1 Kings 21

1 And it came to pass after these things, that Naboth the Jezreelite had a vineyard, which was in aJezreel, hard by the palace of Ahab king of Samaria. 2 And Ahab spake unto Naboth, saying, cGive me thy bvineyard, that I may have it for a garden of herbs, because it is near unto my house: and I will give thee for it a better vineyard than it; or, if it seem good to thee, I will give thee the worth of it in money. 3 And Naboth said to Ahab, The LORD forbid it me, dthat I should give the inheritance of my fathers unto thee. 4 And Ahab came into his house heavy and displeased because of the word which Naboth the Jezreelite had spoken to him: for he had said, I will not give thee the inheritance of my fathers. And he laid him down upon his bed, and turned away his face, and would eat no bread.

5 But Jezebel his wife came to him, and said unto him, Why is thy spirit so sad, that thou eatest no bread? 6 And he said unto her, Because I spake unto Naboth the Jezreelite, and said unto him, Give me thy vineyard for money; or else, if it please thee, I will give thee another vineyard for it: and he answered, I will not give thee my vineyard. 7 And Jezebel his wife said unto him, Dost thou enow govern the kingdom of Israel? arise, and eat bread, and let thine heart be merry: I fwill give thee the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite.

8 So she wrote letters in Ahab's name, and sealed them with his seal, and sent the letters unto the elders and to the nobles that were in his city, dwelling with Naboth. 9 And she wrote in the letters, saying, Proclaim a fast, and set Naboth on high among the people: 10 And set two men, isons of Belial, before him, to bear witness against him, saying, Thou hdidst blaspheme God and the king. And then carry him out, and gstone him, that he may die. 11 And the men of his city, even the elders and the nobles who were the inhabitants in his city, did as Jezebel had sent unto them, and as it was written in the letters which she had sent unto them. 12 jThey proclaimed a fast, and set Naboth on high among the people. 13 And there came in two men, children of Belial, and sat before him: and the men of Belial witnessed against him, even against Naboth, in the presence of the people, saying, Naboth did blaspheme God and the king. kThen they carried him forth out of the city, and stoned him with stones, that he died. 14 Then they sent to Jezebel, saying, Naboth is stoned, and is dead.

15 And it came to pass, when Jezebel heard that Naboth was stoned, and was dead, that Jezebel said to Ahab, Arise, take possession of the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite, which he refused to give thee for money: for Naboth is not alive, but dead. 16 And it came to pass, when Ahab heard that Naboth was dead, that Ahab rose up to go down to the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite, to take possession of it.

17 lAnd the word of the LORD came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying, 18 Arise, go down to meet Ahab king of Israel, mwhich is in Samaria: behold, he is in the vineyard of Naboth, whither he is gone down to possess it. 19 And thou shalt speak unto him, saying, Thus saith the LORD, nHast thou killed, and also taken possession? And thou shalt speak unto him, saying, Thus saith the LORD, oIn the place where dogs licked the blood of Naboth shall dogs lick thy blood, even thine. 20 And Ahab said to Elijah, Hast thou found me, qO mine enemy? And he answered, I have found thee: because pthou hast sold thyself to work evil in the sight of the LORD. 21 Behold, tI will bring evil upon thee, and will take away thy posterity, and will cut off from Ahab shim that pisseth against the wall, and rhim that is shut up and left in Israel, 22 And will make thine house like the house of uJeroboam the son of Nebat, and like the house of vBaasha the son of Ahijah, for the provocation wherewith thou hast provoked me to anger, and made Israel to sin. 23 And wof Jezebel also spake the LORD, saying, The dogs shall eat Jezebel by the wall of Jezreel. 24 xHim that dieth of Ahab in the city the dogs shall eat; and him that dieth in the field shall the fowls of the air eat.

25 But zthere was none like unto Ahab, which did sell himself to work wickedness in the sight of the LORD, ywhom Jezebel his wife stirred up. 26 And he did very abominably in following idols, according to all things aas did the Amorites, whom the LORD cast out before the children of Israel. 27 And it came to pass, when Ahab heard those words, that he rent his clothes, and bput sackcloth upon his flesh, and fasted, and lay in sackcloth, and went softly. 28 And the word of the LORD came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying, 29 Seest thou how Ahab chumbleth himself before me? because he humbleth himself before me, I will not bring the evil in his days: but din his son's days will I bring the evil upon his house.

Cross Ref
1aJdg 6:33
1 Sam 29:1
2b1 Sam 8:14
cJam 1:14-15
1 Tim 6:9-10
Luk 12:15
Hab 2:9
Deu 5:21
Exo 20:17
Gen 3:6
3dEze 46:18
Num 36:7
Lev 25:23
7e1 Sam 8:14
fJer 6:7
Mic 2:1
10gLev 24:14
hAct 6:11
Lev 24:15-16
Exo 22:28
i2 Cor 6:15
2 Sam 20:1
1 Sam 2:12
Jdg 19:22
Deu 13:13
12j1 Tim 4:2
Isa 58:4
Isa 9:16-17
Pro 11:9
Job 15:34
13kHeb 11:37
Act 7:58-59
Mar 15:20
Jos 7:25
Num 15:36
17lPsa 9:12
18m1 Kin 13:32
19nGen 4:9,11
o1 Kin 22:38
20pRom 7:14
2 Kin 17:17
qAmo 5:10
Isa 29:21
1 Kin 18:17
21r1 Kin 14:10
s1 Sam 25:22
tPsa 94
Deu 32:35
1 Kin 14:10
22u1 Kin 15:29
v1 Kin 16:3
1 Kin 16:11
23wPsa 7:16
2 Kin 9:36
24x1 Kin 14:11
25yGen 6:2-5
1 Kin 11:4
1 Kin 11:1
z1 Kin 16:30
26a2 Kin 21:11
Gen 15:16
27bGen 37:34
29cPsa 78:34-37
d2 Kin 9:25