1 Kings 22:21
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English Standard Version
Then a spirit came forward and stood before the LORD, saying, ‘I will entice him.’

King James Bible
And there came forth a spirit, and stood before the LORD, and said, I will persuade him.

American Standard Version
And there came forth a spirit, and stood before Jehovah, and said, I will entice him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And there came forth a spirit, and stood before the Lord, and said: I will deceive him. And the Lord said to him: By what means?

English Revised Version
And there came forth a spirit, and stood before the LORD, and said, I will entice him.

Webster's Bible Translation
And there came forth a spirit, and stood before the LORD, and said, I will persuade him.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Micah's prophecy concerning the war, and his testimony against the lying prophets. - 1 Kings 22:15, 1 Kings 22:16. When Micah had come into the presence of the king, he replied to his question, "Shall we go against Ramoth?" etc., in just the same words as the pseudo-prophets, to show the king how he would speak if he were merely guided by personal considerations, as the others were. From the verbal agreement in his reply, and probably also from the tone in which he spoke, Ahab perceived that his words were ironical, and adjured him to speak only truth in the name of Jehovah. Micah then told him what he had seen in the spirit (1 Kings 22:17): "I saw all Israel scatter itself upon the mountains, as sheep that have no shepherd;" and then added the word of the Lord: "These have no master; let them return every one to his house in peace." That is to say, Ahab would fall in the war against Ramoth in Gilead, and his army scatter itself without a leader upon the mountains of Gilead, and then every one would return home, without being pursued and slain by the enemy. Whilst Zedekiyah attempted to give greater emphasis to his prophecy by symbolically transferring to Ahab's enterprise the success predicted by Moses, Micah, on the other hand, showed to the king out of the law that would really take place in the intended war, namely, that very state of things which Moses before his departure sought to avert from Israel, by the prayer that the Lord would set a man over the congregation to lead them out and in, that the congregation might not become as sheep that have no shepherd (Numbers 27:16-17).

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1 Kings 22:23 Now therefore, behold, the LORD has put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these your prophets...

Job 1:6,7 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them...

Job 2:1 Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD...

Cross References
Revelation 16:14
For they are demonic spirits, performing signs, who go abroad to the kings of the whole world, to assemble them for battle on the great day of God the Almighty.

1 Kings 22:20
and the LORD said, 'Who will entice Ahab, that he may go up and fall at Ramoth-gilead?' And one said one thing, and another said another.

1 Kings 22:22
And the LORD said to him, 'By what means?' And he said, 'I will go out, and will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.' And he said, 'You are to entice him, and you shall succeed; go out and do so.'

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