Then the word of the LORD came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying, (1 Kings 21:17)

"Arise, go down to meet Ahab king of Israel, who is in Samaria; behold, he is in the vineyard of Naboth where he has gone down to take possession of it. (1 Kings 21:18)

"You shall speak to him, saying, `Thus says the LORD, "Have you murdered and also taken possession?"' And you shall speak to him, saying, `Thus says the LORD, "In the place where the dogs licked up the blood of Naboth the dogs will lick up your blood, even yours.""' (1 Kings 21:19)

Ahab said to Elijah, "Have you found me, O my enemy?" And he answered, "I have found you, because you have sold yourself to do evil in the sight of the LORD. (1 Kings 21:20)

"Behold, I will bring evil upon you, and will utterly sweep you away, and will cut off from Ahab every male, both bond and free in Israel; (1 Kings 21:21)

and I will make your house like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and like the house of Baasha the son of Ahijah, because of the provocation with which you have provoked Me to anger, and because you have made Israel sin. (1 Kings 21:22)

"Of Jezebel also has the LORD spoken, saying, `The dogs will eat Jezebel in the district of Jezreel.' (1 Kings 21:23)

"The one belonging to Ahab, who dies in the city, the dogs will eat, and the one who dies in the field the birds of heaven will eat." (1 Kings 21:24)

Surely there was no one like Ahab who sold himself to do evil in the sight of the LORD, because Jezebel his wife incited him. (1 Kings 21:25)

He acted very abominably in following idols, according to all that the Amorites had done, whom the LORD cast out before the sons of Israel. (1 Kings 21:26)

It came about when Ahab heard these words, that he tore his clothes and put on sackcloth and fasted, and he lay in sackcloth and went about despondently. (1 Kings 21:27)

Then the word of the LORD came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying, (1 Kings 21:28)

"Do you see how Ahab has humbled himself before Me? Because he has humbled himself before Me, I will not bring the evil in his days, but I will bring the evil upon his house in his son's days." (1 Kings 21:29)


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