But Jehoshaphat asked, "Is there no prophet of the LORD here, that we may inquire1 of the LORD through him?" An officer of the king of Israel answered, "Elisha2 son of Shaphat is here. He used to pour water on the hands of Elijah.a3"
Jehoshaphat said, "The word4 of the LORD is with him." So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat and the king of Edom went down to him.
Elisha said to the king of Israel, "What do we have to do with each other? Go to the prophets of your father and the prophets of your mother." "No," the king of Israel answered, "because it was the LORD who called us three kings together to hand us over to Moab."
Elisha said, "As surely as the LORD Almighty lives, whom I serve, if I did not have respect for the presence of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, I would not look at you or even notice you.