15 Moses answered him, “Because the people come to me to seek God’s will.(A)

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30 Also put the Urim and the Thummim(A) in the breastpiece, so they may be over Aaron’s heart whenever he enters the presence of the Lord. Thus Aaron will always bear the means of making decisions for the Israelites over his heart before the Lord.

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The Tent of Meeting

Now Moses used to take a tent and pitch it outside the camp some distance away, calling it the “tent of meeting.”(A) Anyone inquiring(B) of the Lord would go to the tent of meeting outside the camp.

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12 They put him in custody until the will of the Lord should be made clear to them.(A)

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But some of them could not celebrate the Passover on that day because they were ceremonially unclean(A) on account of a dead body.(B) So they came to Moses and Aaron(C) that same day and said to Moses, “We have become unclean because of a dead body, but why should we be kept from presenting the Lord’s offering with the other Israelites at the appointed time?(D)

Moses answered them, “Wait until I find out what the Lord commands concerning you.”(E)

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So Moses brought their case(A) before the Lord,(B)

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21 He is to stand before Eleazar the priest, who will obtain decisions for him by inquiring(A) of the Urim(B) before the Lord. At his command he and the entire community of the Israelites will go out, and at his command they will come in.”

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Go to the Levitical(A) priests and to the judge(B) who is in office at that time. Inquire of them and they will give you the verdict.(C)

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Then they said to him, “Please inquire of God(A) to learn whether our journey will be successful.”

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(Formerly in Israel, if someone went to inquire(A) of God, they would say, “Come, let us go to the seer,” because the prophet of today used to be called a seer.)(B)

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22 So they inquired(A) further of the Lord, “Has the man come here yet?”

And the Lord said, “Yes, he has hidden himself among the supplies.”

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36 Saul said, “Let us go down and pursue the Philistines by night and plunder them till dawn, and let us not leave one of them alive.”

“Do whatever seems best to you,” they replied.

But the priest said, “Let us inquire(A) of God here.”

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10 Ahimelek inquired(A) of the Lord for him; he also gave him provisions(B) and the sword(C) of Goliath the Philistine.”

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The king of Israel answered Jehoshaphat, “There is still one prophet through whom we can inquire of the Lord, but I hate(A) him because he never prophesies anything good(B) about me, but always bad. He is Micaiah son of Imlah.”

“The king should not say such a thing,” Jehoshaphat replied.

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11 But Jehoshaphat asked, “Is there no prophet of the Lord here, through whom we may inquire(A) of the Lord?”

An officer of the king of Israel answered, “Elisha(B) son of Shaphat is here. He used to pour water on the hands of Elijah.[a](C)

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  1. 2 Kings 3:11 That is, he was Elijah’s personal servant.
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13 “Go and inquire(A) of the Lord for me and for the people and for all Judah about what is written in this book that has been found. Great is the Lord’s anger(B) that burns against us because those who have gone before us have not obeyed the words of this book; they have not acted in accordance with all that is written there concerning us.”

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who go down to Egypt(A)
    without consulting(B) me;
who look for help to Pharaoh’s protection,(C)
    to Egypt’s shade for refuge.(D)

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“Inquire(A) now of the Lord for us because Nebuchadnezzar[a](B) king of Babylon(C) is attacking us. Perhaps the Lord will perform wonders(D) for us as in times past so that he will withdraw from us.”

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  1. Jeremiah 21:2 Hebrew Nebuchadrezzar, of which Nebuchadnezzar is a variant; here and often in Jeremiah and Ezekiel
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“This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: Tell the king of Judah, who sent you to inquire(A) of me, ‘Pharaoh’s army, which has marched(B) out to support you, will go back to its own land, to Egypt.(C)

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17 Then King Zedekiah sent(A) for him and had him brought to the palace, where he asked(B) him privately,(C) “Is there any word from the Lord?”

“Yes,” Jeremiah replied, “you will be delivered(D) into the hands of the king of Babylon.”

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“‘When any of the Israelites or any foreigner(A) residing in Israel separate themselves from me and set up idols in their hearts and put a wicked stumbling block(B) before their faces and then go to a prophet to inquire(C) of me, I the Lord will answer them myself.

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