New American Standard Bible
Then the king of Israel called an officer and said, "Bring quickly Micaiah son of Imlah."
King James Bible
Then the king of Israel called an officer, and said, Hasten hither Micaiah the son of Imlah.
Darby Bible Translation
Then the king of Israel called a chamberlain, and said, Fetch quickly Micah the son of Imlah.
World English Bible
Then the king of Israel called an officer, and said, "Quickly get Micaiah the son of Imlah."
Young's Literal Translation
And the king of Israel calleth unto a certain eunuch, and saith, 'Hasten Micaiah son of Imlah.'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
An officer - More properly, as in the margin, "a eunuch." Eunuchs seem to have been first introduced among the Israelites by David (1 Chronicles 28:1 note). They were a natural accompaniment of the seraglio of Solomon. The present passage is the first which shows that, after the separation of the kingdom, the kings of Israel employed them (compare 2 Kings 8:6; 2 Kings 9:32).
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PRELIMINARY REMARKS. Micah signifies: "Who is like Jehovah;" and by this name, the prophet is consecrated to the incomparable God, just as Hosea was to the helping God, and Nahum to the comforting God. He prophesied, according to the inscription, under Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah. We are not, however, entitled, on this account, to dissever his prophecies, and to assign particular discourses to the reign of each of these kings. On the contrary, the entire collection forms only one whole. At …
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1 Kings 22:8
The king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, "There is yet one man by whom we may inquire of the LORD, but I hate him, because he does not prophesy good concerning me, but evil. He is Micaiah son of Imlah." But Jehoshaphat said, "Let not the king say so."
1 Kings 22:10
Now the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat king of Judah were sitting each on his throne, arrayed in their robes, at the threshing floor at the entrance of the gate of Samaria; and all the prophets were prophesying before them.
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