1 Kings 21:3
New International Version
But Naboth replied, "The LORD forbid that I should give you the inheritance of my ancestors."

New Living Translation
But Naboth replied, “The LORD forbid that I should give you the inheritance that was passed down by my ancestors.”

English Standard Version
But Naboth said to Ahab, “The LORD forbid that I should give you the inheritance of my fathers.”

Berean Study Bible
But Naboth replied, “The LORD forbid that I should give you the inheritance of my fathers.”

New American Standard Bible
But Naboth said to Ahab, "The LORD forbid me that I should give you the inheritance of my fathers."

New King James Version
But Naboth said to Ahab, “The LORD forbid that I should give the inheritance of my fathers to you!”

King James Bible
And Naboth said to Ahab, The LORD forbid it me, that I should give the inheritance of my fathers unto thee.

Christian Standard Bible
But Naboth said to Ahab, "I will never give my fathers' inheritance to you."

Contemporary English Version
Naboth answered, "This vineyard has always been in my family. I won't let you have it."

Good News Translation
"I inherited this vineyard from my ancestors," Naboth replied. "The LORD forbid that I should let you have it!"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But Naboth said to Ahab, "I will never give my fathers' inheritance to you."

International Standard Version
But Naboth replied to Ahab, "No way! The LORD prohibits the sale to you of the inheritance of my ancestors!"

NET Bible
But Naboth replied to Ahab, "The LORD forbid that I should sell you my ancestral inheritance."

New Heart English Bible
Naboth said to Ahab, "May the LORD forbid me, that I should give the inheritance of my fathers to you."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Naboth told Ahab, "The LORD has forbidden me to give you what I inherited from my ancestors."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Naboth said to Ahab: 'The LORD forbid it me, that I should give the inheritance of my fathers unto thee.'

New American Standard 1977
But Naboth said to Ahab, “The LORD forbid me that I should give you the inheritance of my fathers.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Naboth replied unto Ahab, The LORD keep me from giving thee the inheritance of my fathers.

King James 2000 Bible
And Naboth said to Ahab, The LORD forbid that I should give the inheritance of my fathers unto you.

American King James Version
And Naboth said to Ahab, The LORD forbid it me, that I should give the inheritance of my fathers to you.

American Standard Version
And Naboth said to Ahab, Jehovah forbid it me, that I should give the inheritance of my fathers unto thee.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the young men the heads of the districts went forth first; and they send and report to the king of Syria, saying, There are men come forth out of Samaria.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Naboth answered him: The Lord be merciful to me, and not let me give thee the inheritance of my fathers.

Darby Bible Translation
And Naboth said to Ahab, Jehovah forbid it me, that I should give the inheritance of my fathers to thee!

English Revised Version
And Naboth said to Ahab, The LORD forbid it me, that I should give the inheritance of my fathers unto thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Naboth said to Ahab, The LORD forbid it me, that I should give the inheritance of my fathers to thee.

World English Bible
Naboth said to Ahab, "May Yahweh forbid me, that I should give the inheritance of my fathers to you!"

Young's Literal Translation
And Naboth saith unto Ahab, 'Far be it from me, by Jehovah, my giving the inheritance of my fathers to thee;'
Study Bible
Naboth's Vineyard
2So Ahab said to Naboth, “Give me your vineyard to use as a vegetable garden, since it is next to my palace. I will give you a better vineyard in its place—or if you prefer, I will give you its value in silver.” 3But Naboth replied, “The LORD forbid that I should give you the inheritance of my fathers.” 4So Ahab went to his palace, sullen and angry because Naboth the Jezreelite had told him, “I will not give you the inheritance of my fathers.” He lay down on his bed, turned his face away, and refused to eat.…
Cross References
Leviticus 25:23
The land must not be sold permanently, because it is Mine, and you are but foreigners and sojourners with Me.

Numbers 36:7
No inheritance in Israel may be transferred from tribe to tribe, because each of the Israelites is to retain the inheritance of the tribe of his fathers.

Ezekiel 46:18
The prince must not take any of the inheritance of the people by evicting them from their property. He is to provide an inheritance for his sons from his own property, so that none of My people will be displaced from his property.'"

Treasury of Scripture

And Naboth said to Ahab, The LORD forbid it me, that I should give the inheritance of my fathers to you.

The Lord

Genesis 44:7,17
And they said unto him, Wherefore saith my lord these words? God forbid that thy servants should do according to this thing: …

Joshua 22:29
God forbid that we should rebel against the LORD, and turn this day from following the LORD, to build an altar for burnt offerings, for meat offerings, or for sacrifices, beside the altar of the LORD our God that is before his tabernacle.

Joshua 24:16
And the people answered and said, God forbid that we should forsake the LORD, to serve other gods;

I should give

Leviticus 25:23
The land shall not be sold for ever: for the land is mine; for ye are strangers and sojourners with me.

Numbers 36:7
So shall not the inheritance of the children of Israel remove from tribe to tribe: for every one of the children of Israel shall keep himself to the inheritance of the tribe of his fathers.

Ezekiel 46:18
Moreover the prince shall not take of the people's inheritance by oppression, to thrust them out of their possession; but he shall give his sons inheritance out of his own possession: that my people be not scattered every man from his possession.







Lexicon
But Naboth
נָב֖וֹת (nā·ḇō·wṯ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5022: Naboth -- a Jezreelite

replied,
וַיֹּ֥אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“The LORD
מֵֽיהוָ֔ה (Yah·weh)
Preposition-m | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

forbid
חָלִ֤ילָה (ḥā·lî·lāh)
Interjection | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2486: For, a profaned thing, far be it!

that I should give
מִתִּתִּ֛י (mit·tit·tî)
Preposition-m | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

you
לָֽךְ׃ (lāḵ)
Preposition | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew

the inheritance
נַחֲלַ֥ת (na·ḥă·laṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5159: Something inherited, occupancy, an heirloom, an estate, patrimony, portion

of my fathers.”
אֲבֹתַ֖י (’ă·ḇō·ṯay)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1: Father
Verse 3. - And Naboth said to Ahab, The Lord forbid it me [Heb. Far be it to me from Jehovah. These words reveal to us, first, that Naboth was a worshipper of the Lord - otherwise he would hardly have used the sacred name, and that to Ahab, with whom the servants of the true God had found but scant favour; and, secondly, that he looked upon the alienation of his patrimony as an act displeasing to the Lord, and as violating the law of Moses (Leviticus 25:23 sqq.; Numbers 36:7 sqq.) We have instances of the sale of land to the king in 2 Samuel 24:24 - but that was by a Jebusite - and in 1 Kings 16:24], that I should give the inheritance of my fathers unto thee. ["The preservation of the נַחֲלָה was for every covenant keeping Israelite a matter not merely of piety towards his family and his tribe but a religious duty" (Bahr). It is clear, however, that the restraints of the old Mosaic law began to be irksome in that latitudinarian age. Many of its provisions were already regarded as obsolete.] 21:1-4 Naboth, perhaps, had been pleased that he had a vineyard situated so near the palace, but the situation proved fatal to him; many a man's possessions have been his snare, and his neighbourhood to greatness, of bad consequence. Discontent is a sin that is its own punishment, and makes men torment themselves. It is a sin that is its own parent; it arises not from the condition, but from the mind: as we find Paul contented in a prison, so Ahab was discontented in a palace. He had all the delights of Canaan, that pleasant land, at command; the wealth of a kingdom, the pleasures of a court, and the honours and powers of a throne; yet all avails him nothing without Naboth's vineyard. Wrong desires expose men to continual vexations, and those that are disposed to fret, however well off, may always find something or other to fret at.
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