And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man, by whom we may inquire of the LORD: but I hate him; for he never prophesied good to me, but always evil: the same is Micaiah the son of Imla. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the king say so.
Treasury of Scripture
1 Kings 18:4 For it was so, when Jezebel cut off the prophets of the LORD, that Obadiah took an hundred prophets, and hid them by fifty in a cave...
1 Kings 19:10 And he said, I have been very jealous for the LORD God of hosts: for the children of Israel have forsaken your covenant...
I hate him
1 Kings 18:17 And it came to pass, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said to him, Are you he that troubles Israel?
1 Kings 20:42,43 And he said to him, Thus said the LORD, Because you have let go out of your hand a man whom I appointed to utter destruction...
1 Kings 21:20 And Ahab said to Elijah, Have you found me, O my enemy? And he answered, I have found you...
Psalm 34:21 Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate.
Psalm 55:3 Because of the voice of the enemy, because of the oppression of the wicked: for they cast iniquity on me, and in wrath they hate me.
Psalm 69:14 Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink: let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters.
Proverbs 9:8 Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate you: rebuke a wise man, and he will love you.
Proverbs 29:10 The bloodthirsty hate the upright: but the just seek his soul.
Jeremiah 18:18 Then said they, Come and let us devise devices against Jeremiah; for the law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise...
Amos 5:10 They hate him that rebukes in the gate, and they abhor him that speaks uprightly.
Mark 6:18,19,27 For John had said to Herod, It is not lawful for you to have your brother's wife...
Luke 6:22 Blessed are you, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you...
John 7:7 The world cannot hate you; but me it hates, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.
John 15:18 If the world hate you, you know that it hated me before it hated you.
John 19:24 They said therefore among themselves, Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be...
Galatians 4:16 Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?
Isaiah 30:10 Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not to us right things, speak to us smooth things, prophesy deceits:
Jeremiah 38:4 Therefore the princes said to the king, We beseech you, let this man be put to death...
2 Chronicles 18:13 And Micaiah said, As the LORD lives, even what my God said, that will I speak.
2 Kings 9:22 And it came to pass, when Joram saw Jehu, that he said, Is it peace, Jehu? And he answered, What peace...
Ezekiel 3:17-19 Son of man, I have made you a watchman to the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me...
Acts 20:26,27 Why I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men...
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Proverbs 25:12 As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover on an obedient ear.
Micah 2:7 O you that are named the house of Jacob, is the spirit of the LORD straitened? are these his doings?...
ContextJehoshaphat Allies with Ahab
1Now Jehoshaphat had riches and honor in abundance, and joined affinity with Ahab. 2And 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 Ramothgilead. 3And Ahab king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat king of Judah, Will you go with me to Ramothgilead? And he answered him, I am as you are, and my people as your people; and we will be with you in the war. 4And Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, Inquire, I pray you, at the word of the LORD to day. 5Therefore the king of Israel gathered together of prophets four hundred men, and said to them, Shall we go to Ramothgilead to battle, or shall I forbear? And they said, Go up; for God will deliver it into the king's hand. 6But Jehoshaphat said, Is there not here a prophet of the LORD besides, that we might inquire of him? 7And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man, by whom we may inquire of the LORD: but I hate him; for he never prophesied good to me, but always evil: the same is Micaiah the son of Imla. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the king say so. 8And the king of Israel called for one of his officers, and said, Fetch quickly Micaiah the son of Imla. 9And the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat 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. 10And Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah had made him horns of iron, and said, Thus said the LORD, With these you shall push Syria until they be consumed. 11And all the prophets prophesied so, saying, Go up to Ramothgilead, and prosper: for the LORD shall deliver it into the hand of the king.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man by whom we may inquire of Jehovah: but I hate him; for he never prophesieth good concerning me, but always evil: the same is Micaiah the son of Imla. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the king say so.
And the king of Israel said to Josaphat: There is one man, of whom we may ask the will of the Lord: but I hate him, for he never prophesieth good to me, but always evil: and it is Micheas the son of Jemla. And Josaphat said: Speak not thus, O king.
Darby Bible Translation
And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man by whom we may inquire of Jehovah; but I hate him, for he prophesies no good concerning me, but always evil: it is Micah the son of Imlah. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the king say so.
King James Bible
And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, 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 Micaiah the son of Imla. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the king say so.
Young's Literal Translation
And the king of Israel saith unto Jehoshaphat, 'Still -- one man to seek Jehovah from him, and I -- I have hated him, for he is not prophesying concerning me of good, but all his days of evil, he is Micaiah son of Imlah;' and Jehoshaphat saith, 'Let not the king say so.'