Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

1 Kings 21:18

"Arise, go down to meet Ahab king of Israel, who is in Samaria; behold, he is in the vineyard of Naboth where he has gone down to take possession of it.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Elijah;   Homicide;   Naboth;   Prophecy;   Repentance;   Usurpation;   Women;   Thompson Chain Reference - Direction, Divine;   Divine;   Guidance, Divine;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Kings;   Prophets;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Jezebel;   Jezreel;   Joram or Jehoram;   Naboth;   Vine;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Ahab;   Lie;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Naboth;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Confiscation;   Festivals;   King, Kingship;   Kings, 1 and 2;   Naboth;   Oracles;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Government;   Justice;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Jezebel ;   Naboth ;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Naboth;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Elijah;   Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Urim and Thummim;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Kingdom of Israel;   Babylonish Captivity, the;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Fines and Forfeiture;   Jezreel;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

Go down to meet Ahab - This was the next day after the murder, as we learn from the above quotation, 2 Kings 9:26.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on 1 Kings 21:18". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/1-kings-21.html. 1832.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

Arise, go down to meet Ahab king of Israel, which is in Samaria,.... Whose seat was there, his palace where he dwelt; and Benjamin of Tudela saysF7Itinerar. p. 38. , that in his time might be discerned in Samaria the palace of Ahab king of Israel, that is, some traces of it; some connect the last clause with Israel, as if the sense was, that Ahab was king over those tribes of Israel, of which Samaria was the head:

behold, he is in the vineyard of Naboth: or "will be" by the time thou gettest thither; though the Arabic version is, he is "now" in the vineyard of Naboth:

whither he is gone down to possess it; as if it was his legal inheritance.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 21:18". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/1-kings-21.html. 1999.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

1 Kings 21:18 Arise, go down to meet Ahab king of Israel, which [is] in Samaria: behold, [he is] in the vineyard of Naboth, whither he is gone down to possess it.

Ver. 18. Which is in Samaria.] There was Ahab when the message was given in charge to Elias; but in the vineyard at Jezreel when Elias met him.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 21:18". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/1-kings-21.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Which is in Samaria; either who now is there, and about to depart thence to Jezreel; or who commonly dwells there.

He is in the vineyard, or rather, he will be; by that time that thou comest thither thou shalt find him there.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 1 Kings 21:18". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/1-kings-21.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

ELIJAH’S PROPHECY AGAINST AHAB, 1 Kings 21:17-29.

18.Which is in Samaria — Or, who reigns in Samaria. The words merely designate the seat of Ahab’s government, and his usual place of residence; not that the prophet is to meet Ahab in Samaria, or that Naboth’s vineyard was in Samaria.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 1 Kings 21:18". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/1-kings-21.html. 1874-1909.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

Arise, go down to meet Ahab king of Israel, which is in Samaria: behold, he is in the vineyard of Naboth, whither he is gone down to possess it.

Go down to meet Ahab ... in the vineyard of Naboth. The place of meeting commanded a full view of the memorable scene of Elijah's controversy with the priests of Baal, and it was associated with the memory of other great transactions in Israelitish history. The demeanour and the language of Elijah were deeply striking and impressive, all the more from the solemn lessons of religion he had been taught in his seclusion at Horeb (see this well illustrated by Maurice, 'Prophets and Kings,' p. 136).

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 1 Kings 21:18". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/1-kings-21.html. 1871-8.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(18) Which is in Samaria.—These words are almost unmeaning, unless they literally signify that Ahab was then in Samaria, not in Jezreel. To interpret them as simply part of Ahab’s title, or as signifying the country, not the town of Samaria, is to explain them away.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 21:18". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/1-kings-21.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Arise, go down to meet Ahab king of Israel, which is in Samaria: behold, he is in the vineyard of Naboth, whither he is gone down to possess it.
which is in Samaria
13:32; 2 Chronicles 22:9
Reciprocal: 1 Kings 14:6 - for I am;  2 Kings 1:16 - Forasmuch;  2 Kings 9:21 - the portion of Naboth;  Jeremiah 22:1 - Go;  Jeremiah 28:8 - prophesied;  Hosea 5:1 - O house

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 1 Kings 21:18". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/1-kings-21.html.