2 Chronicles 18 ©
Jehoshaphat joined in affinity with Ahab is persuaded to go with him against Ramoth-gilead. Jehoshaphat proposeth to enquire of God; Ahab's false prophets assure him of success. At Jehoshaphat's request Micaiah is sent for: who foretelleth Ahab's death, and sheweth that his false prophets were possessed by a lying spirit. He is ill treated and sent to prison. Ahab goeth in disguise to the battle, where Jehoshaphat being mistaken for him narrowly escapeth being slain. Ahab is slain by an arrow shot at a venture.
Therefore the king of Israel gathered together of prophets ffour hundred men, and said unto them, Shall we go to Ramoth-gilead to battle, or shall I forbear? And they said, gGo up; for God will deliver it into the king's hand.
But Jehoshaphat said, Is there not here a prophet of the LORD 2besides, that we might enquire of him?
And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, There is yet hone man, by whom we may enquire of the LORD: but I hate him; ifor 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.
And the king of Israel called for one of his 3officers, and said, 4Fetch quickly Micaiah the son of Imla.
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 jvoid place at the entering in of the gate of Samaria; and all the prophets prophesied before them.
And the messenger that went to call Micaiah spake to him, saying, Behold, the words of the prophets declare good to the king 6with one assent; let thy word therefore, I pray thee, be like one of theirs, and speak thou good.
And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, Did I not tell thee that he would not prophesy good unto me, 7but evil?
And the LORD 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.
So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah went up to Ramoth-gilead.
And it came to pass, when the captains of the chariots saw Jehoshaphat, that they said, It is the king of Israel. Therefore ethey *compassed about him to fight: but Jehoshaphat fcried out, and the LORD helped him; and God gmoved them to depart from him.
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 9from pursuing him.
And a certain man drew a bow 10*at a venture, and smote the king of Israel 11between 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 12wounded.
And hthe battle increased that day: howbeit the king of Israel stayed himself up in his chariot against the Syrians until the even: and about the time of the sun going down he died.