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21:1 And it came to pass after these things, that Naboth the Jezreelite
had a vineyard, which was in Jezreel,
hard by the palace of Ahab king of Samaria.
21:2-6 And Ahab
spake unto Naboth, saying, Give me thy vineyard, that I may have it for
a garden of herbs, because it is near unto my house. And I will give thee
for it a better vineyard than it or, if it seem good to thee, I will give
thee the worth of it in money. And Naboth said to Ahab, The LORD forbid
it me, that I should give the inheritance of my fathers unto thee. And
Ahab came into his house heavy and displeased because of the word which
Naboth the Jezreelite had spoken to him, for he had said, I will not give
thee the inheritance of my fathers. And he laid him down upon his bed,
and turned away his face, and would eat no bread. But Jezebel his wife
came to him and said unto him, Why is thy spirit so sad, that you eat no
bread? And he said unto her, Because I spake unto Naboth the Jezreelite
and said unto him, Give me your vineyard for money or else if it please
you, I will give you another vineyard for it. And he answered, I will not
give you my vineyard.
his wife said unto him, Do you govern the kingdom of Israel or not? Arise
and eat bread and let your heart be merry. I will give you the vineyard
of Naboth the Jezreelite.
21:8-14 So she wrote letters in Ahab's name and sealed them with his
seal and sent the letters unto the elders and to the nobles that were in
his city, dwelling with Naboth. And she wrote in the letters, saying, Proclaim
a fast and set Naboth on high among the people. And set two men, sons of
Belial, before him, to bear witness against him, saying, Thou didst blaspheme
God and the king. And then carry him out, and stone him, that he may die.
And the men of his city, even the elders and the nobles who were the inhabitants
in his city, did as Jezebel had sent unto them and as it was written in
the letters which she had sent unto them. They proclaimed a fast and set
Naboth on high among the people. And there came in two men, children of
and sat before him. And the men of Belial witnessed against him, even against
Naboth, in the presence of the people, saying, Naboth did blaspheme God
and the king. Then they carried him forth out of the city and stoned him
with stones, that he died. Then they sent to Jezebel, saying, Naboth is
stoned and is dead.
21:15 And it came to pass, when Jezebel heard that Naboth was stoned
and was dead, that Jezebel said to Ahab, Arise, take possession of the
vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite, which he refused to give you for money,
for Naboth is not alive, but dead.
21:16 And it came to pass, when Ahab heard that Naboth was dead, that
Ahab rose up to go down to the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite, to take
possession of it.
21:17,18 And the word of the LORD came to Elijah.(how
did the word of the Lord come to Elijah?).the
Tishbite, saying, Arise, go down to meet Ahab
king of Israel, which is in Samaria. Behold, he is in the vineyard of Naboth,
whither he is gone down to possess it.
21:19 And you shall speak unto him, saying, Thus says the LORD, Have
you killed and also taken possession? And you shall speak unto him, saying,
Thus says the LORD, In the place where dogs licked the blood of Naboth
shall dogs lick your blood, even yours.
21:20 And Ahab said to Elijah, Have you found me, O mine enemy? And
he answered, I have found you. Because you have sold yourself to work evil
in the sight of the LORD.
21:21 Behold, I will bring evil upon you and will take away your posterity.(there
would be no future generations through his line).and
will cut off from Ahab him that pisses against the wall.(males).and
him that is shut up and left in Israel,
21:22 And will make your house like the house of Jeroboam
I the son of Nebat and like the house of Baasha the son of Ahijah.(Ahijah
was not a king; he was father of king Baasha,
of the house of Issachar),
for the provocation wherewith you have provoked me to anger and made Israel
21:23 And of Jezebel also spake
the LORD, saying, The dogs shall eat Jezebel by the wall of Jezreel.
21:24 Him that dies of Ahab in the city the dogs shall eat and him
that dies in the field shall the fowls of the air eat.
21:25-28 But there was none like unto Ahab,
which did sell himself to work wickedness in the sight of the LORD, whom
his wife stirred up. And
he did very abominably in following idols, according to all things as did
the Amorites, whom the LORD cast
out before the children of Israel. And it came to pass, when Ahab heard
those words, that he rent
his clothes and put sackcloth upon his flesh and fasted and lay in sackcloth
and went softly. And the word of the LORD came to Elijah
the Tishbite, saying,
21:29 See you how Ahab humbles himself
before me? Because he humbles himself before me, I will not bring the evil
in his days. But in his son's days will I bring the evil upon his house.