Bible: 1 Kings 21:1-4

Ahab Murders Naboth

21:1 After this the following episode took place. 1  Naboth the Jezreelite owned a vineyard in Jezreel adjacent to the palace of King Ahab of Samaria. 2  21:2 Ahab said to Naboth, “Give me your vineyard so I can make a vegetable garden out of it, for it is adjacent to my palace. I will give you an even better vineyard in its place, or if you prefer, 3  I will pay you silver for it.” 4  21:3 But Naboth replied to Ahab, “The Lord forbid that I should sell you my ancestral inheritance.” 5 

21:4 So Ahab went into his palace, bitter and angry that Naboth the Jezreelite had said, 6 I will not sell to you my ancestral inheritance.” 7  He lay down on his bed, pouted, 8  and would not eat.

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