New Living Translation
The people of Bethel had sent Sharezer and Regemmelech, along with their attendants, to seek the LORD's favor.
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
7:2 When they - The captives who still continued in Babylon. The house of God - The temple, which now half built began to be frequented. Regem - melech - It appears not who these were, but no doubt they were eminent in dignity and piety. Their men - The train of friends that accompanied them. To pray - To intreat the Lord for pardon of what was past, acceptance of them at present, and an answer to their enquiry.
LibraryExtent of Atonement.
VI. For whose benefit the atonement was intended. 1. God does all things for himself; that is, he consults his own glory and happiness, as the supreme and most influential reason for all his conduct. This is wise and right in him, because his own glory and happiness are infinitely the greatest good in and to the universe. He made the atonement to satisfy himself. "God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." …
Charles Grandison Finney—Systematic Theology
1 Kings 13:6
The king cried out to the man of God, "Please ask the LORD your God to restore my hand again!" So the man of God prayed to the LORD, and the king's hand was restored and he could move it again.
But did King Hezekiah and the people kill him for saying this? No, they turned from their sins and worshiped the LORD. They begged him for mercy. Then the LORD changed his mind about the terrible disaster he had pronounced against them. So we are about to do ourselves great harm."
The people of one city will say to the people of another, 'Come with us to Jerusalem to ask the LORD to bless us. Let's worship the LORD of Heaven's Armies. I'm determined to go.'
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