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1 Kings 21:5-7

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21:5 Then his wife Jezebel came in and said to him, “Why do you have a bitter attitude and refuse to eat?” 21:6 He answered her, “While I was talking to Naboth the Jezreelite, I said to him, ‘Sell me your vineyard for silver, or if you prefer, I will give you another vineyard in its place.’ But he said, ‘I will not sell you my vineyard.’” 1  21:7 His wife Jezebel said to him, “You are the king of Israel! 2  Get up, eat some food, and have a good time. 3  I will get the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite for you.”

1 Kings 21:25

Context
21:25 (There had never been anyone like Ahab, who was firmly committed 4  to doing evil in the sight of 5  the Lord, urged on by his wife Jezebel. 6 

1 tn Heb “While I was talking…, I said…, he said….” Ahab’s explanation is one lengthy sentence in the Hebrew text, which is divided in the English translation for stylistic reasons.

2 tn Heb “You, now, you are exercising kingship over Israel.”

3 tn Heb “so your heart [i.e., disposition] might be well.”

4 tn Heb “who sold himself.”

5 tn Heb “in the eyes of.”

6 tn Heb “like Ahab…whom his wife Jezebel incited.”



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