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2 Kings 9:17

17 When the lookoute standing on the tower in Jezreel saw Jehu’s troops approaching, he called out, “I see some troops coming.”

“Get a horseman,” Joram ordered. “Send him to meet them and ask, ‘Do you come in peace?f’ ”

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2 Kings 9:17 — English Standard Version (ESV)

17 Now the watchman was standing on the tower in Jezreel, and he saw the company of Jehu as he came and said, “I see a company.” And Joram said, “Take a horseman and send to meet them, and let him say, ‘Is it peace?’ ”

2 Kings 9:17 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

17 And there stood a watchman on the tower in Jezreel, and he spied the company of Jehu as he came, and said, I see a company. And Joram said, Take an horseman, and send to meet them, and let him say, Is it peace?

2 Kings 9:17 — New Living Translation (NLT)

17 The watchman on the tower of Jezreel saw Jehu and his company approaching, so he shouted to Joram, “I see a company of troops coming!”

“Send out a rider to ask if they are coming in peace,” King Joram ordered.

2 Kings 9:17 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

17 Now a watchman stood on the tower in Jezreel, and he saw the company of Jehu as he came, and said, “I see a company of men.”

And Joram said, “Get a horseman and send him to meet them, and let him say, ‘Is it peace?’ ”

2 Kings 9:17 — New Century Version (NCV)

17 The lookout was standing on the watchtower in Jezreel when he saw Jehu’s troops coming. He said, “I see some soldiers!”

Joram said, “Take a horseman and send him to meet them. Tell him to ask, ‘Is all in order?’ ”

2 Kings 9:17 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

17 Now the watchman was standing on the tower in Jezreel, and he spied the company of Jehu as he came, and said, I see a company. And Joram said, Take a horseman, and send to meet them, and let him say, Is it peace?

2 Kings 9:17 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

17 And the watchman stood on the tower in Jizreel, and saw Jehu’s company as he came, and said, I see a company. And Joram said, Take a horseman, and send to meet them, and let him say, Is it peace?

2 Kings 9:17 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

17 The watchman standing on the tower in Jezreel saw Jehu’s troops coming. He said, “I see some troops.” 

So Joram said, “Take a chariot driver, send him to meet them, and ask, ‘Is everything alright?’ ” 

2 Kings 9:17 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

17 Now the watchman was standing on the tower in Jezreel. He saw Jehu’s troops approaching and shouted, “I see troops!”

Joram responded, “Choose a rider and send him to meet them and have him ask, ‘Do you come in peace?’ ”

2 Kings 9:17 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

17 In Jezreel, the sentinel standing on the tower spied the company of Jehu arriving, and said, “I see a company.” Joram said, “Take a horseman; send him to meet them, and let him say, ‘Is it peace?’ ”

2 Kings 9:17 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

17 Now the watchman was standing on the tower in Jezreel, and he saw the company of Jehu when he came, and he said, “I see a company.” Joram said, “Take a horseman and send him to meet them.” And he said, “Is it peace?”

2 Kings 9:17 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

17 A lookout was standing on the roof of the tower in Jezreel. He saw Jehu’s troops approaching. So he called out, “I see some troops coming.”

“Get a horseman,” Joram ordered. “Send him to ride out to them. Have him ask, ‘Are you coming in peace?’ ”

2 Kings 9:17 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

17 Now the watchman was standing on the tower in Jezreel and he saw the company of Jehu as he came, and said, “I see a company.” And Joram said, “Take a horseman and send him to meet them and let him say, ‘Is it peace?’ ”