Bible: 1 Kings 21:13-28

21:13 The two villains arrived and sat opposite him. Then the villains testified against Naboth right before the people, saying, “Naboth cursed God and the king.” So they dragged him 1  outside the city and stoned him to death. 2  21:14 Then they reported to Jezebel, “Naboth has been stoned to death.” 3 

21:15 When Jezebel heard that Naboth had been stoned to death, she 4  said to Ahab, “Get up, take possession of the vineyard Naboth the Jezreelite refused to sell you for silver, for Naboth is no longer alive; he’s dead.” 21:16 When Ahab heard that Naboth was dead, 5  he got up and went down to take possession of the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite.

21:17 The Lord told Elijah the Tishbite: 6  21:18 Get up, go down and meet King Ahab of Israel who lives in Samaria. He is at the vineyard of Naboth; he has gone down there to take possession of it. 21:19 Say to him, ‘This is what the Lord says: “Haven’t you committed murder and taken possession of the property of the deceased?”’ Then say to him, ‘This is what the Lord says: “In the spot where dogs licked up Naboth’s blood they will also lick up your blood – yes, yours!”’

21:20 When Elijah arrived, Ahab said to him, 7 So, you have found me, my enemy!” Elijah 8  replied, “I have found you, because you are committed 9  to doing evil in the sight of 10  the Lord. 21:21 The Lord says, 11  ‘Look, I am ready to bring disaster 12  on you. I will destroy you 13  and cut off every last male belonging to Ahab in Israel, including even the weak and incapacitated. 14  21:22 I will make your dynasty 15  like those of Jeroboam son of Nebat and Baasha son of Ahijah because you angered me and made Israel sin.’ 16  21:23 The Lord says this about Jezebel, ‘Dogs will devour Jezebel by the outer wall 17  of Jezreel.’ 21:24 As for Ahab’s family, dogs will eat the ones 18  who die in the city, and the birds of the sky will eat the ones who die in the country.” 21:25 (There had never been anyone like Ahab, who was firmly committed 19  to doing evil in the sight of 20  the Lord, urged on by his wife Jezebel. 21  21:26 He was so wicked he worshiped the disgusting idols, 22  just like the Amorites 23  whom the Lord had driven out from before the Israelites.)

21:27 When Ahab heard these words, he tore his clothes, put on sackcloth, and fasted. He slept in sackcloth and walked around dejected. 21:28 The Lord said to Elijah the Tishbite, 24 

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