Reading of the first book of Kings (1 R 21, 17-29)

After the death of Naboth, the word of the Lord was addressed to the prophet Elijah of Tishbe:
“Get up, go find Acab, who reigns over Israel in Samaria. He is currently in the vineyard of Naboth, where he has gone to take possession of it. You will say to him, “Thus says the Lord: You have committed a murder, and now you take possession. Therefore, thus says the Lord: In the very place where the dogs stole Naboth’s blood,
the dogs will wash your blood too. ” Acab said to Elijah, “So you found me, my enemy! Elijah replied, “Yes, I found you. Since you have dishonored yourself by doing what is evil in the eyes of the Lord, I will bring misfortune on you: I will remove your descendants, I will exterminate all the males of your house, slaves or free men in Israel.
I will do to your house what I did to that of Jeroboam the son of Nebath, and to that of Baasa the son of Ahias your predecessors, because you provoked my anger and made Israel to sin. And the Lord still has this word against Jézabel: “The dogs will devour Jézabel
under the city walls of Yizréel! ” The one from Acab’s house who will die in the city
will be devoured by dogs; whoever dies in the countryside will be devoured by the birds of the air. ”

We have never seen anyone dishonor themselves like Acab by doing what is wrong in the eyes of the Lord, under the influence of his wife Jezebel. He behaved in an abominable manner by attaching himself to idols, as did the Amorites whom the Lord had driven out before the Israelites.
When Acab heard Elijah’s words, he tore his clothes, covered his body with a sackcloth – a garment of penance -; and he fasted, he kept the sackcloth for sleeping, and he walked slowly. Then the word of the Lord came to Elijah: “You see how Acab humbled himself before me! Since he humbled himself before me, I will not bring misfortune while he is alive; it is under the reign of his son that I will bring misfortune to his house. “