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The Naboth Vineyard Incident

21 Meanwhile, there was a man named Naboth from Jezreel who owned a vineyard that was located contiguous to King Ahab’s palace in Samaria. Ahab addressed Naboth and asked him, “I would like to plant a vegetable garden near my house. Please exchange your vineyard with a better one from me, or if you’d rather have cash, I’ll buy it for its full value.”

But Naboth replied to Ahab, “No way! The Lord prohibits the sale to you of the inheritance of my ancestors!”

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