New American Standard Bible
Now she wrote in the letters, saying, "Proclaim a fast and seat Naboth at the head of 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,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The object of this fast was at once to raise a prejudice against Naboth, who was assumed by the elders to have disgraced the town; and at the same time to give an air of religion to the proceedings, which might blind persons to their real injustice.
Set Naboth on high among his people - This was not an order to do Naboth any, even apparent, honor; but simply a command to bring him forward before a court or assembly, where he might be seen by all, tried, and condemned.
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1 Kings 21:8
So she wrote letters in Ahab's name and sealed them with his seal, and sent letters to the elders and to the nobles who were living with Naboth in his city.
1 Kings 21:10
and seat two worthless men before him, and let them testify against him, saying, 'You cursed God and the king.' Then take him out and stone him to death."
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