And all the prophets prophesied so, saying , Go up to Ramothgilead , and prosper : for the LORD shall deliver it into the hand of the king.
And the messenger that went to call Micaiah spake to him, saying , Behold, the words of the prophets declare good to the king with one assent; let thy word therefore, I pray thee, be like one of theirs, and speak thou good.
And Micaiah said , As the LORD liveth, even what my God saith , that will I speak .
And when he was come to the king, the king said unto him, Micaiah, shall we go to Ramothgilead to battle, or shall I forbear ? And he said , Go ye up , and prosper , and they shall be delivered into your hand.
And the king said to him, How many times shall I adjure thee that thou say nothing but the truth to me in the name of the LORD?
Then he said , I did see all Israel scattered upon the mountains, as sheep that have no shepherd : and the LORD said , These have no master; let them return therefore every man to his house in peace.
And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, Did I not tell thee that he would not prophesy good unto me, but evil?
Again he said , Therefore hear the word of the LORD; I saw the LORD sitting upon his throne, and all the host of heaven standing on his right hand and on his left.
And the LORD said , Who shall entice Ahab king of Israel, that he may go up and fall at Ramothgilead ? And one spake saying after this manner, and another saying after that manner.
Then there came out a spirit, and stood before the LORD, and said , I will entice him. And the LORD said unto him, Wherewith?
And he said , I will go out , and be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And the LORD said , Thou shalt entice him, and thou shalt also prevail : go out , and do even so.