20 Ahab said to Elijah, “So you have found me, my enemy!”(A)

“I have found you,” he answered, “because you have sold(B) yourself to do evil in the eyes of the Lord. 21 He says, ‘I am going to bring disaster on you. I will wipe out your descendants and cut off from Ahab every last male(C) in Israel—slave or free.[a](D) 22 I will make your house(E) 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.’(F)

23 “And also concerning Jezebel the Lord says: ‘Dogs(G) will devour Jezebel by the wall of[b] Jezreel.’

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

25 (There was never(J) anyone like Ahab, who sold himself to do evil in the eyes of the Lord, urged on by Jezebel his wife.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Kings 21:21 Or Israel—every ruler or leader
  2. 1 Kings 21:23 Most Hebrew manuscripts; a few Hebrew manuscripts, Vulgate and Syriac (see also 2 Kings 9:26) the plot of ground at