1 Kings 21:24

24 “Dogs will eat those belonging to Ahab who die in the city, and the birds will feed on those who die in the country.”

1 Kings 21:24 in Other Translations

KJV
24 Him that dieth of Ahab in the city the dogs shall eat; and him that dieth in the field shall the fowls of the air eat.
ESV
24 Anyone belonging to Ahab who dies in the city the dogs shall eat, and anyone of his who dies in the open country the birds of the heavens shall eat."
NLT
24 “The members of Ahab’s family who die in the city will be eaten by dogs, and those who die in the field will be eaten by vultures.”
MSG
24 Anyone tainted by Ahab who dies in the city will be eaten by stray dogs; corpses in the country will be eaten by carrion crows."
CSB
24 He who belongs to Ahab and dies in the city, the dogs will eat, and he who dies in the field, the birds of the sky will eat.' "

1 Kings 21:24 Meaning and Commentary

1 Kings 21:24

Him that dieth of Ahab in the city the dogs shall eat, and him
that dieth in the field the fowls of the air shall eat.
] That is, they shall have no burial, see ( 1 Kings 14:11 ) ( 16:4 ) hitherto are the words of the Lord by Elijah; next follow the remarks of the historian.

1 Kings 21:24 In-Context

22 I will make your house like that of Jeroboam son of Nebat and that of Baasha son of Ahijah, because you have aroused my anger and have caused Israel to sin.’
23 “And also concerning Jezebel the LORD says: ‘Dogs will devour Jezebel by the wall of Jezreel.’
24 “Dogs will eat those belonging to Ahab who die in the city, and the birds will feed on those who die in the country.”
25 (There was never anyone like Ahab, who sold himself to do evil in the eyes of the LORD, urged on by Jezebel his wife.
26 He behaved in the vilest manner by going after idols, like the Amorites the LORD drove out before Israel.)

Cross References 2

  • 1. 1 Kings 14:11; 1 Kings 16:4
  • 2. S Genesis 40:19; S Deuteronomy 28:26