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And she wrote in the letters, “Proclaim a fast, and set Naboth on high among the people; 10 and set two[a] base fellows opposite him, and let them bring a charge against him, saying, ‘You have cursed God and the king.’ Then take him out, and stone him to death.” 11 And the men of his city, the elders and the nobles who dwelt in his city, did as Jez′ebel had sent word to them. As it was written in the letters which she had sent to them,

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  1. 21.10 Two witnesses were required for a legal charge involving the death penalty; cf. Susanna and the elders; cf. Num 35.30; Deut 19.15; Dan 13.40; Mt 18.16.

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