||fuit ergo Iosaphat dives et inclitus multum et adfinitate coniunctus est Ahab
Now Josaphat was rich and very glorious, and was joined by affinity to Achab.
||descenditque post annos ad eum in Samariam ad cuius adventum mactavit Ahab arietes et boves plurimos et populo qui venerat cum eo persuasitque illi ut ascenderet in Ramoth Galaad
And he went down to him after some years to Samaria: and Achab at his coming killed sheep and oxen in abundance for him and the people that came with him: and he persuaded him to go up to Ramoth Galaad.
||dixitque Ahab rex Israhel ad Iosaphat regem Iuda veni mecum in Ramoth Galaad cui ille respondit ut ego et tu sicut populus tuus sic et populus meus tecumque erimus in bello
And Achab king of Israel said to Josaphat king of Juda: Come with me to Ramoth Galaad. And he answered him: Thou art as I am, and my people as thy people, and we will be with thee in the war.
||dixitque Iosaphat ad regem Israhel consule obsecro inpraesentiarum sermonem Domini
And Josaphat said to the king of Israel: Inquire, I beseech thee, at present the word of the Lord.
||congregavitque rex Israhel prophetarum quadringentos viros et dixit ad eos in Ramoth Galaad ad bellandum ire debemus an quiescere at illi ascende inquiunt et tradet Deus in manu regis
So the king of Israel gathered together of the prophets four hundred men, and he said to them: Shall we go to Ramoth Galaad to fight, or shall we forbear? But they said: Go up, and God will deliver into the king's hand.
||dixitque Iosaphat numquid non est hic prophetes Domini ut ab illo etiam requiramus
And Josaphat said: Is there not here a prophet of the Lord, that we may inquire also of him?
||et ait rex Israhel ad Iosaphat est vir unus a quo possumus quaerere Domini voluntatem sed ego odi eum quia non prophetat mihi bonum sed malum omni tempore est autem Micheas filius Iembla dixitque Iosaphat ne loquaris rex hoc modo
And the king of Israel said to Josaphat: There is one man, of whom we may ask the will of the Lord: but I hate him, for he never prophesieth good to me, but always evil: and it is Micheas the son of Jemla. And Josaphat said: Speak not thus, O king.
||vocavit ergo rex Israhel unum de eunuchis et dixit ei voca cito Micheam filium Iembla
And the king of Israel called one of the eunuchs, and said to him: Call quickly Micheas the son of Jemla.
||porro rex Israhel et Iosaphat rex Iuda uterque sedebant in solio suo vestiti cultu regio sedebant autem in area iuxta portam Samariae omnesque prophetae vaticinabantur coram eis
Now the king of Israel, and Josaphat king of Juda, both sat on their thrones, clothed in royal robes, and they sat in the open court by the gate of Samaria, and all the prophets prophesied before them.
||Sedecias vero filius Chanana fecit sibi cornua ferrea et ait haec dicit Dominus his ventilabis Syriam donec conteras eam
And Sedecias the son of Chanaana made him horns of iron, and said: Thus saith the Lord: With these shalt thou push Syria, till thou destroy it.
||omnesque prophetae similiter prophetabant atque dicebant ascende in Ramoth Galaad et prosperaberis et tradet eos Dominus in manu regis
And all the prophets prophesied in like manner, and said: Go up to Ramoth Galaad, and thou shalt prosper, and the Lord will deliver them into the king's hand.
||nuntius autem qui ierat ad vocandum Micheam ait illi en verba omnium prophetarum uno ore bona regi adnuntiant quaeso ergo te ut et sermo tuus ab eis non dissentiat loquarisque prospera
And the messenger that went to call Micheas, said to him: Behold the words of all the prophets with one mouth declare good to the king: I beseech thee therefore let not thy word disagree with them, and speak thou also good success.
||cui respondit Micheas vivit Dominus quia quodcumque dixerit Deus meus hoc loquar
And Micheas answered him: As the Lord liveth, whatsoever my God shall say to me, that will I speak.
||venit ergo ad regem cui rex ait Michea ire debemus in Ramoth Galaad ad bellandum an quiescere cui ille respondit ascendite cuncta enim prospera evenient et tradentur hostes in manus vestras
So he came to the king: and the king said to him: Micheas, shall we go to Ramoth Galaad to fight, or forbear? And he answered him: Go up, for all shall succeed prosperously, and the enemies shall be delivered into your hands.
||dixitque rex iterum atque iterum te adiuro ut non mihi loquaris nisi quod verum est in nomine Domini
And the king said: I adjure thee again and again to say nothing but the truth to me, in the name of the Lord.
||at ille ait vidi universum Israhel dispersum in montibus sicut oves absque pastore et dixit Dominus non habent isti dominos revertatur unusquisque ad domum suam in pace
Then he said: I saw all Israel scattered in the mountains, like sheep without a shepherd: and the Lord said: These have no masters: let every man return to his own house in peace.
||et ait rex Israhel ad Iosaphat nonne dixi tibi quod non prophetaret iste mihi quicquam boni sed ea quae mala sunt
And the king of Israel said to Josaphat: Did I not tell thee that this man would not prophesy me any good, but evil?
||at ille idcirco ait audite verbum Domini vidi Dominum sedentem in solio suo et omnem exercitum caeli adsistentem ei a dextris et sinistris
Then he said: Hear ye therefore the word of the Lord: I saw the Lord sitting on his throne, and all the army of heaven standing by him on the right hand and on the left,
||et dixit Dominus quis decipiet Ahab regem Israhel ut ascendat et corruat in Ramoth Galaad cumque diceret unus hoc modo et alter alio
And the Lord said: Who shall deceive Achab king of Israel, that he may go up and fall in Ramoth Galaad? And when one spoke in this manner, and another otherwise:
||processit spiritus et stetit coram Domino et ait ego decipiam eum cui Dominus in quo inquit decipies
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 wilt thou deceive him?
||at ille respondit egrediar et ero spiritus mendax in ore omnium prophetarum eius dixitque Dominus decipies et praevalebis egredere et fac ita
And he answered: I will go out, and be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And the Lord said: Thou shalt deceive, and shalt prevail: go out, and do so.
||nunc igitur ecce dedit Dominus spiritum mendacii in ore omnium prophetarum tuorum et Dominus locutus est de te mala
Now therefore behold the Lord hath put a spirit of lying in the mouth of all thy prophets, and the Lord hath spoken evil against thee.
||accessit autem Sedecias filius Chanana et percussit Micheae maxillam et ait per quam viam transivit spiritus Domini a me ut loqueretur tibi
And Sedecias the son of Chanaana came, and struck Micheas on the cheek and said: Which way went the spirit of the Lord from me, to speak to thee?
||dixitque Micheas tu ipse videbis in die illo quando ingressus fueris cubiculum de cubiculo ut abscondaris
And Micheas said: Thou thyself shalt see in that day, when thou shalt go in from chamber to chamber, to hide thyself.
||praecepit autem rex Israhel dicens tollite Micheam et ducite eum ad Amon principem civitatis et ad Ioas filium Ammelech
And the king of Israel commanded, saying: Take Micheas, and carry him to Amon the governor of the city, and to Joas the son of Amelech,
||et dicetis haec dicit rex mittite hunc in carcerem et date ei panis modicum et aquae pauxillum donec revertar in pace
And say: Thus saith the king: Put this fellow in prison, and give him bread and water in a small quantity till I return in peace.
||dixitque Micheas si reversus fueris in pace non est locutus Dominus in me et ait audite populi omnes
And Micheas said: If thou return in peace, the Lord hath not spoken by me. And he said: Hear, all ye people.
||igitur ascenderunt rex Israhel et Iosaphat rex Iuda in Ramoth Galaad
So the king of Israel and Josaphat king of Juda went up to Ramoth Galaad.
||dixitque rex Israhel ad Iosaphat mutabo habitum et sic ad pugnandum vadam tu autem induere vestibus tuis mutatoque rex Israhel habitu venit ad bellum
And the king of Israel said to Josaphat: I will change my dress, and so I will go to the battle, but put thou on thy own garments. And the king of Israel having changed his dress, went to the battle.
||rex autem Syriae praeceperat ducibus equitatus sui dicens ne pugnetis contra minimum aut contra maximum nisi contra solum regem Israhel
Now the king of Syria had commanded the captains of his cavalry, saying: Fight ye not with small, or great, but with the king of Israel only.
||itaque cum vidissent principes equitatus Iosaphat dixerunt rex Israhel iste est et circumdederunt eum dimicantes at ille clamavit ad Dominum et auxiliatus est ei atque avertit eos ab illo
So when the captains of the cavalry saw Josaphat, they said: This is the king of Israel. And they surrounded him to attack him: but he cried to the Lord, and he helped him, and turned them away from him.
||cum enim vidissent duces equitatus quod non esset rex Israhel reliquerunt eum
For when the captains of the cavalry saw, that he was not the king of Israel, they left him.
||accidit autem ut unus e populo sagittam in incertum iaceret et percuteret regem Israhel inter cervicem et scapulas at ille aurigae suo ait converte manum tuam et educ me de acie quia vulneratus sum
And it happened that one of the people shot an arrow at a venture, and struck the king of Israel between the neck and the shoulders, and he said to his chariot man: Turn thy hand, and carry me out of the battle, for I am wounded.
||et finita est pugna in die illo porro rex Israhel stabat in curru suo contra Syros usque ad vesperam et mortuus est occidente sole
And the fight was ended that day: but the king of Israel stood in his chariot against the Syrians until the evening, and died at the sunset.