who is like Jehovah?, the son of Imlah, a faithful prophet of Samaria (1 Kings 22:8-28). Three years after the great battle with Ben-hadad (20:29-34), Ahab proposed to Jehoshaphat, king of Judah, that they should go up against Ramoth-Gilead to do battle again with Ben-hadad. Jehoshaphat agreed, but suggested that inquiry should be first made "at the word of Jehovah." Ahab's prophets approved of the expedition; but Jehoshaphat, still dissatisfied, asked if there was no other prophet besides the four hundred that had appeared, and was informed of this Micaiah. He was sent for from prison, where he had been confined, probably on account of some prediction disagreeable to Ahab; and he condemned the expedition, and prophesied that it would end, as it did, in disaster. We hear nothing further of this prophet. Some have supposed that he was the unnamed prophet referred to in 1 Kings 20:35-42.
No doubt micaiah's prophecy of his approaching death had made him anxious.
He was good-naturedly anxious that micaiah should not get into trouble.
And the king said unto him, micaiah, shall we go against Ramothgilead to battle, or shall we forbear?
And the king said unto him, micaiah, shall we go against Ramoth-gilead to battle, or shall we forbear?
micaiah replied, "Indeed, you shall see on the day when you shall go from one hiding-place to another."
The same arms were worn by Captain micaiah Browning, and are so by the present family.
After having put micaiah into prison for speaking the truth to him, he went up to Ramoth-Gilead; and yet he felt he was not safe.
The "how many times" shows how faithfully micaiah must have fulfilled his duty of speaking messages of God to his erring king.
Ahab told him that there was one, micaiah the son of Imlah, but that he hated him, because he only prophesied evil of him.
But the prophecy of micaiah came true, and the unanimous four hundred had prophesied lies.