1 Kings 22:14
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New International Version
But Micaiah said, "As surely as the LORD lives, I can tell him only what the LORD tells me."

New Living Translation
But Micaiah replied, "As surely as the LORD lives, I will say only what the LORD tells me to say."

English Standard Version
But Micaiah said, “As the LORD lives, what the LORD says to me, that I will speak.”

New American Standard Bible
But Micaiah said, "As the LORD lives, what the LORD says to me, that I shall speak."

King James Bible
And Micaiah said, As the LORD liveth, what the LORD saith unto me, that will I speak.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But Micaiah said, "As the LORD lives, I will say whatever the LORD says to me."

International Standard Version
"As the LORD lives," Micaiah replied, "I'll say what my God tells me to say."

NET Bible
But Micaiah said, "As certainly as the LORD lives, I will say what the LORD tells me to say."

New Heart English Bible
Micaiah said, "As the LORD lives, what the LORD says to me, that I will speak."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Micaiah answered, "I solemnly swear, as the LORD lives, I will tell him whatever the LORD tells me."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Micaiah said: 'As the LORD liveth, what the LORD saith unto me, that will I speak.'

New American Standard 1977
But Micaiah said, “As the LORD lives, what the LORD says to me, that I will speak.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Micaiah said, As the LORD lives, all that the LORD says unto me, that will I speak.

King James 2000 Bible
And Micaiah said, As the LORD lives, what the LORD says unto me, that will I speak.

American King James Version
And Micaiah said, As the LORD lives, what the LORD said to me, that will I speak.

American Standard Version
And Micaiah said, As Jehovah liveth, what Jehovah saith unto me, that will I speak.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But Micheas said to him: As the Lord liveth, whatsoever the Lord shall say to me, that will I speak.

Darby Bible Translation
And Micah said, As Jehovah liveth, even what Jehovah shall say to me, that will I speak.

English Revised Version
And Micaiah said, As the LORD liveth, what the LORD saith unto me, that will I speak.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Micaiah said, As the LORD liveth, what the LORD saith to me, that will I speak.

World English Bible
Micaiah said, "As Yahweh lives, what Yahweh says to me, that I will speak."

Young's Literal Translation
And Micaiah saith, 'Jehovah liveth; surely that which Jehovah saith unto me -- it I speak.'
Study Bible
Micaiah Prophesies against Ahab
13Then the messenger who went to summon Micaiah spoke to him saying, "Behold now, the words of the prophets are uniformly favorable to the king. Please let your word be like the word of one of them, and speak favorably." 14But Micaiah said, "As the LORD lives, what the LORD says to me, that I shall speak." 15When he came to the king, the king said to him, "Micaiah, shall we go to Ramoth-gilead to battle, or shall we refrain?" And he answered him, "Go up and succeed, and the LORD will give it into the hand of the king."…
Cross References
Numbers 22:18
Balaam replied to the servants of Balak, "Though Balak were to give me his house full of silver and gold, I could not do anything, either small or great, contrary to the command of the LORD my God.

Numbers 24:13
'Though Balak were to give me his house full of silver and gold, I could not do anything contrary to the command of the LORD, either good or bad, of my own accord. What the LORD speaks, that I will speak '?

1 Kings 17:1
Now Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the settlers of Gilead, said to Ahab, "As the LORD, the God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, surely there shall be neither dew nor rain these years, except by my word."

1 Kings 18:10
"As the LORD your God lives, there is no nation or kingdom where my master has not sent to search for you; and when they said, 'He is not here,' he made the kingdom or nation swear that they could not find you.

1 Kings 18:15
Elijah said, "As the LORD of hosts lives, before whom I stand, I will surely show myself to him today."

1 Kings 22:13
Then the messenger who went to summon Micaiah spoke to him saying, "Behold now, the words of the prophets are uniformly favorable to the king. Please let your word be like the word of one of them, and speak favorably."

Jeremiah 42:4
Then Jeremiah the prophet said to them, "I have heard you. Behold, I am going to pray to the LORD your God in accordance with your words; and I will tell you the whole message which the LORD will answer you. I will not keep back a word from you."
Treasury of Scripture

And Micaiah said, As the LORD lives, what the LORD said to me, that will I speak.

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Numbers 22:38 And Balaam said to Balak, See, I am come to you: have I now any power …

Numbers 24:13 If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I cannot …

2 Chronicles 18:12,13 And the messenger that went to call Micaiah spoke to him, saying, Behold…

Jeremiah 23:28 The prophet that has a dream, let him tell a dream; and he that has …

Jeremiah 26:2,3 Thus said the LORD; Stand in the court of the LORD's house, and speak …

Jeremiah 42:4 Then Jeremiah the prophet said to them, I have heard you; behold, …

Ezekiel 2:4-8 For they are impudent children and stiff hearted. I do send you to …

Ezekiel 3:17-19 Son of man, I have made you a watchman to the house of Israel: therefore …

Acts 20:26,27 Why I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men…

2 Corinthians 2:17 For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of …

2 Corinthians 4:2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in …

Galatians 1:10 For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for …

Verse 14. - And Micaiah said, As the Lord liveth, what the Lord saith unto me, that will I speak. [We are forcibly reminded of the answer of Balaam, Numbers 22:18, 38. And we may see not only in the suggestion of this messenger, but also in Ahab's belief (ver. 8), that Micaiah could prophesy at pleasure, a striking correspondence with the ideas of Balak (ib. 5:6, 17). Instead of regarding the prophet as being merely the mouthpiece of Deity, he was believed in that age to have a supernatural influence with God, and to be entrusted with magical powers to shape the future, as well as to foretell it.] And Micaiah said, as the Lord liveth,.... He swore by the living God, for the confirmation of what he was about to say:

what the Lord saith unto me, that will I speak; truly and faithfully, keeping nothing back, nor adding anything, whether it be good or evil, pleasing or displeasing; it looks as if as yet he had no instruction from the Lord what to say, and yet the vision he later declares seems to have been had by him before, 1 Kings 22:17. 14-17. what the Lord saith unto me, that will I speak—On the way the messenger who conducted [Micaiah] to the royal presence informed him of the tenor of the prophecies already given and recommended him to agree with the rest, no doubt from the kindly motive of seeing him released from imprisonment. But Micaiah, inflexibly faithful to his divine mission as a prophet, announced his purpose to proclaim honestly whatever God should bid him. On being asked by the king, "Shall I go against Ramoth-gilead, or shall I forbear?" the prophet gave precisely the same answer as the previous oracles that had been consulted; but it must have been given in a sarcastic tone and in ironical mockery of their way of speaking. Being solemnly urged to give a serious and truthful answer, Micaiah then declared the visionary scene the Spirit had revealed to him;—22:1-14 The same easiness of temper, which betrays some godly persons into friendship with the declared enemies of religion, renders it very dangerous to them. They will be drawn to wink at and countenance such conduct and conversation as they ought to protest against with abhorrence. Whithersoever a good man goes, he ought to take his religion with him, and not be ashamed to own it when he is with those who have no regard for it. Jehoshaphat had not left behind him, at Jerusalem, his affection and reverence for the word of the Lord, but avowed it, and endeavoured to bring it into Ahab's court. And Ahab's prophets, to please Jehoshaphat, made use of the name of Jehovah: to please Ahab, they said, Go up. But the false prophets cannot so mimic the true, but that he who has spiritual senses exercised, can discern the fallacy. One faithful prophet of the Lord was worth them all. Wordly men have in all ages been alike absurd in their views of religion. They would have the preacher fit his doctrine to the fashion of the times, and the taste of the hearers, and yet to add. Thus saith the Lord, to words that men would put into their mouths. They are ready to cry out against a man as rude and foolish, who scruples thus to try to secure his own interests, and to deceive others.
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