Bible: 1 Kings 21:7-14

21:7 His wife Jezebel said to him, “You are the king of Israel! 1  Get up, eat some food, and have a good time. 2  I will get the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite for you.”

21:8 She wrote out orders, 3  signed Ahab’s name to them, 4  and sealed them with his seal. She then sent the orders 5  to the leaders 6  and to the nobles who lived in Naboth’s city. 7  21:9 This is what she wrote: 8  “Observe a time of fasting and seat Naboth in front of the people. 21:10 Also seat two villains opposite him and have them testify, ‘You cursed God and the king.’ Then take him out and stone him to death.”

21:11 The men of the 9  city, the leaders 10  and the nobles who lived there, 11  followed the written orders Jezebel had sent them. 12  21:12 They observed a time of fasting and put Naboth in front of the people. 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 13  outside the city and stoned him to death. 14  21:14 Then they reported to Jezebel, “Naboth has been stoned to death.” 15 

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