What Micaiah says
12 The officer who had gone to fetch Micaiah spoke to him. ‘All the other prophets are saying good things to the king. Please agree with them and say good things to the king.’
13 But Micaiah said, ‘The Lord lives. And I can say to the king only what my God says.’
14 When he arrived, the king asked him, ‘Micaiah, should we go to fight at Ramoth-Gilead or should I not go?’
‘Attack and win,’ he said. ‘The Lord will help you to beat them.’
15 The king said to him, ‘I have to say this to you too many times. You must promise me, in the Lord's name, to say only what is true.’
16 Then Micaiah said, ‘I saw all Israel's men and they were running everywhere over the mountains. They were like sheep that had no shepherd. And the Lord said, “These people have no master. Each man should return to his own house and they should not fight.” ’
17 The king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, ‘I told you that he never prophesies anything good about me. He only says bad things,’ he said.
18 Then Micaiah said, ‘So listen to the word of the Lord. I saw the Lord and he was sitting on his throne. All the angels in the army of heaven were standing beside him, at his right side and at his left side. 19 The Lord said, “Who can cause Ahab, king of Israel to attack Ramoth-Gilead? Then he will die there.” One angel said one thing and another angel said something different. 20 Then another spirit came and he stood in front of the Lord. “I will cause him to do it”, he said.
“How will you do it?” the Lord asked.
21 “I will go. And I will cause all his prophets to say things that are not true”, he said.
“That will cause him to go and fight”, said the Lord. “Go and do it.”
22 So now the Lord has caused all your prophets here to say things that are not true. The Lord has decided to cause bad trouble for you.’