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The Supreme Court said this is legal.
Thou shalt not COVET. Ever heard of Queen Jezebel and King Ahab? He 'coveted' a vineyard that belonged to Neboth because he wanted to have a 'garden of herbs' and it was also close to where he lived. Naboth says that he cannot do this because it is part of his inheritance and is forbidden by God to sell. Now, each King was required to write his personal copy of the Torah (Commandments, statutes and ordinances given by God, through Moses), but King Ahab did not care because of his evil self.
So, he goes home and pouts, generally whining and throwing a tantrum and refuses to eat because he cannot have what he wants. His wife, the equally evil, Queen Jezebel, comes home and finds him 'down in the dumps' and proceeds to ask what the problem is and he relates to her about the vineyard and Neboth, who refuses to sell his property,
She tells King Ahab 'not to worry' because, after all, isn't he King? So she instructs him to eat and be happy because she is going to 'handle' everything. She then writes letters in the King's name and with his seal and sends them to those city officials who are in the jurisdiction of where Neboth lives.
The plot thickens...
Queen Jezebel orders the officials to 'proclaim' a fast and to find the two ungodly men (evil like Jezebel) to falsely accuse Naboth, in front of the people, that he did 'blaspheme' God and the King. Queen Jezebel conspired with city officials to hire two 'lowlifes' to indict and convict Naboth of a capital crime. This crime required Naboth be 'stoned to death'.
The dastardly deed is done and Jezebel is notified. She whispers sweet nothings to King Ahab and assures him that Naboth his deader than a door nail and he can now take possession of the property.
What Jezebel did not figure on...
Elijah the Prophet is told to go and speak to Ahab. Elijah lets Ahab know that God knows what Jezebel did and what Ahab did, which was basically act like a wimp and allow Jezebel to use her creative black arts. He tells the King that Jezebel will be 'eaten by the dogs'. Ahab repents of his transgressions and God says that the evil will fall upon the reign of his son.
Ahab and Jezebel are characters that are associated with 'COVETING', 'FORGERY', 'FALSE TESTIMONY', RESULTING IN CAPITAL PUNISHMENT.
The bottom line? If you don't want to end up like King Ahab and Queen Jezebel, then do not COVET that house...or anything else that belongs to someone else. It is the thought of 'COVETING' that leads to the ACTIONS that will land you in the BIG HOUSE that you were not planning moving into.
now thanks to this article im going to go and try to buy that mansion on the other side of town