1 Although Jehoshaphat enjoyed great wealth and honour, he allied himself by marriage to Ahab.
2Chr 17:5 2Chr 21:6 2Chr 19:2 2Kgs 8:18 1Kgs 16:31-33 1Kgs 21:25 2Chr 1:11-15
2 After some years he paid a visit to Ahab in Samaria. Ahab slaughtered an immense number of sheep and oxen for him and his retinue, to induce him to attack Ramoth-Gilead.
1Kgs 1:9 1Kgs 4:13 1Kgs 17:7 1Kgs 22:2-35 2Chr 19:2 2Kgs 9:1 Deut 4:43
3 Ahab king of Israel then said to Jehoshaphat king of Judah, 'Will you come with me to Ramoth-Gilead?' He replied, 'I will share in battle with you, my men with yours.'
1Kgs 22:4 2John 1:10-11 2Kgs 3:7 Eph 5:11 Ps 139:21
4 Jehoshaphat, however, said to the king of Israel, 'First, please consult the word of Yahweh.'
1Kgs 22:5-6 1Sam 23:2 1Sam 23:4 1Sam 23:9-12 2Chr 34:26 2Sam 2:1 2Sam 5:19
5 So the king of Israel called the prophets together, four hundred of them. 'Should we go and attack Ramoth-Gilead,' he asked, 'or should I hold back?' 'March,' they replied, 'for God will deliver it into the king's power.'
1Kgs 18:19 2Chr 18:14 2Chr 18:20-21 2Kgs 3:13 2Tim 4:3 Ezek 13:3-16 Ezek 13:22
6 Jehoshaphat, however, said, 'Is there no other prophet of Yahweh here, for us to consult?'
1Kgs 22:7-9 2Kgs 3:11-13
7 The king of Israel answered 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, always unfavourable ones; he is Micaiah son of Imlah.' 'The king should not say such things,' said Jehoshaphat.
Luke 6:22 1Kgs 18:4 1Kgs 18:17 1Kgs 19:10 1Kgs 20:42-43 1Kgs 21:20 2Chr 18:13
8 The king of Israel then summoned a court official and said, 'Bring Micaiah son of Imlah immediately.'
1Chr 28:1 1Kgs 22:9 1Sam 8:15 2Chr 18:25-26 Dan 1:3 Dan 1:7-8 Isa 39:7
9 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 prophesying before them,
1Kgs 22:10-12 2Chr 18:29 Dan 7:9 Ezek 26:16 Isa 14:9 Jer 27:14-16 Matt 6:29
10 Zedekiah son of Chenaanah, 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." '
2Tim 3:8 Ezek 13:7 Ezek 22:28 Jer 23:17 Jer 23:21 Jer 23:25 Jer 23:31
11 And all the prophets prophesied in the same vein, saying, 'March on Ramoth-Gilead! Success is sure, for Yahweh has already given it to the king!'
2Chr 18:5 2Chr 18:12 2Chr 18:33-34 2Pet 2:1-3 Jude 1:16 Mic 3:5 Rev 16:13-14
12 The messenger who had gone to summon Micaiah said to him, 'Look! What the prophets are saying is uniformly favourable to the king. So I hope you will say the same as they do and speak favourably.'
1Cor 2:14-16 Amos 7:13 Hos 7:3 Isa 30:10 Job 22:13 Josh 9:2 Mic 2:6
13 Micaiah said, 'As Yahweh lives, I shall speak exactly as Yahweh tells me!'
Num 22:35 Num 22:18-20 Num 24:13 1Cor 11:23 1Kgs 22:14 1Thess 2:4 2Cor 2:17
14 When he came to the king, the king said, 'Micaiah, should we march to attack Ramoth-Gilead, or should I hold back?' He replied, 'Go and conquer, Yahweh will deliver them into your power!'
1Kgs 18:27 1Kgs 22:15 Amos 4:4-5 Eccl 11:1 Lam 4:21 Matt 26:45
15 The king went on, 'How often must I put you on oath to tell me nothing but the truth in the name of Yahweh?'
1Kgs 22:16 1Sam 14:24 Acts 19:13 Mark 5:7 Matt 26:63
16 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 peacefully home!'
Matt 9:36 1Kgs 22:17 Ezek 34:5-6 Ezek 34:8 Mark 6:34 Num 27:17 1Kgs 22:34-36
17 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 22:18 2Chr 18:7 Jer 43:2-3 Prov 29:1
18 Micaiah went on, 'Now listen to the word of Yahweh. I saw Yahweh seated on his throne with the whole array of heaven standing on his right and on his left.
Dan 7:9 1Kgs 22:19-23 Isa 6:1-5 Acts 7:55-56 Amos 7:16 Gen 32:2 Isa 1:10
19 Yahweh said, "Who will entice Ahab king of Israel into marching to his death at Ramoth-Gilead?" At which some answered one way, and some another.
1Kgs 22:20 2Chr 25:8 2Chr 25:19 2Thess 2:11-12 Ezek 14:9 Isa 6:9-10 Isa 54:16
20 A spirit then came forward and stood before Yahweh and said, "I will entice him." "How?" Yahweh asked.
Job 1:6 2Cor 11:3 2Cor 11:13-15 Job 2:1
21 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."
John 8:44 1John 4:6 1Kgs 22:21-22 2Chr 18:19 2Chr 18:22 Gen 3:4-5 Job 1:12
22 And now, you see, Yahweh has put a deceptive spirit into the mouths of your prophets here, for in fact Yahweh has pronounced disaster on you.'
Ezek 14:9 Isa 19:14 Job 12:16 1Tim 4:1-2 2Chr 18:7 2Chr 18:17 2Chr 25:18
23 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?'
Jer 20:2 Mark 14:65 1Kgs 22:23-25 2Chr 18:10 Isa 50:5-6 Jer 29:26-27 John 9:40-41
24 'That is what you will find out,' Micaiah retorted, 'the day you go from room to room, trying to hide.'
1Kgs 20:30 Isa 26:11 Isa 26:20 Jer 28:16-17 Jer 29:21-22 Jer 29:32
25 The king of Israel said, 'Seize Micaiah and hand him over to Amon governor of the city, and Joash the king's son,
2Chr 18:8 2Chr 34:8 Acts 24:25-27 Jer 37:15-21 Jer 38:6-7
26 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 1Kgs 22:26-28 1Sam 25:21 1Thess 5:2-3 2Chr 18:15 2Cor 11:23 Acts 5:18
27 Micaiah said, 'If you ever do get home safely, Yahweh has not spoken through me.'
Acts 13:10-11 Amos 9:10 Luke 20:45-46 Mark 7:14 Matt 13:9 Matt 15:10 Mic 1:2
28 The king of Israel and Jehoshaphat king of Judah marched on Ramoth-Gilead.
29 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 they went into battle.
1Sam 28:8 1Kgs 14:2-6 1Kgs 20:38 2Chr 35:22-23 Jer 23:24 Job 24:15 Ps 12:2
30 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 20:33-34 1Kgs 20:42 2Chr 15:13 Deut 1:17 Gen 19:11
31 So, when the chariot commanders saw Jehoshaphat, they thought, 'That is the king of Israel,' and surrounded him to attack. But when Jehoshaphat shouted his war cry, Yahweh came to his help, God drew them away from him,
2Chr 13:14 2Chr 14:11 2Chr 26:7 2Cor 1:9-10 Exod 14:10 Ezra 1:1 Ezra 7:27
32 for the chariot commanders, realising that he was not the king of Israel, broke off their pursuit.
33 Someone, however, drawing his bow without any special aim, shot the king of Israel between the joints of his armour. 'Turn about!' he said to his charioteer. 'Get me out of the fighting; I am collapsing.'
1Kgs 22:34-35 2Chr 35:23 2Sam 15:11
34 But the battle grew fiercer as the day went on, and the king of Israel had to be held upright in his chariot facing the Aramaeans until the evening, and at sunset he died.
2Chr 18:16 2Chr 18:19 2Chr 18:27 Num 32:23 Prov 13:21 Prov 28:17