2 Chronicles 18:17
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New International Version
The king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, "Didn't I tell you that he never prophesies anything good about me, but only bad?"

New Living Translation
"Didn't I tell you?" the king of Israel exclaimed to Jehoshaphat. "He never prophesies anything but trouble for me."

English Standard Version
And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, “Did I not tell you that he would not prophesy good concerning me, but evil?”

Berean Study Bible
Then the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, “Did I not tell you that he never prophesies good for me, but only bad?”

New American Standard Bible
Then the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, "Did I not tell you that he would not prophesy good concerning me, but evil?"

King James Bible
And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, Did I not tell thee that he would not prophesy good unto me, but evil?

Christian Standard Bible
So the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, "Didn't I tell you he never prophesies good about me, but only disaster?"

Contemporary English Version
Ahab turned to Jehoshaphat and said, "I told you he would bring me bad news!"

Good News Translation
Ahab said to Jehoshaphat, "I told you that he never prophesies anything good for me; it's always something bad!"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, "Didn't I tell you he never prophesies good about me, but only disaster?"

International Standard Version
Then the king of Israel told Jehoshaphat, "Didn't I tell you that he wouldn't prophesy anything good about me, but only evil?"

NET Bible
The king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, "Didn't I tell you he does not prophesy prosperity for me, but disaster?"

New Heart English Bible
The king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, "Did I not tell you that he would not prophesy good concerning me, but evil?"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, "Didn't I tell you he wouldn't prophesy anything good about me?"

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat: 'Did I not tell thee that he would not prophesy good concerning me, but evil?'

New American Standard 1977
Then the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, “Did I not tell you that he would not prophesy good concerning me, but evil?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, Did I not tell thee that he would not prophesy good unto me, but evil?

King James 2000 Bible
And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, Did I not tell you that he would not prophesy good unto me, but evil?

American King James Version
And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, Did I not tell you that he would not prophesy good to me, but evil?

American Standard Version
And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, Did I not tell thee that he would not prophesy good concerning me, but evil?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the king of Israel said to Josaphat: Did I not tell thee that this man would not prophesy me any good, but evil?

Darby Bible Translation
And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, Did I not tell thee that he prophesies no good concerning me, but evil?

English Revised Version
And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, Did I not tell thee that he would not prophesy good concerning me, but evil?

Webster's Bible Translation
And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, Did I not tell thee that he would not prophesy good to me, but evil?

World English Bible
The king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, "Didn't I tell you that he would not prophesy good concerning me, but evil?"

Young's Literal Translation
And the king of Israel saith unto Jehoshaphat, 'Did I not say unto thee, He doth not prophesy concerning me good, but rather of evil?'
Study Bible
Micaiah Prophesies Against Ahab
16So Micaiah declared: “I saw all Israel scattered on the hills like sheep without a shepherd. And the LORD said, ‘These people have no master; let each one return home in peace.’” 17Then the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, “Did I not tell you that he never prophesies good for me, but only bad?” 18Micaiah continued, “Therefore hear the word of the LORD: I saw the LORD sitting on His throne, and all the host of heaven standing on His right and on His left.…
Cross References
2 Chronicles 18:16
So Micaiah declared: "I saw all Israel scattered on the hills like sheep without a shepherd. And the LORD said, 'These people have no master; let each one return home in peace.'"

2 Chronicles 18:18
Micaiah continued, "Therefore hear the word of the LORD: I saw the LORD sitting on His throne, and all the host of heaven standing on His right and on His left.

Treasury of Scripture

And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, Did I not tell you that he would not prophesy good to me, but evil?

Did I not tell

2 Chronicles 18:7 And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man, …

1 Kings 22:18 And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, Did I not tell you that …

Proverbs 29:1 He, that being often reproved hardens his neck, shall suddenly be …

Jeremiah 43:2,3 Then spoke Azariah the son of Hoshaiah, and Johanan the son of Kareah, …

but evil. or, but for evil







(17) But evil.--So Kings. Heb., here as margin. (Comp. 2Chronicles 18:7.)

Verse 17. - Ahab's language in this verso shows that, though he had adjured Micaiah, he did not wish to seem to believe that he could speak anything but his own temper. 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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