19 And Micaiah said, “Therefore, hear the word of the Lord. (A)I saw the Lord sitting on His throne, and (B)all the [a]angels of heaven standing by Him on His right and on His left. 20 And the Lord said, ‘Who will [b]entice Ahab to go up and fall at Ramoth-gilead?’ And one spirit said this, while another said that. 21 Then a spirit came forward and stood before the Lord, and said, ‘I will [c]entice him.’ 22 And the Lord said to him, ‘How?’ And he said, ‘I will go out and (C)be a deceiving spirit in the mouths of all his prophets.’ Then He said, ‘You shall [d]entice him, and you will also prevail. Go and do so.’ 23 Now then, behold, (D)the Lord has put a deceiving spirit in the mouth of all these prophets of yours; and the Lord has declared disaster against you.”

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  1. 1 Kings 22:19 Lit host
  2. 1 Kings 22:20 Or persuade
  3. 1 Kings 22:21 Or persuade
  4. 1 Kings 22:22 Or persuade

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