1 Postea autem factum est hoc. Vinea erat Naboth Iez rahelitae, quae erat in Iezrahel iuxta palatium Achab regis Samariae.
2 Locutus est ergo Achab ad Naboth dicens: "Da mihi vineam tuam, ut faciam mihi hortum holerum, quia vicina est et prope domum meam. Daboque tibi pro ea vineam meliorem aut, si tibi commodius putas, argenti pretium quanto digna est".
3 Cui respondit Naboth: "Propitius mihi sit Dominus, ne dem hereditatem patrum meorum tibi".
4 Venit ergo Achab in domum suam tristis et indignans super verbo, quod locutus fuerat ad eum Naboth Iezrahelites dicens: "Non dabo tibi hereditatem patrum meorum". Et proiciens se in lectulum suum avertit faciem ad parietem et non comedit panem.
5 Ingressa est autem ad eum Iezabel uxor sua dixitque ei: "Quid est hoc, unde anima tua contristata est? Et quare non comedis panem?".
6 Qui respondit ei: "Quia locutus sum Naboth Iezrahelitae et dixi ei: Da mihi vineam tuam, accepta pecunia; aut, si tibi placet, dabo tibi vineam pro ea. Et ille ait: "Non dabo tibi vineam meam" ".
7 Dixit ergo ad eum Iezabel uxor eius: "Grandis auctoritatis es et bene regis regnum Israel! Surge et comede panem et aequo esto animo; ego dabo tibi vineam Naboth Iezrahelitae".
8 Scripsit itaque litteras ex nomine Achab et signavit eas anulo eius et misit ad maiores natu et ad optimates, qui erant in civitate eius et habitabant cum Naboth.
9 Litterarum autem haec erat sententia: "Praedicate ieiunium et sedere facite Naboth in capite populi
10 et submittite duos viros filios Belial contra eum, et testimonium dicant: "Maledixisti Deum et regem"; et educite eum et lapidate, sicque moriatur".
11 Fecerunt ergo cives eius maiores natu et optimates, qui habitabant cum eo in urbe, sicut praeceperat eis Iezabel et sicut scriptum erat in litteris, quas miserat ad eos.
12 Praedicaverunt ieiunium et sedere fecerunt Naboth in capite populi;
13 et ingressi duo viri filii Belial sederunt contra eum et illi, ut viri diabolici, dixerunt contra eum testimonium coram multitudine: "Maledixit Naboth Deum et regem". Quam ob rem eduxerunt eum extra civitatem et lapidibus interfecerunt;
14 miseruntque ad Iezabel dicentes: "Lapidatus est Naboth et mortuus est".
15 Factum est autem cum audisset Iezabel lapidatum Naboth et mortuum, locuta est ad Achab: "Surge, posside vineam Naboth Iezrahelitae, qui noluit tibi acquiescere et dare eam, accepta pecunia; non enim vivit Naboth, sed mortuus est".
16 Quod cum audisset Achab, mortuum videlicet Naboth, surrexit et descendebat in vineam Naboth Iezrahelitae, ut possideret eam.
17 Factus est igitur sermo Domini ad Eliam Thesbiten dicens:
21:18" Surge et descende in occursum Achab regis Israel, qui est in Samaria; ecce est in vinea Naboth, ad quam descendit, ut possideat eam.
19 Et loqueris ad eum dicens: Haec dicit Dominus: Occidisti, insuper et possedisti! Et post haec addes: Haec dicit Dominus: In loco, in quo linxerunt canes sanguinem Naboth, lambent tuum quoque sanguinem".
20 Et ait Achab ad Eliam: "Num invenisti me, inimice mi?". Qui dixit: "Inveni, eo quod venumdatus sis, ut faceres malum in conspectu Domini.
21 Ecce ego inducam super te malum et demetam posteriora tua et interficiam de Achab quidquid masculini sexus sive impuberem sive puberem in Israel.
22 Et dabo domum tuam sicut domum Ieroboam filii Nabat et sicut domum Baasa filii Ahia, quia egisti, ut me ad iracundiam provocares, et peccare fecisti Israel.
23 Sed et de Iezabel locutus est Dominus dicens: Canes comedent Iezabel in agro Iezrahel.
24 Qui de Achab mortuus fuerit in civitate, comedent eum canes; qui autem mortuus fuerit in agro, comedent eum volucres caeli".
25 Igitur non fuit alter talis sicut Achab, qui venumdatus est, ut faceret malum in conspectu Domini; concitavit enim eum Iezabel uxor sua,
26 et abominabilis effectus est, in tantum ut sequeretur idola secundum omnia, quae fecerant Amorraei, quos consumpsit Dominus a facie filiorum Israel.
27 Itaque cum audisset Achab sermones istos, scidit vestem suam et operuit cilicio carnem suam ieiunavitque et dormivit in sacco et ambulabat demisso capite.
28 Factus est autem sermo Domini ad Eliam Thesbiten dicens:
29 Nonne vidisti humiliatum Achab coram me? Quia igitur humiliatus est mei causa, non inducam malum in diebus eius, sed in diebus filii sui inferam malum domui eius".
King James Version
1 And it came to pass after these things, that Naboth the Jezreelite had a vineyard, which was in Jezreel, hard by the palace of Ahab king of Samaria.
2 And Ahab spake unto Naboth, saying, Give me thy vineyard, that I may have it for a garden of herbs, because it is near unto my house: and I will give thee for it a better vineyard than it; or, if it seem good to thee, I will give thee the worth of it in money.
3 And Naboth said to Ahab, The LORD forbid it me, that I should give the inheritance of my fathers unto thee.
4 And Ahab came into his house heavy and displeased because of the word which Naboth the Jezreelite had spoken to him: for he had said, I will not give thee the inheritance of my fathers. And he laid him down upon his bed, and turned away his face, and would eat no bread.
5 ¶ But Jezebel his wife came to him, and said unto him, Why is thy spirit so sad, that thou eatest no bread?
6 And he said unto her, Because I spake unto Naboth the Jezreelite, and said unto him, Give me thy vineyard for money; or else, if it please thee, I will give thee another vineyard for it: and he answered, I will not give thee my vineyard.
7 And Jezebel his wife said unto him, Dost thou now govern the kingdom of Israel? arise, and eat bread, and let thine heart be merry: I will give thee the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite.
8 So she wrote letters in Ahab's name, and sealed them with his seal, and sent the letters unto the elders and to the nobles that were in his city, dwelling with Naboth.
9 And she wrote in the letters, saying, Proclaim a fast, and set Naboth on high among the people:
10 And set two men, sons of Belial, before him, to bear witness against him, saying, Thou didst blaspheme God and the king. And then carry him out, and stone him, that he may die.
11 And the men of his city, even the elders and the nobles who were the inhabitants in his city, did as Jezebel had sent unto them, and as it was written in the letters which she had sent unto them.
12 They proclaimed a fast, and set Naboth on high among the people.
13 And there came in two men, children of Belial, and sat before him: and the men of Belial witnessed against him, even against Naboth, in the presence of the people, saying, Naboth did blaspheme God and the king. Then they carried him forth out of the city, and stoned him with stones, that he died.
14 Then they sent to Jezebel, saying, Naboth is stoned, and is dead.
15 ¶ And it came to pass, when Jezebel heard that Naboth was stoned, and was dead, that Jezebel said to Ahab, Arise, take possession of the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite, which he refused to give thee for money: for Naboth is not alive, but dead.
16 And it came to pass, when Ahab heard that Naboth was dead, that Ahab rose up to go down to the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite, to take possession of it.
17 ¶ And the word of the LORD came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying,
18 Arise, go down to meet Ahab king of Israel, which is in Samaria: behold, he is in the vineyard of Naboth, whither he is gone down to possess it.
19 And thou shalt speak unto him, saying, Thus saith the LORD, Hast thou killed, and also taken possession? And thou shalt speak unto him, saying, Thus saith the LORD, In the place where dogs licked the blood of Naboth shall dogs lick thy blood, even thine.
20 And Ahab said to Elijah, Hast thou found me, O mine enemy? And he answered, I have found thee: because thou hast sold thyself to work evil in the sight of the LORD.
21 Behold, I will bring evil upon thee, and will take away thy posterity, and will cut off from Ahab him that pisseth against the wall, and him that is shut up and left in Israel,
22 And will make thine house like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and like the house of Baasha the son of Ahijah, for the provocation wherewith thou hast provoked me to anger, and made Israel to sin.
23 And of Jezebel also spake the LORD, saying, The dogs shall eat Jezebel by the wall of Jezreel.
24 Him that dieth of Ahab in the city the dogs shall eat; and him that dieth in the field shall the fowls of the air eat.
25 ¶ But there was none like unto Ahab, which did sell himself to work wickedness in the sight of the LORD, whom Jezebel his wife stirred up.
26 And he did very abominably in following idols, according to all things as did the Amorites, whom the LORD cast out before the children of Israel.
27 And it came to pass, when Ahab heard those words, that he rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his flesh, and fasted, and lay in sackcloth, and went softly.
28 And the word of the LORD came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying,
29 Seest thou how Ahab humbleth himself before me? because he humbleth himself before me, I will not bring the evil in his days: but in his son's days will I bring the evil upon his house.