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1 Kings 22:6-8

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22:6 So the king of Israel assembled about four hundred prophets and asked them, “Should I attack Ramoth Gilead or not?” 1  They said, “Attack! The sovereign one 2  will hand it over to the king.” 22:7 But Jehoshaphat asked, “Is there not a prophet of the Lord still here, that we may ask him?” 22:8 The king of Israel answered Jehoshaphat, “There is still one man through whom we can seek the Lord’s will. 3  But I despise 4  him because he does not prophesy prosperity for me, but disaster. His name is Micaiah son of Imlah. 5  Jehoshaphat said, “The king should not say such things.”

1 tn Heb “Should I go against Ramoth Gilead for war or should I refrain?”

2 tn Though Jehoshaphat requested an oracle from “the Lord” (יְהוָה, Yahweh), they stop short of actually using this name and substitute the title אֲדֹנָי (’adonai, “lord; master”). This ambiguity may explain in part Jehoshaphat’s hesitancy and caution (vv. 7-8). He seems to doubt that the four hundred are genuine prophets of the Lord.

3 tn Heb “to seek the Lord from him.”

4 tn Or “hate.”

5 tn The words “his name is” are supplied for stylistic reasons.



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