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2 Kings 3:5-11

New American Standard Bible

Chapter 3

5 However, when King Ahab died, the king of Moab broke with the king of Israel. 6 So King Jehoram left Samaria for battle at that time and mustered all Israel. 7 Then he went and sent word to Jehoshaphat the king of Judah, saying, 'The king of Moab has broken away from me. Will you go with me to fight against Moab?' And he said, 'I will go up. Consider me yours, my people as your people, my horses as your horses.' 8 Then he said, 'Which way shall we go up?' And he answered, 'The way of the wilderness of Edom.'
9 So the king of Israel went with the king of Judah and the king of Edom, and they made a circuit of seven days’ journey. But there was no water for the army or for the cattle that followed them. 10 Then the king of Israel said, 'It is hopeless! For the LORD has called these three kings to hand them over to Moab!' 11 But Jehoshaphat said, 'Is there no prophet of the LORD here, that we may inquire of the LORD by him?' And one of the king of Israel’s servants answered and said, 'Elisha the son of Shaphat is here, who used to pour water on the hands of Elijah.'
King James Version

Chapter 3

5 But it came to pass, when Ahab was dead, that the king of Moab rebelled against the king of Israel.
6 And king Jehoram went out of Samaria the same time, and numbered all Israel. 7 And he went and sent to Jehoshaphat the king of Judah, saying, The king of Moab hath rebelled against me: wilt thou go with me against Moab to battle? And he said, I will go up: I am as thou art, my people as thy people, and my horses as thy horses. 8 And he said, Which way shall we go up? And he answered, The way through the wilderness of Edom. 9 So the king of Israel went, and the king of Judah, and the king of Edom: and they fetched a compass of seven days' journey: and there was no water for the host, and for the cattle that followed them. 10 And the king of Israel said, Alas! that the LORD hath called these three kings together, to deliver them into the hand of Moab! 11 But Jehoshaphat said, Is there not here a prophet of the LORD, that we may inquire of the LORD by him? And one of the king of Israel's servants answered and said, Here is Elisha the son of Shaphat, which poured water on the hands of Elijah.
Christian Standard Bible

Chapter 3

5 but when Ahab died, the king of Moab rebelled against the king of Israel. 6 So King Joram marched out from Samaria at that time and mobilized all Israel.
7 Then he sent a message to King Jehoshaphat of Judah: "The king of Moab has rebelled against me. Will you go with me to fight against Moab? "Jehoshaphat said, "I will go. I am as you are, my people as your people, my horses as your horses."
8 He asked, "Which route should we take? "He replied, "The route of the Wilderness of Edom."
9 So the king of Israel, the king of Judah, and the king of Edom set out. After they had traveled their indirect route for seven days, they had no water for the army or the animals with them.
10 Then the king of Israel said, "Oh no, the Lord has summoned these three kings, only to hand them over to Moab."
11 But Jehoshaphat said, "Isn't there a prophet of the Lord here? Let's inquire of the Lord through him."One of the servants of the king of Israel answered, "Elisha son of Shaphat, who used to pour water on Elijah's hands, is here."
New Living Translation

Chapter 3

5 But after Ahab's death, the king of Moab rebelled against the king of Israel. 6 So King Joram promptly mustered the army of Israel and marched from Samaria.
7 On the way, he sent this message to King Jehoshaphat of Judah: 'The king of Moab has rebelled against me. Will you join me in battle against him?' And Jehoshaphat replied, 'Why, of course! You and I are as one. My troops are your troops, and my horses are your horses.'
8 Then Jehoshaphat asked, 'What route will we take?' 'We will attack from the wilderness of Edom,' Joram replied.
9 The king of Edom and his troops joined them, and all three armies traveled along a roundabout route through the wilderness for seven days. But there was no water for the men or their animals.
10 'What should we do?' the king of Israel cried out. 'The LORD has brought the three of us here to let the king of Moab defeat us.'
11 But King Jehoshaphat of Judah asked, 'Is there no prophet of the LORD with us? If there is, we can ask the LORD what to do through him.' One of King Joram's officers replied, 'Elisha son of Shaphat is here. He used to be Elijah's personal assistant.'
English Standard Version

Chapter 3

5 But when Ahab died, the king of Moab rebelled against the king of Israel. 6 So King Jehoram marched out of Samaria at that time and mustered all Israel. 7 And he went and sent word to Jehoshaphat king of Judah: “The king of Moab has rebelled against me. Will you go with me to battle against Moab?” And he said, “I will go. I am as you are, my people as your people, my horses as your horses.” 8 Then he said, “By which way shall we march?” Jehoram answered, “By the way of the wilderness of Edom.”
9 So the king of Israel went with the king of Judah and the king of Edom. And when they had made a circuitous march of seven days, there was no water for the army or for the animals that followed them. 10 Then the king of Israel said, “Alas! The LORD has called these three kings to give them into the hand of Moab.” 11 And Jehoshaphat said, “Is there no prophet of the LORD here, through whom we may inquire of the LORD?” Then one of the king of Israel’s servants answered, “Elisha the son of Shaphat is here, who poured water on the hands of Elijah.”
New International Version

Chapter 3

5 But after Ahab died, the king of Moab rebelled against the king of Israel. 6 So at that time King Joram set out from Samaria and mobilized all Israel.
7 He also sent this message to Jehoshaphat king of Judah: 'The king of Moab has rebelled against me. Will you go with me to fight against Moab?' 'I will go with you,' he replied. 'I am as you are, my people as your people, my horses as your horses.'
8 By what route shall we attack?' he asked. 'Through the Desert of Edom,' he answered.
9 So the king of Israel set out with the king of Judah and the king of Edom. After a roundabout march of seven days, the army had no more water for themselves or for the animals with them.
10 What!' exclaimed the king of Israel. 'Has the LORD called us three kings together only to deliver us into the hands of Moab?'
11 But Jehoshaphat asked, 'Is there no prophet of the LORD here, through whom we may inquire of the LORD?' An officer of the king of Israel answered, 'Elisha son of Shaphat is here. He used to pour water on the hands of Elijah.'