2 Chronicles 18:15
New International Version
The king said to him, “How many times must I make you swear to tell me nothing but the truth in the name of the LORD?”

New Living Translation
But the king replied sharply, “How many times must I demand that you speak only the truth to me when you speak for the LORD?”

English Standard Version
But the king said to him, “How many times shall I make you swear that you speak to me nothing but the truth in the name of the LORD?”

Berean Study Bible
But the king said to him, “How many times must I make you swear not to tell me anything but the truth in the name of the LORD?”

King James Bible
And the king said to him, How many times shall I adjure thee that thou say nothing but the truth to me in the name of the LORD?

New King James Version
So the king said to him, “How many times shall I make you swear that you tell me nothing but the truth in the name of the LORD?”

New American Standard Bible
Then the king said to him, “How many times must I make you swear that you will tell me nothing but the truth in the name of the LORD?”

NASB 1995
Then the king said to him, “How many times must I adjure you to speak to me nothing but the truth in the name of the LORD?”

NASB 1977
Then the king said to him, “How many times must I adjure you to speak to me nothing but the truth in the name of the LORD?”

Amplified Bible
Then the king said to him, “How many times must I warn you (make you swear an oath) to tell me nothing but the truth in the name of the LORD?”

Christian Standard Bible
But the king said to him, “How many times must I make you swear not to tell me anything but the truth in the name of the LORD? ”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But the king said to him, “How many times must I make you swear not to tell me anything but the truth in the name of Yahweh?”

American Standard Version
And the king said to him, How many times shall I adjure thee that thou speak unto me nothing but the truth in the name of Jehovah?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the King said to him: “How many times do I make you swear that you will not speak with me unless it is only straight things in the name of LORD JEHOVAH?”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the king said to him, How often shall I solemnly charge thee that thou speak to me nothing but truth in the name of the Lord?

Contemporary English Version
Ahab shouted, "Micaiah, I've told you over and over to tell me the truth! What does the LORD really say?"

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the king said: I adjure thee again and again to say nothing but the truth to me, in the name of the Lord.

English Revised Version
And the king said to him, How many times shall I adjure thee that thou speak unto me nothing but the truth in the name of the LORD?

Good News Translation
But Ahab replied, "When you speak to me in the name of the LORD, tell the truth! How many times do I have to tell you that?"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The king asked him, "How many times must I make you take an oath in the LORD's name to tell me nothing but the truth?"

International Standard Version
When he heard this, the king asked him, "How many times do I have to ask you? Tell me nothing but the truth, and do it in the name of the LORD!"

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the king said to him: 'How many times shall I adjure thee that thou speak unto me nothing but the truth in the name of the LORD.'

Literal Standard Version
And the king says to him, “How many times am I adjuring you that you speak to me only truth in the Name of YHWH?”

NET Bible
The king said to him, "How many times must I make you solemnly promise in the name of the LORD to tell me only the truth?"

New Heart English Bible
The king said to him, "How many times shall I adjure you that you speak to me nothing but the truth in the name of the LORD?"

World English Bible
The king said to him, "How many times shall I adjure you that you speak to me nothing but the truth in the name of Yahweh?"

Young's Literal Translation
And the king saith unto him, 'How many times am I adjuring thee, that thou speak unto me only truth in the name of Jehovah?'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Micaiah Prophesies Against Ahab
14When Micaiah arrived, the king asked him, “Micaiah, should we go to war against Ramoth-gilead, or should we refrain?” “Go up and triumph,” Micaiah replied, “for they will be given into your hand.” 15But the king said to him, “How many times must I make you swear not to tell me anything but the truth in the name of the LORD?” 16So Micaiah declared: “I saw all Israel scattered on the hills like sheep without a shepherd. And the LORD said, ‘These people have no master; let each one return home in peace.’ ”…

Cross References
2 Chronicles 18:14
When Micaiah arrived, the king asked him, "Micaiah, should we go to war against Ramoth-gilead, or should we refrain?" "Go up and triumph," Micaiah replied, "for they will be given into your hand."

2 Chronicles 18:16
So Micaiah declared: "I saw all Israel scattered on the hills like sheep without a shepherd. And the LORD said, 'These people have no master; let each one return home in peace.'"


Treasury of Scripture

And the king said to him, How many times shall I adjure you that you say nothing but the truth to me in the name of the LORD?

shall I adjure

1 Samuel 14:24
And the men of Israel were distressed that day: for Saul had adjured the people, saying, Cursed be the man that eateth any food until evening, that I may be avenged on mine enemies. So none of the people tasted any food.

1 Kings 22:16
And the king said unto him, How many times shall I adjure thee that thou tell me nothing but that which is true in the name of the LORD?

Matthew 26:63
But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God.









(15) And the king said.--1Kings 22:16 literatim.

I adjure thee.--Compare the words of the high priest to Christ (Matthew 26:63).



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
But the king
הַמֶּ֔לֶךְ (ham·me·leḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4428: A king

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

to him,
אֵלָיו֙ (’ê·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

“How many
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

times
פְעָמִ֖ים (p̄ə·‘ā·mîm)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 6471: A beat, foot, anvil, occurrence

must I
אֲנִ֣י (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 589: I

make you swear
מַשְׁבִּיעֶ֑ךָ (maš·bî·‘e·ḵā)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 7650: To seven oneself, swear

not
לֹֽא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

to tell
תְדַבֵּ֥ר (ṯə·ḏab·bêr)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

me anything but
רַק־ (raq-)
Adverb
Strong's 7535: But, even, except, howbeit howsoever, at the least, nevertheless

the truth
אֱמֶ֖ת (’ĕ·meṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 571: Stability, certainty, truth, trustworthiness

in the name
בְּשֵׁ֥ם (bə·šêm)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 8034: A name

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


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