New International Version
The people of Bethel had sent Sharezer and Regem-Melek, together with their men, to entreat the LORD
King James Bible
When they had sent unto the house of God Sherezer and Regemmelech, and their men, to pray before the LORD,
Darby Bible Translation
when Bethel had sent Sherezer and Regem-melech, and his men, to supplicate Jehovah,
World English Bible
The people of Bethel sent Sharezer and Regem Melech, and their men, to entreat Yahweh's favor,
Young's Literal Translation
And Beth-El sendeth Sherezer and Regem-Melech, and its men, to appease the face of Jehovah,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
When they had sent - Sherezer and Regem-melech - To inquire whether the fasts should be continued, which they had hitherto observed on account of their ruined temple; and the reason why they inquired was, that they were rebuilding that temple, and were likely to bring it to a joyful issue.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
pray before the Lord. Heb. intreat the face of the Lord.
LibrarySad Fasts Changed to Glad Feasts
"Thus saith the LORD of hosts; The fast of the fourth month, and the fast of the fifth, and the fast of the seventh, and the fast of the tenth, shall be to the house of Judah joy and gladness, and cheerful feasts; therefore love the truth and peace."--Zechariah 8:19 MY time for discourse upon this subject will be limited, as we shall gather around the communion-table immediately afterwards. So in the former part of my sermon I shall give you an outline of what might be said upon the text if we had …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 38: 1892
A Discourse of Mercifulness
1 Kings 13:6
Then the king said to the man of God, "Intercede with the LORD your God and pray for me that my hand may be restored." So the man of God interceded with the LORD, and the king's hand was restored and became as it was before.
"Did Hezekiah king of Judah or anyone else in Judah put him to death? Did not Hezekiah fear the LORD and seek his favor? And did not the LORD relent, so that he did not bring the disaster he pronounced against them? We are about to bring a terrible disaster on ourselves!"
and the inhabitants of one city will go to another and say, 'Let us go at once to entreat the LORD and seek the LORD Almighty. I myself am going.'
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