in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem; for then we had plenty of food and were well off and saw no misfortune.
Our fathers sinned, and are no more;
It is we who have borne their iniquities.
Open shame belongs to us, O Lord, to our kings, our princes and our fathers, because we have sinned against You.
But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves.