1 Kings 22:14
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.”

Berean Study Bible
But Micaiah said, “As surely as the LORD lives, I will speak whatever the LORD tells me.”

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

New King James Version
And Micaiah said, “As the LORD lives, whatever the LORD says to me, that I will speak.”

New American Standard Bible
But Micaiah said, “As the LORD lives, whatever the LORD says to me, I shall speak it.”

NASB 1995
But Micaiah said, "As the LORD lives, what the LORD says to me, that I shall speak."

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

Amplified Bible
But Micaiah said, “As the LORD lives, I will speak what the LORD says to me.”

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

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

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Mikah said: “Living is LORD JEHOVAH, but the thing that LORD JEHOVAH says to me, that I shall speak.”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Michaias said, As the Lord lives, whatsoever the Lord shall say to me, that will I speak.

Contemporary English Version
"I'll say whatever the living LORD tells me to say," Micaiah replied.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But Micheas said to him: As the Lord liveth, whatsoever the Lord 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.

Good News Translation
But Micaiah answered, "By the living LORD I promise that I will say what he tells me to!"

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
And Micaiah says, “YHWH lives; surely that which YHWH says to me—it I speak.”

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."

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.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Micaiah Prophesies Against Ahab
13Then the messenger who had gone to call Micaiah instructed him, “Behold now, with one accord the words of the prophets are favorable to the king. So please let your words be like theirs, and speak favorably.” 14But Micaiah said, “As surely as the LORD lives, I will speak whatever the LORD tells me.” 15When Micaiah arrived, the king asked him, “Micaiah, should we go to war against Ramoth-gilead, or should we refrain?” “Go up and triumph,” Micaiah replied, “for the LORD will give it into the hand of the king.”…

Cross References
Numbers 22:18
But Balaam replied to the servants of Balak, "If Balak were to give me his house full of silver and gold, I could not do anything small or great to go beyond the command of the LORD my God.

Numbers 24:13
that even if Balak were to give me his house full of silver and gold, I could not do anything of my own accord, good or bad, to go beyond the command of the LORD? I will speak whatever the LORD says.

1 Kings 17:1
Now Elijah the Tishbite, who was among the settlers of Gilead, said to Ahab, "As surely as the LORD lives--the God of Israel before whom I stand--there will be neither dew nor rain in these years except at my word!"

1 Kings 18:10
As surely as the LORD your God lives, there is no nation or kingdom where my lord has not sent someone to search for you. When they said, 'He is not here,' he made that kingdom or nation swear that they had not found you.

1 Kings 18:15
Then Elijah said, "As surely as the LORD of Hosts lives, before whom I stand, I will present myself to Ahab today."

1 Kings 22:13
Then the messenger who had gone to call Micaiah instructed him, "Behold now, with one accord the words of the prophets are favorable to the king. So please let your words be like theirs, and speak favorably."

Jeremiah 42:4
"I have heard you," replied Jeremiah the prophet. "I will surely pray to the LORD your God as you request, and I will tell you everything that the LORD answers; I will not withhold a word from you."


Treasury of Scripture

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

what the Lord

Numbers 22:38
And Balaam said unto Balak, Lo, I am come unto thee: have I now any power at all to say any thing? the word that God putteth in my mouth, that shall I speak.

Numbers 24:13
If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the commandment of the LORD, to do either good or bad of mine own mind; but what the LORD saith, that will I speak?

2 Chronicles 18:12,13
And the messenger that went to call Micaiah spake to him, saying, Behold, the words of the prophets declare good to the king with one assent; let thy word therefore, I pray thee, be like one of theirs, and speak thou good…









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.]

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
But Micaiah
מִיכָ֑יְהוּ (mî·ḵā·yə·hū)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 4321: Micaiah -- 'Who is like Yah?' three Israelites

said,
וַיֹּ֖אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“As surely as the LORD
יְהוָ֕ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

lives,
חַי־ (ḥay-)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2416: Alive, raw, fresh, strong, life

I will speak
אֲדַבֵּֽר׃ (’ă·ḏab·bêr)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

whatever
אֲשֶׁ֨ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

the LORD
יְהוָ֛ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

tells
יֹאמַ֧ר (yō·mar)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

me.”
אֵלַ֖י (’ê·lay)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to


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