New Living Translation
In her letters she commanded: "Call the citizens together for fasting and prayer, and give Naboth a place of honor.
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,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
21:9 A fast - To remove all suspicion of evil design in Ahab, and to beget a good opinion of him amongst his people, as if he were grown zealous for God's honour, and careful of his people's welfare, and therefore desirous to enquire into all those sins which provoked God against them. On high - On a scaffold, or high - place, where malefactors were usually placed, that they might be seen, and heard by all the people.
Then has God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life.' Acts 11: 18. Repentance seems to be a bitter pill to take, but it is to purge out the bad humour of sin. By some Antinomian spirits it is cried down as a legal doctrine; but Christ himself preached it. From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent,' &c. Matt 4: 17. In his last farewell, when he was ascending to heaven, he commanded that Repentance should be preached in his name.' Luke 24: 47. Repentance is a pure gospel grace. …
Thomas Watson—The Ten Commandments
Of Antichrist, and his Ruin: and of the Slaying the Witnesses.
1 Kings 21:8
So she wrote letters in Ahab's name, sealed them with his seal, and sent them to the elders and other leaders of the town where Naboth lived.
1 Kings 21:10
And then seat two scoundrels across from him who will accuse him of cursing God and the king. Then take him out and stone him to death."
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