But as we would soon learn, Ben-Hadad didn't keep that promise.
However, Jehoshaphat the Judean king, was not satisfied with what the prophets of the groves were saying.
And the Lord said: "Who will entice Ahab into attacking Ramoth Gilead?
For this is the place, where he's going to breathe his last breath" "So one suggested this, and another that, and finally, a spirit came forward and stood before the Lord, and said: 'I will entice him.' "By what means? 'I will go out and be a lying spirit in the mouths of all his prophets' the spirit said.
And it was at this time, the prophet was presented with the same question that the prophets of the groves, were presented with earlier: "Micaiah, shall we go to war against Ramoth Gilead, or shall I refrain? And at first, Micaiah seemed intent on following the advice of the official that had brought him there.
For he was willing to play along, by pleasing the Israel king.
And after hearing this, the Lord said: "You will succeed in enticing him.