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 1 Kings 22:13 - 28
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   Book of 1 Kings
   Chapter 22
22:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The messenger who had gone to summon Micaiah said to him, "Look, as one man the other prophets are predicting success for the king. Let your word agree with theirs, and speak favorably."
 
22:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But Micaiah said, "As surely as the LORD lives, I can tell him only what the LORD tells me."
 
22:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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When he arrived, the king asked him, "Micaiah, shall we go to war against Ramoth Gilead, or shall I refrain?" "Attack and be victorious," he answered, "for the LORD will give it into the king's hand."
 
22:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The king said to him, "How many times must I make you swear to tell me nothing but the truth in the name of the LORD?"
 
22:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then Micaiah answered, "I saw all Israel scattered on the hills like sheep without a shepherd, and the LORD said, 'These people have no master. Let each one go home in peace.'"
 
22:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, "Didn't I tell you that he never prophesies anything good about me, but only bad?"
 
22:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Micaiah continued, "Therefore hear the word of the LORD: I saw the LORD sitting on his throne with all the host of heaven standing around him on his right and on his left.
 
22:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And the LORD said, 'Who will entice Ahab into attacking Ramoth Gilead and going to his death there?' "One suggested this, and another that.
 
22:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Finally, a spirit came forward, stood before the LORD and said, 'I will entice him.'
 
22:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
" 'By what means?' the LORD asked. " 'I will go out and be a lying spirit in the mouths of all his prophets,' he said. " 'You will succeed in enticing him,' said the LORD. 'Go and do it.'
 
22:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"So now the LORD has put a lying spirit in the mouths of all these prophets of yours. The LORD has decreed disaster for you."
 
22:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then Zedekiah son of Kenaanah went up and slapped Micaiah in the face. "Which way did the spirit from F99 the LORD go when he went from me to speak to you?" he asked.
 
22:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Micaiah replied, "You will find out on the day you go to hide in an inner room."
 
22:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The king of Israel then ordered, "Take Micaiah and send him back to Amon the ruler of the city and to Joash the king's son
 
22:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
and say, 'This is what the king says: Put this fellow in prison and give him nothing but bread and water until I return safely.'"
 
22:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Micaiah declared, "If you ever return safely, the LORD has not spoken through me." Then he added, "Mark my words, all you people!"
 

FOOTNOTES:
F99 Or Spirit of

 
 

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