And Ahab came into his house sullen and displeased because of the word which Naboth the Jezreelite had spoken to him: for he had said, I will not give you the inheritance of my fathers. And he laid himself down upon his bed, and turned away his face, and would eat no bread.
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George Leo Haydock
Fretting. The Hebrew terms are the same as chap. xx. 43. What weakness in Achab! Riches and honours are not capable of ensuring content. (Calmet)
"Who, thinkest thou, is poor; the man who is content with his own, or he who covets another's property? "(St. Ambrose, Naboth ii.)
Wall, as Ezechias did afterwards, in very different dispositions; though both were oppressed with grief, Isaias xxxviii. 2. Septuagint, "he covered his face. "(Haydock)