1 Kings 21:9
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New International Version
In those letters she wrote: "Proclaim a day of fasting and seat Naboth in a prominent place among the people.

King James Bible
And she wrote in the letters, saying, Proclaim a fast, and set Naboth on high among the people:

Darby Bible Translation
And she wrote in the letter saying, Proclaim a fast, and set Naboth at the head of the people;

World English Bible
She wrote in the letters, saying, "Proclaim a fast, and set Naboth on high among the people.

Young's Literal Translation
and she writeth in the letters, saying, 'Proclaim a fast, and cause Naboth to sit at the head of the people,

1 Kings 21:9 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Proclaim a fast - Intimate that there is some great calamity coming upon the nation, because of some evil tolerated in it.

Set Naboth on high - Bring him to a public trial.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Proclaim a fast

Genesis 34:13-17 And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully, and said, because he had defiled Dinah their sister...

Isaiah 58:4 Behold, you fast for strife and debate, and to smite with the fist of wickedness: you shall not fast as you do this day...

Matthew 2:8 And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when you have found him, bring me word again...

Matthew 23:14 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you devour widows' houses, and for a pretense make long prayer...

Luke 20:47 Which devour widows' houses, and for a show make long prayers: the same shall receive greater damnation.

John 18:28 Then led they Jesus from Caiaphas to the hall of judgment: and it was early; and they themselves went not into the judgment hall...

on high among [heb] in the top of

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Ahab and Elijah
'And Ahab said to Elijah, Hast thou found me, O mine enemy!'--1 KINGS xxi. 20. The keynote of Elijah's character is force-the force of righteousness. The New Testament, you remember, speaks of the 'power of Elias.' The outward appearance of the man corresponds to his function and his character. Gaunt and sinewy, dwelling in the desert, feeding on locusts and wild honey, with a girdle of camel's skin about his loins, he bursts into the history, amongst all that corrupt state of society, with the
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Fall of the House of Ahab
[This chapter is based on 1 Kings 21; 2 Kings 1.] The evil influence that Jezebel had exercised from the first over Ahab continued during the later years of his life and bore fruit in deeds of shame and violence such as have seldom been equaled in sacred history. "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." Naturally of a covetous disposition, Ahab, strengthened and sustained in wrongdoing by Jezebel, had followed
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Cross References
1 Kings 21:8
So she wrote letters in Ahab's name, placed his seal on them, and sent them to the elders and nobles who lived in Naboth's city with him.

1 Kings 21:10
But seat two scoundrels opposite him and have them bring charges that he has cursed both God and the king. Then take him out and stone him to death."

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