19 Say to him, ‘Thus said Hashem: Would you murder and take possession? Thus said Hashem: In the very place where the dogs lapped up Navot‘s blood, the dogs will lap up your blood too.’”
v’-di-bar-TA ay-LAV lay-MOR KOH a-MAR a-do-NAI ha-ra-TZAKH-ta v’-gam ya-RASH-ta v’-di-bar-TA ay-LAV lay-MOR KOH a-MAR a-do-NAI bim-KOM a-SHER la-k’-KU ha-k’-la-VEEM et DAM na-VOT ya-LO-ku ha-k’-la-VEEM et da-m’-KHA gam A-tah
יט וְדִבַּרְתָּ אֵלָיו לֵאמֹר כֹּה אָמַר יְהֹוָה הֲרָצַחְתָּ וְגַם־יָרָשְׁתָּ וְדִבַּרְתָּ אֵלָיו לֵאמֹר כֹּה אָמַר יְהֹוָה בִּמְקוֹם אֲשֶׁר לָקְקוּ הַכְּלָבִים אֶת־דַּם נָבוֹת יָלֹקּוּ הַכְּלָבִים אֶת־דָּמְךָ גַּם־אָתָּה׃
21:19 Would you murder and take possession?
Selling ancestral land is considered inappropriate in all but the most extreme circumstances. Thus, it is not surprising that Navot does not want to sell his portion. When he is cruelly murdered and his land seized, Eliyahu confronts Achav with harsh criticism. The phenomenon of land being wrongfully seized from its rightful owners is a theme that has repeated itself many times in Eretz Yisrael. Today, despite centuries of persecution and forcible exile from the land, the Children of Israel have returned home. Israel wants to live in peace with its neighbors and to preserve the rights of minorities within its borders. But it also wants to make sure that the Children of Israel are in possession of their rightful homeland. Now that the State of Israel is in possession of much of the biblical Land of Israel, the Jewish people have begun to return to the land that is rightfully theirs.