1 H3092 Now Jehoshaphat H6239 had riches H3519 and honor H7230 in abundance, H2859 and joined affinity H256 with Ahab.
2 H7093 And after H8141 certain years H3381 he went down H256 to Ahab H8111 to Samaria. H256 And Ahab H2076 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 up H7433 with him to Ramoth–gilead.
3 H256 And Ahab H4428 king H3478 of Israel H559 said H3092 unto Jehoshaphat H4428 king H3063 of Judah, H3212 Will you go H7433 with me to Ramoth–gilead? 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 unto the king H3478 of Israel, H1875 Inquire, H1697 I pray you, at the word H3068 of the Lord H3117 to day.
5 H4428 Therefore the king H3478 of Israel H6908 gathered together H5030 of prophets H702 four H3967 hundred H376 men, H559 and said H3212 unto them, Shall we go H7433 to Ramoth–gilead H4421 to battle, H2308 or shall I forbear? H559 And they said, H5927 Go up; H430 for God H5414 will deliver H4428 it into the king's H3027 hand.
6 H3092 But Jehoshaphat H559 said, H5030 Is there not here a prophet H3068 of the Lord H1875 besides, that we might inquire of him?
7 H4428 And the king H3478 of Israel H559 said H3092 unto Jehoshaphat, H259 There is yet one H376 man, H1875 by whom we may inquire H3068 of the Lord: H8130 but I hate H5012 him; for he never prophesied H2896 good H3117 unto me, but always H7451 evil: H4321 the same is Micaiah H1121 the son H3229 of Imla. H3092 And Jehoshaphat H559 said, H4428 Let not the king H559 say 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 H3678 of them on his throne, H3847 clothed H899 in their robes, H3427 and they sat H1637 in an open place H6607 at the entering in H8179 of the gate H8111 of Samaria; H5030 and all 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, H559 Thus says H3068 the Lord, H5055 With these you shall push H758 Syria H3615 until they be consumed.
11 H5030 And all the prophets H5012 prophesied H559 so, saying, H5927 Go up H7433 to Ramoth–gilead, 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, H1697 Behold, the words H5030 of the prophets H2896 declare good H4428 to the king H259 with one H6310 assent; H1697 let your word H259 therefore, I pray you, be like one H1696 of theirs, and speak H2896 you good.
13 H4321 And Micaiah H559 said, H3068 As the Lord H2416 lives, H430 even what my God H559 says, H1696 that will I speak.
14 H935 And when he was come H4428 to the king, H4428 the king H559 said H4318 unto him, Micaiah, H3212 shall we go H7433 to Ramoth–gilead H4421 to battle, H2308 or shall I forbear? H559 And he said, H5927 Go you up, H6743 and prosper, H5414 and they shall be delivered H3027 into your hand.
15 H4428 And the king H559 said H6471 to him, How many times H7650 shall I adjure H1696 you that you say H571 nothing but the truth H8034 to me in the name H3068 of the Lord?
16 H559 Then he said, H7200 I did see H3478 all Israel H6327 scattered H2022 upon the mountains, H6629 as sheep H7462 that have no shepherd: H3068 and the Lord H559 said, H113 These have no 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 unto me, but evil?
18 H559 Again he said, H8085 Therefore hear H1697 the word H3068 of the Lord; H7200 I saw H3068 the Lord H3427 sitting H3678 upon his throne, H6635 and all the army H8064 of heaven H5975 standing H3225 on his right hand H8040 and on his left.
19 H3068 And the Lord H559 said, H6601 Who shall entice H256 Ahab H4428 king H3478 of Israel, H5927 that he may go up H5307 and fall H7433 at Ramoth–gilead? H559 And one spoke H559 saying H3602 after this manner, H559 and another saying H3602 after that manner.
20 H3318 Then there came out H7307 a spirit, H5975 and stood H6440 before H3068 the Lord, H559 and said, H6601 I will entice H3068 him. And the Lord H559 said unto him, How?
21 H559 And he said, H3318 I will go out, H8267 and be a lying H7307 spirit H6310 in the mouth H5030 of all his prophets. H559 And the Lord said, H6601 You shall entice H3201 him, and you shall also prevail: H3318 go out, H6213 and do even so.
22 H3068 Now therefore, behold, the Lord H5414 has put H8267 a lying H7307 spirit H6310 in the mouth H5030 of these your prophets, H3068 and the Lord H1696 has spoken H7451 evil against you.
23 H6667 Then Zedekiah H1121 the son H3668 of Chenaanah H5066 came near, H5221 and struck H4321 Micaiah H3895 upon the cheek, H559 and said, H335 Which H1870 way H5674 went H7307 the Spirit H3068 of the Lord H1696 from me to speak unto you?
24 H4321 And Micaiah H559 said, H7200 Behold, you shall see H3117 on that day H935 when 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 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, H559 Thus says H4428 the king, H7760 Put H1004 this fellow in the prison, H398 and feed H3899 him with bread H3906 of affliction H4325 and with water H3906 of affliction, H7725 until I return H7965 in peace.
27 H4321 And Micaiah H559 said, H7725 If you certainly H7725 return H7965 in peace, H3068 then has not the Lord H1696 spoken H559 by me. And he said, H8085 Listen, H5971 all you people.
28 H4428 So the king H3478 of Israel H3092 and Jehoshaphat H4428 the king H3063 of Judah H5927 went up H7433 to Ramoth–gilead.
29 H4428 And the king H3478 of Israel H559 said H3092 unto Jehoshaphat, H2664 I will disguise H935 myself, and 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 H1419 or great, H4428 save only with the king H3478 of Israel.
31 H8269 And it came 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 surrounded about H3898 him to fight: H3092 but Jehoshaphat H2199 cried out, H3068 and the Lord H5826 helped H430 him; and God H5496 moved them to depart from him.
32 H8269 For it came 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 back again H310 from pursuing him.
33 H4900 And a certain man drew H7198 a bow H8537 at a venture, H5221 and struck H4428 the king H3478 of Israel H1694 between the joints H8302 of the harness: H559 therefore he said H7395 to his chariot H376 man, H2015 Turn H3027 your hand, H3318 that you may carry me out H4264 of the army; H2470 for I am wounded.