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2 Chronicles 18:1-34

Now Jehoshaphat
<03092>
had riches
<06239>
and honour
<03519>
in abundance
<07230>_,
and joined affinity
<02859> (8691)
with Ahab
<0256>_.
And after
<07093>
[certain] years
<08141>
he went down
<03381> (8799)
to Ahab
<0256>
to Samaria
<08111>_.
And Ahab
<0256>
killed
<02076> (8799)
sheep
<06629>
and oxen
<01241>
for him in abundance
<07230>_,
and for the people
<05971>
that [he had] with him, and persuaded
<05496> (8686)
him to go up
<05927> (8800)
[with him] to Ramothgilead
<07433> <01568>_.
{after...: Heb. at the end of years}
And Ahab
<0256>
king
<04428>
of Israel
<03478>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto Jehoshaphat
<03092>
king
<04428>
of Judah
<03063>_,
Wilt thou go
<03212> (8799)
with me to Ramothgilead
<07433> <01568>_?
And he answered
<0559> (8799)
him, I [am] as thou [art], and my people
<05971>
as thy people
<05971>_;
and [we will be] with thee in the war
<04421>_.
And Jehoshaphat
<03092>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto the king
<04428>
of Israel
<03478>_,
Enquire
<01875> (8798)_,
I pray thee, at the word
<01697>
of the LORD
<03068>
to day
<03117>_.
Therefore the king
<04428>
of Israel
<03478>
gathered together
<06908> (8799)
of prophets
<05030>
four
<0702>
hundred
<03967>
men
<0376>_,
and said
<0559> (8799)
unto them, Shall we go
<03212> (8799)
to Ramothgilead
<07433> <01568>
to battle
<04421>_,
or shall I forbear
<02308> (8799)_?
And they said
<0559> (8799)_,
Go up
<05927> (8798)_;
for God
<0430>
will deliver
<05414> (8799)
[it] into the king's
<04428>
hand
<03027>_.
But Jehoshaphat
<03092>
said
<0559> (8799)_,
[Is there] not here a prophet
<05030>
of the LORD
<03068>
besides, that we might enquire
<01875> (8799)
of him? {besides: Heb. yet, or, more}
And the king
<04428>
of Israel
<03478>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto Jehoshaphat
<03092>_,
[There is] yet one
<0259>
man
<0376>_,
by whom we may enquire
<01875> (8800)
of the LORD
<03068>_:
but I hate
<08130> (8804)
him; for he never prophesied
<05012> (8693)
good
<02896>
unto me, but always
<03117>
evil
<07451>_:
the same [is] Micaiah
<04321>
the son
<01121>
of Imla
<03229>_.
And Jehoshaphat
<03092>
said
<0559> (8799)_,
Let not the king
<04428>
say
<0559> (8799)
so.
And the king
<04428>
of Israel
<03478>
called
<07121> (8799)
for one
<0259>
[of his] officers
<05631>_,
and said
<0559> (8799)_,
Fetch quickly
<04116> (8761)
Micaiah
<04319>
the son
<01121>
of Imla
<03229>_.
{officers: or, eunuchs} {Fetch...: Heb. Hasten}
And the king
<04428>
of Israel
<03478>
and Jehoshaphat
<03092>
king
<04428>
of Judah
<03063>
sat
<03427> (8802)
either
<0376>
of them on his throne
<03678>_,
clothed
<03847> (8794)
in [their] robes
<0899>_,
and they sat
<03427> (8802)
in a void place
<01637>
at the entering in
<06607>
of the gate
<08179>
of Samaria
<08111>_;
and all the prophets
<05030>
prophesied
<05012> (8693)
before
<06440>
them. {void...: or, floor}
And Zedekiah
<06667>
the son
<01121>
of Chenaanah
<03668>
had made
<06213> (8799)
him horns
<07161>
of iron
<01270>_,
and said
<0559> (8799)_,
Thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>_,
With these thou shalt push
<05055> (8762)
Syria
<0758>
until they be consumed
<03615> (8763)_.
{they...: Heb. thou consume them}
And all the prophets
<05030>
prophesied
<05012> (8737)
so, saying
<0559> (8800)_,
Go up
<05927> (8798)
to Ramothgilead
<07433> <01568>_,
and prosper
<06743> (8685)_:
for the LORD
<03068>
shall deliver
<05414> (8804)
[it] into the hand
<03027>
of the king
<04428>_.
And the messenger
<04397>
that went
<01980> (8804)
to call
<07121> (8800)
Micaiah
<04321>
spake
<01696> (8765)
to him, saying
<0559> (8800)_,
Behold, the words
<01697>
of the prophets
<05030>
[declare] good
<02896>
to the king
<04428>
with one
<0259>
assent
<06310>_;
let thy word
<01697>
therefore, I pray thee, be like one
<0259>
of theirs, and speak
<01696> (8765)
thou good
<02896>_.
{with...: Heb. with one mouth}
And Micaiah
<04321>
said
<0559> (8799)_,
[As] the LORD
<03068>
liveth
<02416>_,
even what my God
<0430>
saith
<0559> (8799)_,
that will I speak
<01696> (8762)_.
And when he was come
<0935> (8799)
to the king
<04428>_,
the king
<04428>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto him, Micaiah
<04318>_,
shall we go
<03212> (8799)
to Ramothgilead
<07433> <01568>
to battle
<04421>_,
or shall I forbear
<02308> (8799)_?
And he said
<0559> (8799)_,
Go ye up
<05927> (8798)_,
and prosper
<06743> (8685)_,
and they shall be delivered
<05414> (8735)
into your hand
<03027>_.
And the king
<04428>
said
<0559> (8799)
to him, How many times
<06471>
shall I adjure
<07650> (8688)
thee that thou say
<01696> (8762)
nothing but the truth
<0571>
to me in the name
<08034>
of the LORD
<03068>_?
Then he said
<0559> (8799)_,
I did see
<07200> (8804)
all Israel
<03478>
scattered
<06327> (8737)
upon the mountains
<02022>_,
as sheep
<06629>
that have no shepherd
<07462> (8802)_:
and the LORD
<03068>
said
<0559> (8799)_,
These have no master
<0113>_;
let them return
<07725> (8799)
[therefore] every man
<0376>
to his house
<01004>
in peace
<07965>_.
And the king
<04428>
of Israel
<03478>
said
<0559> (8799)
to Jehoshaphat
<03092>_,
Did I not tell
<0559> (8804)
thee [that] he would not prophesy
<05012> (8691)
good
<02896>
unto me, but evil
<07451>_?
{but evil: or, but for evil}
Again he said
<0559> (8799)_,
Therefore hear
<08085> (8798)
the word
<01697>
of the LORD
<03068>_;
I saw
<07200> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>
sitting
<03427> (8802)
upon his throne
<03678>_,
and all the host
<06635>
of heaven
<08064>
standing
<05975> (8802)
on his right hand
<03225>
and [on] his left
<08040>_.
And the LORD
<03068>
said
<0559> (8799)_,
Who shall entice
<06601> (8762)
Ahab
<0256>
king
<04428>
of Israel
<03478>_,
that he may go up
<05927> (8799)
and fall
<05307> (8799)
at Ramothgilead
<07433> <01568>_?
And one spake
<0559> (8799)
saying
<0559> (8802)
after this manner
<03602>_,
and another saying
<0559> (8802)
after that manner
<03602>_.
Then there came out
<03318> (8799)
a spirit
<07307>_,
and stood
<05975> (8799)
before
<06440>
the LORD
<03068>_,
and said
<0559> (8799)_,
I will entice
<06601> (8762)
him. And the LORD
<03068>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto him, Wherewith?
And he said
<0559> (8799)_,
I will go out
<03318> (8799)_,
and be a lying
<08267>
spirit
<07307>
in the mouth
<06310>
of all his prophets
<05030>_.
And [the LORD] said
<0559> (8799)_,
Thou shalt entice
<06601> (8762)
[him], and thou shalt also prevail
<03201> (8799)_:
go out
<03318> (8798)_,
and do
<06213> (8798)
[even] so.
Now therefore, behold, the LORD
<03068>
hath put
<05414> (8804)
a lying
<08267>
spirit
<07307>
in the mouth
<06310>
of these thy prophets
<05030>_,
and the LORD
<03068>
hath spoken
<01696> (8765)
evil
<07451>
against thee.
Then Zedekiah
<06667>
the son
<01121>
of Chenaanah
<03668>
came near
<05066> (8799)_,
and smote
<05221> (8686)
Micaiah
<04321>
upon the cheek
<03895>_,
and said
<0559> (8799)_,
Which
<0335>
way
<01870>
went
<05674> (8804)
the Spirit
<07307>
of the LORD
<03068>
from me to speak
<01696> (8763)
unto thee?
And Micaiah
<04321>
said
<0559> (8799)_,
Behold, thou shalt see
<07200> (8802)
on that day
<03117>
when thou shalt go
<0935> (8799)
into an inner
<02315>
chamber
<02315>
to hide
<02244> (8736)
thyself. {into...: or, from chamber to chamber: Heb. a chamber in a chamber}
Then the king
<04428>
of Israel
<03478>
said
<0559> (8799)_,
Take
<03947> (8798)
ye Micaiah
<04321>_,
and carry him back
<07725> (8685)
to Amon
<0526>
the governor
<08269>
of the city
<05892>_,
and to Joash
<03101>
the king's
<04428>
son
<01121>_;
And say
<0559> (8804)_,
Thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the king
<04428>_,
Put
<07760> (8798)
this [fellow] in the prison
<01004> <03608>_,
and feed
<0398> (8685)
him with bread
<03899>
of affliction
<03906>
and with water
<04325>
of affliction
<03906>_,
until I return
<07725> (8800)
in peace
<07965>_.
And Micaiah
<04321>
said
<0559> (8799)_,
If thou certainly
<07725> (8800)
return
<07725> (8799)
in peace
<07965>_,
[then] hath not the LORD
<03068>
spoken
<01696> (8765)
by me. And he said
<0559> (8799)_,
Hearken
<08085> (8798)_,
all ye people
<05971>_.
So the king
<04428>
of Israel
<03478>
and Jehoshaphat
<03092>
the king
<04428>
of Judah
<03063>
went up
<05927> (8799)
to Ramothgilead
<07433> <01568>_.
And the king
<04428>
of Israel
<03478>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto Jehoshaphat
<03092>_,
I will disguise
<02664> (8692)
myself, and will go
<0935> (8800)
to the battle
<04421>_;
but put
<03847> (8798)
thou on thy robes
<0899>_.
So the king
<04428>
of Israel
<03478>
disguised
<02664> (8691)
himself; and they went
<0935> (8799)
to the battle
<04421>_.
Now the king
<04428>
of Syria
<0758>
had commanded
<06680> (8765)
the captains
<08269>
of the chariots
<07393>
that [were] with him, saying
<0559> (8800)_,
Fight
<03898> (8735)
ye not with small
<06996>
or great
<01419>_,
save only with the king
<04428>
of Israel
<03478>_.
And it came to pass, when the captains
<08269>
of the chariots
<07393>
saw
<07200> (8800)
Jehoshaphat
<03092>_,
that they said
<0559> (8804)_,
It [is] the king
<04428>
of Israel
<03478>_.
Therefore they compassed about
<05437> (8799)
him to fight
<03898> (8736)_:
but Jehoshaphat
<03092>
cried out
<02199> (8799)_,
and the LORD
<03068>
helped
<05826> (8804)
him; and God
<0430>
moved
<05496> (8686)
them [to depart] from him.
For it came to pass, that, when the captains
<08269>
of the chariots
<07393>
perceived
<07200> (8800)
that it was not the king
<04428>
of Israel
<03478>_,
they turned back again
<07725> (8799)
from pursuing
<0310>
him. {from...: Heb. from after him}
And a [certain] man drew
<04900> (8804)
a bow
<07198>
at a venture
<08537>_,
and smote
<05221> (8686)
the king
<04428>
of Israel
<03478>
between the joints
<01694>
of the harness
<08302>_:
therefore he said
<0559> (8799)
to his chariot
<07395>
man
<0376>_,
Turn
<02015> (8798)
thine hand
<03027>_,
that thou mayest carry me out
<03318> (8689)
of the host
<04264>_;
for I am wounded
<02470> (8717)_.
{at a venture: Heb. in his simplicity} {between...: Heb. between the joints and between the breastplate} {wounded: Heb. made sick}
And the battle
<04421>
increased
<05927> (8799)
that day
<03117>_:
howbeit the king
<04428>
of Israel
<03478>
stayed [himself] up
<05975> (8689)
in [his] chariot
<04818>
against
<05227>
the Syrians
<0758>
until the even
<06153>_:
and about the time
<06256>
of the sun
<08121>
going down
<0935> (8800)
he died
<04191> (8799)_.


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