1 Kings 22
For three years Syria and Israel continued without war.
s But in the third year t Jehoshaphat the king of Judah came down to the king of Israel.
And the king of Israel said to his servants, "Do you know that u Ramoth-gilead belongs to us, and we keep quiet and do not take it out of the hand of the king of Syria?"
And he said to Jehoshaphat, "Will you go with me to battle at Ramoth-gilead?" And Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, v "I am as you are, my people as your people, my horses as your horses."
And Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, "Inquire first for the word of the Lord."
Then the king of Israel w gathered the prophets together, about four hundred men, and said to them, "Shall I go to battle against Ramoth-gilead, or shall I refrain?" And they said, "Go up, for the Lord will give it into the hand of the king."
But x Jehoshaphat said, "Is there not here another prophet of the Lord of whom we may inquire?"
And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, "There is yet one man by whom we may inquire of the Lord, Micaiah the son of Imlah, but I hate him, for he never prophesies good concerning me, but evil." And Jehoshaphat said, "Let not the king say so."
Then the king of Israel summoned an officer and said, "Bring quickly Micaiah the son of Imlah."
Now the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah were sitting on their thrones, arrayed in their robes, at the threshing floor y at the entrance of the gate of Samaria, and all the prophets were prophesying before them.
And Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah made for himself z horns of iron and said, "Thus says the Lord, 'With these a you shall push the Syrians until they are destroyed.'"
And all the prophets prophesied so and said, "Go up to Ramoth-gilead and triumph; the Lord will give it into the hand of the king."
And the messenger who went to summon Micaiah said to him, "Behold, the words of the prophets with one accord are favorable to the king. Let your word be like the word of one of them, and speak favorably."
But Micaiah said, b "As the Lord lives, c what the Lord says to me, that I will speak."
And when he had come to the king, the king said to him, "Micaiah, shall we go to Ramoth-gilead to battle, or shall we refrain?" And he answered him, "Go up and triumph; the Lord will give it into the hand of the king."
But the king said to him, "How many times shall I make you swear that you speak to me nothing but the truth in the name of the Lord?"
And he said, "I saw all Israel scattered on the mountains, d as sheep that have no shepherd. And the Lord said, 'These have no master; let each return to his home in peace.'"
And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, e "Did I not tell you that he would not prophesy good concerning me, but evil?"
And Micaiah said, "Therefore hear the word of the Lord: f I saw the Lord sitting on his throne, g and all the host of heaven standing beside him on his right hand and on his left;
and the Lord said, 'Who will entice Ahab, that he may go up and fall at Ramoth-gilead?' And one said one thing, and another said another.
Then a spirit came forward and stood before the Lord, saying, 'I will entice him.'
And the Lord said to him, 'By what means?' And he said, 'I will go out, and will be h a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.' And he said, 'You are to entice him, and you shall succeed; go out and do so.'
Now therefore behold, the Lord has put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these your prophets; the Lord has declared disaster for you."
Then Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah came near i and struck Micaiah on the cheek and said, "How did the Spirit of the Lord go from me to speak to you?"
And Micaiah said, "Behold, you shall see on that day when you go j into an inner chamber to hide yourself."
And the king of Israel said, "Seize Micaiah, and take him back to Amon the governor of the city and to Joash the king's son,
and say, 'Thus says the king, k "Put this fellow in prison and feed him meager rations of bread and water, l until I come in peace."'"
And Micaiah said, "If you return in peace, m the Lord has not spoken by me." And he said, n "Hear, all you peoples!"
So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah went up to Ramoth-gilead.
And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, o "I will disguise myself and go into battle, but you wear your robes." And the king of Israel disguised himself and went into battle.
Now the king of Syria had commanded p the thirty-two captains of his chariots, "Fight with neither small nor great, but only with the king of Israel."
And when the captains of the chariots saw Jehoshaphat, they said, "It is surely the king of Israel." So they turned to fight against him. And Jehoshaphat cried out.
And when the captains of the chariots saw that it was not the king of Israel, they turned back from pursuing him.
But a certain man drew his bow at random and struck the king of Israel between the scale armor and the breastplate. Therefore he said to the driver of his chariot, "Turn around and carry me out of the battle, q for I am wounded."
And the battle continued that day, and the king was propped up in his chariot facing the Syrians, until at evening he died. And the blood of the wound flowed into the bottom of the chariot.
And about sunset a cry went through the army, "Every man to his city, and every man to his country!"
So the king died, and was brought to Samaria. And they buried the king in Samaria.
And they washed the chariot by the pool of Samaria, and the dogs licked up his blood, and the prostitutes washed themselves in it, r according to the word of the Lord that he had spoken.
Now the rest of the acts of Ahab and all that he did, and s the ivory house that he built and all the cities that he built, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel?
So Ahab slept with his fathers, and Ahaziah his son reigned in his place.
t Jehoshaphat the son of u Asa began to reign over Judah in the fourth year of Ahab king of Israel.
Jehoshaphat was thirty-five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned twenty-five years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Azubah the daughter of Shilhi.
v He walked in all the way of Asa his father. He did not turn aside from it, doing what was right in the sight of the Lord. Yet w the high places were not taken away, and the people still sacrificed and made offerings on the high places.
x Jehoshaphat also made peace with the king of Israel.
Now the rest of the acts of Jehoshaphat, and his might that he showed, and how he warred, are they not written y in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah?
And from the land he exterminated the remnant z of the male cult prostitutes who remained in the days of his father Asa.
a There was no king in Edom; a deputy was king.
Jehoshaphat made b ships of Tarshish to go to c Ophir for gold, but they did not go, for the ships were wrecked at d Ezion-geber.
Then Ahaziah the son of Ahab said to Jehoshaphat, "Let my servants go with your servants in the ships," but Jehoshaphat was not willing.
e And Jehoshaphat slept with his fathers and was buried with his fathers in the city of David his father, and Jehoram his son reigned in his place.
Ahaziah the son of Ahab f began to reign over Israel in Samaria in the seventeenth year of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, and he reigned two years over Israel.
He did what was evil in the sight of the Lord g and walked in the way of his father and in the way of his mother and in the way of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.
h He served Baal and worshiped him and provoked the Lord, the God of Israel, to anger i in every way that his father had done.
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1 Kings 22:1 - 35
For three years Syria and Israel continued without war.
2 Chronicles 18:2 - 34
After some years he went down to Ahab in Samaria. And Ahab killed an abundance of sheep and oxen for him and for the people who were with him, and induced him to go up against Ramoth-gilead.
1 Kings 15:24
And Asa slept with his fathers and was buried with his fathers in the city of David his father, and Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his place.
Bezer in the wilderness on the tableland for th...
And out of the tribe of Gad, Ramoth in Gilead w...
2 Kings 8:28
He went with Joram the son of Ahab to make war ...
2 Kings 9:1
Then Elisha the prophet called one of the sons ...
2 Kings 9:14
Thus Jehu the son of Jehoshaphat the son of Nim...
2 Chronicles 22:5
He even followed their counsel and went with Je...
2 Kings 3:7
And he went and sent word to Jehoshaphat king of Judah, "The king of Moab has rebelled against me. Will you go with me to battle against Moab?" And he said, "I will go. I am as you are, my people as your people, my horses as your horses.
1 Kings 18:19
Now therefore send and gather all Israel to me at Mount Carmel, and the 450 prophets of Baal and the 400 prophets of Asherah, who eat at Jezebel's table.
2 Kings 3:11
And Jehoshaphat said, "Is there no prophet of the Lord here, through whom we may inquire of the Lord ?" Then one of the king of Israel's servants answered, "Elisha the son of Shaphat is here, who poured water on the hands of Elijah.
Now Boaz had gone up to the gate and sat down there. And behold, the redeemer, of whom Boaz had spoken, came by. So Boaz said, "Turn aside, friend; sit down here." And he turned aside and sat down.
Zechariah 1:18 - 19
And I lifted my eyes and saw, and behold, four horns!
A firstborn bull - he has majesty, and his horns are the horns of a wild ox; with them he shall gore the peoples, all of them, to the ends of the earth; they are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and they are the thousands of Manasseh.
1 Kings 17:1
Now Elijah the Tishbite, of Tishbe in Gilead, said to Ahab, "As the Lord, the God of Israel, lives, before whom I stand, there shall be neither dew nor rain these years, except by my word.
But Balaam answered and said to the servants of Balak, "Though Balak were to give me his house full of silver and gold, I could not go beyond the command of the Lord my God to do less or more.
If Balak should give me his house full of silver and gold, I would not be able to go beyond the word of the Lord, to do either good or bad of my own will. What the Lord speaks, that will I speak'?
Who shall go out before them and come in before them, who shall lead them out and bring them in, that the congregation of the Lord may not be as sheep that have no shepherd.
When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.
1 Kings 22:8
And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, "There is yet one man by whom we may inquire of the Lord, Micaiah the son of Imlah, but I hate him, for he never prophesies good concerning me, but evil." And Jehoshaphat said, "Let not the king say so.
In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple.
As I looked, thrones were placed, and the Ancient of Days took his seat; his clothing was white as snow, and the hair of his head like pure wool; his throne was fiery flames; its wheels were burning fire.
At once I was in the Spirit, and behold, a throne stood in heaven, with one seated on the throne.
He said, "The Lord came from Sinai and dawned f...
Now there was a day when the sons of God came t...
Again there was a day when the sons of God came...
Bless the Lord, all his hosts, his ministers, w...
A stream of fire issued and came out from befor...
But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city...
And God sent an evil spirit between Abimelech and the leaders of Shechem, and the leaders of Shechem dealt treacherously with Abimelech.
And if the prophet is deceived and speaks a word, I, the Lord, have deceived that prophet, and I will stretch out my hand against him and will destroy him from the midst of my people Israel.
2 Thessalonians 2:11
Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false.
Let him give his cheek to the one who strikes, and let him be filled with insults.
Now muster your troops, O daughter of troops; siege is laid against us; with a rod they strike the judge of Israel on the cheek.
But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
And the high priest Ananias commanded those who stood by him to strike him on the mouth.
1 Kings 20:30
And the rest fled into the city of Aphek, and the wall fell upon 27,000 men who were left. Ben-hadad also fled and entered an inner chamber in the city.
2 Chronicles 16:10
Then Asa was angry with the seer and put him in the stocks in prison, for he was in a rage with him because of this. And Asa inflicted cruelties upon some of the people at the same time.
And he said to the men of Penuel, "When I come again in peace, I will break down this tower.
If these men die as all men die, or if they are visited by the fate of all mankind, then the Lord has not sent me.
When a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, if the word does not come to pass or come true, that is a word that the Lord has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously. You need not be afraid of him.
Hear, you peoples, all of you; pay attention, O earth, and all that is in it, and let the Lord God be a witness against you, the Lord from his holy temple.
2 Chronicles 35:22
Nevertheless, Josiah did not turn away from him, but disguised himself in order to fight with him. He did not listen to the words of Neco from the mouth of God, but came to fight in the plain of Megiddo.
1 Kings 20:1
Ben-hadad the king of Syria gathered all his army together. Thirty-two kings were with him, and horses and chariots. And he went up and closed in on Samaria and fought against it.
1 Kings 20:16
And they went out at noon, while Ben-hadad was drinking himself drunk in the booths, he and the thirty-two kings who helped him.
1 Kings 20:24
And do this: remove the kings, each from his post, and put commanders in their places.
2 Chronicles 35:23
And the archers shot King Josiah. And the king said to his servants, "Take me away, for I am badly wounded.
1 Kings 21:19
And you shall say to him, 'Thus says the Lord, "Have you killed and also taken possession?"' And you shall say to him, 'Thus says the Lord : "In the place where dogs licked up the blood of Naboth shall dogs lick your own blood."'
I will strike the winter house along with the summer house, and the houses of ivory shall perish, and the great houses shall come to an end," declares the Lord.
1 Kings 22:41 - 43
Jehoshaphat the son of Asa began to reign over Judah in the fourth year of Ahab king of Israel.
2 Chronicles 20:31 - 33
Thus Jehoshaphat reigned over Judah. He was thirty-five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned twenty-five years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Azubah the daughter of Shilhi.
1 Kings 22:51
Ahaziah the son of Ahab began to reign over Israel in Samaria in the seventeenth year of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, and he reigned two years over Israel.
2 Chronicles 17:3
The Lord was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the earlier ways of his father David. He did not seek the Baals.
1 Kings 15:14
But the high places were not taken away. Nevertheless, the heart of Asa was wholly true to the Lord all his days.
2 Kings 12:3
Nevertheless, the high places were not taken away; the people continued to sacrifice and make offerings on the high places.
2 Chronicles 18:1
Now Jehoshaphat had great riches and honor, and he made a marriage alliance with Ahab.
2 Chronicles 20:35 - 36
After this Jehoshaphat king of Judah joined with Ahaziah king of Israel, who acted wickedly.
2 Chronicles 20:34
Now the rest of the acts of Jehoshaphat, from first to last, are written in the chronicles of Jehu the son of Hanani, which are recorded in the Book of the Kings of Israel.
1 Kings 14:24
And there were also male cult prostitutes in the land. They did according to all the abominations of the nations that the Lord drove out before the people of Israel.
1 Kings 15:12
He put away the male cult prostitutes out of the land and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.
2 Samuel 8:14
Then he put garrisons in Edom; throughout all Edom he put garrisons, and all the Edomites became David's servants. And the Lord gave victory to David wherever he went.
2 Kings 3:9
So the king of Israel went with the king of Judah and the king of Edom. And when they had made a circuitous march of seven days, there was no water for the army or for the animals that followed them.
2 Kings 8:20
In his days Edom revolted from the rule of Judah and set up a king of their own.
1 Kings 10:22
For the king had a fleet of ships of Tarshish at sea with the fleet of Hiram. Once every three years the fleet of ships of Tarshish used to come bringing gold, silver, ivory, apes, and peacocks.
1 Kings 9:28
And they went to Ophir and brought from there gold, 420 talents, and they brought it to King Solomon.
1 Kings 9:26
King Solomon built a fleet of ships at Ezion-geber, which is near Eloth on the shore of the Red Sea, in the land of Edom.
2 Chronicles 21:1
Jehoshaphat slept with his fathers and was buried with his fathers in the city of David, and Jehoram his son reigned in his place.
1 Kings 22:40
So Ahab slept with his fathers, and Ahaziah his son reigned in his place.
1 Kings 15:26
He did what was evil in the sight of the Lord and walked in the way of his father, and in his sin which he made Israel to sin.
1 Kings 16:30
And Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the Lord, more than all who were before him.
1 Kings 16:31 - 32
And as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, he took for his wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Sidonians, and went and served Baal and worshiped him.