2 Chronicles 18:7
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New International Version
The king of Israel answered Jehoshaphat, "There is still one prophet through whom we can inquire of the LORD, but I hate him because he never prophesies anything good about me, but always bad. He is Micaiah son of Imlah." "The king should not say such a thing," Jehoshaphat replied.

New Living Translation
The king of Israel replied to Jehoshaphat, "There is one more man who could consult the LORD for us, but I hate him. He never prophesies anything but trouble for me! His name is Micaiah son of Imlah." Jehoshaphat replied, "That's not the way a king should talk! Let's hear what he has to say."

English Standard Version
And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, “There is yet one man by whom we may inquire of the LORD, Micaiah the son of Imlah; but I hate him, for he never prophesies good concerning me, but always evil.” And Jehoshaphat said, “Let not the king say so.”

Berean Study Bible
The king of Israel answered, “There is still one man who can ask the LORD, but I hate him because he never prophesies anything good for me, but only bad. He is Micaiah son of Imlah.” “The king should not say that!” Jehoshaphat replied.

New American Standard Bible
The king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, "There is yet one man by whom we may inquire of the LORD, but I hate him, for he never prophesies good concerning me but always evil. He is Micaiah, son of Imla." But Jehoshaphat said, "Let not the king say so."

King James Bible
And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man, by whom we may inquire of the LORD: but I hate him; for he never prophesied good unto me, but always evil: the same is Micaiah the son of Imla. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the king say so.

Christian Standard Bible
The king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, "There is still one man who can inquire of the LORD, but I hate him because he never prophesies good about me, but only disaster. He is Micaiah son of Imlah." "The king shouldn't say that," Jehoshaphat replied.

Contemporary English Version
"We could ask Micaiah son of Imlah," Ahab said. "But I hate Micaiah. He always has bad news for me." "Don't say that!" Jehoshaphat replied.

Good News Translation
Ahab answered, "There is one more, Micaiah son of Imlah. But I hate him because he never prophesies anything good for me; it's always something bad." "You shouldn't say that!" Jehoshaphat replied.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, "There is still one man who can ask Yahweh, but I hate him because he never prophesies good about me, but only disaster. He is Micaiah son of Imlah." "The king shouldn't say that," Jehoshaphat replied.

International Standard Version
"There is still one man left by whom we could ask the LORD what to do," the king of Israel replied to Jehoshaphat, "but I hate him because he won't prophesy anything good about me. Instead, he always prophesies evil. He is Imla's son Micaiah." But Jehoshaphat rebuked Ahab, "Kings should never talk like that."

NET Bible
The king of Israel answered Jehoshaphat, "There is still one man through whom we can seek the LORD's will. But I despise him because he does not prophesy prosperity for me, but always disaster. His name is Micaiah son of Imlah. Jehoshaphat said, "The king should not say such things!"

New Heart English Bible
The king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, "There is yet one man by whom we may inquire of the LORD; 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."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The king of Israel told Jehoshaphat, "We can ask the LORD through Micaiah, son of Imla, but I hate him. Nothing he prophesies about me is good; it's always evil." Jehoshaphat answered, "The king must not say that."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat: 'There is yet one man by whom we may inquire of the LORD; but I hate him; for he never prophesieth good concerning me, but always evil; the same is Micaiah the son of Imla.' And Jehoshaphat said: 'Let not the king say so.'

New American Standard 1977
And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, “There is yet one man by whom we may inquire of the LORD, but I hate him, for he never prophesies good concerning me but always evil. He is Micaiah, son of Imla.” But Jehoshaphat said, “Let not the king say so.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man here, by whom we may enquire of the LORD, but I hate him, for he never prophesies good unto me, but always evil; the same is Micaiah, the son of Imla. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the king say so.

King James 2000 Bible
And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man, by whom we may inquire of the LORD: but I hate him; for he never prophesied good unto me, but always evil: the same is Micaiah the son of Imla. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the king say so.

American King James Version
And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man, by whom we may inquire of the LORD: but I hate him; for he never prophesied good to me, but always evil: the same is Micaiah the son of Imla. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the king say so.

American Standard Version
And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man by whom we may inquire of Jehovah: but I hate him; for he never prophesieth good concerning me, but always evil: the same is Micaiah the son of Imla. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the king say so.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the king of Israel said to Josaphat: There is one man, of whom we may ask the will of the Lord: but I hate him, for he never prophesieth good to me, but always evil: and it is Micheas the son of Jemla. And Josaphat said: Speak not thus, O king.

Darby Bible Translation
And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man by whom we may inquire of Jehovah; but I hate him, for he prophesies no good concerning me, but always evil: [it is] Micah the son of Imlah. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the king say so.

English Revised Version
And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man by whom we may inquire of the LORD: but I hate him; for he never prophesieth good concerning me, but always evil: the same is Micaiah the son of Imla. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the king say so.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man, by whom we may inquire of the LORD: but I hate him; for he never prophesieth good to me, but always evil: the same is Micaiah the son of Imla. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the king say so.

World English Bible
The 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, "Don't let the king say so."

Young's Literal Translation
And the king of Israel saith unto Jehoshaphat, 'Still -- one man to seek Jehovah from him, and I -- I have hated him, for he is not prophesying concerning me of good, but all his days of evil, he is Micaiah son of Imlah;' and Jehoshaphat saith, 'Let not the king say so.'
Study Bible
Jehoshaphat Allies with Ahab
6But Jehoshaphat asked, “Is there not still a prophet of the LORD here of whom we can inquire?” 7The king of Israel answered , “There is still one man who can ask the LORD, but I hate him because he never prophesies anything good for me, but only bad. He is Micaiah son of Imlah.” “The king should not say that!” Jehoshaphat replied. 8So the king of Israel called one of his officials and said, “Bring Micaiah the son of Imlah at once.”…
Cross References
1 Kings 22:8
The king of Israel answered, "There is still one man who can ask the LORD, but I hate him because he never prophesies anything good for me, but only bad. He is Micaiah son of Imlah." "The king should not say that!" Jehoshaphat replied.

2 Chronicles 18:6
But Jehoshaphat asked, "Is there not still a prophet of the LORD here of whom we can inquire?"

2 Chronicles 18:8
So the king of Israel called one of his officials and said, "Bring Micaiah the son of Imlah at once."

Treasury of Scripture

And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man, by whom we may inquire of the LORD: but I hate him; for he never prophesied good to me, but always evil: the same is Micaiah the son of Imla. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the king say so.

one man

1 Kings 18:4 For it was so, when Jezebel cut off the prophets of the LORD, that …

1 Kings 19:10 And he said, I have been very jealous for the LORD God of hosts: …

I hate him

1 Kings 18:17 And it came to pass, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said to him, …

1 Kings 20:42,43 And he said to him, Thus said the LORD, Because you have let go out …

1 Kings 21:20 And Ahab said to Elijah, Have you found me, O my enemy? And he answered, …

Psalm 34:21 Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate.

Psalm 55:3 Because of the voice of the enemy, because of the oppression of the …

Psalm 69:14 Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink: let me be delivered …

Proverbs 9:8 Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate you: rebuke a wise man, and he …

Proverbs 29:10 The bloodthirsty hate the upright: but the just seek his soul.

Jeremiah 18:18 Then said they, Come and let us devise devices against Jeremiah; …

Amos 5:10 They hate him that rebukes in the gate, and they abhor him that speaks …

Mark 6:18,19,27 For John had said to Herod, It is not lawful for you to have your …

Luke 6:22 Blessed are you, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate …

John 7:7 The world cannot hate you; but me it hates, because I testify of …

John 15:18 If the world hate you, you know that it hated me before it hated you.

John 19:24 They said therefore among themselves, Let us not rend it, but cast …

Galatians 4:16 Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?

good

Isaiah 30:10 Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not …

Jeremiah 38:4 Therefore the princes said to the king, We beseech you, let this …

me

2 Chronicles 18:13 And Micaiah said, As the LORD lives, even what my God said, that will I speak.

2 Kings 9:22 And it came to pass, when Joram saw Jehu, that he said, Is it peace, …

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…

Let not the

Proverbs 25:12 As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise …

Micah 2:7 O you that are named the house of Jacob, is the spirit of the LORD …

(7) He never prophesied good unto me, but always evil.--Literally, He is not prophesying to me for good, but all his days for evil. Kings: "He prophesieth not to me good but evil." The chronicler has aggravated the idea of opposition, by adding "all his days;" i.e., throughout his prophetic career. (Comp. Homer, Iliad, i. 106.)

Micaiah.--Heb., Mikay?h�, which presupposes an older Mik?y?h� ("Who like Iahu?"). Iahu is in all probability the oldest form of the Divine Name, Iah being an abridgment of it. Syriac and Arabic, "Micah"--the form in 2Chronicles 18:14 (Heb.).

Imla.--He is full, or, he filleth; etymologically right.

Let not the king say so.--Jehoshaphat hears in the words a presentiment of evil, and deprecates the omen.

Verse 7. - The same is Micaiah. This true prophet of the Lord is known only here in recorded history, but it is evident he was otherwise well known to his generation and to Ahab (ver. 25). The outspokenness of Ahab and the sustained courtesy of Jehoshaphat are alike agreeable to notice in this verse. 18:1-34 Jehoshaphat's alliance with Ahab. - This history we read in 1Ki 22. Abundant riches and honour give large opportunities of doing good, but they are attended with many snares and temptations. Men do not know much of the artifices of Satan and the deceitfulness of their own hearts, when they covet riches with the idea of being able to do good with them. What can hurt those whom God will protect? What can shelter those whom God will destroy? Jehoshaphat is safe in his robes, Ahab killed in his armour; for the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong. We should be cautious of entangling ourselves in the worldly undertakings of evil men; and still more we should avoid engaging in their sinful projects. But, when they call upon him, God can and will bring his faithful people out of the difficulties and dangers into which they have sinfully run themselves. He has all hearts in his hand, so that he easily rescues them. Blessed is the man that putteth his trust in the Lord.
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