2 Chronicles 18
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1And Yehoshaphat had very great wealth and honor, and he became close to Akhab. 2And he came down after two years to Akhab at Samaria, and Ahab sacrificed for him sheep and bulls, a great multitude, and for the hosts who were with him, and he advised him that he would go up to Ramath Gelad. 3And Akhab King of Israel said to Yehoshaphat King of Yehuda: “Go up with me to Ramath Gelad.” And he said to him:” I go up like you, and my people as your people, and my horses as your horses, and with you I will go to the battle.”

4And Yehoshaphat said to the King of Israel: ”Ask now the word of LORD JEHOVAH concerning today.” 5And the King of Israel gathered the Prophets, about four hundred men, and he said to them: ”Shall we go to battle at Ramath Gelad or not?” And they said to him: ”Go up, and LORD JEHOVAH will hand your enemies over into your hands!” 6And King Yehoshaphat said: “Is there here a true Prophet of LORD JEHOVAH that we may inquire of him?” 7And the King of Israel to Yehoshaphat said: “There is yet one man from whom to request the word of LORD JEHOVAH, and I hate I him, because he does not prophesy good concerning me, but only evil. Mikah son of Yamla is his name.” And Yehoshaphat said: “The King should not speak in this way!”

8And the King of Israel called one Eunuch and said to him: “Hurry, bring Mika son of Yamla!” 9And the King of Israel and Yehoshaphat, King of Yehuda, were sitting, each man on his throne and were wearing multicolored clothing and were sitting in the gate of Samaria, and all the false Prophets were prophesying in front of them. 10And Tsedeqia son of a Canaanitess made for himself horns of iron and said to him: “Thus says LORD JEHOVAH, with these you shall gore the Edomites until you finish them, and unto wherever you destroy them!” 11And all the Prophets were prophesying in this way, and they were saying: ”Go up to Ramath Gelad and triumph over it, and LORD JEHOVAH shall hand over your enemies into your hands, oh King!”

12And a Messenger who went to call Mika spoke with him and said to him: ”Behold, the words of the lying Prophets are alike, speaking good as one before the King. Let your words be sweet like those of one of them, and you should prophesy good also.” 13And Mikah said: “LORD JEHOVAH God is living, but the thing that my God puts in my heart, that I shall speak!”

14And he went on to the King and the King said to him: “Mikah, shall we go to Ramath Gelad or not?” And he said to him: “Go up and triumph over it, and they shall be delivered into your hands!” 15And the King said to him: “How many times do I make you swear that you will not speak with me unless it is only straight things in the name of LORD JEHOVAH?”

16And he said: “I have seen all Israel scattered among the mountains and they are like a flock without a Shepherd, and LORD JEHOVAH said: ‘These have no King. Let a man return to his house in peace.’”

17And the King of Israel said to Yehoshaphat: “Have I not said to you that this one does not prophesy good concerning me, but only evil?”

18And Mikah said: “Because of this, hear the word of LORD JEHOVAH! I have seen LORD JEHOVAH sitting on his throne and all the armies of Heaven standing at his right and at his left. 19And LORD JEHOVAH said: ‘Who will seduce Akhab King of Israel to go up and be killed in Ramath Gelad?’ One said, ‘I am seducing him!’ And another said, ‘I am seducing him!’ 20And a spirit went out and stood before LORD JEHOVAH and said: ‘I am seducing him!’ And LORD JEHOVAH said to him: ‘With what?’ 21And he said: ‘I shall go out and I shall be a lying spirit in the mouth all of his Prophets.’ And LORD JEHOVAH said to him: ‘You are enticing! You also can go out and do just as you said.’ 22Also now, behold, LORD JEHOVAH has put a lying spirit into the mouth of all of these your Prophets, and LORD JEHOVAH has decreed evil upon you!”

23And Tsedeqia son of a Canaanitess came near and struck Mika on the cheek, and said to him: “When and where did The Spirit of LORD JEHOVAH pass from me to speak with you?” 24And Mikah said: “Behold, you will have seen on that day when you enter a stall within a bathroom to hide yourself.” 25And the King of Israel said: “Take Mika and go detain him in the house of Amon the Governor of the city, and in the house of Yoash, son of the King! 26And say: ‘Thus says the King, throw this one into the house of prisoners and feed him bread to preserve life and give him drinking water to preserve life until whenever I will return in peace.’” 27And Mikah said: “If you return and you come in peace, LORD JEHOVAH has not spoken with me!” and he said: ”Hear, people, all of you!”

28And Yehoshaphat, King of the house of Yehuda, and Akhab, King of Israel, came up to Ramath Gelad. 29And the King of Israel said to Yehoshaphat: “I shall equip and I shall come and I shall stand in a battle array, and you wear the garments of your armor.” And the King of Israel equipped himself and he entered and he stood in battle array. 30And the King of the Edomites commanded the thirtytwo Commanders of chariots that he had, and said to them: “You shall not fight with small or with great, but with the King of Israel only!” 31And it was that when the Commanders of chariots saw Yehoshaphat, they said: “This is the King of Israel!” And they came against him to fight with him, and Yehoshaphat cried out, and LORD JEHOVAH helped him and he removed them from him. 32And it was that when the Commanders of the chariots saw Yehoshaphat, that he was not the King of Israel, they turned themselves from behind him. 33And a man was shooting with a bow unwittingly against him and struck the King of Israel between the edges of his breastplate, and he said to his charioteer: “Turn your hand and take me outside of the camp, because I am struck a mortal wound!” 34And the battle was intense that day, and the King of Israel was sitting in the chariot and was fighting with the Edomites until evening, and he died at the time of the setting of the sun.

The Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
Translated by Glenn David Bauscher
Glenn David Bauscher
Lulu Publishing
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