1 Kings 161And the word of the Lord came to Jehu son of Hanani against Baasha, saying, 2Forasmuch as I lifted you up from the earth, and made you ruler over My people Israel; and you have walked in the way of Jeroboam, and have caused My people Israel to sin, to provoke Me with their vanities; 3Behold, I raise up enemies after Baasha, and after his house; and I will make your house as the house of Jeroboam son of Nebat. 4Him the dies of Baasha in the city the dogs shall devour, and him that dies in the field the birds of the sky shall devour. 5Now the rest of the history of Baasha, and all that he did, and his mighty acts, behold, are not these written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel? 6And Baasha slept with his fathers, and they buried him in Tirzah; and Elah his son reigned in his place. 7And the Lord spoke by Jehu the son of Hanani against Baasha, and against his house, even all the evil which he wrought before the Lord to provoke Him to anger by the works of his hands, in being like the house of Jeroboam; and because he killed him. 8And Elah son of Baasha reigned over Israel two years in Tirzah. 9And Zimri, captain of half his cavalry, conspired against him, while he was in Tirzah, drinking himself drunk in the house of Arza the steward at Tirzah. 10And Zimri went in and struck him and killed him, and reigned in his place. 11And it came to pass when he reigned, when he sat upon his throne, 12that he killed all the house of Baasha, according to the word which the Lord spoke against the house of Baasha, and to Jehu the prophet, 13for all the sins of Baasha and Elah his son, as he led Israel astray to sin, to provoke the Lord God of Israel with their vanities. 14And the rest of the deeds of Elah which he did, behold, are not these written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel? 15And Zimri reigned in Tirzah for seven days. And the army of Israel was encamped against Gibbethon of the Philistines. 16And the people heard in the army, saying, Zimri has conspired and killed the king. And the people of Israel made Omri the captain of the army king in that day in the camp over Israel. 17And Omri went up, and all Israel with him, out of Gibbethon; and they besieged Tirzah. 18And it came to pass when Zimri saw that his city was taken, that he went into the inner chamber of the house of the king, and burnt the king's house over him, and died, 19because of his sins which he committed, doing that which was evil in the sight of the Lord, so as to walk in the way of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and in his sins wherein he caused Israel to sin. 20And the rest of the history of Zimri, and his conspiracies wherein he conspired, behold, are not these written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel? 21Then the people of Israel divided; half the people went after Tibni the son of Ginath to make him king; and half the people went after Omri. 22The people that followed Omri overpowered the people that followed Tibni son of Ginath; and Tibni died and Joram his brother at that time, and Omri reigned after Tibni. 23In the thirty-first year of King Asa, Omri began to reign over Israel for twelve years: he reigned six years in Tirzah. 24And Omri bought the mount of Samaria from Shemer the lord of the mountain for two talents of silver; and he built upon the mountain, and they called the name of the mountain on which he built, after the name of Shemer the lord of the mount, Samaria. 25And Omri did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord, and wrought wickedly beyond all that were before him. 26And he walked in all the way of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and in his sins wherewith he caused Israel to sin, to provoke the Lord God of Israel by their vanities. 27And the rest of the acts of Omri, and all that he did, and all his might, behold, are not these things written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel? 28And Omri slept with his fathers, and is buried in Samaria; and Ahab his son reigned in his place. And in the eleventh year of Omri, Jehoshaphat the son of Asa reigned, being thirty-five years old in the beginning of his reign, and he reigned twenty-five years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Gazuba, daughter of Seli. And he walked in the way of Asa his father, and turned not from it, even from doing right in the eyes of the Lord; only they removed not any of the high places; they sacrificed and burnt incense on the high places. Now the engagements which Jehoshaphat made with the king of Israel, and all his mighty deeds which he performed, and the enemies whom he fought against, behold, are not these written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah? And the remains of the prostitution which they practiced in the days of Asa his father, he removed out of the land. And there was no king in Syria, but a deputy. Then the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, I will send forth your servants and my servants in the ship; but Jehoshaphat would not. And Jehoshaphat slept with his fathers, and is buried with his fathers in the City of David: and Joram his son reigned in his place. 29In the second year of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, Ahab son of Omri reigned over Israel in Samaria twenty-two years. 30And Ahab did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord, and did more wickedly than all that were before him. 31And it was not enough for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, but he took Jezabel the daughter of Ethebaal king of the Sidonians for a wife; and he went and served Baal, and worshipped him. 32And he set up an alter to Baal, in the house of his abominations, which he built in Samaria. 33And Ahab made a grove; and Ahab did yet more abominably, to provoke the Lord God of Israel, and to sin against his own life so that he should be destroyed: he did evil above all the kings of Israel that were before him. 34And in his days Hiel of Bethel built Jericho: he laid the foundation of it with Abiram his firstborn, and he set up the doors of it with Segub his younger son, according to the word of the Lord which he spoke by Joshua the son of Nun.
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