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2 CHRONICLES Chapter 18


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(Scripture in Black, My Comments in Purple, Other Comments in Blue)

Jehoshaphat of Judah joins Ahab of Israel to fight Syria Ahab's false prophets foretell victory Micaiah prophesies fall and death of Ahab Syrians slay Ahab.

 
1 Now Jehoshaphat had riches and honour in abundance, and joined affinity with Ahab.

2 And after certain years he went down to Ahab to Samaria.
And Ahab killed sheep and oxen for him in abundance,
and for the people that he had with him,
and persuaded him to go up with him to Ramoth-gilead.

3 And Ahab king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat king of Judah,
Wilt thou go with me to Ramoth-gilead?
And he answered him, I am as thou art, and my people as thy people;
and we will be with thee in the war.

 
4 And Jehoshaphat said unto the king of Israel,
Enquire, I pray thee, at the word of JEHOVAH to day.

5 Therefore the king of Israel gathered together of prophets four hundred men,
and said unto them, Shall we go to Ramoth-gilead to battle, or shall I forbear?
And they said, Go up; for ELOHIM will deliver it into the king's hand.

6 But Jehoshaphat said,
Is there not here a prophet of JEHOVAH besides,
that we might enquire of him?

7 And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat,
There is yet one man, by whom we may enquire of JEHOVAH:
but I hate him; for he never prophesied good unto me, but always evil:
the same is Micaiah the son of Imla.
And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the king say so.

8 And the king of Israel called for one of his officers, and said,
Fetch quickly Micaiah the son of Imla.

9 And the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat king of Judah sat either of them on his throne,
clothed in their robes, and they sat in a void place
at the entering in of the gate of Samaria;
and all the prophets prophesied before them.

10 And Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah had made him horns of iron,
and said, Thus saith JEHOVAH,
With these thou shalt push aSyria until they be consumed.

aHEB: ARAM

11 And all the prophets prophesied so, saying,
Go up to Ramoth-gilead, and prosper:
for JEHOVAH shall deliver it into the hand of the king.

12 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.

13 And Micaiah said, As JEHOVAH liveth,
even what my ELOH saith, that will I speak.

14 And when he was come to the king, the king said unto him,
Micaiah, shall we go to Ramoth-gilead to battle, or shall I forbear?
And he said, Go ye up, and prosper, and they shall be delivered into your hand.

15 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 JEHOVAH?

16 Then he said,
I did see all Israel scattered upon the mountains,
As sheep that have no shepherd:
and JEHOVAH said, These have no master;
let them return therefore every man to his house in peace.

17 And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat,
Did I not tell thee that he would not prophesy good unto me, but evil?

18 Again he said, Therefore hear the word of JEHOVAH;
I saw JEHOVAH sitting upon his throne,
And all the host of heaven standing on his right hand and on his left.

19 And JEHOVAH said, Who shall entice Ahab king of Israel,
That he may go up and fall at Ramoth-gilead?
And one spake saying after this manner,
And another saying after that manner.

20 Then there came out a spirit, and stood before JEHOVAH,
And said, I will entice him.
And JEHOVAH said unto him, Wherewith?

21 And he said, I will go out,
And be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.
And JEHOVAH said, Thou shalt entice him,
And thou shalt also prevail: go out, and do even so.

22 Now therefore, behold, JEHOVAH hath put a lying spirit
in the mouth of these thy prophets,
and JEHOVAH hath spoken evil against thee.

23 Then Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah came near, and smote Micaiah upon the cheek,
and said, Which way went the Spirit of JEHOVAH from me to speak unto thee?

24 And Micaiah said, Behold, thou shalt see on that day
when thou shalt go into an inner chamber to hide thyself.

25 Then the king of Israel said, Take ye Micaiah,
and carry him back to Amon the governor of the city,
and to Joash the king's son;

26 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 return in peace.

27 And Micaiah said, If thou certainly return in peace,
then hath not JEHOVAH spoken by me.
And he said, Hearken, all ye people.

28 So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah went up to Ramoth-gilead.

29 And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat,
I will disguise myself, and will go to the battle;
but put thou on thy robes.
So the king of Israel disguised himself;
and they went to the battle.

30 Now the king of aSyria had commanded the captains of the chariots
that were with him, saying, Fight ye not with small or great,
save only with the king of Israel.

aHEB: ARAM

31 And it came to pass, when the captains of the chariots saw Jehoshaphat,
that they said, It is the king of Israel.
Therefore they compassed about him to fight:
but Jehoshaphat cried out, and JEHOVAH helped him;
and ELOHIM moved them to depart from him.

32 For it came to pass, that,
when the captains of the chariots perceived that it was not the king of Israel,
they turned back again from pursuing him.

33 And a certain man drew a bow at a venture,
and smote the king of Israel between the joints of the harness:
therefore he said to his chariot man, Turn thine hand,
that thou mayest carry me out of the host; for I am wounded.

34 And the battle increased that day:
howbeit the king of Israel stayed himself up in his chariot
against athe Syrians until the even:
and about the time of the sun going down he died.

aHEB: ARAM