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