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21:27 tore his clothes and put sackcloth on. God’s judgment, uttered through Elijah, changes Ahab’s attitude. Tearing clothes and wearing sackcloth were marks of mourning and repentance (Gen. 37:34; 2 Sam. 3:31; 2 Kin. 6:30; Lam. 2:10; Joel 1:13).