1 Kings 21:11
New International Version
So the elders and nobles who lived in Naboth's city did as Jezebel directed in the letters she had written to them.

New Living Translation
So the elders and other town leaders followed the instructions Jezebel had written in the letters.

English Standard Version
And the men of his city, the elders and the leaders who lived in his city, did as Jezebel had sent word to them. As it was written in the letters that she had sent to them,

Berean Study Bible
So the elders and nobles who lived in Naboth's city did as Jezebel had instructed in the letters she had written to them.

New American Standard Bible
So the men of his city, the elders and the nobles who lived in his city, did as Jezebel had sent word to them, just as it was written in the letters which she had sent them.

King James Bible
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.

Christian Standard Bible
The men of his city, the elders and nobles who lived in his city, did as Jezebel had sent word to them, just as it was written in the letters she had sent them.

Contemporary English Version
After receiving her letters, they did exactly what she had asked.

Good News Translation
The officials and leading citizens of Jezreel did what Jezebel had commanded.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The men of his city, the elders and nobles who lived in his city, did as Jezebel had commanded them, as was written in the letters she had sent them.

International Standard Version
So the leading men of the city, along with the elders and nobles who lived there, did precisely what Jezebel had directed them to do. They followed the instructions that she had set forth in the memos:

NET Bible
The men of the city, the leaders and the nobles who lived there, followed the written orders Jezebel had sent them.

New Heart English Bible
The men of his city, even the elders and the nobles who lived in his city, did as Jezebel had sent to them, according as it was written in the letters which she had sent to them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The men in Naboth's city-the respected leaders and nobles who lived there-did what Jezebel asked them to do. They did just as she had written in the letters she sent.

JPS Tanakh 1917
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.

New American Standard 1977
So the men of his city, the elders and the nobles who lived in his city, did as Jezebel had sent word to them, just as it was written in the letters which she had sent them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
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.

King James 2000 Bible
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.

American King James Version
And the men of his city, even the elders and the nobles who were the inhabitants in his city, did as Jezebel had sent to them, and as it was written in the letters which she had sent to them.

American Standard Version
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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And we will give thee another army according to the army that was destroyed, and cavalry according to the cavalry, and chariots according to the chariots, and we will fight against them in the plain, and we shall prevail against them. And he hearkened to their voice, and did so.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the men of his city, the ancients and nobles, that dwelt with him in the city, did as Jezabel had commanded them, and as it was written in the letters which she had sent to them:

Darby Bible Translation
And the men of his city, the elders and the nobles that dwelt in his city, did as Jezebel had sent to them, as it was written in the letter that she had sent to them:

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the men of his city, even the elders and the nobles who were the inhabitants in his city, did as Jezebel had sent to them, and as it was written in the letters which she had sent to them.

World English Bible
The men of his city, even the elders and the nobles who lived in his city, did as Jezebel had sent to them, according as it was written in the letters which she had sent to them.

Young's Literal Translation
And the men of his city, the elders and the freemen who are dwelling in his city, do as Jezebel hath sent unto them, as written in the letters that she sent unto them,
Study Bible
Jezebel's Plot
10But seat two scoundrels opposite him and have them testify, ‘You have cursed both God and the king!’ Then take him out and stone him to death.” 11So the elders and nobles who lived in Naboth's city did as Jezebel had instructed in the letters she had written to them. 12They proclaimed a fast and gave Naboth a seat of honor among the people.…
Cross References
1 Kings 21:10
But seat two scoundrels opposite him and have them testify, 'You have cursed both God and the king!' Then take him out and stone him to death."

1 Kings 21:12
They proclaimed a fast and gave Naboth a seat of honor among the people.

Treasury of Scripture

And the men of his city, even the elders and the nobles who were the inhabitants in his city, did as Jezebel had sent to them, and as it was written in the letters which she had sent to them.

did as Jezebel

Exodus 1:17,21
But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men children alive…

Exodus 23:1,2
Thou shalt not raise a false report: put not thine hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness…

Leviticus 19:15
Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honour the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour.







Lexicon
So the elders
הַזְּקֵנִ֣ים (haz·zə·qê·nîm)
Article | Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2205: Old

and nobles
וְהַחֹרִ֗ים (wə·ha·ḥō·rîm)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2715: White, pure, noble

who
אֲשֶׁ֤ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

lived
הַיֹּֽשְׁבִים֙ (hay·yō·šə·ḇîm)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

in [Naboth's] city
בְּעִיר֔וֹ (bə·‘î·rōw)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5892: Excitement

did
וַיַּעֲשׂוּ֩ (way·ya·‘ă·śū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

as
כַּאֲשֶׁ֛ר (ka·’ă·šer)
Preposition-k | Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

Jezebel
אִיזָ֑בֶל (’î·zā·ḇel)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 348: Jezebel -- queen of Israel with King Ahab

had instructed
שָׁלְחָ֥ה (šā·lə·ḥāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7971: To send away, for, out

in the letters
בַּסְּפָרִ֔ים (bas·sə·p̄ā·rîm)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5612: A missive, document, writing, book

she had written
שָׁלְחָ֖ה (šā·lə·ḥāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7971: To send away, for, out

to them.
אֲלֵיהֶֽם׃ (’ă·lê·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to
(11) And the men of his city . . . did.--The pains taken in the invention of this foul plot, and the ready acquiescence of the rulers of the city in carrying it out, are characteristic of the baser forms of organised Eastern despotism--not venturing to take life by simple violence without some cause apparently shown, and yet always able to poison the springs of justice, and do murder under form of law. In Israel, where the king was held to be but a vicegerent of God, subject, in theory, under the old constitution or "manner of the kingdom" (1Samuel 10:25), to the supreme law, the need of clothing crime with legal form would be especially felt.

Verse 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 [Their ready compliance shows not merely the "deep moral degradation of the Israelites" at that period, but also the terror which the name of Jezebel inspired], and as it was written in the letters which she had sent unto them. [That she did not hesitate to put her infamous command into writing shows the character of the woman.] 21:5-16 When, instead of a help meet, a man has an agent for Satan, in the form of an artful, unprincipled, yet beloved wife, fatal effects may be expected. Never were more wicked orders given by any prince, than those Jezebel sent to the rulers of Jezreel. Naboth must be murdered under colour of religion. There is no wickedness so vile, so horrid, but religion has sometimes been made a cover for it. Also, it must be done under colour of justice, and with the formalities of legal process. Let us, from this sad story, be amazed at the wickedness of the wicked, and the power of Satan in the children of disobedience. Let us commit the keeping of our lives and comforts to God, for innocence will not always be our security; and let us rejoice in the knowledge that all will be set to rights in the great day.
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