21 8 Jezebel commandeth to kill Naboth, for the vineyard that he refused to sell to Ahab. 19 Elijah reproveth Ahab, and he repenteth.

After [a]these things, Naboth the Jezreelite had a vineyard in Jezreel, hard by the palace of Ahab king of Samaria.

And Ahab spake unto Naboth, saying, [b]Give me thy vineyard, that I may make me a garden of herbs thereof, because it is nearby mine house: and I will give thee for it a better vineyard than it is: or if it please thee, I will give thee the worth of it in money.

And Naboth said to Ahab, The Lord keep me from giving the inheritance of my father unto thee.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Kings 21:1 Or, at this time.
  2. 1 Kings 21:2 Though Ahab’s tyranny be condemned by the holy Spirit, yet he was not so rigorous that he would take from another man his right without full recompense.

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