22:20 And the LORD said, Who shall persuade Ahab, that he may go up
and fall at Ramothgilead? And one said on this manner, and another said
on that manner..(also
covered in 2Chronicles 18th chapter)
22:21 And there came forth a spirit, and stood before the LORD, and
said, I will persuade him.
22:22 And the LORD said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go
forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And
he said, Thou shalt persuade him, and prevail also. Go forth, and do so.
22:23 Now therefore, behold, the LORD has put a lying spirit in the
mouth of all these thy prophets, and the LORD has spoken evil concerning
22:24 But Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah went near and smote Micaiah
on the cheek, and said, Which way went the Spirit of the LORD from me to
speak unto thee?.(a
22:40-42 So Ahab slept with his fathers. And Ahaziah his son reigned
in his stead. And Jehoshaphat the son of Asa began to reign over Judah
in the fourth year of Ahab king of Israel. Jehoshaphat was thirty and five
years old when he began to reign. And he reigned twenty and five years
in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Azubah the daughter of Shilhi.
22:43 And he walked in all the ways of Asa his father; he turned not
aside from it, doing that which was right in the eyes of the Lord. Nevertheless
the high places were not taken away; for the people offered and burnt incense
yet in the high places.(places
devoted to idolatry - Numbers 22:41; 1Kings 11:7; 12:31; 2Kings 17:9,29;
18:4; 21:3 23:5; 2Chronicles 11:15; 17:6).
22:48 Jehoshaphat made ships of Tharshish to go to Ophir
for gold; but they went not; for the ships were broken at Eziongeber.
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