1 Kings 21:2

Overview - 1 Kings 21
Ahab being denied Naboth's vineyard, is grieved.
Jezebel writing letters against Naboth, he is condemned of blasphemy.
15 Ahab take possession of the vineyard.
17 Elijah denounces judgments against Ahab and Jezebel.
25 Wicked Ahab repenting, God defers the judgment.
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1 Kings 21:2  (King James Version)
And Ahab spake unto Naboth, saying, Give me thy vineyard, that I may have it for a garden of herbs, because it is near unto my house: and I will give thee for it a better vineyard than it; or, if it seem good to thee, I will give thee the worth of it in money.

Give me
The request of Ahab, at first view, appears fair and honourable. But, as he most evidentially wished Naboth to alienate it finally, which was expressly forbidden and provided against in the law of God, ( Leviticus 25:14-28, ,)it was high iniquity in Ahab to tempt him to do it, and to covet it showed the depravity of his soul.
Genesis 3:6 ; Exodus 20:17 ; Deuteronomy 5:21 ; 1 Samuel 8:14 ; Jeremiah 22:17 ; Habakkuk 2:9-11
Luke 12:15 ; 1 Timothy 6:9 ; James 1:14 James 1:15

a garden of herbs
2 Kings 9:27 ; Deuteronomy 11:10 ; Ecclesiastes 2:5 ; Solomon 4:15

seem good to thee
Hebrew be good in thine eyes.
Genesis 16:6 ; 1 Samuel 8:6 ; 29:6