19 Micaiah continued, “Therefore hear the word of the Lord: I saw the Lord sitting on his thronet with all the multitudesu of heaven standing around him on his right and on his left. 20 And the Lord said, ‘Who will entice Ahab into attacking Ramoth Gilead and going to his death there?’
“ ‘I will go out and be a deceivingv spirit in the mouths of all his prophets,’ he said.
“ ‘You will succeed in enticing him,’ said the Lord. ‘Go and do it.’
25 Micaiah replied, “You will find out on the day you go to hidec in an inner room.”
26 The king of Israel then ordered, “Take Micaiah and send him back to Amon the ruler of the city and to Joash the king’s son 27 and say, ‘This is what the king says: Put this fellow in prisond and give him nothing but bread and water until I return safely.’ ”
28 Micaiah declared, “If you ever return safely, the Lord has not spokene through me.” Then he added, “Mark my words, all you people!”
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