And after certain years he went down to Ahab to Samaria. And Ahab killed sheep and oxen for him in abundance, and for the people that he had with him, and persuaded him to go up with him to Ra'mothgil'e-ad.
And Ahab king of Israel said unto Jehosh'aphat king of Judah, Wilt thou go with me to Ra'mothgil'e-ad? And he answered him, I am as thou art, and my people as thy people; and we will be with thee in the war.
Therefore the king of Israel gathered together of prophets four hundred men, and said unto them, Shall we go to Ra'mothgil'e-ad to battle, or shall I forbear? And they said, Go up; for God will deliver it into the king's hand.
And the king of Israel said unto Jehosh'aphat, 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 Micai'ah the son of Imla. And Jehosh'aphat said, Let not the king say so.
And the king of Israel and Jehosh'aphat king of Judah sat either of them on his throne, clothed in their robes, and they sat in a void place at the entering in of the gate of Samaria; and all the prophets prophesied before them.
¶ And the messenger that went to call Micai'ah 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.
And when he was come to the king, the king said unto him, Micai'ah, shall we go to Ra'mothgil'e-ad to battle, or shall I forbear? And he said, Go ye up, and prosper, and they shall be delivered into your hand.
Then he said, I did see all Israel scattered upon the mountains, as sheep that have no shepherd: Mt. 9.36 · Mk. 6.34 and the LORD said, These have no master; let them return therefore every man to his house in peace.
And it came to pass, when the captains of the chariots saw Jehosh'aphat, that they said, It is the king of Israel. Therefore they compassed about him to fight: but Jehosh'aphat cried out, and the LORD helped him; and God moved them to depart from him.
And a certain man drew a bow at a venture, and smote the king of Israel between the joints of the harness: therefore he said to his chariot man, Turn thine hand, that thou mayest carry me out of the host; for I am wounded.