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1 Kings 21 (Hebrew Names Version)

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1 It happened after these things, that Navot the Yizre`eli had a vineyard, which was in Yizre`el, hard by the palace of Ach'av king of Shomron. 2 Ach'av spoke to Navot, saying, Give me your vineyard, that I may have it for a garden of herbs, because it is near to my house; and I will give you for it a better vineyard than it: or, if it seem good to you, I will give you the worth of it in money. 3 Navot said to Ach'av, the LORD forbid it me, that I should give the inheritance of my fathers to you. 4 Ach'av came into his house heavy and displeased because of the word which Navot the Yizre`eli had spoken to him; for he had said, I will not give you the inheritance of my fathers. He laid him down on his bed, and turned away his face, and would eat no bread. 5 But Izevel his wife came to him, and said to him, Why is your spirit so sad, that you eat no bread? 6 He said to her, Because I spoke to Navot the Yizre`eli, and said to him, Give me your vineyard for money; or else, if it please you, I will give you [another] vineyard for it: and he answered, I will not give you my vineyard. 7 Izevel his wife said to him, Do you now govern the kingdom of Yisra'el? arise, and eat bread, and let your heart be merry: I will give you the vineyard of Navot the Yizre`eli. 8 So she wrote letters in Ach'av's name, and sealed them with his seal, and sent the letters to the Zakenim and to the nobles who were in his city, [and] who lived with Navot. 9 She wrote in the letters, saying, Proclaim a fast, and set Navot on high among the people: 10 and set two men, base fellows, before him, and let them testify against him, saying, You did curse God and the king. Then carry him out, and stone him to death. 11 The men of his city, even the Zakenim and the nobles who lived in his city, did as Izevel had sent to them, according as it was written in the letters which she had sent to them. 12 They proclaimed a fast, and set Navot on high among the people. 13 The two men, the base fellows, came in and sat before him: and the base fellows bore witness against him, even against Navot, in the presence of the people, saying, Navot did curse God and the king. Then they carried him forth out of the city, and stoned him to death with stones. 14 Then they sent to Izevel, saying, Navot is stoned, and is dead. 15 It happened, when Izevel heard that Navot was stoned, and was dead, that Izevel said to Ach'av, Arise, take possession of the vineyard of Navot the Yizre`eli, which he refused to give you for money; for Navot is not alive, but dead. 16 It happened, when Ach'av heard that Navot was dead, that Ach'av rose up to go down to the vineyard of Navot the Yizre`eli, to take possession of it. 17 The word of the LORD came to Eliyah the Tishbi, saying, 18 Arise, go down to meet Ach'av king of Yisra'el, who dwells in Shomron: behold, he is in the vineyard of Navot, where he is gone down to take possession of it. 19 You shall speak to him, saying, Thus says the LORD, Have you killed and also taken possession? You shall speak to him, saying, Thus says the LORD, In the place where dogs licked the blood of Navot shall dogs lick your blood, even your. 20 Ach'av said to Eliyah, Have you found me, my enemy? He answered, I have found you, because you have sold yourself to do that which is evil in the sight of the LORD. 21 Behold, I will bring evil on you, and will utterly sweep you away and will cut off from Ach'av every man-child, and him who is shut up and him who is left at large in Yisra'el: 22 and I will make your house like the house of Yarov`am the son of Nevat, and like the house of Ba`sha the son of Achiyah for the provocation with which you have provoked me to anger, and have made Yisra'el to sin. 23 Of Izevel also spoke the LORD, saying, The dogs shall eat Izevel by the rampart of Yizre`el. 24 Him who dies of Ach'av in the city the dogs shall eat; and him who dies in the field shall the birds of the sky eat. 25 (But there was none like Ach'av, who did sell himself to do that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, whom Izevel his wife stirred up. 26 He did very abominably in following idols, according to all that the Amori did, whom the LORD cast out before the children of Yisra'el.) 27 It happened, when Ach'av heard those words, that he tore his clothes, and put sackcloth on his flesh, and fasted, and lay in sackcloth, and went softly. 28 The word of the LORD came to Eliyah the Tishbi, saying, 29 See you how Ach'av humbles himself before me? because he humbles himself before me, I will not bring the evil in his days; but in his son's days will I bring the evil on his house.
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