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This is what she wrote:[a] “Observe a time of fasting and seat Naboth in front of the people. 10 Also seat two villains opposite him and have them testify, ‘You cursed God and the king.’ Then take him out and stone him to death.”

11 The men of the[b] city, the leaders,[c] and the nobles who lived there[d] followed the written orders Jezebel had sent them.[e]

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Kings 21:9 tn Heb “she wrote on the scrolls, saying.”
  2. 1 Kings 21:11 tn Heb “his.”
  3. 1 Kings 21:11 tn Heb “elders.”
  4. 1 Kings 21:11 tn Heb “and the nobles who were living in his city.”
  5. 1 Kings 21:11 tn Heb “did as Jezebel sent to them, just as was written in the scrolls which she sent to them.”

In those letters she wrote:

“Proclaim a day of fasting and seat Naboth in a prominent place among the people. 10 But seat two scoundrels(A) opposite him and have them bring charges that he has cursed(B) both God and the king. Then take him out and stone him to death.”

11 So the elders and nobles who lived in Naboth’s city did as Jezebel directed in the letters she had written to them.

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