1 H310 And it came to pass after H1697 these things H5022 , that Naboth H3158 the Jezreelite H3754 had a vineyard H3157 , which was in Jezreel H681 , close to H1964 the palace H256 of Ahab H4428 king H8111 of Samaria.
2 H256 And Ahab H1696 [H8762] spoke H5022 to Naboth H559 [H8800] , saying H5414 [H8798] , Give H3754 me thy vineyard H1588 , that I may have it for a garden H3419 of herbs H7138 , because it is near H681 to H1004 my house H5414 [H8799] : and I will give H2896 thee for it a better H3754 vineyard H2896 than it; or, if it seemeth good H5869 to thee H5414 [H8799] , I will give H4242 thee the worth H3701 of it in money.
3 H5022 And Naboth H559 [H8799] said H256 to Ahab H3068 , The LORD H2486 forbid H5414 [H8800] it me, that I should give H5159 the inheritance H1 of my fathers to thee.
4 H256 And Ahab H935 [H8799] came H1004 into his house H5620 sad H2198 and displeased H1697 because of the word H5022 which Naboth H3158 the Jezreelite H1696 [H8765] had spoken H559 [H8799] to him: for he had said H5414 [H8799] , I will not give H5159 thee the inheritance H1 of my fathers H7901 [H8799] . And he laid himself down H4296 upon his bed H5437 [H8686] , and turned away H6440 his face H398 [H8804] , and would eat H3899 no food.
5 H348 But Jezebel H802 his wife H935 [H8799] came H1696 [H8762] to him, and said H7307 to him, Why is thy spirit H5620 so sad H398 [H8802] , that thou eatest H3899 no food?
6 H1696 [H8762] And he said H1696 [H8762] to her, Because I spoke H5022 to Naboth H3158 the Jezreelite H559 [H8799] , and said H5414 [H8798] to him, Give H3754 me thy vineyard H3701 for money H2655 ; or else, if it pleaseth H5414 [H8799] thee, I will give H3754 thee another vineyard H559 [H8799] for it: and he answered H5414 [H8799] , I will not give H3754 thee my vineyard.
7 H348 And Jezebel H802 his wife H559 [H8799] said H6213 [H8799] to him, Dost thou now govern H4410 the kingdom H3478 of Israel H6965 [H8798] ? arise H398 [H8798] , and eat H3899 food H3820 , and let thy heart H3190 [H8799] be merry H5414 [H8799] : I will give H3754 thee the vineyard H5022 of Naboth H3158 the Jezreelite.
8 H3789 [H8799] So she wrote H5612 letters H256 in Ahab's H8034 name H2856 [H8799] , and sealed H2368 them with his seal H7971 [H8799] , and sent H5612 the letters H2205 to the elders H2715 and to the nobles H5892 that were in his city H3427 [H8802] , dwelling H5022 with Naboth.
9 H3789 [H8799] And she wrote H5612 in the letters H559 [H8800] , saying H7121 [H8798] , Proclaim H6685 a fast H3427 [H8685] , and set H5022 Naboth H7218 on high H5971 among the people:
10 H3427 [H8685] And set H8147 two H582 men H1100 , worthless H1121 men H5749 [H8686] , before him, to bear witness H559 [H8800] against him, saying H1288 [H8765] , Thou didst blaspheme H430 God H4428 and the king H3318 [H8689] . And then carry him out H5619 [H8798] , and stone H4191 [H8799] him, that he may die.
11 H582 And the men H5892 of his city H2205 , even the elders H2715 and the nobles H3427 [H8802] who were the inhabitants H5892 in his city H6213 [H8799] , did H348 as Jezebel H7971 [H8804] had sent H3789 [H8803] to them, and as it was written H5612 in the letters H7971 [H8804] which she had sent to them.
12 H7121 [H8804] They proclaimed H6685 a fast H3427 [H8689] , and set H5022 Naboth H7218 on high H5971 among the people.
13 H935 [H8799] And there came H8147 in two H582 men H1100 , worthless H1121 men H3427 [H8799] , and sat H1100 before him: and the worthless H582 men H5749 [H8686] witnessed H5022 against him, even against Naboth H5971 , in the presence of the people H559 [H8800] , saying H5022 , Naboth H1288 [H8765] blasphemed H430 God H4428 and the king H3318 [H8686] . Then they carried him forth H2351 out H5892 of the city H5619 [H8799] , and stoned H68 him with stones H4191 [H8799] , that he died.
14 H7971 [H8799] Then they sent H348 to Jezebel H559 [H8800] , saying H5022 , Naboth H5619 [H8795] is stoned H4191 [H8799] , and is dead.
15 H348 And it came to pass, when Jezebel H8085 [H8800] heard H5022 that Naboth H5619 [H8795] was stoned H4191 [H8799] , and was dead H348 , that Jezebel H559 [H8799] said H256 to Ahab H6965 [H8798] , Arise H3423 [H8798] , take possession H3754 of the vineyard H5022 of Naboth H3158 the Jezreelite H3985 [H8765] , which he refused H5414 [H8800] to give H3701 thee for money H5022 : for Naboth H2416 is not alive H4191 [H8804] , but dead.
16 H256 And it came to pass, when Ahab H8085 [H8800] heard H5022 that Naboth H4191 [H8804] was dead H256 , that Ahab H6965 [H8799] arose H3381 [H8800] to go down H3754 to the vineyard H5022 of Naboth H3158 the Jezreelite H3423 [H8800] , to take possession of it.
17 H1697 And the word H3068 of the LORD H452 came to Elijah H8664 the Tishbite H559 [H8800] , saying,
18 H6965 [H8798] Arise H3381 [H8798] , go down H7125 [H8800] to meet H256 Ahab H4428 king H3478 of Israel H8111 , who is in Samaria H3754 : behold, he is in the vineyard H5022 of Naboth H3381 [H8804] , where he is gone down H3423 [H8800] to possess it.
19 H1696 [H8765] And thou shalt speak H559 [H8800] to him, saying H559 [H8804] , Thus saith H3068 the LORD H7523 [H8804] , Hast thou killed H3423 [H8804] , and also taken possession H1696 [H8765] ? And thou shalt speak H559 [H8800] to him, saying H559 [H8804] , Thus saith H3068 the LORD H4725 , In the place H3611 where dogs H3952 [H8804] licked H1818 the blood H5022 of Naboth H3611 shall dogs H3952 [H8799] lick H1818 thy blood, even thine.
20 H256 And Ahab H559 [H8799] said H452 to Elijah H4672 [H8804] , Hast thou found H341 [H8802] me, O my enemy H559 [H8799] ? And he answered H4672 [H8804] , I have found H4376 [H8692] thee: because thou hast sold H6213 [H8800] thyself to work H7451 evil H5869 in the sight H3068 of the LORD.
21 H935 [H8688] Behold, I will bring H7451 evil H1197 [H8765] upon thee, and will take away H310 thy posterity H3772 [H8689] , and will cut off H256 from Ahab H8366 H7023 [H8688] the males H6113 [H8803] , and him that is shut up H5800 [H8803] and left H3478 in Israel,
22 H5414 [H8804] And will make H1004 thy house H1004 like the house H3379 of Jeroboam H1121 the son H5028 of Nebat H1004 , and like the house H1201 of Baasha H1121 the son H281 of Ahijah H3708 , for the provocation H3707 [H8689] with which thou hast provoked me to anger H3478 , and made Israel H2398 [H8686] to sin.
23 H348 And of Jezebel H1696 [H8765] also spoke H3068 the LORD H559 [H8800] , saying H3611 , The dogs H398 [H8799] shall eat H348 Jezebel H2426 by the wall H3157 of Jezreel.
24 H4191 [H8801] Him that dieth H256 of Ahab H5892 in the city H3611 the dogs H398 [H8799] shall eat H4191 [H8801] ; and him that dieth H7704 in the field H5775 shall the fowls H8064 of the air H398 [H8799] eat.
25 H256 But there was none like Ahab H4376 [H8694] , who sold H6213 [H8800] himself to work H7451 wickedness H5869 in the sight H3068 of the LORD H348 , whom Jezebel H802 his wife H5496 [H8689] stirred up.
26 H3966 And he did very H8581 [H8686] abominably H3212 H310 [H8800] in following H1544 idols H6213 [H8804] , according to all things as did H567 the Amorites H3068 , whom the LORD H3423 [H8689] cast out H6440 before H1121 the children H3478 of Israel.
27 H256 And it came to pass, when Ahab H8085 [H8800] heard H1697 those words H7167 [H8799] , that he tore H899 his clothes H7760 [H8799] , and put H8242 sackcloth H1320 upon his flesh H6684 [H8799] , and fasted H7901 [H8799] , and lay H8242 in sackcloth H1980 [H8762] , and went H328 softly.
28 H1697 And the word H3068 of the LORD H452 came to Elijah H8664 the Tishbite H559 [H8800] , saying,
29 H7200 [H8804] Seest H256 thou how Ahab H3665 [H8738] humbleth H6440 himself before H3282 me? because H3665 [H8738] he humbleth H6440 himself before H935 [H8686] me, I will not bring H7451 the evil H3117 in his days H1121 : but in his son's H3117 days H935 [H8686] will I bring H7451 the evil H1004 upon his house.