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 1 Kings 21:1 - 16
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   Book of 1 Kings
   Chapter 21
21:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Some time later there was an incident involving a vineyard belonging to Naboth the Jezreelite. The vineyard was in Jezreel, close to the palace of Ahab king of Samaria.
 
21:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Ahab said to Naboth, "Let me have your vineyard to use for a vegetable garden, since it is close to my palace. In exchange I will give you a better vineyard or, if you prefer, I will pay you whatever it is worth."
 
21:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But Naboth replied, "The LORD forbid that I should give you the inheritance of my fathers."
 
21:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So Ahab went home, sullen and angry because Naboth the Jezreelite had said, "I will not give you the inheritance of my fathers." He lay on his bed sulking and refused to eat.
 
21:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
His wife Jezebel came in and asked him, "Why are you so sullen? Why won't you eat?"
 
21:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He answered her, "Because I said to Naboth the Jezreelite, 'Sell me your vineyard; or if you prefer, I will give you another vineyard in its place.' But he said, 'I will not give you my vineyard.'"
 
21:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Jezebel his wife said, "Is this how you act as king over Israel? Get up and eat! Cheer up. I'll get you the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite."
 
21:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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So she wrote letters in Ahab's name, placed his seal on them, and sent them to the elders and nobles who lived in Naboth's city with him.
 
21:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
In those letters she wrote: "Proclaim a day of fasting and seat Naboth in a prominent place among the people.
 
21:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But seat two scoundrels opposite him and have them testify that he has cursed both God and the king. Then take him out and stone him to death."
 
21:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So the elders and nobles who lived in Naboth's city did as Jezebel directed in the letters she had written to them.
 
21:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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They proclaimed a fast and seated Naboth in a prominent place among the people.
 
21:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then two scoundrels came and sat opposite him and brought charges against Naboth before the people, saying, "Naboth has cursed both God and the king." So they took him outside the city and stoned him to death.
 
21:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then they sent word to Jezebel: "Naboth has been stoned and is dead."
 
21:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
As soon as Jezebel heard that Naboth had been stoned to death, she said to Ahab, "Get up and take possession of the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite that he refused to sell you. He is no longer alive, but dead."
 
21:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When Ahab heard that Naboth was dead, he got up and went down to take possession of Naboth's vineyard.
 
 

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