Ahab Covets Naboth’s Vineyard

21 Now it came about after these things that Naboth the Jezreelite had a vineyard which was in (A)Jezreel beside the palace of Ahab king of Samaria. Ahab spoke to Naboth, saying, “(B)Give me your vineyard, that I may have it for a vegetable garden because it is close beside my house, and I will give you a better vineyard than it in its place; if [a]you like, I will give you the price of [b]it in money.” But Naboth said to Ahab, “The Lord forbid me (C)that I should give you the inheritance of my fathers.”

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Kings 21:2 Lit it is good in your eyes
  2. 1 Kings 21:2 Lit this

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