1Now Jehoshaphat had riches and honor in abundance, and he formed a marriage alliance with Ahab.
2After certain years he went down to Ahab to Samaria. Ahab killed sheep and cattle for him in abundance, and for the people who were with him, and moved him to go up with him to Ramoth Gilead.
3Ahab king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat king of Judah, “Will you go with me to Ramoth Gilead?”
They said, “Go up, for God will deliver it into the hand of the king.”
7The king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, “There is yet one man by whom we may inquire of Yahweh, but I hate him, for he never prophesies good concerning me, but always evil. He is Micaiah the son of Imla.”
Jehoshaphat said, “Do not let the king say so.”
9Now the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah sat each on his throne, arrayed in their robes, and they were sitting at a threshing-floor at the entrance of the gate of Samaria, and all the prophets were prophesying before them.
10Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah made him horns of iron and said, “This is what Yahweh says: ‘With these you will push the Syrians until they are consumed.’”
11All the prophets prophesied so, saying, “Go up to Ramoth Gilead, and prosper; for Yahweh will deliver it into the hand of the king.”
12The messenger who went to call Micaiah spoke to him, saying, “Behold, the words of the prophets declare good to the king with one mouth. Let your word therefore please be like one of theirs, and speak good.”
He said, “Go up, and prosper. They will be delivered into your hand.”
“I saw all Israel scattered on the mountains
as sheep that have no shepherd.
‘These have no master.
Let them return every man to his house in peace.’”
18Micaiah said, “Therefore hear the word of Yahweh: I saw Yahweh sitting on his throne, and all the army of heaven standing on his right hand and on his left.
19Yahweh said, ‘Who will entice Ahab king of Israel, that he may go up and fall at Ramoth Gilead?’ One spoke saying in this way, and another saying in that way.
“Yahweh said to him, ‘How?’
“He said, ‘You will entice him and will prevail also. Go out and do so.’
25The king of Israel said, “Take Micaiah and carry him back to Amon the governor of the city and to Joash the king’s son
26and say, ‘This is what the king says, “Put this fellow in the prison and feed him with bread of affliction and with water of affliction until I return in peace.”’”
28So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah went up to Ramoth Gilead.
29The king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, “I will disguise myself and go into the battle, but you put on your robes.” So the king of Israel disguised himself and they went into the battle.
31It came to pass, when the captains of the chariots saw Jehoshaphat, that they said, “It is the king of Israel!” Therefore they turned around to fight against him. But Jehoshaphat cried out, and Yahweh helped him; and God moved them to depart from him.
32It came to pass when the captains of the chariots saw that it was not the king of Israel that they turned back from pursuing him.
33A certain man drew his bow at random and struck the king of Israel between the joints of the armor. Therefore he said to the driver of the chariot, “Turn your hand and carry me out of the army, for I am severely wounded.”
34The battle increased that day. However the king of Israel propped himself up in his chariot against the Syrians until the evening; and about the time of the going down of the sun, he died.