1 Kings 21:5
New International Version
His wife Jezebel came in and asked him, "Why are you so sullen? Why won't you eat?"

New Living Translation
“What’s the matter?” his wife Jezebel asked him. “What’s made you so upset that you’re not eating?”

English Standard Version
But Jezebel his wife came to him and said to him, “Why is your spirit so vexed that you eat no food?”

Berean Study Bible
Soon his wife Jezebel came in and asked, “Why are you so sullen that you refuse to eat?”

King James Bible
But Jezebel his wife came to him, and said unto him, Why is thy spirit so sad, that thou eatest no bread?

New King James Version
But Jezebel his wife came to him, and said to him, “Why is your spirit so sullen that you eat no food?”

New American Standard Bible
But Jezebel his wife came to him and said to him, “How is it that your spirit is so sullen that you are not eating food?”

NASB 1995
But Jezebel his wife came to him and said to him, "How is it that your spirit is so sullen that you are not eating food?"

NASB 1977
But Jezebel his wife came to him and said to him, “How is it that your spirit is so sullen that you are not eating food?”

Amplified Bible
Then Jezebel his wife came to him and asked him, “Why is your spirit so troubled that you have not eaten?”

Christian Standard Bible
Then his wife Jezebel came to him and said to him, “Why are you so upset that you refuse to eat? ”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then his wife Jezebel came to him and said to him, "Why are you so upset that you refuse to eat?""

American Standard Version
But Jezebel his wife came to him, and said unto him, Why is thy spirit so sad, that thou eatest no bread?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Jezebel his wife came to him and she said to him: “What is grieving your spirit, and you choose not to eat bread?”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Jezabel his wife went in to him, and spoke to him, saying, Why is thy spirit troubled, and why dost thou eat no bread?

Contemporary English Version
Jezebel his wife came in and asked, "What's wrong? Why won't you eat?"

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jezabel his wife went in to him, and said to him: What is the matter that thy soul is so grieved? and why eatest thou no bread ?

English Revised Version
But Jezebel his wife came to him, and said unto him, Why is thy spirit so sad, that thou eatest no bread?

Good News Translation
His wife Jezebel went to him and asked, "Why are you so depressed? Why won't you eat?"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
His wife Jezebel came to him and asked, "Why are you so resentful of everything? Why don't you eat?"

International Standard Version
But his wife Jezebel went to him and asked him, "How is it that you're so sullen and refusing to eat?"

JPS Tanakh 1917
But Jezebel his wife came to him, and said unto him: 'Why is thy spirit so sullen, that thou eatest no bread?'

Literal Standard Version
And his wife Jezebel comes to him, and speaks to him, “Why [is] this [that] your spirit [is] sulky, and you are not eating bread?”

NET Bible
Then his wife Jezebel came in and said to him, "Why do you have a bitter attitude and refuse to eat?"

New Heart English Bible
But Jezebel his wife came to him, and said to him, "Why is your spirit so sad, that you eat no bread?"

World English Bible
But Jezebel his wife came to him, and said to him, "Why is your spirit so sad, that you eat no bread?"

Young's Literal Translation
And Jezebel his wife cometh in unto him, and speaketh unto him, 'What is this? -- thy spirit sulky, and thou art not eating bread!'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Naboth's Vineyard
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. 5Soon his wife Jezebel came in and asked, “Why are you so sullen that you refuse to eat?” 6Ahab answered, “Because I spoke to Naboth the Jezreelite and told him, ‘Give me your vineyard for silver, or if you wish, I will give you another vineyard in its place.’ And he replied, ‘I will not give you my vineyard!’ ”…

Cross References
1 Kings 21:4
So 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.

1 Kings 21:6
Ahab answered, "Because I spoke to Naboth the Jezreelite and told him, 'Give me your vineyard for silver, or if you wish, I will give you another vineyard in its place.' And he replied, 'I will not give you my vineyard!'"


Treasury of Scripture

But Jezebel his wife came to him, and said to him, Why is your spirit so sad, that you eat no bread?

Jezebel

1 Kings 21:25
But 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.

1 Kings 16:31
And it came to pass, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took to wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Zidonians, and went and served Baal, and worshipped him.

1 Kings 18:4
For it was so, when Jezebel cut off the prophets of the LORD, that Obadiah took an hundred prophets, and hid them by fifty in a cave, and fed them with bread and water.)

Why is thy spirit

2 Samuel 13:4
And he said unto him, Why art thou, being the king's son, lean from day to day? wilt thou not tell me? And Amnon said unto him, I love Tamar, my brother Absalom's sister.

Nehemiah 2:2
Wherefore the king said unto me, Why is thy countenance sad, seeing thou art not sick? this is nothing else but sorrow of heart. Then I was very sore afraid,

Esther 4:5
Then called Esther for Hatach, one of the king's chamberlains, whom he had appointed to attend upon her, and gave him a commandment to Mordecai, to know what it was, and why it was.









Verse 5. - But Jezebel his wife came to him, and said unto him, Why is thy spirit so sad [same word as in ver. 4], that thou eatest no bread? [It would seem that the queen missed him from the banqueting hall - he can hardly, therefore, have lain down on one of the divans or couches therein - and went to his bedroom to inquire the reason.]

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Soon his wife
אִשְׁתּ֑וֹ (’iš·tōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 802: Woman, wife, female

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

came in
וַתָּבֹ֥א (wat·tā·ḇō)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

and asked,
וַתְּדַבֵּ֣ר (wat·tə·ḏab·bêr)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

“Why
מַה־ (mah-)
Interrogative
Strong's 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

are you
רוּחֲךָ֣ (rū·ḥă·ḵā)
Noun - common singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 7307: Wind, breath, exhalation, life, anger, unsubstantiality, a region of the sky, spirit

so
זֶּה֙ (zeh)
Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's 2088: This, that

sullen
סָרָ֔ה (sā·rāh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 5620: Stubborn, resentful, sullen, implacable

that you refuse
וְאֵינְךָ֖ (wə·’ê·nə·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb | second person masculine singular
Strong's 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

to eat?”
אֹכֵ֥ל (’ō·ḵêl)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 398: To eat


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