Naboth wasn’t harming anyone.
Ahab, the king, wanted Naboth’s land. He offered to pay well for it.
Naboth wouldn’t do what Ahab wanted.
Jezebel, Ahab’s wife, told Ahab to just take what he wanted.
Jezebel hatched a scheme that ended with Naboth dead, and the field in Ahab’s possession.
Elijah got wind of the whole scene and he went to Ahab – threatening his total destruction.
Thus endeth this week’s Bible reading.from 1 Kings 21:1-21
And then after the reading, Ahab begged for forgiveness. He got it. Destruction averted. At least for the time being. The destruction was postponed until a future generation.
And Naboth was still dead. Murdered. Ahab and Jezebel were in the clear.
It’s just so messed up.