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1_Kings 21: 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, and that dwelt with Naboth.
1_Kings 21: 9 And she wrote in the letters, saying: 'Proclaim a fast, and set Naboth at the head of the people;
1_Kings 21: 10 and set two men, base fellows, before him, and let them bear witness against him, saying: Thou didst curse God and the king. And then carry him out, and stone him, that he die.'
1_Kings 21: 11 And the men of his city, even the elders and the nobles who dwelt in his city, did as Jezebel had sent unto them, according as it was written in the letters which she had sent unto them.
1_Kings 21: 12 They proclaimed a fast, and set Naboth at the head of the people.
1_Kings 21: 13 And the two men, the base fellows, came in and sat before him; and the base fellows bore witness against him, even against Naboth, in the presence of the people, saying: 'Naboth did curse God and the king.' Then they carried him forth out of the city, and stoned him with stones, that he died.
1_Kings 21: 14 Then they sent to Jezebel, saying: 'Naboth is stoned, and is dead.'
1_Kings 21: 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.'