Micaiah Prophesies Against Ahab
Then the messenger who had gone to call Micaiah spoke to him, saying, "Now listen, the words of the prophets with one accord encourage the king. Please, let your word be like the word of one of them, and speak encouragement."
And Micaiah said, "As the LORD lives, i whatever the LORD says to me, that I will speak."
Then he came to the king; and the king said to him, "Micaiah, shall we go to war against Ramoth Gilead, or shall we refrain?" And he answered him, "Go and prosper, for the LORD will deliver it into the hand of the king!"
So the king said to him, "How many times shall I make you swear that you tell me nothing but the truth in the name of the LORD?"
Then he said, "I saw all Israel j scattered on the mountains, as sheep that have no shepherd. And the LORD said, 'These have no master. Let each return to his house in peace.' "
And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, "Did I not tell you he would not prophesy good concerning me, but evil?"
Then Micaiah said, "Therefore hear the word of the LORD: k I saw the LORD sitting on His throne, l and all the host of heaven standing by, on His right hand and on His left.
"And the LORD said, 'Who will persuade Ahab to go up, that he may fall at Ramoth Gilead?' So one spoke in this manner, and another spoke in that manner.
"Then a spirit came forward and stood before the LORD, and said, 'I will persuade him.'
"The LORD said to him, 'In what way?' So he said, 'I will go out and be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.' And the LORD said, m 'You shall persuade him, and also prevail. Go out and do so.'
n "Therefore look! The LORD has put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these prophets of yours, and the LORD has declared disaster against you."
Now Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah went near and o struck Micaiah on the cheek, and said, p "Which way did the spirit from the LORD go from me to speak to you?"
And Micaiah said, "Indeed, you shall see on that day when you go into an q inner chamber to hide!"
So the king of Israel said, "Take Micaiah, and return him to Amon the governor of the city and to Joash the king's son;
"and say, 'Thus says the king: "Put this fellow in r prison, and feed him with bread of affliction and water of affliction, until I come in peace." ' "
But Micaiah said, "If you ever return in peace, s the LORD has not spoken by me." And he said, "Take heed, all you people!"
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
And Balaam said to Balak, "Look, I have come to you! Now, have I any power at all to say anything? The word that God puts in my mouth, that I must speak.
If Balak were to give me his house full of silver and gold, I could not go beyond the word of the LORD, to do good or bad of my own will. What the LORD says, that I must speak'?
"who may go out before them and go in before them, who may lead them out and bring them in, that the congregation of the LORD may not be like sheep which have no shepherd."
1 Kings 22:34 - 36
Now a certain man drew a bow at random, and struck the king of Israel between the joints of his armor. So he said to the driver of his chariot, "Turn around and take me out of the battle, for I am wounded.
2 Chronicles 18:16
Then he said, "I saw all Israel scattered on the mountains, as sheep that have no shepherd. And the LORD said, 'These have no master. Let each return to his house in peace.'
But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd.
And Jesus, when He came out, saw a great multitude and was moved with compassion for them, because they were like sheep not having a shepherd. So He began to teach them many things.
In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple.
Ezekiel 1:26 - 28
And above the firmament over their heads was the likeness of a throne, in appearance like a sapphire stone; on the likeness of the throne was a likeness with the appearance of a man high above it.
I watched till thrones were put in place, And the Ancient of Days was seated; His garment was white as snow, And the hair of His head was like pure wool. His throne was a fiery flame, Its wheels a burning fire.
Now there was a day when the sons of God came t...
Again there was a day when the sons of God came...
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A fiery stream issued And came forth from befor...
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1 Samuel 16:14
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1 Samuel 18:10
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1 Samuel 19:9
Now the distressing spirit from the LORD came u...
With Him are strength and prudence. The deceive...
And if the prophet is induced to speak anything...
2 Thessalonians 2:11
And for this reason God will send them strong d...
And if the prophet is induced to speak anything, I the LORD have induced that prophet, and I will stretch out My hand against him and destroy him from among My people Israel.
Then Pashhur struck Jeremiah the prophet, and put him in the stocks that were in the high gate of Benjamin, which was by the house of the LORD.
2 Chronicles 18:23
Then Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah went near and struck Micaiah on the cheek, and said, "Which way did the spirit from the LORD go from me to speak to you?
1 Kings 20:30
But the rest fled to Aphek, into the city; then a wall fell on twenty-seven thousand of the men who were left. And BenHadad fled and went into the city, into an inner chamber.
2 Chronicles 16:10
Then Asa was angry with the seer, and put him in prison, for he was enraged at him because of this. And Asa oppressed some of the people at that time.
2 Chronicles 18:25 - 27
Then the king of Israel said, "Take Micaiah, and return him to Amon the governor of the city and to Joash the king's son.
If these men die naturally like all men, or if they are visited by the common fate of all men, then the LORD has not sent me.
Deuteronomy 18:20 - 22
'But the prophet who presumes to speak a word in My name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that prophet shall die.'