1 Kings 22:27
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New International Version
and say, 'This is what the king says: Put this fellow in prison and give him nothing but bread and water until I return safely.'"

New Living Translation
Give them this order from the king: 'Put this man in prison, and feed him nothing but bread and water until I return safely from the battle!'"

English Standard Version
and say, ‘Thus says the king, “Put this fellow in prison and feed him meager rations of bread and water, until I come in peace.”’”

New American Standard Bible
and say, 'Thus says the king, "Put this man in prison and feed him sparingly with bread and water until I return safely."'"

King James Bible
And say, Thus saith the king, Put this fellow in the prison, and feed him with bread of affliction and with water of affliction, until I come in peace.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and say, 'This is what the king says: Put this guy in prison and feed him only bread and water until I come back safely.'"

International Standard Version
Give him this order: 'Place him in prison on survival rations of bread and water only until I come back safely.'"

NET Bible
Say, 'This is what the king says, "Put this man in prison. Give him only a little bread and water until I safely return."'"

New Heart English Bible
Say, 'Thus says the king, "Put this fellow in the prison, and feed him with bread of affliction and with water of affliction, until I come in peace."'"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Say, 'This is what the king says: Put this man in prison, and feed him nothing but bread and water until I come home safely.'"

JPS Tanakh 1917
and say: Thus saith the king: Put this fellow in the prison, and feed him with scant bread and with scant water, until I come in peace.'

New American Standard 1977
and say, ‘Thus says the king, “Put this man in prison, and feed him sparingly with bread and water until I return safely.”’”

Jubilee Bible 2000
and say, Thus hath the king said, Put this fellow in the prison and feed him with bread of affliction and with water of affliction, until I return in peace.

King James 2000 Bible
And say, Thus says the king, Put this fellow in the prison, and feed him with bread of affliction and with water of affliction, until I come in peace.

American King James Version
And say, Thus said the king, Put this fellow in the prison, and feed him with bread of affliction and with water of affliction, until I come in peace.

American Standard Version
and say, Thus saith the king, Put this fellow in the prison, and feed him with bread of affliction and with water of affliction, until I come in peace.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And tell them: Thus saith the king: Put this man in prison, and feed him with bread of affliction, and water of distress, till I return in peace.

Darby Bible Translation
and thou shalt say, Thus says the king: Put this [man] in the prison, and feed him with bread of affliction and with water of affliction, until I come in peace.

English Revised Version
and say, Thus saith the king, Put this fellow in the prison, and feed him with bread of affliction and with water of affliction, until I come in peace.

Webster's Bible Translation
And say, Thus saith the king, Put this man in the prison, and feed him with bread of affliction, and with water of affliction, until I come in peace.

World English Bible
Say, 'Thus says the king, "Put this fellow in the prison, and feed him with bread of affliction and with water of affliction, until I come in peace."'"

Young's Literal Translation
and thou hast said, Thus said the king, Place ye this one in the house of restraint, and cause him to eat bread of oppression, and water of oppression, till my coming in peace.'
Study Bible
Micaiah Prophesies against Ahab
26Then the king of Israel said, "Take Micaiah and return him to Amon the governor of the city and to Joash the king's son; 27and say, 'Thus says the king, "Put this man in prison and feed him sparingly with bread and water until I return safely."'" 28Micaiah said, "If you indeed return safely the LORD has not spoken by me." And he said, "Listen, all you people."…
Cross References
Hebrews 11:36
Still others endured mocking and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment.

1 Kings 22:26
Then the king of Israel said, "Take Micaiah and return him to Amon the governor of the city and to Joash the king's son;

2 Chronicles 16:10
Then Asa was angry with the seer and put him in prison, for he was enraged at him for this. And Asa oppressed some of the people at the same time.

2 Chronicles 18:25
Then the king of Israel said, "Take Micaiah and return him to Amon the governor of the city and to Joash the king's son;

Isaiah 30:20
Although the Lord has given you bread of privation and water of oppression, He, your Teacher will no longer hide Himself, but your eyes will behold your Teacher.

Jeremiah 20:2
Pashhur had Jeremiah the prophet beaten and put him in the stocks that were at the upper Benjamin Gate, which was by the house of the LORD.

Jeremiah 36:23
When Jehudi had read three or four columns, the king cut it with a scribe's knife and threw it into the fire that was in the brazier, until all the scroll was consumed in the fire that was in the brazier.
Treasury of Scripture

And say, Thus said the king, Put this fellow in the prison, and feed him with bread of affliction and with water of affliction, until I come in peace.

Put this fellow

2 Chronicles 16:10 Then Asa was wroth with the seer, and put him in a prison house; …

2 Chronicles 18:25-27 Then the king of Israel said, Take you Micaiah, and carry him back …

Jeremiah 20:2 Then Pashur smote Jeremiah the prophet, and put him in the stocks …

Jeremiah 29:26 The LORD has made you priest in the stead of Jehoiada the priest, …

Jeremiah 37:15 Why the princes were wroth with Jeremiah, and smote him, and put …

Jeremiah 38:6 Then took they Jeremiah, and cast him into the dungeon of Malchiah …

Lamentations 3:53-55 They have cut off my life in the dungeon, and cast a stone on me…

Mark 6:17-28 For Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold on John, and bound …

Luke 3:20 Added yet this above all, that he shut up John in prison.

Acts 5:18 And laid their hands on the apostles, and put them in the common prison.

Acts 16:23,24 And when they had laid many stripes on them, they cast them into …

Acts 24:25-27 And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to …

Acts 26:10 Which thing I also did in Jerusalem: and many of the saints did I …

Ephesians 3:1 For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles,

Revelation 2:10 Fear none of those things which you shall suffer: behold, the devil …

bread of affliction

Deuteronomy 16:3 You shall eat no leavened bread with it; seven days shall you eat …

Psalm 80:5 You feed them with the bread of tears; and give them tears to drink …

Psalm 102:9 For I have eaten ashes like bread, and mingled my drink with weeping.

Psalm 127:2 It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread …

Isaiah 30:20 And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity, and the water …

until I come in peace

Luke 12:45,46 But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delays his coming; …

1 Thessalonians 5:2,3 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as …

James 4:13,14 Go to now, you that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such …

(27) Bread of affliction . . .--Comp. Isaiah 30:20. This is a command of severe treatment, as well as scanty fare. Ahab's affectation of disbelief--which his subsequent conduct shows to be but affectation--simply draws down a plainer and sterner prediction, accompanied moreover, if our text be correct by an appeal to the whole assembly to bear witness of it. Of Micaiah's fate we know nothing; but it is hard to suppose that his bold and defiant testimony could escape the extreme penalty of death, when Ahab's fall gave opportunity of revival to the ruthlessness of Jezebel.

Verse 27. - And say [Heb. thou shalt say], Thus saith the king, Put this fellow in the prison [Heb. house of the prison. Bahr thinks that Micaiah had formerly been in arrest under Amon's charge, and now was to be committed to the prison proper. But more probably the words mean, "put him in the prison again." His superadded punishment was to be in the shape of prison diet. It is probable that it was owing to the presence of Jehoshaphat that Micaiah escaped with no severer sentence], and feed him with bread of affliction [or oppression, לָחַץ pressit; cf. Exodus 3:9; Numbers 22:25; 2 Kings 6:32], and with water of affliction [Josephus (Ant. 8:15. 4) relates that after Micaiah's prediction the king was in great suspense and fear, until Zedekiah deliberately smote him, in order to show that he was powerless to avenge an injury as the man of God did (1 Kings 13:4), and therefore no true prophet. This may be an "empty Rabbinical tradition" (Bahr), but we may be sure that Ahab did not hear Micaiah's words unmoved. He had had such convincing proofs of the foresight and powers of the Lord's prophets that he may well have trembled, even as he put on a bold front, and sent Micaiah back to the prison house], until I come in peace. [This looks like an effort to encourage himself and those around him. But it almost betrays his misgivings. He would have them think he had no fears. And say, thus saith the king, put this fellow in prison,.... In the common prison of the city, where he had been before, as it seems; and might be now ordered into a more confined place in it, and what might be called "little ease":

and feed him with bread of affliction, and with water of affliction; with bad bread and foul water, and but little of either; just enough to keep alive, and to continue starving:

until I come in peace; which he seemed confident of, and intimates that then he would punish him more severely, even with death, as a false prophet. 27, 28. bread of affliction, water of affliction—that is, the poorest prison fare. Micaiah submitted, but reiterated aloud, in the presence of all, that the issue of the war would be fatal to Ahab.22:15-28 The greatest kindness we can do to one that is going in a dangerous way, is, to tell him of his danger. To leave the hardened criminal without excuse, and to give a useful lesson to others, Micaiah related his vision. This matter is represented after the manner of men: we are not to imagine that God is ever put upon new counsels; or that he needs to consult with angels, or any creature, about the methods he should take; or that he is the author of sin, or the cause of any man's telling or believing a lie. Micaiah returned not the blow of Zedekiah, yet, since he boasted of the Spirit, as those commonly do that know least of the Holy Spirit's operations, the true prophet left him to be convinced of his error by the event. Those that will not have their mistakes set right in time, by the word of God, will be undeceived, when it is too late, by the judgments of God. We should be ashamed of what we call trials, were we to consider what the servants of God have endured. Yet it will be well, if freedom from trouble prove not more hurtful to us; we are more easily allured and bribed into unfaithfulness and conformity to the world, than driven to them.
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