And he said, because I spake unto Naboth the Jezreelite, and
said unto him, give me thy vineyard for money
Sell it him at his own price:
or else, if it please thee;
if he liked it better:
I will give thee another vineyard for it; as good, or better; and he
answered, I will not give thee my vineyard;
he represents this answer as surly and ill natured, and as the effect of obstinacy, concealing the reason Naboth alleged for his denial.