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1 Kings 21:3

    1 Kings 21:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Naboth said to Ahab, The LORD forbid it me, that I should give the inheritance of my fathers unto thee.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Naboth said to Ahab, The LORD forbid it me, that I should give the inheritance of my fathers to you.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Naboth said to Ahab, Jehovah forbid it me, that I should give the inheritance of my fathers unto thee.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But Naboth said to Ahab, By the Lord, far be it from me to give you the heritage of my fathers.

    Webster's Revision

    And Naboth said to Ahab, Jehovah forbid it me, that I should give the inheritance of my fathers unto thee.

    World English Bible

    Naboth said to Ahab, "May Yahweh forbid me, that I should give the inheritance of my fathers to you!"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Naboth said to Ahab, The LORD forbid it me, that I should give the inheritance of my fathers unto thee.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Kings 21:3

    The Lord forbid it me - Or, "Yahweh forbid it me." Naboth, as a worshipper of Yahweh, not of Baal, considers it would be wrong for him to comply with the king's request, as contrary to the Law (margin). His was not a mere refusal arising out of a spirit of sturdy independence, or one based upon the sentiment which attaches men to ancestral estates.