English Standard Version
And Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, “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.
American Standard Version
And Jehoshaphat said unto the king of Israel, Inquire first, I pray thee, for the word of Jehovah.
And Josaphat said to the king of Israel: Inquire, I beseech thee, at present 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.
Webster's Bible Translation
And Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, Inquire, I pray thee, at the word of the LORD to-day.
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CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
The Benjamites fell into two detachments: archers with shields (cf. 1 Chronicles 8:40) 200,000 men, under the chief command of Eliada, and "equipped of the army," i.e., not heavy armed (Berth.), but provided with the usual weapons, sword, spear, and shield (cf. 1 Chronicles 12:24), 180,000 under the command of Jehozabad. According to this statement, Judah had 780,000 warriors capable of bearing arms. These numbers are clearly too large, and bear no proportion to the result of the numbering of the people capable of bearing arms under David, when there were in Judah only 500,000 or 470,000 men (cf. 1 Chronicles 21:5 with 2 Samuel 24:5); yet the sums of the single divisions appear duly proportioned-a fact which renders it more difficult to believe that these exaggerated numbers are the result of orthographical errors.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
2 Chronicles 18:3
Ahab king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat king of Judah, "Will you go with me to Ramoth-gilead?" He answered him, "I am as you are, my people as your people. We will be with you in the war."
2 Chronicles 18:5
Then the king of Israel gathered the prophets together, four hundred men, and said to them, "Shall we go to battle against Ramoth-gilead, or shall I refrain?" And they said, "Go up, for God will give it into the hand of the king."
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