22 0 22 20 20 22:15 Go up, etc: This was spoken ironically, and by way of jesting at the flattering speeches of the false prophets: and so the king understood it, as appears by his adjuring Micheas, in the following verse, to tell him the truth in the name of the Lord. 22 15 22 20 20 22:20 The Lord said, etc: God standeth not in need of any counsellor; nor are we to suppose that things pass in heaven in the manner here described: but this representation was made to the prophet, to be delivered by him in a manner adapted to the common ways and notions of men. 22 20 22 20 20 22:22 Go forth, and do so: This was not a command, but a permission: for God never ordaineth lies; though he often permitteth the lying spirit to deceive those who love not the truth. 2 Thess. 2.10. And in this sense it is said in the following verse, The Lord hath given a lying spirit in the mouth of all thy prophets. 22 22 22 20 20 22:25 Go into a chamber, etc: This happened when he heard the king was slain, and justly apprehended that he should be punished for his false prophecy. 22 25 22 20 20 22:43 He took not away, etc: He left some of the high places, viz., those in which they worshipped the true God: but took away all others, 2 Par. 17.6, and note ver. 14 of chap. 15. 3 Kings. 22 43 22 20 20 22:49 Would not: He had been reprehended before for admitting such a partner: and therefore would have no more to do with him. 22 49 22 20 20 Content-type: text/html; charset=utf-8 THE HOLY BIBLE Douay-Rheims: 1ki 22:20

THE HOLY BIBLE Douay-Rheims

Notes on Third Book of Kings (Author Bishop Richard Challoner (ed.))

22:20 The Lord said, etc: God standeth not in need of any counsellor; nor are we to suppose that things pass in heaven in the manner here described: but this representation was made to the prophet, to be delivered by him in a manner adapted to the common ways and notions of men.



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