Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

So we fasted and sought our God concerning this matter, and He listened to our entreaty.

King James Version

So we fasted and besought our God for this: and he was intreated of us.

Holman Bible

So we fasted and pleaded with our God about this, and He granted our request.

International Standard Version

So we fasted and asked our God about this, and he listened to us.

A Conservative Version

So we fasted and besought our God for this, and he was entreated by us.

American Standard Version

So we fasted and besought our God for this: and he was entreated of us.

Amplified

So we fasted and sought [help from] our God concerning this [matter], and He heard our plea.

Bible in Basic English

So we went without food, requesting our God for this: and his ear was open to our prayer.

Darby Translation

And we fasted, and besought our God for this; and he was entreated of us.

Julia Smith Translation

And we will fast and seek of our God concerning this; and he will be entreated for us.

King James 2000

So we fasted and besought our God for this: and he answered our prayer.

Lexham Expanded Bible

So we fasted and sought our God for this and he responded to our prayer.

Modern King James verseion

So we fasted and prayed to our God for good. And He was pleased to hear us.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

So we fasted, and besought our God for this; and he heard us.

NET Bible

So we fasted and prayed to our God about this, and he answered us.

New Heart English Bible

So we fasted and begged our God for this: and he was entreated of us.

The Emphasized Bible

So we fasted and sought of our God, concerning this, - and he suffered himself to be entreated by us.

Webster

So we fasted and besought our God for this: and he was entreated by us.

World English Bible

So we fasted and begged our God for this: and he was entreated of us.

Youngs Literal Translation

And we fast, and seek from our God for this, and He is entreated of us.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
So we fasted
צוּם 
Tsuwm 
fast, at all
Usage: 21

אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

עתר 
`athar 
Usage: 20

References

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Context Readings

Ezra Proclaims A Fast

22 For I was ashamed to request from the king troops and horsemen to protect us from the enemy on the way, because we had said to the king, “The hand of our God is favorably disposed to all those who seek Him, but His power and His anger are against all those who forsake Him.” 23 So we fasted and sought our God concerning this matter, and He listened to our entreaty. 24 Then I set apart twelve of the leading priests, Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and with them ten of their brothers;


Cross References

Jeremiah 29:12-13

Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.

1 Chronicles 5:20

They were helped against them, and the Hagrites and all who were with them were given into their hand; for they cried out to God in the battle, and He answered their prayers because they trusted in Him.

Deuteronomy 4:29

But from there you will seek the Lord your God, and you will find Him if you search for Him with all your heart and all your soul.

2 Chronicles 33:12-13

When he was in distress, he entreated the Lord his God and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers.

Ezra 8:31

Then we journeyed from the river Ahava on the twelfth of the first month to go to Jerusalem; and the hand of our God was over us, and He delivered us from the hand of the enemy and the ambushes by the way.

Nehemiah 9:1

Now on the twenty-fourth day of this month the sons of Israel assembled with fasting, in sackcloth and with dirt upon them.

Esther 4:16

“Go, assemble all the Jews who are found in Susa, and fast for me; do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my maidens also will fast in the same way. And thus I will go in to the king, which is not according to the law; and if I perish, I perish.”

Psalm 66:18-20

If I regard wickedness in my heart,
The Lord will not hear;

Isaiah 19:22

The Lord will strike Egypt, striking but healing; so they will return to the Lord, and He will respond to them and will heal them.

Jeremiah 33:3

Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’

Jeremiah 50:4-5

“In those days and at that time,” declares the Lord, “the sons of Israel will come, both they and the sons of Judah as well; they will go along weeping as they go, and it will be the Lord their God they will seek.

Daniel 9:3

So I gave my attention to the Lord God to seek Him by prayer and supplications, with fasting, sackcloth and ashes.

Matthew 7:7-8

Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

Luke 2:37

and then as a widow to the age of eighty-four. She never left the temple, serving night and day with fastings and prayers.

Acts 10:30

Cornelius said, “Four days ago to this hour, I was praying in my house during the ninth hour; and behold, a man stood before me in shining garments,

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