Micaiah Prophesies Against Ahab
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!"
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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.
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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...
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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.