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1 Kings 21 :: Hebrew Names Version (HNV)

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Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:1 - 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.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:2 - 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.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:3 - Navot said to Ach'av, the LORD forbid it me, that I should give the inheritance of my fathers to you.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:4 - 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.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:5 - But Izevel his wife came to him, and said to him, Why is your spirit so sad, that you eat no bread?
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:6 - 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.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:7 - 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.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:8 - 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.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:9 - She wrote in the letters, saying, Proclaim a fast, and set Navot on high among the people:
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:10 - 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.

Jezebel's Plot

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:11 - 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.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:12 - They proclaimed a fast, and set Navot on high among the people.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:13 - 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.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:14 - Then they sent to Izevel, saying, Navot is stoned, and is dead.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:15 - 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.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:16 - 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.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:17 - The word of the LORD came to Eliyah the Tishbi, saying,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:18 - 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.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:19 - 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.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:20 - 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.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:21 - 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:
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:22 - 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.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:23 - Of Izevel also spoke the LORD, saying, The dogs shall eat Izevel by the rampart of Yizre`el.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:24 - 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.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:25 - (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.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:26 - 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.)
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:27 - 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.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:28 - The word of the LORD came to Eliyah the Tishbi, saying,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:29 - 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.

The Hebrew Names Version is based off the World English Bible, an update of the American Standard Version of 1901. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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