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1 Kings 22:5

    1 Kings 22:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Jehoshaphat said unto the king of Israel, Enquire, I pray thee, at the word of the LORD to day.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, Let us now get directions from the Lord.

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Kings 22:5

    Jehoshaphat, with characteristic piety 1 Kings 22:43 takes advantage of his position as Ahab's friend and ally, to suggest inquiry of the Lord (Yahweh) before the expedition is undertaken. Lest Ahab should consent in word and put off the inquiry in act, he asks to have the prophets called in at once: "today."

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Kings 22:5

    22:5 Enquire - A good man, wherever he goes, will take God along with him, will acknowledge him in all his ways, and look to him for success. And wherever he goes, he ought to take his religion along with him: and not be ashamed to own it, even among those who have no kindness for it.