1 Kings 22:8-28 KJV

8 And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man, Micaiah the son of Imlah, by whom we may enquire of the LORD: but I hate him; for he doth not prophesy good concerning me, but evil. And Jehoshaphat said , Let not the king say so.
9 Then the king of Israel called an officer,a and said , Hasten hither Micaiah the son of Imlah.

References for 1 Kings 22:9

    • ð 22:9 - officer: or, eunuch
      10 And the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah sat each on his throne, having put on their robes, in a void place in the entrance of the gate of Samaria; and all the prophets prophesied before them.
      11 And Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah made him horns of iron: and he said , Thus saith the LORD, With these shalt thou push the Syrians, until thou have consumed them.
      12 And all the prophets prophesied so, saying , Go up to Ramothgilead *, and prosper : for the LORD shall deliver it into the king's hand.
      13 And the messenger that was gone to call Micaiah spake unto him, saying , Behold now, the words of the prophets declare good unto the king with one mouth: let thy word, I pray thee, be like the word of one of them, and speak that which is good.
      14 And Micaiah said , As the LORD liveth, what the LORD saith unto me, that will I speak .
      15 So he came to the king. And the king said unto him, Micaiah, shall we go against Ramothgilead to battle, or shall we forbear ? And he answered him, Go , and prosper : for the LORD shall deliver it into the hand of the king.
      16 And the king said unto him, How many times shall I adjure thee that thou tell me nothing but that which is true in the name of the LORD?
      17 And he said , I saw all Israel scattered upon the hills, as sheep that have not a shepherd : and the LORD said , These have no master: let them return every man to his house in peace.
      18 And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, Did I not tell thee that he would prophesy no good concerning me, but evil?
      19 And he said , Hear thou therefore the word of the LORD: I saw the LORD sitting on his throne, and all the host of heaven standing by him on his right hand and on his left.
      20 And the LORD said , Who shall persuadeb Ahab, that he may go up and fall at Ramothgilead *? And one said on this manner, and another said on that manner.

      References for 1 Kings 22:20

        • ñ 22:20 - persuade: or, deceive
          21 And there came forth a spirit, and stood before the LORD, and said , I will persuade him.
          22 And the LORD said unto him, Wherewith? And he said , I will go forth , and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said , Thou shalt persuade him, and prevail also: go forth , and do so.
          23 Now therefore, behold, the LORD hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets, and the LORD hath spoken evil concerning thee.
          24 But Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah went near , and smote Micaiah on the cheek, and said , Which way went the Spirit of the LORD from me to speak unto thee?
          25 And Micaiah said , Behold, thou shalt see in that day, when thou shalt go into an inner chamber to hide thyself.
          26 And the king of Israel said , Take Micaiah, and carry him back unto Amon the governor of the city, and to Joash the king's son;
          27 And say , Thus saith the king, Put this fellow in the prison *, and feed him with bread of affliction and with water of affliction, until I come in peace.
          28 And Micaiah said , If thou return at all in peace, the LORD hath not spoken by me. And he said , Hearken , O people, every one of you.