1 Kings 22:5
New International Version
But Jehoshaphat also said to the king of Israel, "First seek the counsel of the LORD."

New Living Translation
Then Jehoshaphat added, “But first let’s find out what the LORD says.”

English Standard Version
And Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, “Inquire first for the word of the LORD.”

Berean Study Bible
But Jehoshaphat also said to the king of Israel, “Please inquire first for the word of the LORD.”

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

New King James Version
Also Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, “Please inquire for the word of the LORD today.”

New American Standard Bible
However, Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, “Please request the word of the LORD first.”

NASB 1995
Moreover, Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, "Please inquire first for the word of the LORD."

NASB 1977
Moreover, Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, “Please inquire first for the word of the LORD.”

Amplified Bible
But Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, “Please inquire first for the word of the LORD.”

Christian Standard Bible
But Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, “First, please ask what the LORD’s will is.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, "First, please ask what the LORD's will is."

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

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Josaphat said, As I am, so art thou also; as my people, so is thy people; as my horses, so are thy horses. And Josaphat king of Juda said to the king of Israel, Enquire, I pray thee, of the Lord to-day.

Contemporary English Version
But first, let's ask the LORD."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Josaphat said to the king of Israel: As I am, so art thou: my people and thy people are one: and my horsemen, thy horsemen. And Josaphat said to the king of Israel: Inquire, I beseech thee, this day, the word of the Lord.

English Revised Version
And Jehoshaphat said unto the king of Israel, Inquire, I pray thee, at the word of the LORD today.

Good News Translation
But first let's consult the LORD."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, "But first, find out what the word of the LORD is [in this matter]."

International Standard Version
But Jehoshaphat also asked the king of Israel, "Please ask for a message from the LORD, first."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Jehoshaphat said unto the king of Israel: 'Inquire, I pray thee, at the word of the LORD today.'

Literal Standard Version
And Jehoshaphat says to the king of Israel, “Please seek the word of YHWH 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."

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

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

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
Ahab and the False Prophets
4So he asked Jehoshaphat, “Will you go with me to fight against Ramoth-gilead?” Jehoshaphat answered the king of Israel, “I am like you, my people are your people, and my horses are your horses.” 5But Jehoshaphat also said to the king of Israel, “Please inquire first for the word of the LORD.” 6So the king of Israel assembled the prophets, about four hundred men, and asked them, “Should I go to war against Ramoth-gilead, or should I refrain?” “Go up,” they replied, “and the Lord will deliver it into the hand of the king.”…

Cross References
1 Kings 22:4
So he asked Jehoshaphat, "Will you go with me to fight against Ramoth-gilead?" Jehoshaphat answered the king of Israel, "I am like you, my people are your people, and my horses are your horses."

1 Kings 22:6
So the king of Israel assembled the prophets, about four hundred men, and asked them, "Should I go to war against Ramoth-gilead, or should I refrain?" "Go up," they replied, "and the Lord will deliver it into the hand of the king."


Treasury of Scripture

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

Enquire

Numbers 27:21
And he shall stand before Eleazar the priest, who shall ask counsel for him after the judgment of Urim before the LORD: 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.

Joshua 9:14
And the men took of their victuals, and asked not counsel at the mouth of the LORD.

Judges 1:1
Now after the death of Joshua it came to pass, that the children of Israel asked the LORD, saying, Who shall go up for us against the Canaanites first, to fight against them?









Verse 5. - And Jehoshaphat said unto the king of Israel, Inquire, I pray thee, at [This word is redundant] the word of the Lord today. [כַּיום hardly conveys that "he asks to have the prophets called in at once," "lest Ahab should consent in word and put off the inquiry in act" (Rawlinson); but rather means, "at this crisis," "under these circumstances." This request agrees well with what we learn elsewhere as to Jehoshaphat's piety (2 Chronicles 17:4-9; 2 Chronicles 19:5-7, etc.) And, remembering how Ahab's late victories had been foretold by a prophet, and had been won by the help of Jehovah, Jehoshaphat might well suppose that his new ally would be eager to know the word of the Lord.]

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
But Jehoshaphat
יְהוֹשָׁפָ֖ט (yə·hō·wō·šā·p̄āṭ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3092: Jehoshaphat -- 'the LORD has judged', the name of a number of Israelites

also said
וַיֹּ֥אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

the king
מֶ֣לֶךְ (me·leḵ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

of Israel,
יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

“Please
נָ֥א (nā)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 4994: I pray', 'now', 'then'

inquire
דְּרָשׁ־ (də·rāš-)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1875: To tread, frequent, to follow, to seek, ask, to worship

first
כַיּ֖וֹם (ḵay·yō·wm)
Preposition-k, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

for the word
דְּבַ֥ר (də·ḇar)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

of the LORD.”
יְהוָֽה׃ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel


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