1 Kings Chapter 21
2 And Ahab spake unto Naboth, saying, Give me thy vineyard, that I may have it for a garden of herbs, because it is near unto my house: and I will give thee for it a better vineyard than it; or, if it seem good to thee, I will give thee the worth of it in money.
4 And Ahab came into his house heavy and displeased because of the word which Naboth the Jezreelite had spoken to him: for he had said, I will not give thee the inheritance of my fathers. And he laid him down upon his bed, and turned away his face, and would eat no bread.
6 And he said unto her, Because I spake unto Naboth the Jezreelite, and said unto him, Give me thy vineyard for money; or else, if it please thee, I will give thee another vineyard for it: and he answered, I will not give thee my vineyard.
13 And there came in two men, children of Belial, and sat before him: and the men of Belial witnessed against him, even against Naboth, in the presence of the people, saying, Naboth did blaspheme God and the king. Then they carried him forth out of the city, and stoned him with stones, that he died.
15 And it came to pass, when Jezebel heard that Naboth was stoned, and was dead, that Jezebel said to Ahab, Arise, take possession of the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite, which he refused to give thee for money: for Naboth is not alive, but dead.
19 And thou shalt speak unto him, saying, Thus saith the LORD, Hast thou killed, and also taken possession? And thou shalt speak unto him, saying, Thus saith the LORD, In the place where dogs licked the blood of Naboth shall dogs lick thy blood, even thine.
22 And will make thine house like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and like the house of Baasha the son of Ahijah, for the provocation wherewith thou hast provoked me to anger, and made Israel to sin.
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Jim Dowies's 1 Kings Chapter 21 comment on 9/18/2014, 4:23pm...
Just like today, powerful people have no problem finding others who are willing to be dishonest for them in order to curry favor. Verse 11 says that the men of the city, and the elders and the nobles all got in on the lie in order to please the queen and they ended up killing an honest man just because the wicked queen wanted it. There 's no record that anyone refused to lie.
Maxine R. Gladden's 1 Kings Chapter 21 comment on 4/16/2013, 6:22pm...
Greetings in the Sovereign Name of the Lord Jesus Christ! I believe the Lord God shows that His heart is SO MOVED by ANY show of humility when man does wrong, that He's willing to deal with the LEAST of sincere reaction on our part! (I say least because King Ahab's reaction to the prophecy of doom was a sincere reaction of fear, yet pathetic in the REPENTANCE dept.; far from what Proverbs 28:13 & 1 John 1:7-10 calls for!) If God softened the sentence because of Ahab's feeble reaction, think of what He does for people that TRULY TAKE HIS WORD SERIOUSLY AND SUBMIT TO JESUS CHRIST FOR THE HOLY SPIRIT TO REALLY CHANGE THEM! Note: the GUILT is removed, but not the earthly consequences and heartfelt remorse!
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