1 Kings 22:5

5 But Jehoshaphat also said to the king of Israel, “First seek the counsel of the LORD.”

Read 1 Kings 22:5 Using Other Translations

And Jehoshaphat said unto the king of Israel, Enquire, I pray thee, at the word of the LORD to day.
And Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, "Inquire first for the word of the LORD."
Then Jehoshaphat added, “But first let’s find out what the LORD says.”

What does 1 Kings 22:5 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Kings 22:5

And Jehoshaphat said unto the king of Israel, inquire, I pray
thee, at the word of the Lord today.
] Being a pious and religious prince, he did not choose to go into a war at once, without consulting the Lord by his prophets, whether it was his will and pleasure they should engage in it, and should prosper; and he was desirous of having this done immediately, before they proceeded any further.

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