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,
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CommentaryClarke'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.
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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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