1 H3092 Now Jehoshaphat H6239 had riches H3519 and honour H7230 in abundance H2859 0 , and allied himself H256 with Ahab H2859 [H8691] by marriage.
2 H7093 And after H8141 certain years H3381 [H8799] he went down H256 to Ahab H8111 to Samaria H256 . And Ahab H2076 [H8799] killed H6629 sheep H1241 and oxen H7230 for him in abundance H5971 , and for the people H5496 [H8686] that he had with him, and persuaded H5927 [H8800] him to go up H7433 H1568 with him to Ramothgilead.
3 H256 And Ahab H4428 king H3478 of Israel H559 [H8799] said H3092 to Jehoshaphat H4428 king H3063 of Judah H3212 [H8799] , Wilt thou go H7433 H1568 with me to Ramothgilead H559 [H8799] ? And he answered H5971 him, I am as thou art, and my people H5971 as thy people H4421 ; and we will be with thee in the war.
4 H3092 And Jehoshaphat H559 [H8799] said H4428 to the king H3478 of Israel H1875 [H8798] , Enquire H1697 , I pray thee, at the word H3068 of the LORD H3117 to day.
5 H4428 Therefore the king H3478 of Israel H6908 [H8799] gathered together H5030 of prophets H702 four H3967 hundred H376 men H559 [H8799] , and said H3212 [H8799] to them, Shall we go H7433 H1568 to Ramothgilead H4421 to battle H2308 [H8799] , or shall I forbear H559 [H8799] ? And they said H5927 [H8798] , Go up H430 ; for God H5414 [H8799] will deliver H4428 it into the king's H3027 hand.
6 H3092 But Jehoshaphat H559 [H8799] said H5030 , Is there not here a prophet H3068 of the LORD H1875 [H8799] besides, that we may enquire of him?
7 H4428 And the king H3478 of Israel H559 [H8799] said H3092 to Jehoshaphat H259 , There is yet one H376 man H1875 [H8800] , by whom we may enquire H3068 of the LORD H8130 [H8804] : but I hate H5012 [H8693] him; for he never prophesieth H2896 good H3117 to me, but always H7451 evil H4321 : the same is Micaiah H1121 the son H3229 of Imla H3092 . And Jehoshaphat H559 [H8799] said H4428 , Let not the king H559 [H8799] say so.
8 H4428 And the king H3478 of Israel H7121 [H8799] called H259 for one H5631 of his officers H559 [H8799] , and said H4116 [H8761] , Bring quickly H4319 Micaiah H1121 the son H3229 of Imla.
9 H4428 And the king H3478 of Israel H3092 and Jehoshaphat H4428 king H3063 of Judah H3427 [H8802] sat H376 each H3678 of them on his throne H3847 [H8794] , clothed H899 in their robes H3427 [H8802] , and they sat H1637 in an open place H6607 at the entrance H8179 of the gate H8111 of Samaria H5030 ; and all the prophets H5012 [H8693] prophesied H6440 before them.
10 H6667 And Zedekiah H1121 the son H3668 of Chenaanah H6213 [H8799] had made H7161 him horns H1270 of iron H559 [H8799] , and said H559 [H8804] , Thus saith H3068 the LORD H5055 [H8762] , With these thou shalt push H758 Syria H3615 [H8763] until they shall be consumed.
11 H5030 And all the prophets H5012 [H8737] prophesied H559 [H8800] so, saying H5927 [H8798] , Go up H7433 H1568 to Ramothgilead H6743 [H8685] , and prosper H3068 : for the LORD H5414 [H8804] shall deliver H3027 it into the hand H4428 of the king.
12 H4397 And the messenger H1980 [H8804] that went H7121 [H8800] to call H4321 Micaiah H1696 [H8765] spoke H559 [H8800] to him, saying H1697 , Behold, the words H5030 of the prophets H2896 declare good H4428 to the king H259 with one H6310 consent H1697 ; let thy word H259 therefore, I pray thee, be like one H1696 [H8765] of theirs, and speak H2896 thou good.
13 H4321 And Micaiah H559 [H8799] said H3068 , As the LORD H2416 liveth H430 , even what my God H559 [H8799] saith H1696 [H8762] , that will I speak.
14 H935 [H8799] And when he had come H4428 to the king H4428 , the king H559 [H8799] said H4318 to him, Micaiah H3212 [H8799] , shall we go H7433 H1568 to Ramothgilead H4421 to battle H2308 [H8799] , or shall I forbear H559 [H8799] ? And he said H5927 [H8798] , Go ye up H6743 [H8685] , and prosper H5414 [H8735] , and they shall be delivered H3027 into your hand.
15 H4428 And the king H559 [H8799] said H6471 to him, How many times H7650 [H8688] shall I adjure H1696 [H8762] thee that thou say H571 nothing but the truth H8034 to me in the name H3068 of the LORD?
16 H559 [H8799] Then he said H7200 [H8804] , I saw H3478 all Israel H6327 [H8737] scattered H2022 upon the mountains H6629 , as sheep H7462 [H8802] that have no shepherd H3068 : and the LORD H559 [H8799] said H113 , These have no master H7725 [H8799] ; let them return H376 therefore every man H1004 to his house H7965 in peace.
17 H4428 And the king H3478 of Israel H559 [H8799] said H3092 to Jehoshaphat H559 [H8804] , Did I not tell H5012 [H8691] thee that he would not prophesy H2896 good H7451 to me, but evil?
18 H559 [H8799] Again he said H8085 [H8798] , Therefore hear H1697 the word H3068 of the LORD H7200 [H8804] ; I saw H3068 the LORD H3427 [H8802] sitting H3678 upon his throne H6635 , and all the host H8064 of heaven H5975 [H8802] standing H3225 on his right hand H8040 and on his left.
19 H3068 And the LORD H559 [H8799] said H6601 [H8762] , Who shall entice H256 Ahab H4428 king H3478 of Israel H5927 [H8799] , that he may go up H5307 [H8799] and fall H7433 H1568 at Ramothgilead H559 [H8799] ? And one spoke H559 [H8802] saying H3602 after this manner H559 [H8802] , and another saying H3602 after that manner.
20 H3318 [H8799] Then there came out H7307 a spirit H5975 [H8799] , and stood H6440 before H3068 the LORD H559 [H8799] , and said H6601 [H8762] , I will entice H3068 him. And the LORD H559 [H8799] said to him, How?
21 H559 [H8799] And he said H3318 [H8799] , I will go out H8267 , and be a lying H7307 spirit H6310 in the mouth H5030 of all his prophets H559 [H8799] . And the LORD said H6601 [H8762] , Thou shalt entice H3201 [H8799] him, and thou shalt also prevail H3318 [H8798] : go out H6213 [H8798] , and do even so.
22 H3068 Now therefore, behold, the LORD H5414 [H8804] hath put H8267 a lying H7307 spirit H6310 in the mouth H5030 of these thy prophets H3068 , and the LORD H1696 [H8765] hath spoken H7451 evil against thee.
23 H6667 Then Zedekiah H1121 the son H3668 of Chenaanah H5066 [H8799] came near H5221 [H8686] , and smote H4321 Micaiah H3895 upon the cheek H559 [H8799] , and said H335 , Which H1870 way H5674 [H8804] went H7307 the Spirit H3068 of the LORD H1696 [H8763] from me to speak to thee?
24 H4321 And Micaiah H559 [H8799] said H7200 [H8802] , Behold, thou shalt see H3117 on that day H935 [H8799] when thou shalt go H2315 into an inner H2315 chamber H2244 [H8736] to hide thyself.
25 H4428 Then the king H3478 of Israel H559 [H8799] said H3947 [H8798] , Take H4321 ye Micaiah H7725 [H8685] , and carry him back H526 to Amon H8269 the governor H5892 of the city H3101 , and to Joash H4428 the king's H1121 son;
26 H559 [H8804] And say H559 [H8804] , Thus saith H4428 the king H7760 [H8798] , Put H1004 H3608 this man in the prison H398 [H8685] , and feed H3899 him with bread H3906 of affliction H4325 and with water H3906 of affliction H7725 [H8800] , until I return H7965 in peace.
27 H4321 And Micaiah H559 [H8799] said H7725 [H8800] , If thou shalt certainly H7725 [H8799] return H7965 in peace H3068 , then hath not the LORD H1696 [H8765] spoken H559 [H8799] by me. And he said H8085 [H8798] , Hearken H5971 , all ye people.
28 H4428 So the king H3478 of Israel H3092 and Jehoshaphat H4428 the king H3063 of Judah H5927 [H8799] went up H7433 H1568 to Ramothgilead.
29 H4428 And the king H3478 of Israel H559 [H8799] said H3092 to Jehoshaphat H2664 [H8692] , I will disguise H935 [H8800] myself, and will go H4421 to the battle H3847 [H8798] ; but put H899 thou on thy robes H4428 . So the king H3478 of Israel H2664 [H8691] disguised H935 [H8799] himself; and they went H4421 to the battle.
30 H4428 Now the king H758 of Syria H6680 [H8765] had commanded H8269 the captains H7393 of the chariots H559 [H8800] that were with him, saying H3898 [H8735] , Fight H6996 ye not with small H1419 or great H4428 , except only with the king H3478 of Israel.
31 H8269 And it came to pass, when the captains H7393 of the chariots H7200 [H8800] saw H3092 Jehoshaphat H559 [H8804] , that they said H4428 , It is the king H3478 of Israel H5437 [H8799] . Therefore they surrounded H3898 [H8736] him to fight H3092 : but Jehoshaphat H2199 [H8799] cried out H3068 , and the LORD H5826 [H8804] helped H430 him; and God H5496 [H8686] moved them to depart from him.
32 H8269 For it came to pass, that, when the captains H7393 of the chariots H7200 [H8800] perceived H4428 that it was not the king H3478 of Israel H7725 [H8799] , they turned back again H310 from pursuing him.
33 H4900 [H8804] And a certain man drew H7198 a bow H8537 at a venture H5221 [H8686] , and smote H4428 the king H3478 of Israel H1694 between the joints H8302 of the armour H559 [H8799] : therefore he said H7395 to his chariot H376 man H2015 [H8798] , Turn H3027 thy hand H3318 [H8689] , that thou mayest carry me out H4264 of the host H2470 [H8717] ; for I am wounded.