1 Kings 21


Naboth's Vineyard

And it came to pass after these words, that [3vineyard 2one 1there was] to Naboth the Jezreelite, by the house of Ahab king of Samaria. And Ahab spoke to Naboth, saying, Give to me your vineyard! and it will be to me for a garden of vegetables, for this is near my house! And I will give to you in place of it [3vineyard 1another 2good] for it, but if not pleasing before you, I will give to you money in barter for [2vineyard 1this your]. And Naboth said to Ahab, May it not be to me from the  lord to give the inheritance of my fathers to you. And Ahab went to his house being in a tumult and loosened over the word which [4spoke 5to 6him 1Naboth 2the 3Jezreelite], as he said, I will not give to you the inheritance of my fathers to you. And [4became 1the 2spirit 3of Ahab] disturbed, and he went to sleep upon his bed, and covered up his face, and did not eat bread. And [3entered 1Jezebel 2his wife] to him, and she said to him, Why is your spirit disturbed, and [2are not 1you] eating bread? And he said to her, For I spoke to Naboth the Jezreelite, saying, Give to me your vineyard for money! but if you do not want, I will give to you a vineyard in place of it. And he said, I will not give to you the inheritance of my fathers. And [3said 4to 5him 1Jezebel 2his wife], Do you now so act as king over Israel? Rise up, and eat bread, and [2yourself 1be]! and I will give to you the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite. And she wrote upon a scroll the name of Ahab, and set seal with his seal, and sent the scroll to the elders and to the free men of the ones dwelling with Naboth. And she wrote in the scroll, saying, Fast a fast, and set Naboth at the head place of the people! 10 And set two men, sons of lawbreakers, right opposite him! And let them bear witness against him! saying, You raved against God and king. And let them lead him out and stone him, and let him die! 11 And they did (the men of his city, the elders, and the free men dwelling in his city) as [2sent 3to 4them 1Jezebel], and as was written in the scrolls which she sent to them. 12 And they called a fast, and they sat Naboth at the head of the people. 13 And [3entered 1two 2men], sons of lawbreakers, and they sat right opposite him, and bore witness against him, saying, He raved against God and king. And they led him outside the city, and they stoned him with stones, and he died. 14 And they sent to Jezebel, saying, Naboth has been stoned and died. 15 And it came to pass, as Jezebel heard the ones saying, Naboth has been stoned, and has died; Jezebel said to Ahab, Rise up, inherit the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite! for he did not give it to you for money, for [2is not 1Naboth] living, but has died. 16 And it came to pass as Ahab heard that Naboth has died, Ahab rose and went down into the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite to inherit it. 17 And the  lord said to Elijah the Tishbite, saying, 18 Rise up and go down for a meeting with Ahab king of Israel, the one in Samaria! Behold, he is in the vineyard of Naboth, for he went down there to inherit it.

Elijah Speaks Judgment to Ahab

19 And you shall speak to him, saying, Thus says the  lord, You murdered and inherited. Therefore thus says the  lord, In the place where [3licked 1the 2dogs] the blood of Naboth, there [3shall lick 1the 2dogs] your blood. 20 And Ahab said to Elijah, Have you found me, O my enemy? And he said, I have found you, for you sell yourself in folly to act wickedly before the  lord, to provoke him to anger. 21 Thus says the  lord, Behold, I bring upon you evils. And I shall burn away after you, and I shall utterly destroy of Ahab the one urinating against the wall, and the one being constrained, and the one being left in Israel. 22 And I will appoint your house as the house of Jeroboam son of Nebat, and as the house of Baasha son of Ahijah, on account of the provocations which you provoke to anger, and led Israel into sin. 23 And to Jezebel the  lord spoke, saying, The dogs shall eat her in the area around the wall of Jezreel. 24 The one having died of Ahab in the city, [3will eat 1the 2dogs]; and the one having died of his in the plain, [5will eat 1the 2birds 3of the 4heaven]. 25 Furthermore [2not one 1there was] as Ahab, who sold himself to do the wicked thing before the  lord, as [3altered 4him 1Jezebel 2his wife]. 26 And he acted [2abhorrent 1exceedingly] to go after the abominations, according to all as many things which [3made 1the 2Amorite], whom the  lord utterly destroyed from the face of the sons of Israel. 27 And it came to pass as Ahab heard these words, he tore his inner-garment, and he wore sackcloth upon his body, and he fasted, and he laid in sackcloth, and he went having downcast eyes. 28 And came to pass the word of the  lord to Elijah the Tishbite, and he said, 29 Have you seen that Ahab was vexed in front of me? Because he was vexed in front of me, I shall not bring the evil in his days, but only in the days of his son will I bring the evil upon his house.
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