“The spirit answered, ‘I will go ·to Ahab’s prophets and make them tell lies [L and be a lying/deceiving spirit in the mouths of all his prophets].’ “So the Lord said, ‘You will succeed in ·tricking [enticing; deceiving] him. Go and do it.’”
Micaiah kept on, “I’m not done yet; listen to God’s word: I saw God enthroned, and all the Angel Armies of heaven standing at attention, ranged on his right and his left. And God said, “How can we seduce Ahab into attacking Ramoth Gilead?” Some said this, and some said that. Then a bold angel stepped out, stood before God, and said, “I’ll seduce him.” “And how will you do it?” said God. “Easy,” said the angel, “I’ll get all the prophets to lie.” “That should do it,” said God; “On your way—seduce him!”
He said, ‘I will go and be a lying spirit in the mouth of all Ahab’s men who tell what will happen in the future.’ Then the Lord said, ‘You are to make him want to go, and you will do well. Go and do so.’
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