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2 Chronicles 18


1  Now Jehoshaphat3092 had1961 riches6239 and honor3519 in abundance,7230 and joined affinity2859 with Ahab.256

2  And after7093 certain years8141 he went down3381 to413 Ahab256 to Samaria.8111 And Ahab256 killed2076 sheep6629 and oxen1241 for him in abundance,7230 and for the people5971 that834 he had with5973 him, and persuaded5496 him to go up5927 with him to413 Ramoth-gilead.7433

3  And Ahab256 king4428 of Israel3478 said559 unto413 Jehoshaphat3092 king4428 of Judah,3063 Wilt thou go1980 with5973 me to Ramoth-gilead?7433 And he answered559 him, I3644 am as thou3644 art, and my people5971 as thy people;5971 and we will be with5973 thee in the war.4421

4  And Jehoshaphat3092 said559 unto413 the king4428 of Israel,3478 Inquire,1875 I pray thee,4994 at 853 the word1697 of the LORD3068 today.3117

5  Therefore the king4428 of Israel3478 gathered together6908 853 of prophets5030 four702 hundred3967 men,376 and said559 unto413 them, Shall we go1980 to413 Ramoth-gilead7433 to battle,4421 or518 shall I forbear?2308 And they said,559 Go up;5927 for God430 will deliver5414 it into the king's4428 hand.3027

6  But Jehoshaphat3092 said,559 Is there not369 here6311 a prophet5030 of the LORD3068 besides,5750 that we might inquire1875 of him?4480 854

7  And the king4428 of Israel3478 said559 unto413 Jehoshaphat,3092 There is yet5750 one259 man,376 by whom4480 854 we may inquire1875 of 853 the LORD:3068 but I589 hate8130 him; for3588 he never369 prophesied5012 good2896 unto5921 me, but3588 always3605 3117 evil:7451 the same1931 is Micaiah4321 the son1121 of Imla.3229 And Jehoshaphat3092 said,559 Let not408 the king4428 say559 so.3651

8  And the king4428 of Israel3478 called7121 for413 one259 of his officers,5631 and said,559 Fetch quickly4116 Micaiah4319 the son1121 of Imla.3229

9  And the king4428 of Israel3478 and Jehoshaphat3092 king4428 of Judah3063 sat3427 either376 of them on5921 his throne,3678 clothed3847 in their robes,899 and they sat3427 in a void place1637 at the entering in6607 of the gate8179 of Samaria;8111 and all3605 the prophets5030 prophesied5012 before6440 them.

10  And Zedekiah6667 the son1121 of Chenaanah3668 had made6213 him horns7161 of iron,1270 and said,559 Thus3541 saith559 the LORD,3068 With these428 thou shalt push5055 853 Syria758 until5704 they be consumed.3615

11  And all3605 the prophets5030 prophesied5012 so,3651 saying,559 Go up5927 to Ramoth-gilead,7433 and prosper:6743 for the LORD3068 shall deliver5414 it into the hand3027 of the king.4428

12  And the messenger4397 that834 went1980 to call7121 Micaiah4321 spoke1696 to413 him, saying,559 Behold,2009 the words1697 of the prophets5030 declare good2896 to413 the king4428 with one259 assent;6310 let thy word1697 therefore, I pray thee,4994 be1961 like one259 of4480 theirs, and speak1696 thou good.2896

13  And Micaiah4321 said,559 As the LORD3068 liveth,2416 even3588 853 what834 my God430 saith,559 that will I speak.1696

14  And when he was come935 to413 the king,4428 the king4428 said559 unto413 him, Micaiah,4318 shall we go1980 to413 Ramoth-gilead7433 to battle,4421 or518 shall I forbear?2308 And he said,559 Go ye up,5927 and prosper,6743 and they shall be delivered5414 into your hand.3027

15  And the king4428 said559 to413 him, How many5704 4100 times6471 shall I589 adjure7650 thee that834 thou say1696 nothing3808 but7535 the truth571 to413 me in the name8034 of the LORD?3068

16  Then he said,559 I did see7200 853 all3605 Israel3478 scattered6327 upon5921 the mountains,2022 as sheep6629 that834 have no369 shepherd:7462 and the LORD3068 said,559 These428 have no3808 master;113 let them return7725 therefore every man376 to his house1004 in peace.7965

17  And the king4428 of Israel3478 said559 to413 Jehoshaphat,3092 Did I not3808 tell559 413 thee that he would not3808 prophesy5012 good2896 unto5921 me, but3588 518 evil?7451

18  Again he said,559 Therefore3651 hear8085 the word1697 of the LORD;3068 I saw7200 853 the LORD3068 sitting3427 upon5921 his throne,3678 and all3605 the host6635 of heaven8064 standing5975 on5921 his right hand3225 and on his left.8040

19  And the LORD3068 said,559 Who4310 shall entice6601 853 Ahab256 king4428 of Israel,3478 that he may go up5927 and fall5307 at Ramoth-gilead?7433 And one2088 spoke559 saying559 after this manner,3602 and another2088 saying559 after that manner.3602

20  Then there came out3318 a spirit,7307 and stood5975 before6440 the LORD,3068 and said,559 I589 will entice6601 him. And the LORD3068 said559 unto413 him, Wherewith?4100

21  And he said,559 I will go out,3318 and be1961 a lying8267 spirit7307 in the mouth6310 of all3605 his prophets.5030 And the LORD said,559 Thou shalt entice6601 him, and thou shalt also1571 prevail:3201 go out,3318 and do6213 even so.3651

22  Now6258 therefore, behold,2009 the LORD3068 hath put5414 a lying8267 spirit7307 in the mouth6310 of these428 thy prophets,5030 and the LORD3068 hath spoken1696 evil7451 against5921 thee.

23  Then Zedekiah6667 the son1121 of Chenaanah3668 came near,5066 and smote5221 853 Micaiah4321 upon5921 the cheek,3895 and said,559 Which335 2088 way1870 went5674 the Spirit7307 of the LORD3068 from4480 854 me to speak1696 unto854 thee?

24  And Micaiah4321 said,559 Behold,2009 thou shalt see7200 on that1931 day3117 when834 thou shalt go935 into an inner chamber2315 2315 to hide thyself.2244

25  Then the king4428 of Israel3478 said,559 Take3947 ye 853 Micaiah,4321 and carry him back7725 to413 Amon526 the governor8269 of the city,5892 and to413 Joash3101 the king's4428 son;1121

26  And say,559 Thus3541 saith559 the king,4428 Put7760 this2088 fellow in the prison,1004 3608 and feed398 him with bread3899 of affliction3906 and with water4325 of affliction,3906 until5704 I return7725 in peace.7965

27  And Micaiah4321 said,559 If518 thou certainly return7725 7725 in peace,7965 then hath not3808 the LORD3068 spoken1696 by me. And he said,559 Hearken,8085 all3605 ye people.5971

28  So the king4428 of Israel3478 and Jehoshaphat3092 the king4428 of Judah3063 went up5927 to413 Ramoth-gilead.7433

29  And the king4428 of Israel3478 said559 unto413 Jehoshaphat,3092 I will disguise myself,2664 and will go935 to the battle;4421 but put thou on859 3847 thy robes.899 So the king4428 of Israel3478 disguised himself;2664 and they went935 to the battle.4421

30  Now the king4428 of Syria758 had commanded6680 853 the captains8269 of the chariots7393 that834 were with him, saying,559 Fight3898 ye not3808 with854 small6996 or854 great,1419 save3588 518 only905 with854 the king4428 of Israel.3478

31  And it came to pass,1961 when the captains8269 of the chariots7393 saw7200 853 Jehoshaphat,3092 that they1992 said,559 It1931 is the king4428 of Israel.3478 Therefore they compassed5437 about5921 him to fight:3898 but Jehoshaphat3092 cried out,2199 and the LORD3068 helped5826 him; and God430 moved5496 them to depart from4480 him.

32  For it came to pass,1961 that, when the captains8269 of the chariots7393 perceived7200 that3588 it was1961 not3808 the king4428 of Israel,3478 they turned back again7725 from pursuing4480 310 him.

33  And a certain man376 drew4900 a bow7198 at a venture,8537 and smote5221 853 the king4428 of Israel3478 between996 the joints1694 of the harness:8302 therefore he said559 to his chariot man,7395 Turn2015 thine hand,3027 that thou mayest carry me out3318 of4480 the host;4264 for3588 I am wounded.2470

34  And the battle4421 increased5927 that1931 day:3117 howbeit the king4428 of Israel3478 stayed himself up1961 5975 in his chariot4818 against5227 the Syrians758 until5704 the even:6153 and about the time6256 of the sun8121 going down935 he died.4191


1 καὶ ἐγενήθη τῷ Ιωσαφατ ἔτι πλοῦτος καὶ δόξα πολλή καὶ ἐπεγαμβρεύσατο ἐν οἴκῳ Αχααβ

2 καὶ κατέβη διὰ τέλους ἐτῶν πρὸς Αχααβ εἰς Σαμάρειαν καὶ ἔθυσεν αὐτῷ Αχααβ πρόβατα καὶ μόσχους πολλοὺς καὶ τῷ λαῷ τῷ μετ᾽ αὐτοῦ καὶ ἠπάτα αὐτὸν τοῦ συναναβῆναι μετ᾽ αὐτοῦ εἰς Ραμωθ τῆς Γαλααδίτιδος

3 καὶ εἶπεν Αχααβ βασιλεὺς Ισραηλ πρὸς Ιωσαφατ βασιλέα Ιουδα πορεύσῃ μετ᾽ ἐμοῦ εἰς Ραμωθ τῆς Γαλααδίτιδος καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ ὡς ἐγώ οὕτως καὶ σύ ὡς ὁ λαός σου καὶ ὁ λαός μου μετὰ σοῦ εἰς πόλεμον

4 καὶ εἶπεν Ιωσαφατ πρὸς βασιλέα Ισραηλ ζήτησον δὴ σήμερον τὸν κύριον

5 καὶ συνήγαγεν ὁ βασιλεὺς Ισραηλ τοὺς προφήτας τετρακοσίους ἄνδρας καὶ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς εἰ πορευθῶ εἰς Ραμωθ Γαλααδ εἰς πόλεμον ἢ ἐπίσχω καὶ εἶπαν ἀνάβαινε καὶ δώσει ὁ θεὸς εἰς τὰς χεῖρας τοῦ βασιλέως

6 καὶ εἶπεν Ιωσαφατ οὐκ ἔστιν ὧδε προφήτης τοῦ κυρίου ἔτι καὶ ἐπιζητήσομεν παρ᾽ αὐτοῦ

7 καὶ εἶπεν βασιλεὺς Ισραηλ πρὸς Ιωσαφατ ἔτι ἀνὴρ εἷς τοῦ ζητῆσαι τὸν κύριον δι᾽ αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐγὼ ἐμίσησα αὐτόν ὅτι οὐκ ἔστιν προφητεύων περὶ ἐμοῦ εἰς ἀγαθά ὅτι πᾶσαι αἱ ἡμέραι αὐτοῦ εἰς κακά οὗτος Μιχαιας υἱὸς Ιεμλα καὶ εἶπεν Ιωσαφατ μὴ λαλείτω ὁ βασιλεὺς οὕτως

8 καὶ ἐκάλεσεν ὁ βασιλεὺς Ισραηλ εὐνοῦχον ἕνα καὶ εἶπεν τάχος Μιχαιαν υἱὸν Ιεμλα

9 καὶ βασιλεὺς Ισραηλ καὶ Ιωσαφατ βασιλεὺς Ιουδα καθήμενοι ἕκαστος ἐπὶ θρόνου αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐνδεδυμένοι στολὰς καθήμενοι ἐν τῷ εὐρυχώρῳ θύρας πύλης Σαμαρείας καὶ πάντες οἱ προφῆται ἐπροφήτευον ἐναντίον αὐτῶν

10 καὶ ἐποίησεν ἑαυτῷ Σεδεκιας υἱὸς Χανανα κέρατα σιδηρᾶ καὶ εἶπεν τάδε λέγει κύριος ἐν τούτοις κερατιεῖς τὴν Συρίαν ἕως ἂν συντελεσθῇ

11 καὶ πάντες οἱ προφῆται ἐπροφήτευον οὕτως λέγοντες ἀνάβαινε εἰς Ραμωθ Γαλααδ καὶ εὐοδωθήσῃ καὶ δώσει κύριος εἰς χεῖρας τοῦ βασιλέως

12 καὶ ὁ ἄγγελος ὁ πορευθεὶς τοῦ καλέσαι τὸν Μιχαιαν ἐλάλησεν αὐτῷ λέγων ἰδοὺ ἐλάλησαν οἱ προφῆται ἐν στόματι ἑνὶ ἀγαθὰ περὶ τοῦ βασιλέως καὶ ἔστωσαν δὴ οἱ λόγοι σου ὡς ἑνὸς αὐτῶν καὶ λαλήσεις ἀγαθά

13 καὶ εἶπεν Μιχαιας ζῇ κύριος ὅτι ὃ ἐὰν εἴπῃ ὁ θεὸς πρός με αὐτὸ λαλήσω

14 καὶ ἦλθεν πρὸς τὸν βασιλέα καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ ὁ βασιλεύς Μιχαια εἰ πορευθῶ εἰς Ραμωθ Γαλααδ εἰς πόλεμον ἢ ἐπίσχω καὶ εἶπεν ἀνάβαινε καὶ εὐοδώσεις καὶ δοθήσονται εἰς χεῖρας ὑμῶν

15 καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ ὁ βασιλεύς ποσάκις ὁρκίζω σε ἵνα μὴ λαλήσῃς πρός με πλὴν ἀλήθειαν ἐν ὀνόματι κυρίου

16 καὶ εἶπεν εἶδον τὸν Ισραηλ διεσπαρμένους ἐν τοῖς ὄρεσιν ὡς πρόβατα οἷς οὐκ ἔστιν ποιμήν καὶ εἶπεν κύριος οὐκ ἔχουσιν ἡγούμενον ἀναστρεφέτωσαν ἕκαστος εἰς τὸν οἶκον αὐτοῦ ἐν εἰρήνῃ

17 καὶ εἶπεν ὁ βασιλεὺς Ισραηλ πρὸς Ιωσαφατ οὐκ εἶπά σοι ὅτι οὐ προφητεύει περὶ ἐμοῦ ἀγαθά ἀλλ᾽ ἢ κακά

18 καὶ εἶπεν οὐχ οὕτως ἀκούσατε λόγον κυρίου εἶδον τὸν κύριον καθήμενον ἐπὶ θρόνου αὐτοῦ καὶ πᾶσα δύναμις τοῦ οὐρανοῦ εἱστήκει ἐκ δεξιῶν αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐξ ἀριστερῶν αὐτοῦ

19 καὶ εἶπεν κύριος τίς ἀπατήσει τὸν Αχααβ βασιλέα Ισραηλ καὶ ἀναβήσεται καὶ πεσεῖται ἐν Ραμωθ Γαλααδ καὶ εἶπεν οὗτος οὕτως καὶ οὗτος εἶπεν οὕτως

20 καὶ ἐξῆλθεν τὸ πνεῦμα καὶ ἔστη ἐνώπιον κυρίου καὶ εἶπεν ἐγὼ ἀπατήσω αὐτόν καὶ εἶπεν κύριος ἐν τίνι

21 καὶ εἶπεν ἐξελεύσομαι καὶ ἔσομαι πνεῦμα ψευδὲς ἐν στόματι πάντων τῶν προφητῶν αὐτοῦ καὶ εἶπεν ἀπατήσεις καὶ δυνήσῃ ἔξελθε καὶ ποίησον οὕτως

22 καὶ νῦν ἰδοὺ ἔδωκεν κύριος πνεῦμα ψευδὲς ἐν στόματι πάντων τῶν προφητῶν σου τούτων καὶ κύριος ἐλάλησεν ἐπὶ σὲ κακά

23 καὶ ἤγγισεν Σεδεκιας υἱὸς Χανανα καὶ ἐπάταξεν τὸν Μιχαιαν ἐπὶ τὴν σιαγόνα καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ ποίᾳ τῇ ὁδῷ παρῆλθεν πνεῦμα κυρίου παρ᾽ ἐμοῦ τοῦ λαλῆσαι πρὸς σέ

24 καὶ εἶπεν Μιχαιας ἰδοὺ ὄψῃ ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ἐκείνῃ ἐν ᾗ εἰσελεύσῃ ταμίειον ἐκ ταμιείου τοῦ κατακρυβῆναι

25 καὶ εἶπεν βασιλεὺς Ισραηλ λάβετε τὸν Μιχαιαν καὶ ἀποστρέψατε πρὸς Εμηρ ἄρχοντα τῆς πόλεως καὶ πρὸς Ιωας ἄρχοντα υἱὸν τοῦ βασιλέως

26 καὶ ἐρεῖς οὕτως εἶπεν ὁ βασιλεύς ἀπόθεσθε τοῦτον εἰς οἶκον φυλακῆς καὶ ἐσθιέτω ἄρτον θλίψεως καὶ ὕδωρ θλίψεως ἕως τοῦ ἐπιστρέψαι με ἐν εἰρήνῃ

27 καὶ εἶπεν Μιχαιας ἐὰν ἐπιστρέφων ἐπιστρέψῃς ἐν εἰρήνῃ οὐκ ἐλάλησεν κύριος ἐν ἐμοί ἀκούσατε λαοὶ πάντες

28 καὶ ἀνέβη βασιλεὺς Ισραηλ καὶ Ιωσαφατ βασιλεὺς Ιουδα εἰς Ραμωθ Γαλααδ

29 καὶ εἶπεν βασιλεὺς Ισραηλ πρὸς Ιωσαφατ κατακαλύψομαι καὶ εἰσελεύσομαι εἰς τὸν πόλεμον καὶ σὺ ἔνδυσαι τὸν ἱματισμόν μου καὶ συνεκαλύψατο βασιλεὺς Ισραηλ καὶ εἰσῆλθεν εἰς τὸν πόλεμον

30 καὶ βασιλεὺς Συρίας ἐνετείλατο τοῖς ἄρχουσιν τῶν ἁρμάτων τοῖς μετ᾽ αὐτοῦ λέγων μὴ πολεμεῖτε τὸν μικρὸν καὶ τὸν μέγαν ἀλλ᾽ ἢ τὸν βασιλέα Ισραηλ μόνον

31 καὶ ἐγένετο ὡς εἶδον οἱ ἄρχοντες τῶν ἁρμάτων τὸν Ιωσαφατ καὶ αὐτοὶ εἶπαν Βασιλεὺς Ισραηλ ἐστίν καὶ ἐκύκλωσαν αὐτὸν τοῦ πολεμεῖν καὶ ἐβόησεν Ιωσαφατ καὶ κύριος ἔσωσεν αὐτόν καὶ ἀπέστρεψεν αὐτοὺς ὁ θεὸς ἀπ᾽ αὐτοῦ

32 καὶ ἐγένετο ὡς εἶδον οἱ ἄρχοντες τῶν ἁρμάτων ὅτι οὐκ ἦν βασιλεὺς Ισραηλ καὶ ἀπέστρεψαν ἀπ᾽ αὐτοῦ

33 καὶ ἀνὴρ ἐνέτεινεν τόξον εὐστόχως καὶ ἐπάταξεν τὸν βασιλέα Ισραηλ ἀνὰ μέσον τοῦ πνεύμονος καὶ ἀνὰ μέσον τοῦ θώρακος καὶ εἶπεν τῷ ἡνιόχῳ ἐπίστρεφε τὴν χεῖρά σου καὶ ἐξάγαγέ με ἐκ τοῦ πολέμου ὅτι ἐπόνεσα

34 καὶ ἐτροπώθη ὁ πόλεμος ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ἐκείνῃ καὶ ὁ βασιλεὺς Ισραηλ ἦν ἑστηκὼς ἐπὶ τοῦ ἅρματος ἕως ἑσπέρας ἐξ ἐναντίας Συρίας καὶ ἀπέθανεν δύνοντος τοῦ ἡλίου


‎1 ‏וַיְהִ֧י לִֽיהוֹשָׁפָ֛ט עֹ֥שֶׁר וְכָב֖וֹד לָרֹ֑ב וַיִּתְחַתֵּ֖ן לְאַחְאָֽב׃

‎2 ‏וַיֵּרֶד֩ לְקֵ֨ץ שָׁנִ֤ים אֶל־אַחְאָב֙ לְשֹׁ֣מְר֔וֹן וַיִּֽזְבַּֽח־ל֨וֹ אַחְאָ֜ב צֹ֤אן וּבָקָר֙ לָרֹ֔ב וְלָעָ֖ם אֲשֶׁ֣ר עִמּ֑וֹ וַיְסִיתֵ֕הוּ לַעֲל֖וֹת אֶל־רָמ֥וֹת גִּלְעָֽד׃

‎3 ‏וַיֹּ֜אמֶר אַחְאָ֣ב מֶֽלֶךְ־יִשְׂרָאֵ֗ל אֶל־יְהֽוֹשָׁפָט֙ מֶ֣לֶךְ יְהוּדָ֔ה הֲתֵלֵ֥ךְ עִמִּ֖י רָמֹ֣ת גִּלְעָ֑ד וַיֹּ֣אמֶר ל֗וֹ כָּמ֤וֹנִי כָמ֙וֹךָ֙ וּכְעַמְּךָ֣ עַמִּ֔י וְעִמְּךָ֖ בַּמִּלְחָמָֽה׃

‎4 ‏וַיֹּ֥אמֶר יְהוֹשָׁפָ֖ט אֶל־מֶ֣לֶךְ יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל דְּרָשׁ־נָ֥א כַיּ֖וֹם אֶת־דְּבַ֥ר יְהוָֽה׃

‎5 ‏וַיִּקְבֹּ֨ץ מֶֽלֶךְ־יִשְׂרָאֵ֥ל אֶֽת־הַנְּבִאִים֮ אַרְבַּ֣ע מֵא֣וֹת אִישׁ֒ וַיֹּ֣אמֶר אֲלֵהֶ֗ם הֲנֵלֵ֞ךְ אֶל־רָמֹ֥ת גִּלְעָ֛ד לַמִּלְחָמָ֖ה אִם־אֶחְדָּ֑ל וַיֹּאמְר֣וּ עֲלֵ֔ה וְיִתֵּ֥ן הָאֱלֹהִ֖ים בְּיַ֥ד הַמֶּֽלֶךְ׃

‎6 ‏וַיֹּ֙אמֶר֙ יְה֣וֹשָׁפָ֔ט הַאֵ֨ין פֹּ֥ה נָבִ֛יא לַיהוָ֖ה ע֑וֹד וְנִדְרְשָׁ֖ה מֵאֹתֽוֹ׃

‎7 ‏וַיֹּ֣אמֶר מֶֽלֶךְ־יִשְׂרָאֵ֣ל׀ אֶֽל־יְהוֹשָׁפָ֡ט ע֣וֹד אִישׁ־אֶחָ֡ד לִדְרוֹשׁ֩ אֶת־יְהוָ֨ה מֵֽאֹת֜וֹ וַאֲנִ֣י שְׂנֵאתִ֗יהוּ כִּֽי־אֵ֠ינֶנּוּ מִתְנַבֵּ֨א עָלַ֤י לְטוֹבָה֙ כִּ֣י כָל־יָמָ֣יו לְרָעָ֔ה ה֖וּא מִיכָ֣יְהוּ בֶן־יִמְלָ֑א וַיֹּ֙אמֶר֙ יְה֣וֹשָׁפָ֔ט אַל־יֹאמַ֥ר הַמֶּ֖לֶךְ כֵּֽן׃

‎8 ‏וַיִּקְרָא֙ מֶ֣לֶךְ יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל אֶל־סָרִ֖יס אֶחָ֑ד וַיֹּ֕אמֶר מַהֵ֖ר מיכהו מִיכָ֥יְהוּ בֶן־יִמְלָֽא׃

‎9 ‏וּמֶ֣לֶךְ יִשְׂרָאֵ֡ל וִֽיהוֹשָׁפָ֣ט מֶֽלֶךְ־יְהוּדָ֡ה יוֹשְׁבִים֩ אִ֨ישׁ עַל־כִּסְא֜וֹ מְלֻבָּשִׁ֤ים בְּגָדִים֙ וְיֹשְׁבִ֣ים בְּגֹ֔רֶן פֶּ֖תַח שַׁ֣עַר שֹׁמְר֑וֹן וְכָל־הַ֨נְּבִיאִ֔ים מִֽתְנַבְּאִ֖ים לִפְנֵיהֶֽם׃

‎10 ‏וַיַּ֥עַשׂ ל֛וֹ צִדְקִיָּ֥הוּ בֶֽן־כְּנַעֲנָ֖ה קַרְנֵ֣י בַרְזֶ֣ל וַיֹּ֙אמֶר֙ כֹּֽה־אָמַ֣ר יְהוָ֔ה בְּאֵ֛לֶּה תְּנַגַּ֥ח אֶת־אֲרָ֖ם עַד־כַּלּוֹתָֽם׃

‎11 ‏וְכָל־הַ֨נְּבִאִ֔ים נִבְּאִ֥ים כֵּ֖ן לֵאמֹ֑ר עֲלֵ֞ה רָמֹ֤ת גִּלְעָד֙ וְהַצְלַ֔ח וְנָתַ֥ן יְהוָ֖ה בְּיַ֥ד הַמֶּֽלֶךְ׃

‎12 ‏וְהַמַּלְאָ֞ךְ אֲשֶׁר־הָלַ֣ךְ׀ לִקְרֹ֣א לְמִיכָ֗יְהוּ דִּבֶּ֤ר אֵלָיו֙ לֵאמֹ֔ר הִנֵּ֞ה דִּבְרֵ֧י הַנְּבִאִ֛ים פֶּֽה־אֶחָ֥ד ט֖וֹב אֶל־הַמֶּ֑לֶךְ וִֽיהִי־נָ֧א דְבָרְךָ֛ כְּאַחַ֥ד מֵהֶ֖ם וְדִבַּ֥רְתָּ טּֽוֹב׃

‎13 ‏וַיֹּ֖אמֶר מִיכָ֑יְהוּ חַי־יְהוָ֕ה כִּ֛י אֶת־אֲשֶׁר־יֹאמַ֥ר אֱלֹהַ֖י אֹת֥וֹ אֲדַבֵּֽר׃

‎14 ‏וַיָּבֹא֮ אֶל־הַמֶּלֶךְ֒ וַיֹּ֨אמֶר הַמֶּ֜לֶךְ אֵלָ֗יו מִיכָה֙ הֲנֵלֵ֞ךְ אֶל־רָמֹ֥ת גִּלְעָ֛ד לַמִּלְחָמָ֖ה אִם־אֶחְדָּ֑ל וַיֹּ֙אמֶר֙ עֲל֣וּ וְהַצְלִ֔יחוּ וְיִנָּתְנ֖וּ בְּיֶדְכֶֽם׃

‎15 ‏וַיֹּ֤אמֶר אֵלָיו֙ הַמֶּ֔לֶךְ עַד־כַּמֶּ֥ה פְעָמִ֖ים אֲנִ֣י מַשְׁבִּיעֶ֑ךָ אֲ֠שֶׁר לֹֽא־תְדַבֵּ֥ר אֵלַ֛י רַק־אֱמֶ֖ת בְּשֵׁ֥ם יְהוָֽה׃

‎16 ‏וַיֹּ֗אמֶר רָאִ֤יתִי אֶת־כָּל־יִשְׂרָאֵל֙ נְפוֹצִ֣ים עַל־הֶֽהָרִ֔ים כַּצֹּ֕אן אֲשֶׁ֥ר אֵין־לָהֶ֖ן רֹעֶ֑ה וַיֹּ֤אמֶר יְהוָה֙ לֹֽא־אֲדֹנִ֣ים לָאֵ֔לֶּה יָשׁ֥וּבוּ אִישׁ־לְבֵית֖וֹ בְּשָׁלֽוֹם׃

‎17 ‏וַיֹּ֥אמֶר מֶֽלֶךְ־יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל אֶל־יְהוֹשָׁפָ֑ט הֲלֹא֙ אָמַ֣רְתִּי אֵלֶ֔יךָ לֹא־יִתְנַבֵּ֥א עָלַ֛י ט֖וֹב כִּ֥י אִם־לְרָֽע׃ ס

‎18 ‏וַיֹּ֕אמֶר לָכֵ֖ן שִׁמְע֣וּ דְבַר־יְהוָ֑ה רָאִ֤יתִי אֶת־יְהוָה֙ יוֹשֵׁ֣ב עַל־כִּסְא֔וֹ וְכָל־צְבָ֤א הַשָּׁמַ֙יִם֙ עֹֽמְדִ֔ים עַל־יְמִינ֖וֹ וּשְׂמֹאלֽוֹ׃

‎19 ‏וַיֹּ֣אמֶר יְהוָ֗ה מִ֤י יְפַתֶּה֙ אֶת־אַחְאָ֣ב מֶֽלֶךְ־יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל וְיַ֕עַל וְיִפֹּ֖ל בְּרָמ֣וֹת גִּלְעָ֑ד וַיֹּ֕אמֶר זֶ֚ה אֹמֵ֣ר כָּ֔כָה וְזֶ֖ה אֹמֵ֥ר כָּֽכָה׃

‎20 ‏וַיֵּצֵ֣א הָר֗וּחַ וַֽיַּעֲמֹד֙ לִפְנֵ֣י יְהוָ֔ה וַיֹּ֖אמֶר אֲנִ֣י אֲפַתֶּ֑נּוּ וַיֹּ֧אמֶר יְהוָ֛ה אֵלָ֖יו בַּמָּֽה׃

‎21 ‏וַיֹּ֗אמֶר אֵצֵא֙ וְהָיִ֙יתִי֙ לְר֣וּחַ שֶׁ֔קֶר בְּפִ֖י כָּל־נְבִיאָ֑יו וַיֹּ֗אמֶר תְּפַתֶּה֙ וְגַם־תּוּכָ֔ל צֵ֖א וַעֲשֵׂה־כֵֽן׃

‎22 ‏וְעַתָּ֗ה הִנֵּ֨ה נָתַ֤ן יְהוָה֙ ר֣וּחַ שֶׁ֔קֶר בְּפִ֖י נְבִיאֶ֣יךָ אֵ֑לֶּה וַֽיהוָ֔ה דִּבֶּ֥ר עָלֶ֖יךָ רָעָֽה׃ ס

‎23 ‏וַיִּגַּשׁ֙ צִדְקִיָּ֣הוּ בֶֽן־כְּנַעֲנָ֔ה וַיַּ֥ךְ אֶת־מִיכָ֖יְהוּ עַל־הַלֶּ֑חִי וַיֹּ֗אמֶר אֵ֣י זֶ֤ה הַדֶּ֙רֶךְ֙ עָבַ֧ר רֽוּחַ־יְהוָ֛ה מֵאִתִּ֖י לְדַבֵּ֥ר אֹתָֽךְ׃

‎24 ‏וַיֹּ֣אמֶר מִיכָ֔יְהוּ הִנְּךָ֥ רֹאֶ֖ה בַּיּ֣וֹם הַה֑וּא אֲשֶׁ֥ר תָּב֛וֹא חֶ֥דֶר בְּחֶ֖דֶר לְהֵחָבֵֽא׃

‎25 ‏וַיֹּ֙אמֶר֙ מֶ֣לֶךְ יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל קְחוּ֙ אֶת־מִיכָ֔יְהוּ וַהֲשִׁיבֻ֖הוּ אֶל־אָמ֣וֹן שַׂר־הָעִ֑יר וְאֶל־יוֹאָ֖שׁ בֶּן־הַמֶּֽלֶךְ׃

‎26 ‏וַאֲמַרְתֶּ֗ם כֹּ֚ה אָמַ֣ר הַמֶּ֔לֶךְ שִׂ֥ימוּ זֶ֖ה בֵּ֣ית הַכֶּ֑לֶא וְהַאֲכִלֻ֜הוּ לֶ֤חֶם לַ֙חַץ֙ וּמַ֣יִם לַ֔חַץ עַ֖ד שׁוּבִ֥י בְשָׁלֽוֹם׃

‎27 ‏וַיֹּ֣אמֶר מִיכָ֔יְהוּ אִם־שׁ֤וֹב תָּשׁוּב֙ בְּשָׁל֔וֹם לֹא־דִבֶּ֥ר יְהוָ֖ה בִּ֑י וַיֹּ֕אמֶר שִׁמְע֖וּ עַמִּ֥ים כֻּלָּֽם׃ פ

‎28 ‏וַיַּ֧עַל מֶֽלֶךְ־יִשְׂרָאֵ֛ל וִֽיהוֹשָׁפָ֥ט מֶֽלֶךְ־יְהוּדָ֖ה אֶל־רָמֹ֥ת גִּלְעָֽד׃

‎29 ‏וַיֹּאמֶר֩ מֶ֨לֶךְ יִשְׂרָאֵ֜ל אֶל־יְהוֹשָׁפָ֗ט הִתְחַפֵּשׂ֙ וָב֣וֹא בַמִּלְחָמָ֔ה וְאַתָּ֖ה לְבַ֣שׁ בְּגָדֶ֑יךָ וַיִּתְחַפֵּשׂ֙ מֶ֣לֶךְ יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל וַיָּבֹ֖אוּ בַּמִּלְחָמָֽה׃

‎30 ‏וּמֶ֣לֶךְ אֲרָ֡ם צִוָּה֩ אֶת־שָׂרֵ֨י הָרֶ֤כֶב אֲשֶׁר־לוֹ֙ לֵאמֹ֔ר לֹ֚א תִּלָּ֣חֲמ֔וּ אֶת־הַקָּטֹ֖ן אֶת־הַגָּד֑וֹל כִּ֛י אִֽם־אֶת־מֶ֥לֶךְ יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל לְבַדּֽוֹ׃

‎31 ‏וַיְהִ֡י כִּרְאוֹת֩ שָׂרֵ֨י הָרֶ֜כֶב אֶת־יְהוֹשָׁפָ֗ט וְהֵ֤מָּה אָֽמְרוּ֙ מֶ֣לֶךְ יִשְׂרָאֵ֣ל ה֔וּא וַיָּסֹ֥בּוּ עָלָ֖יו לְהִלָּחֵ֑ם וַיִּזְעַ֤ק יְהֽוֹשָׁפָט֙ וַֽיהוָ֣ה עֲזָר֔וֹ וַיְסִיתֵ֥ם אֱלֹהִ֖ים מִמֶּֽנּוּ׃

‎32 ‏וַיְהִ֗י כִּרְאוֹת֙ שָׂרֵ֣י הָרֶ֔כֶב כִּ֥י לֹא־הָיָ֖ה מֶ֣לֶךְ יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל וַיָּשֻׁ֖בוּ מֵאַחֲרָֽיו׃

‎33 ‏וְאִ֗ישׁ מָשַׁ֤ךְ בַּקֶּ֙שֶׁת֙ לְתֻמּ֔וֹ וַיַּךְ֙ אֶת־מֶ֣לֶךְ יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל בֵּ֥ין הַדְּבָקִ֖ים וּבֵ֣ין הַשִּׁרְיָ֑ן וַיֹּ֣אמֶר לָֽרַכָּ֗ב הֲפֹ֧ךְ ידיך יָדְךָ֛ וְהוֹצֵאתַ֥נִי מִן־הַֽמַּחֲנֶ֖ה כִּ֥י הָחֳלֵֽיתִי׃

‎34 ‏וַתַּ֤עַל הַמִּלְחָמָה֙ בַּיּ֣וֹם הַה֔וּא וּמֶ֣לֶךְ יִשְׂרָאֵ֗ל הָיָ֨ה מַעֲמִ֧יד בַּמֶּרְכָּבָ֛ה נֹ֥כַח אֲרָ֖ם עַד־הָעָ֑רֶב וַיָּ֕מָת לְעֵ֖ת בּ֥וֹא הַשָּֽׁמֶשׁ׃


1 Fuit ergo Josaphat dives et inclytus multum, et affinitate conjunctus est Achab.

2 Descenditque post annos ad eum in Samariam: ad cujus adventum mactavit Achab arietes et boves plurimos, ipsi, et populo qui venerat cum eo: persuasitque illi ut ascenderet in Ramoth Galaad.

3 Dixitque Achab rex Israël ad Josaphat regem Juda: Veni mecum in Ramoth Galaad. Cui ille respondit: Ut ego, et tu: sicut populus tuus, sic et populus meus: tecumque erimus in bello.

4 Dixitque Josaphat ad regem Israël: Consule, obsecro, impræsentiarum sermonem Domini.

5 Congregavit igitur rex Israël prophetarum quadringentos viros, et dixit ad eos: In Ramoth Galaad ad bellandum ire debemus, an quiescere? At illi: Ascende, inquiunt, et tradet Deus in manu regis.

6 Dixitque Josaphat: Numquid non est hic prophetes Domini, ut ab illo etiam requiramus?

7 Et ait rex Israël ad Josaphat: Est vir unus a quo possumus quærere Domini voluntatem: sed ego odi eum, quia non prophetat mihi bonum, sed malum omni tempore: est autem Michæas filius Jemla. Dixitque Josaphat: Ne loquaris, rex, hoc modo.

8 Vocavit ergo rex Israël unum de eunuchis, et dixit ei: Voca cito Michæam filium Jemla.

9 Porro rex Israël, et Josaphat rex Juda, uterque sedebant in solio suo, vestiti cultu regio: sedebant autem in area juxta portam Samariæ, omnesque prophetæ vaticinabantur coram eis.

10 Sedecias vero filius Chanaana fecit sibi cornua ferrea, et ait: Hæc dicit Dominus: His ventilabis Syriam, donec conteras eam.

11 Omnesque prophetæ similiter prophetabant, atque dicebant: Ascende in Ramoth Galaad, et prosperaberis, et tradet eos Dominus in manu regis.

12 Nuntius autem qui ierat ad vocandum Michæam, ait illi: En verba omnium prophetarum uno ore bona regi annuntiant: quæso ergo te ut et sermo tuus ab eis non dissentiat, loquarisque prospera.

13 Cui respondit Michæas: Vivit Dominus, quia quodcumque dixerit mihi Deus meus, hoc loquar.

14 Venit ergo ad regem. Cui rex ait: Michæa, ire debemus in Ramoth Galaad ad bellandum, an quiescere? Cui ille respondit: Ascendite: cuncta enim prospera evenient, et tradentur hostes in manus vestras.

15 Dixitque rex: Iterum atque iterum te adjuro, ut mihi non loquaris, nisi quod verum est in nomine Domini.

16 At ille ait: Vidi universum Israël dispersum in montibus, sicut oves absque pastore: et dixit Dominus: Non habent isti dominos: revertatur unusquisque in domum suam in pace.

17 Et ait rex Israël ad Josaphat: Nonne dixi tibi quod non prophetaret iste mihi quidquam boni, sed ea quæ mala sunt?

18 At ille: Idcirco, ait, audite verbum Domini: vidi Dominum sedentem in solio suo, et omnem exercitum cæli assistentem ei a dextris et a sinistris.

19 Et dixit Dominus: Quis decipiet Achab regem Israël ut ascendat et corruat in Ramoth Galaad? Cumque diceret unus hoc modo, et alter alio,

20 processit spiritus, et stetit coram Domino, et ait: Ego decipiam eum. Cui Dominus: In quo, inquit, decipies?

21 At ille respondit: Egrediar, et ero spiritus mendax in ore omnium prophetarum ejus. Dixitque Dominus: Decipies, et prævalebis: egredere, et fac ita.

22 Nunc igitur, ecce Dominus dedit spiritum mendacii in ore omnium prophetarum tuorum, et Dominus locutus est de te mala.

23 Accessit autem Sedecias filius Chanaana, et percussit Michææ maxillam, et ait: Per quam viam transivit spiritus Domini a me, ut loqueretur tibi?

24 Dixitque Michæas: Tu ipse videbis in die illo, quando ingressus fueris cubiculum de cubiculo ut abscondaris.

25 Præcepit autem rex Israël, dicens: Tollite Michæam, et ducite eum ad Amon principem civitatis, et ad Joas filium Amelech.

26 Et dicetis: Hæc dicit rex: Mittite hunc in carcerem, et date ei panis modicum, et aquæ pauxillum, donec revertar in pace.

27 Dixitque Michæas: Si reversus fueris in pace, non est locutus Dominus in me. Et ait: Audite, omnes populi.

28 Igitur ascenderunt rex Israël et Josaphat rex Juda in Ramoth Galaad.

29 Dixitque rex Israël ad Josaphat: Mutabo habitum, et sic ad pugnam vadam: tu autem induere vestibus tuis. Mutatoque rex Israël habitu, venit ad bellum.

30 Rex autem Syriæ præceperat ducibus equitatus sui, dicens: Ne pugnetis contra minimum aut contra maximum, nisi contra solum regem Israël.

31 Itaque cum vidissent principes equitatus Josaphat, dixerunt: Rex Israël est iste. Et circumdederunt eum dimicantes: at ille clamavit ad Dominum, et auxiliatus est ei, atque avertit eos ab illo.

32 Cum enim vidissent duces equitatus quod non esset rex Israël, reliquerunt eum.

33 Accidit autem ut unus e populo sagittam in incertum jaceret, et percuteret regem Israël inter cervicem et scapulas. At ille aurigæ suo ait: Converte manum tuam, et educ me de acie, quia vulneratus sum.

34 Et finita est pugna in die illo: porro rex Israël stabat in curru suo contra Syros usque ad vesperam, et mortuus est occidente sole.

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