[quote=Oumashta;I was reading 2 Chronicles 18 and I really don’t understand this passage:confused: There doesn’t seem to be an explanation for this chapter.
 And Jehosh’aphat said to the king of Israel, “Inquire first for the word of the LORD.” Then the king of Israel gathered the prophets together, four hundred men, and said to them, “Shall we go to battle against Ramoth-gilead, or shall I forbear?” And they said, “Go up; for God will give it into the hand of the king.”  But Jehosh’aphat said, “Is there not here another prophet of the LORD of whom we may inquire?”** ** And the king of Israel said to Jehosh’aphat, “There is yet one man by whom we may inquire of the LORD, Micai’ah the son of Imlah; but I hate him, for he never prophesies good concerning me, but always evil.” And Jehosh’aphat said, “Let not the king say so.”
 And Zedeki’ah the son of Chena’anah made for himself horns of iron, and said, “Thus says the LORD, `With these you shall push the Syrians until they are destroyed.’”
13] But Micai’ah said, “As the LORD lives, what my God says, that I will speak.”
 And he said, “I saw all Israel scattered upon the mountains, as sheep that have no shepherd; and the LORD said, `These have no master; let each return to his home in peace.’” And the king of Israel said to Jehosh’aphat, “Did I not tell you that he would not prophesy good concerning me, but evil?”
 And Micai’ah said, "Therefore hear the word of the LORD: I saw the LORD sitting on his throne, and all the host of heaven standing on his right hand and on his left; and the LORD said,
Who will entice Ahab the king of Israel, that he may go up and fall at moth-gilead?' And one said one thing, and another said another. Then a spirit came forward and stood before the LORD, saying, I will entice him.’ And the LORD said to him,
By what means?' And he said, I will go forth, 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 forth and do so.’
 Now therefore behold, the LORD has put a lying spirit in the mouth of these your prophets; the LORD has spoken evil concerning you."
 So the king of Israel and Jehosh’aphat the king of Judah went up to Ramoth-gilead.
And the king of Israel said to Jehosh’aphat, “I will disguise myself and go into battle, but you wear your robes.” And the king of Israel disguised himself; and they went into battle. Now the king of Syria had commanded the captains of his chariots,  “Fight with neither small nor great, but only with the king of Israel.” And when the captains of the chariots saw Jehosh’aphat, they said, “It is the king of Israel.” So they turned to fight against him; and Jehosh’aphat cried out, and the LORD helped him. God drew them away from him, for when the captains of the chariots saw that it was not the king of Israel, they turned back from pursuing him.  But a certain man drew his bow at a venture, and struck the king of Israel between the scale armor and the breastplate; therefore he said to the driver of his chariot, “Turn about, and carry me out of the battle, for I am wounded.”  And the battle grew hot that day, and the king of Israel propped himself up in his chariot facing the Syrians until evening; then at sunset he died.
v. 4 The 400 are false pagan prophets
v. 6 Jehosh’aphat was inspired by the Holy Spirit to inquire of a TRUE prophet
v. 7 The kings “hates the truth” hates God who does not agree with him [PRIDE]
v. 10 They make for themselves false gods
v. 18 As JUST punishment God permit’s the pagan prophets to do what they do naturally; lie if necessary to appease the king and keep there position. It is Satan not God putting out the false message; v. 22 God simply permits it.
v. 30 God inspires the opposing King to seek ONLY to kill the [evil] king of Israel
v. 31 God protects the others
v. 33,34 The Evil Pride-filled king is justly slain. God’s Justice is accomplished.