1 H3092 Now Jehoshaphat H6239 had riches H3519 and honor H7230 in abundance, H2859 and joined H2859 affinity H256 with Ahab.
2 H7093 And after H8141 certain years H3381 he went H3381 down H256 to Ahab H8111 to Samaria. H256 And Ahab H2026 killed H6629 sheep H1241 and oxen H7230 for him in abundance, H5971 and for the people H5496 that he had with him, and persuaded H5927 him to go H7433 up with him to Ramothgilead.
3 H256 And Ahab H4428 king H3478 of Israel H559 said H3092 to Jehoshaphat H4428 king H3063 of Judah, H3212 Will you go H7433 with me to Ramothgilead? H559 And he answered H5971 him, I am as you are, and my people H5971 as your people; H4421 and we will be with you in the war.
4 H3092 And Jehoshaphat H559 said H4428 to the king H3478 of Israel, H1875 Inquire, H4994 I pray H1697 you, at the word H3068 of the LORD H3117 to day.
5 H4428 Therefore the king H3478 of Israel H6908 gathered H5030 together of prophets H702 four H3967 hundred H376 men, H559 and said H3212 to them, Shall we go H7433 to Ramothgilead H4421 to battle, H2308 or shall I forbear? H559 And they said, H5927 Go H430 up; for God H5414 will deliver H4428 it into the king’s H3027 hand.
6 H3092 But Jehoshaphat H559 said, H6311 Is there not here H5030 a prophet H3068 of the LORD H5750 besides, H1875 that we might inquire of him?
7 H4428 And the king H3478 of Israel H559 said H3092 to Jehoshaphat, H5750 There is yet H259 one H376 man, H1875 by whom we may inquire H3068 of the LORD: H8130 but I hate H369 him; for he never H5012 prophesied H2896 good H3605 to me, but always H3117 H7451 evil: H1931 the same H4321 is Micaiah H1121 the son H3229 of Imla. H3092 And Jehoshaphat H559 said, H4428 Let not the king H559 say H3651 so.
8 H4428 And the king H3478 of Israel H7121 called H259 for one H5631 of his officers, H559 and said, H4116 Fetch 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 sat H376 either H5921 of them on H3678 his throne, H3847 clothed H899 in their robes, H3427 and they sat H1637 in a void H6607 place at the entering H8179 in of the gate H8111 of Samaria; H3605 and all H5030 the prophets H5012 prophesied H6440 before them.
10 H6667 And Zedekiah H1121 the son H3668 of Chenaanah H6213 had made H7161 him horns H1270 of iron, H559 and said, H3541 Thus H559 said H3068 the LORD, H428 With these H5055 you shall push H758 Syria H5704 until H3615 they be consumed.
11 H3605 And all H5030 the prophets H5012 prophesied H3651 so, H559 saying, H5927 Go H7433 up to Ramothgilead, H6743 and prosper: H3068 for the LORD H5414 shall deliver H3027 it into the hand H4428 of the king.
12 H4397 And the messenger H1980 that went H7121 to call H4321 Micaiah H1696 spoke H559 to him, saying, H2009 Behold, H1697 the words H5030 of the prophets H2896 declare good H4428 to the king H259 with one H6310 assent; H1697 let your word H4994 therefore, I pray H259 you, be like one H1992 of their’s, H1696 and speak H2896 you good.
13 H4321 And Micaiah H559 said, H3068 As the LORD H2416 lives, H3588 even H853 what H834 H430 my God H559 said, H1696 that will I speak.
14 H935 And when he was come H4428 to the king, H4428 the king H559 said H4318 to him, Micaiah, H3212 shall we go H7433 to Ramothgilead H4421 to battle, H2308 or shall I forbear? H559 And he said, H5927 Go H6743 you up, and prosper, H5414 and they shall be delivered H3027 into your hand.
15 H4428 And the king H559 said H5704 to him, How H6471 many times H7650 shall I adjure H559 you that you say H3808 nothing H571 but the truth H8034 to me in the name H3068 of the LORD?
16 H559 Then he said, H7200 I did see H3605 all H3478 Israel H6327 scattered H2022 on the mountains, H6629 as sheep H369 that have no H7462 shepherd: H3068 and the LORD H559 said, H428 These H3808 have no H113 master; H7725 let them return H376 therefore every man H1004 to his house H7965 in peace.
17 H4428 And the king H3478 of Israel H559 said H3092 to Jehoshaphat, H559 Did I not tell H5012 you that he would not prophesy H2896 good H7451 to me, but evil?
18 H559 Again he said, H3651 Therefore H8085 hear H1697 the word H3068 of the LORD; H7200 I saw H3068 the LORD H3427 sitting H3678 on his throne, H3605 and all H6635 the host H8064 of heaven H5975 standing H3225 on his right H3225 hand H8040 and on his left.
19 H3068 And the LORD H559 said, H4310 Who H6601 shall entice H4428 Ahab king H3478 of Israel, H5927 that he may go H5307 up and fall H7433 at Ramothgilead? H559 And one spoke H559 saying H3602 after H3602 this H3541 manner, H2088 and another H559 saying H3602 after that manner.
20 H3318 Then there came H7307 out a spirit, H5975 and stood H6440 before H3068 the LORD, H559 and said, H6601 I will entice H3068 him. And the LORD H559 said H4100 to him, With which?
21 H559 And he said, H3318 I will go H8267 out, and be a lying H7307 spirit H6310 in the mouth H3605 of all H5030 his prophets. H559 And the Lord said, H6601 You shall entice H1571 him, and you shall also H3201 prevail: H3318 go H6213 out, and do H3651 even so.
22 H6258 Now H2009 therefore, behold, H3068 the LORD H5414 has put H8267 a lying H7307 spirit H6310 in the mouth H428 of these H5030 your prophets, H3068 and the LORD H1696 has spoken H7451 evil H5921 against you.
23 H6667 Then Zedekiah H1121 the son H3668 of Chenaanah H5066 came H5066 near, H5221 and smote H4321 Micaiah H3895 on the cheek, H559 and said, H335 Which H2088 H1870 way H5674 went H7307 the Spirit H3068 of the LORD H1696 from me to speak to you?
24 H4321 And Micaiah H559 said, H2009 Behold, H7200 you shall see H3117 on that day H834 when H935 you shall go H2315 into an inner H2315 chamber H2244 to hide yourself.
25 H4428 Then the king H3478 of Israel H559 said, H3947 Take H4321 you Micaiah, H7725 and carry H7725 him back H526 to Amon H8269 the governor H5892 of the city, H3101 and to Joash H4428 the king’s H1121 son;
26 H559 And say, H3541 Thus H559 said H4428 the king, H7760 Put H2088 this H1004 fellow in the prison, H3608 H398 and feed H3899 him with bread H3905 of affliction H4325 and with water H3905 of affliction, H5704 until H7725 I return H7965 in peace.
27 H4321 And Micaiah H559 said, H518 If H7725 you certainly return H7965 in peace, H3068 then has not the LORD H1696 spoken H559 by me. And he said, H8085 Listen, H3605 all H5971 you people.
28 H4428 So the king H3478 of Israel H3092 and Jehoshaphat H4428 the king H3063 of Judah H5927 went H7433 up to Ramothgilead.
29 H4428 And the king H3478 of Israel H559 said H3092 to Jehoshaphat, H2664 I will disguise H935 myself, and I will go H4421 to the battle; H3847 but put H899 you on your robes. H4428 So the king H3478 of Israel H2664 disguised H935 himself; and they went H4421 to the battle.
30 H4428 Now the king H758 of Syria H6680 had commanded H8269 the captains H7393 of the chariots H559 that were with him, saying, H3898 Fight H6996 you not with small H854 or H1419 great, H3588 save H518 H905 only H4428 with the king H3478 of Israel.
31 H1961 And it came H8269 to pass, when the captains H7393 of the chariots H7200 saw H3092 Jehoshaphat, H559 that they said, H4428 It is the king H3478 of Israel. H5437 Therefore they compassed H3898 about him to fight: H3092 but Jehoshaphat H2199 cried H3068 out, and the LORD H5826 helped H430 him; and God H5496 moved them to depart from him.
32 H1961 For it came H8269 to pass, that, when the captains H7393 of the chariots H7200 perceived H4428 that it was not the king H3478 of Israel, H7725 they turned H7725 back H7725 again H310 from pursuing him.
33 H376 And a certain man H4900 drew H7198 a bow H8537 at a venture, H5221 and smote H4428 the king H3478 of Israel H996 between H1694 the joints H8302 of the harness: H559 therefore he said H7395 to his chariot H2015 man, Turn H3027 your hand, H3318 that you may carry H6635 me out of the host; H2470 for I am wounded.