So the elders and nobles who lived in Naboth's city did as Jezebel directed in the letters she had written to them.
They proclaimed a fast1 and seated Naboth in a prominent place among the people.
Then two scoundrels came and sat opposite him and brought charges against Naboth before the people, saying, "Naboth has cursed both God and the king." So they took him outside the city and stoned him to death.214
Then they sent word to Jezebel: "Naboth has been stoned and is dead."
As soon as Jezebel heard that Naboth had been stoned to death, she said to Ahab, "Get up and take possession of the vineyard3 of Naboth the Jezreelite that he refused to sell you. He is no longer alive, but dead."
When Ahab heard that Naboth was dead, he got up and went down to take possession of Naboth's vineyard.
Then the word of the LORD came to Elijah the Tishbite:
"Go down to meet Ahab king of Israel, who rules in Samaria. He is now in Naboth's vineyard, where he has gone to take possession of it.
Say to him, 'This is what the LORD says: Have you not murdered a man and seized his property?'4 Then say to him, 'This is what the LORD says: In the place where dogs licked up Naboth's blood,5 dogs6 will lick up your blood--yes, yours!' "
Ahab said to Elijah, "So you have found me, my enemy!"7 "I have found you," he answered, "because you have sold8 yourself to do evil in the eyes of the LORD.
'I am going to bring disaster on you. I will consume your descendants and cut off from Ahab every last male9 in Israel--slave or free.10