Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

"Tell the elders of Israel, "This is what the Lord GOD asks, "Did you come to inquire of me? As long as I live, I won't let myself be sought by you," declares the Lord GOD.'

New American Standard Bible

"Son of man, speak to the elders of Israel and say to them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Do you come to inquire of Me? As I live," declares the Lord GOD, "I will not be inquired of by you."'

King James Version

Son of man, speak unto the elders of Israel, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Are ye come to inquire of me? As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I will not be inquired of by you.

Holman Bible

“Son of man, speak with the elders of Israel and tell them: This is what the Lord God says: Are you coming to consult Me? As I live, I will not be consulted by you.” This is the declaration of the Lord God.

A Conservative Version

Son of man, speak to the elders of Israel, and say to them, Thus says lord LORD: Is it to inquire of me that ye have come? As I live, says lord LORD, I will not be inquired of by you.

American Standard Version

Son of man, speak unto the elders of Israel, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Is it to inquire of me that ye are come? As I live, saith the Lord Jehovah, I will not be inquired of by you.

Amplified

Son of man, speak to the elders of Israel and say to them, Thus says the Lord God: Have you come to inquire of Me? As I live, says the Lord God, I will not be inquired of by you!

Bible in Basic English

Son of man, say to the responsible men of Israel, This is what the Lord has said: Have you come to get directions from me? By my life, says the Lord, you will get no directions from me.

Darby Translation

Son of man, speak unto the elders of Israel, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Are ye come to inquire of me? As I live, saith the Lord Jehovah, I will not be inquired of by you.

Julia Smith Translation

Son of man, speak to the old men of Israel, and say to them, Thus said the Lord Jehovah: Come ye to seek me? I live, if I will be sought for you, says the Lord Jehovah.

King James 2000

Son of man, speak unto the elders of Israel, and say unto them, Thus says the Lord GOD; Have you come to inquire of me? As I live, says the Lord GOD, I will not be inquired of by you.

Lexham Expanded Bible

"Son of man, speak with the elders of Israel, and you must say to them, 'Thus says the Lord Yahweh: "[Are] you coming to consult me? {As I live}, I will surely not allow myself to be consulted by you!" ' {declares} the Lord Yahweh.

Modern King James verseion

Son of man, speak to the elders of Israel and say to them, So says the Lord Jehovah: Have you come to ask of Me? As I live, says the Lord Jehovah, I will not be inquired of by you.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

"Thou son of man: speak unto the elders of Israel, and say unto them, 'Thus sayeth the LORD God: Are ye come hither to ask anything at me? As truly as I live, sayeth the LORD God,

NET Bible

"Son of man, speak to the elders of Israel, and tell them: 'This is what the sovereign Lord says: Are you coming to seek me? As surely as I live, I will not allow you to seek me, declares the sovereign Lord.'

New Heart English Bible

"Son of man, speak to the elders of Israel, and tell them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD: "Is it to inquire of me that you have come? As I live, says the Lord GOD, I will not be inquired of by you."'

The Emphasized Bible

Son of man, Speak thou with the elders of Israel, and say unto them, Thus, saith My Lord. Yahweh, To enquire of me, are ye coming in. As I live, very I will no be enquired of by you, Declareth My Lord Yahweh.

Webster

Son of man, speak to the elders of Israel, and say to them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Are ye come to inquire of me? As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I will not be inquired of by you.

World English Bible

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.

Youngs Literal Translation

Son of man, speak with the elders of Israel, and thou hast said unto them, Thus said the Lord Jehovah: To seek Me are ye coming in? I live -- I am not sought by you -- an affirmation of the Lord Jehovah.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
of man
אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1142

unto the elders
זקן 
Zaqen 
Usage: 178

of Israel
ישׂראל 
Yisra'el 
Usage: 2505

and say

Usage: 0

the Lord
אדני 
'Adonay 
אדני 
'Adonay 
Usage: 438
Usage: 438

God
יהוה 
Y@hovih 
יהוה 
Y@hovih 
Usage: 302
Usage: 302

Are ye come

come, bring, ... in, enter, go, carry, ...down, pass, ...out,
Usage: 0

to enquire
דּרשׁ 
Darash 
Usage: 164

of me As I live
חי 
Chay 
Usage: 502

נאם 
N@'um 
Usage: 376

I will not be enquired
דּרשׁ 
Darash 
Usage: 164

References

Context Readings

God's Dealings With Israel For His Name's Sake

2 "Son of Man," the LORD told me, 3 "Tell the elders of Israel, "This is what the Lord GOD asks, "Did you come to inquire of me? As long as I live, I won't let myself be sought by you," declares the Lord GOD.' 4 "Will you judge them? Son of Man, will you indeed judge them? Teach them about the detestable things that their ancestors did.


Cross References

Micah 3:7

Those who see visions will be put to shame, and the diviners will be disgraced every one of them they will cover their faces, because there will be no answer from God.'"

1 Samuel 28:6

Saul inquired of the LORD, but the LORD did not answer him, either through dreams or Urim or through prophets.

Psalm 50:15-21

Call on me in the day of distress; I will deliver you, and you will glorify me."

Proverbs 15:8

The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable to the LORD, but the prayer of the upright is his delight.

Proverbs 21:27

What the wicked person sacrifices is detestable how much more when he offers it with vile motives!

Proverbs 28:9

If someone quits listening to the Law even his prayer is detestable.

Isaiah 1:12

"When you come to present yourselves in my presence, who has required you to trample on my courts?

Isaiah 1:15

When you spread out your hands in prayer, I'll hide my eyes from you. Even though you pray repeatedly, I won't listen. Your hands are full of blood, your fingers drenched with iniquity."

Ezekiel 14:3-4

"Son of Man, these men have taken idols into their hearts. They've placed the stumbling block that is their own iniquity right in front of their faces. Should I be consulted by them at all?

Ezekiel 14:7-8

For when a native Israeli or a resident alien abandons me to set up idols in his heart behind my back, and then places the stumbling block of his iniquity right in front of his own face, then approaches a prophet to inquire of me on behalf of his own self-interest, I, the LORD will answer him myself.

Ezekiel 20:31

When you present your gifts and make your sons pass through the fire, you continue to defile yourselves with your idols to this day. Should I be inquired of by you, you house of Israel? As I live," declares the LORD, "I certainly won't be inquired of by you."

Matthew 3:7

But when John saw many Pharisees and Sadducees coming to where he was baptizing, he told them, "You children of serpents! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?

Matthew 15:8-9

"These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.

Luke 3:7

John would say to the crowds that were coming out to be baptized by him, "You children of serpents! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?

John 4:24

God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth."

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