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Then Jezebel his wife said to him, “Now you will exercise your kingship over Israel! Arise and eat food and let your heart be merry. I will give you the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite.” Bible other translations

“Now you exercise your kingship.” This phrase can be a question or command, and a command seems to fit better with Jezebel’s personality. The tense of the verb is future, “Now you will exercise….” The word “kingship” is Ahab and Jezebel trying to prove they had dynastic authority, but their view of kingship was different than Yahweh’s. They were supposed to reign with humble obedience to Yahweh, but instead they elevated themselves above Yahweh and did immoral and illegal things.


Commentary for: 1 Kings 21:7

 
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