1 There was a lull of three years, with no fighting between Aram and Israel.
2 Then, in the third year, Jehoshaphat king of Judah paid a visit to the king of Israel.
1Kgs 15:24 1Kgs 22:1 1Kgs 22:41 1Kgs 22:44 2Chr 18:1-27 2Kgs 8:18 Matt 12:40
3 The king of Israel said to his officers, 'You are aware that Ramoth in Gilead belongs to us? And yet we do nothing to wrest it away from the king of Aram.'
Deut 4:43 1Kgs 4:13 Josh 21:38 2Sam 19:10 Josh 20:8 Judg 16:2
4 He said to Jehoshaphat, 'Will you come with me to attack Ramoth in Gilead?' Jehoshaphat replied to the king of Israel, 'I will be as you, my men as yours, my horses as yours.'
2Kgs 3:7 Eph 5:11 1Cor 15:33 2Chr 18:3 2Chr 19:2 2Cor 6:16-17 2John 1:11
5 Jehoshaphat, however, said to the king of Israel, 'First, please enquire what the word of Yahweh is.'
2Kgs 3:11 2Chr 18:4-5 Jer 42:2-6 1Chr 10:13 1Sam 14:18 1Sam 23:2 1Sam 23:4
6 The king of Israel then called the prophets together, about four hundred of them. 'Should I go and attack Ramoth in Gilead,' he asked, 'or should I hold back?' 'Go ahead,' they replied, 'for Yahweh has already given it to the king.'
1Kgs 18:19 Ezek 13:22 Jer 23:14-17 1Kgs 22:15 1Kgs 22:22-23 2Chr 18:14 2Pet 2:1-3
7 Jehoshaphat, however, said, 'Is there no other prophet of Yahweh here, so that we can enquire through him?'
2Chr 18:6-7 2Kgs 3:11-13
8 The king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, 'There is one more man through whom we can consult Yahweh, but I hate him because he never has a favourable prophecy for me, only unfavourable ones; he is Micaiah son of Imlah.' 'I hope the king's words are unjustified,' said Jehoshaphat.
Amos 5:10 Jer 38:4 John 3:19-21 John 7:7 John 17:14 Mic 2:7 1Kgs 21:27-29
9 The king of Israel then summoned a court official and said, 'Bring Micaiah son of Imlah immediately.'
1Kgs 22:26-27 2Chr 18:8 2Kgs 9:32 Dan 1:18 Isa 39:7
10 The king of Israel and Jehoshaphat king of Judah were sitting each on his throne, wearing their robes, in an open space just outside the gate of Samaria, with all the prophets in a state of ecstasy before them.
1Kgs 18:29 1Kgs 22:6 1Kgs 22:30 2Chr 18:9-11 Acts 12:21 Acts 25:23 Esth 5:1
11 Zedekiah son of Kenaanah, who had made himself some iron horns, said, 'Yahweh says, "With horns like these you will gore the Aramaeans till you make an end of them." '
Zech 1:18-21 Deut 33:17 2Cor 11:13-15 2Tim 3:8 Acts 19:13-16 Ezek 13:6-9 Ezek 22:27-28
12 And all the prophets cried ecstatically in the same vein, saying, 'March on Ramoth in Gilead! Success is sure, for Yahweh has already given it to the king!'
1Kgs 22:6-15 1Kgs 22:32-36 2Chr 35:22
13 The messenger who had gone to summon Micaiah said to him, 'Look here, what the prophets are saying is uniformly favourable to the king. I hope you will say the same as they do and speak favourably.'
1Cor 2:14-16 Amos 7:13-17 Hos 7:3 Isa 30:10-11 Mic 2:6-7 Mic 2:11 Ps 10:11
14 Micaiah said, 'As Yahweh lives, I shall speak as Yahweh tells me!'
Num 24:13 Num 22:18 1Kgs 18:10 1Kgs 18:15 2Chr 18:12-13 2Cor 2:17 2Cor 4:2
15 When he came to the king, the king said, 'Micaiah, should we go and attack Ramoth in Gilead, or should we hold back?' He replied, 'Go ahead! Success is sure, for Yahweh has already given it to the king!'
1Kgs 18:27 2Chr 18:14 2Kgs 3:13 Eccl 11:9 Judg 10:14 Matt 26:45
16 The king then said, 'How often must I put you on oath to tell me nothing but the truth in the name of Yahweh?'
1Sam 14:24 2Chr 18:15 Acts 19:13 Jer 42:3-6 Josh 6:26 Mark 5:7 Matt 22:16-17
17 Then he spoke out: I saw all Israel scattered on the mountains like sheep without a shepherd. And Yahweh said, 'These have no master, let them all go safely home!'
Matt 9:36 Num 27:17 1Kgs 22:34-36 1Sam 9:9 2Chr 18:16-17 Acts 10:11-17 Ezek 1:4
18 At this the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, 'Did I not tell you that he never gives me favourable prophecies, but only unfavourable ones?'
1Kgs 22:8 Luke 11:45 Prov 10:24 Prov 27:22 Prov 29:1
19 Micaiah went on, 'Now listen to the word of Yahweh. I saw Yahweh seated on his throne with the whole array of heaven standing by him, on his right and on his left.
Dan 7:9-10 Job 1:6 Job 2:1 Heb 1:7 Heb 1:14 Isa 6:1-3 Matt 18:10
20 Yahweh said, "Who will entice Ahab into marching to his death at Ramoth in Gilead?" At which some answered one way, and some another.
Ezek 14:9 Job 12:16 Jer 4:10
21 A spirit then came forward and stood before Yahweh and said, "I will entice him."
1Kgs 22:23 Job 1:6-7 Job 2:1
22 "How?" Yahweh asked. He replied, "I shall go and be a deceptive spirit in the mouths of all his prophets." Yahweh said, "You will succeed in enticing him. Go and do it."
Judg 9:23 Ezek 14:9 1John 4:6 1Kgs 22:20 1Sam 16:14 1Sam 18:10 1Sam 19:9
23 And now, you see, Yahweh has put a deceptive spirit into the mouths of all your prophets here, for in fact Yahweh has pronounced disaster on you.'
Ezek 14:9 1Kgs 20:42 1Kgs 21:19 1Kgs 22:8-11 2Chr 25:16 Deut 2:30 Exod 4:21
24 Zedekiah son of Chenaanah then came up, struck Micaiah on the cheek and said, 'Which way did Yahweh's spirit leave me, to speak to you?'
Acts 23:2 Lam 3:30 Mic 5:1 1Kgs 22:11 2Chr 18:23-24 Isa 50:5-6 Jer 28:10-11
25 'That is what you will find out,' Micaiah retorted, 'the day you go from room to room, trying to hide.'
1Kgs 20:30 2Pet 2:1 Amos 7:17 Isa 9:14-16 Jer 23:15 Jer 28:16-17 Jer 29:21-22
26 The king of Israel said, 'Seize Micaiah and hand him over to Amon, governor of the city, and Joash, the king's son,
27 and say, "These are the king's orders: Put this man in prison and feed him on nothing but bread and water until I am safely home." '
2Chr 16:10 2Chr 18:25-27 1Thess 5:2-3 Acts 5:18 Acts 16:23-24 Acts 24:25-27 Acts 26:10
28 Micaiah said, 'If you ever do get home safely, Yahweh has not spoken through me.'
Mic 1:2 Num 16:29 1Kgs 18:21-24 1Kgs 18:36-37 2Chr 18:27 2Kgs 1:10 2Kgs 1:12
29 The king of Israel and Jehoshaphat king of Judah marched on Ramoth in Gilead.
1Kgs 22:2-9 2Chr 18:28
30 The king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, 'I shall disguise myself to go into battle, but you put on your robes.' So the king of Israel disguised himself and went into battle.
2Chr 35:22 Jer 23:24 1Kgs 14:2 1Kgs 20:38 1Kgs 22:10 1Sam 28:8 2Chr 18:29
31 Now, the king of Aram had given his chariot commanders the following order, 'Do not attack anyone of whatever rank, except the king of Israel.'
1Kgs 20:24 2Chr 18:30 1Kgs 20:1 1Kgs 20:16 1Kgs 20:33-42 1Sam 30:2 Gen 19:11
32 So, when the chariot commanders saw Jehoshaphat, they thought, 'That is obviously the king of Israel,' and surrounded him to attack. But when Jehoshaphat shouted his war cry
Jonah 2:1-2 Prov 13:20 2Chr 18:31 Exod 14:10 Ps 50:15 Ps 91:15 Ps 116:1-2
33 the chariot commanders, realising that he was not the king of Israel, broke off their pursuit.
1Kgs 22:31 Ps 76:10
34 Someone, however, drawing his bow without any special aim, shot the king of Israel between the joints of his armour. 'Turn about!' said the king to his charioteer. 'Get me out of the fighting; I am collapsing.'
2Chr 35:23 1Sam 17:49 2Chr 18:30 2Kgs 9:24 2Sam 15:11 Mic 6:13 Rev 9:9
35 But the battle grew fiercer as the day went on and the king had to be held upright in his chariot facing the Aramaeans, the blood from the wound running into the bottom of the chariot, until in the evening he died.
1Kgs 20:42 1Kgs 22:28
36 At sundown a shout ran through the ranks, 'Every man back to his town, every man back to his country!
2Kgs 14:12 1Kgs 12:16 1Kgs 12:24 1Kgs 22:17 1Kgs 22:31 1Sam 4:10 2Sam 19:8
37 The king is dead.' He was taken to Samaria and in Samaria the king was buried.
38 They washed the chariot at the Pool of Samaria; the dogs licked up the blood, and the prostitutes washed in it, in accordance with the word which Yahweh had spoken.
1Kgs 21:19 Isa 44:25-26 Isa 48:3-5 Jer 44:21-23 Josh 23:14-15 Matt 24:35 Zech 1:4-6
39 The rest of the history of Ahab, his entire career, the ivory house he erected, all the towns he built, is this not recorded in the Book of the Annals of the Kings of Israel?
Amos 3:15 1Kgs 10:18 1Kgs 10:22 1Kgs 14:19 1Kgs 15:23 1Kgs 15:31 1Kgs 16:5
40 When Ahab fell asleep with his ancestors, his son Ahaziah succeeded him.
1Kgs 2:10 1Kgs 11:21 1Kgs 14:31 1Kgs 22:51 2Chr 20:35 2Kgs 1:2 2Kgs 1:17
41 Jehoshaphat son of Asa became king of Judah in the fourth year of Ahab king of Israel.
2Chr 20:31 1Chr 3:10 1Kgs 22:2 2Chr 17:1
42 Jehoshaphat was thirty-five years old when he came to the throne, and he reigned for twenty-five years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Azubah daughter of Shilhi.
1Kgs 14:21 1Kgs 15:2 1Kgs 15:10 2Kgs 1:17 2Kgs 8:16
43 In every way he followed the example of his father Asa undeviatingly, doing what is pleasing to Yahweh.
1Kgs 15:14 2Kgs 12:3 1Kgs 14:23 1Kgs 15:5 1Kgs 15:11 1Sam 12:20-21 2Chr 14:2-5
44 The high places, however, were not abolished; the people still offered sacrifice and incense on the high places.
1Kgs 22:2 2Chr 19:2 2Kgs 8:18 2Chr 21:6 2Cor 6:14
45 Jehoshaphat was at peace with the king of Israel.
1Kgs 11:41 1Kgs 14:29 2Chr 20:34
46 The rest of the history of Jehoshaphat, the valour he showed, the wars he waged, is this not recorded in the Book of the Annals of the Kings of Judah?
1Kgs 14:24 1Kgs 15:12 Deut 23:17 Gen 19:5 Jude 1:7 1Cor 6:9 1Tim 1:10
47 The few male sacred prostitutes left over from the days of his father Asa, he expelled from the country.
2Kgs 3:9 2Sam 8:14 2Kgs 8:20 Gen 25:23 Gen 27:40 Gen 36:31-43 Ps 108:9-10
48 At the time, Edom had no king, and King
1Kgs 9:26 1Kgs 10:22 1Kgs 9:28 2Chr 9:21 2Chr 20:21 2Chr 20:35-37 2Chr 25:7
49 Jehoshaphat built ships of Tarshish to go to Ophir for gold, but they never made the voyage since the ships were wrecked at Ezion-Geber.
50 Ahaziah son of Ahab then proposed to Jehoshaphat, 'Let my men go to sea with yours.' But Jehoshaphat would not agree.
2Chr 21:1 1Kgs 2:10 1Kgs 11:43 1Kgs 14:31 1Kgs 15:24 1Kgs 22:40 2Chr 21:5-7
51 When Jehoshaphat fell asleep with his ancestors he was buried in the City of his ancestor, David; his son Jehoram succeeded him.
1Kgs 15:25 1Kgs 22:40 2Kgs 1:17
52 Ahaziah son of Ahab became king of Israel in Samaria in the seventeenth year of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, and reigned over Israel for two years.
1Kgs 15:26 1Kgs 21:25 1Kgs 12:28-33 1Kgs 14:9-16 1Kgs 15:34 1Kgs 16:30-33 2Chr 22:3
53 He did what is displeasing to Yahweh, by following the example of his father and mother, and of Jeroboam son of Nebat who had led Israel into sin.
1Kgs 16:30-32 1Kgs 16:7 1Kgs 21:29 2Kgs 1:2 2Kgs 3:2 Ezek 8:3 Ezek 18:14-18
54 He served Baal and worshipped him, and provoked the anger of Yahweh God of Israel just as his father had done.