And there came in twomen,children of Belial, and sat before him: and the men of Belialwitnessed against him, even against Naboth, in the presence of the people,saying , Naboth did blasphemeGod and the king. Then they carried him forthout of the city, and stoned him with stones, that he died .
Then they sent to Jezebel,saying , Naboth is stoned , and is dead .
And it came to pass, when Jezebelheard that Naboth was stoned , and was dead , that Jezebelsaid 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 .
And it came to pass, when Ahabheard that Naboth was dead , that Ahab rose up to go down to the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite, to take possession of it.
And the word of the LORD came to Elijah the Tishbite,saying ,
18Arise , go down to meetAhabking of Israel, which is in Samaria: behold, he is in the vineyard of Naboth, whither he is gone down to possess it.
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 dogslicked the blood of Naboth shall dogslick thy blood, even thine.
And Ahabsaid to Elijah, Hast thou found me, O mine enemy ? And he answered , I have found thee: because thou hast sold thyself to workevil in the sight of the LORD.21
Behold, I will bringevil upon thee, and will take away thy posterity, and will cut off from Ahab him that pisseth against the wall, and him that is shut up and left in Israel,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 .
And of Jezebel also spake the LORD,saying , The dogs shall eatJezebel by the walla of Jezreel.