1ThreeayearspassedwithoutwarbetweenAram and Israel.
21In the thirdyear2Jehoshaphat the king of Judahcamedown to the king of Israel.
Now the king of Israelsaid to his servants, "Do you know that 3Ramoth-gilead belongs to us, and we bare stilldoingnothing to take it out of the hand of the king of Aram?"
And he said to Jehoshaphat, "Will you go with me to battle at Ramoth-gilead?" And Jehoshaphatsaid to the king of Israel, "4I am as you are, my people as your people, my horses as your horses."
Moreover, Jehoshaphatsaid to the king of Israel, "Pleaseinquirecfirst for the word of the LORD."
Then 5the king of Israelgathered the prophets together, about fourhundredmen, and said to them, "Shall I goagainstRamoth-gilead to battleor shall I refrain?" And they said, "Go up, for the Lord will give it into the hand of the king."