Because
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_11 21:8-13
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So she wrote letters in Ahab's name and sealed them with his seal. She sent the letters to the elders and nobles who lived with Naboth in his city.
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In the letters, she wrote: Proclaim a fast and seat Naboth at the head of the people.
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Then seat two wicked men opposite him and have them testify against him, saying, "You have cursed God and king!" Then take him out and stone him to death.
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The men of his city, the elders and nobles who lived in his city, did as Jezebel had commanded them, as was written in the letters she had sent them.
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They proclaimed a fast and seated Naboth at the head of the people.
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The two wicked men came in and sat opposite him. Then the wicked men testified against Naboth in the presence of the people, saying, "Naboth has cursed God and king!" So they took him outside the city and stoned him to death with stones.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_12 10:1-7
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Since Ahab had 70 sons in Samaria, Jehu wrote letters and sent them to Samaria to the rulers of Jezreel, to the elders, and to the guardians of Ahab's sons, saying:
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When this letter arrives, since your master's sons are with you and you have chariots, horses, a fortified city, and weaponry,
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select the most qualified of your master's sons, set him on his father's throne, and fight for your master's house.
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However, they were terrified and reasoned, "Look, two kings couldn't stand against him; how can we?"
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So the overseer of the palace, the overseer of the city, the elders, and the guardians sent [a message] to Jehu: "We are your servants, and we will do whatever you tell us. We will not make anyone king. Do whatever you think is right."
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Then Jehu wrote them a second letter, saying: If you are on my side, and if you will obey me, bring me the heads of your master's sons at this time tomorrow at Jezreel. All 70 of the king's sons were being cared for by the city's prominent men.
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When the letter came to them, they took the king's sons and slaughtered all 70, put their heads in baskets, and sent them to Jehu at Jezreel.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_12 19:9
The king had heard this about Tirhakah king of Cush: "Look, he has set out to fight against you." So he again sent messengers to Hezekiah, saying,
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_12 19:14
Hezekiah took the letter from the hand of the messengers, read it, then went up to the LORD's temple, and spread it out before the LORD.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_14 32:17
He also wrote letters to mock the LORD God of Israel, saying against Him: Just like the national gods of the lands that did not deliver their people from my power, so Hezekiah's God will not deliver His people from my power.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_15 4:7-16
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During the time of [King] Artaxerxes of Persia, Bishlam, Mithredath, Tabeel and the rest of his colleagues wrote to King Artaxerxes. The letter was written in Aramaic and translated.
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Rehum the chief deputy and Shimshai the scribe wrote a letter to King Artaxerxes concerning Jerusalem as follows:
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[From] Rehum the chief deputy, Shimshai the scribe, and the rest of their colleagues-- the judges and magistrates from Tripolis, Persia, Erech, Babylon, Susa (that is, the people of Elam),
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and the rest of the peoples whom the great and illustrious Ashurbanipal deported and settled in the cities of Samaria and the region west of the Euphrates River.
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This is the text of the letter they sent to him: To King Artaxerxes from your servants, the men from the region west of the Euphrates River:
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Let it be known to the king that the Jews who came from you have returned to us at Jerusalem. They are rebuilding that rebellious and evil city, finishing its walls, and repairing its foundations.
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Let it now be known to the king that if that city is rebuilt and its walls are finished, they will not pay tribute, duty, or land tax, and the royal revenue will suffer.
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Since we have taken an oath of loyalty to the king, and it is not right for us to witness his dishonor, we have sent to inform the king
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that a search should be made in your fathers' record books. In these record books you will discover and verify that the city is a rebellious city, harmful to kings and provinces. There have been revolts in it since ancient times. That is why this city was destroyed.
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We advise the king that if this city is rebuilt and its walls are finished, you will not have any possession west of the Euphrates.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_16 6:5
Sanballat sent me this same message a fifth time by his aide, who had an open letter in his hand.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_16 6:17
During those days, the nobles of Judah sent many letters to Tobiah, and Tobiah's [letters] came to them.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_16 6:19
These nobles kept mentioning Tobiah's good deeds to me, and they reported my words to him. And Tobiah sent letters to intimidate me.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_44 9:2
and requested letters from him to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any who belonged to the Way, either men or women, he might bring them as prisoners to Jerusalem.
Zephaniah
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_24 29:29
Zephaniah the priest read this letter in the hearing of Jeremiah the prophet.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_24 21:1
[This is] the word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD when King Zedekiah sent Pashhur son of Malchijah and the priest Zephaniah son of Maaseiah to Jeremiah, asking,
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_24 21:2
"Ask the LORD on our behalf, since Nebuchadnezzarking of Babylon is making war against us. Perhaps the LORD will perform for us something like all His [past] wonderful works so that [Nebuchadnezzar] will withdraw from us."
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_24 37:3
Nevertheless, King Zedekiah sent Jehucal son of Shelemiah and Zephaniah son of Maaseiah, the priest, to Jeremiah the prophet, requesting, "Please pray to the LORD our God for us!"
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_24 52:24
The commander of the guards also took away Seraiah the chief priest, Zephaniah the priest of the second rank, and the three doorkeepers.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_12 25:18-21
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The commander of the guards also took away Seraiah the chief priest, Zephaniah the priest of the second rank, and the three doorkeepers.
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From the city he took a court official who had been appointed over the warriors; five trusted royal aides found in the city; the secretary of the commander of the army, who enlisted the people of the land for military duty; and 60 men from the common people who were found within the city.
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Nebuzaradan, the commander of the guards, took them and brought them to the king of Babylon at Riblah.
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The king of Babylon put them to death at Riblah in the land of Hamath. So Judah went into exile from its land.