1Now Jehoshaphat had great riches and honor, anda he formed a marriage alliance with Ahab.
2After some years he went down to Ahab in Samaria. Ahab killed very many sheep and cattle for him and for the people who were with him, and tried to persuade 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?” He answered him, “I am as you are, and my people are as your people. We will be with you in the war.”
4But Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, “Please first seek the word of Yahweh.”
5Then the king of Israel gathered the prophets together, 400 men, and said to them, “Should we go to Ramoth-gilead to battle, or should I refrain?” They said, “Go up, for God will give it into the hand of the king.”
7The king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, “There is one more man by whom we may inquire of Yahweh, Micaiah the son of Imlah; but I hate him, for he does not prophesy good concerning me, but always evil. He is Micaiah the son of Imla.” Jehoshaphat said, “The king should not say such a thing.”
9Now the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah were sitting, each on his throne and dressed in royal robes, and they were sitting at the threshing floor at the entrance of the gate of Samaria, and all the prophets were prophesying before them.
10And Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah made horns of iron for himself and said, “This is what Yahweh says: ‘With these you will gore the Syrians until they are finished off.’”
11All the prophets prophesied the same, saying, “Go up to Ramoth-gilead and succeed, for Yahweh will give it into the hand of the king!”
12The messenger who went to call Micaiah spoke to him, saying, “See now, the words of the prophets are as one mouth declaring good for the king. So, let your word be like one of theirs, and speak that which is good.”
18Micaiah said, “That being the case, 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, so that he will go up and fall at Ramoth-gilead?’ One spoke saying in this way, and another spoke saying in that way.
25Then the king of Israel said, “Take Micaiah and turn him over to Amon the governor of the city and to Joash the son of the king
26and say, ‘This is what the king says, “Put this man in the prison and feed him with only a little bread and waterb until I come back in peace.”’”
28But 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 royal robes.” So the king of Israel disguised himself and went into the battle.
31And when the commanders of the chariots saw Jehoshaphat they said, “It is the king of Israel!” So they turned to fight against him. But Jehoshaphat cried out for help, and Yahweh helped him; and God drew them away from him.
32And when the commanders of the chariots saw that it was not the king of Israel they turned away 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 his chariot, “Turn your hand and take me out of the battle, for I am severely wounded.”
34The battle increased that day. However the king of Israel propped himself up in his chariot facing the Syrians until the evening, and about the time of the going down of the sun, he died.