1 Kings 16

CHAPTER 16

Judgment against Baasha

And came to pass the word of the  lord unto Jehu son of Hanani against Baasha, saying, Because I exalted you above the earth, and gave you lead over my people Israel, and you went in the way of Jeroboam, and led [3into sin 1my people 2Israel], to provoke me to anger by their vanities; behold, I arouse enemies after Baasha, and after his house. And I will appoint your house as the house of Jeroboam son of Nebat. The one having died of Baasha in the city, [3shall eat 4him 1the 2dogs]. And the one having died of his in the plain, [5shall eat 6him 1the 2birds 3of the 4heaven]. And the rest of the words of Baasha, and all which he did, and his dominations, [4not 1behold 3these 2are] written in the scroll of the words of the days of the kings of Israel? And Baasha slept with his fathers, and they entombed him in Tirzah, and [3reigned 1Elah 2his son] instead of him. And the  lord spoke by the hand of Jehu son of Hanani against Baasha, and against his house, and upon all the evil which he did before the  lord, provoking him to anger by the works of his hands, for him to be as the house of Jeroboam, and for striking him.

Elah Reigns in Israel

In the eighth and twentieth year of Asa king of Judah, Elah son of Baasha reigned over Israel in Tirzah two years. And [2was confederated 3against 4him 1his servant] -- Zimri the ruler of half the chariots. And Elah was in Tirzah drinking, being intoxicated in the house of Azra the manager, the one in Tirzah.

Zimri Kills Elah and Takes Reign

10 And Zimri entered and struck him, and killed him in [4year 1the seventh 2and 3twentieth], and he reigned instead of him. 11 And it came to pass in his taking reign, in his sitting upon his throne, he struck the entire house of Baasha. And he left not to it one urinating against the wall, even the relatives and his friends. 12 And Zimri destroyed all the house of Baasha, according to the saying which the  lord spoke against the house of Baasha, by Jehu the prophet, 13 on account of all the sins of Baasha, and [2Elah 1his son], as he led Israel into sin, provoking to anger the  lord God of Israel in their vanities. 14 And the rest of the words of Elah, and all which he did, [4not 1behold 3these 2are] written in the scroll of the words of the days of the kings of Israel? 15 In the twentieth and seventh year of Asa king of Judah, Zimri reigned in Tizrah seven days. And the camp of Israel was upon Gibbethon the city of the Philistines. 16 And [3heard 1the 2people] in the camp, saying, Zimri conspired and smote the king. And they gave reign in Israel to Omri, the one leading the military over Israel in that day, in the camp. 17 And Omri ascended from Gibbethon, and all Israel with him, and they besieged against Tizrah.

The Death of Zimri

18 And it came to pass as Zimri beheld that [3was taken 1his 2city], that he entered into the inner room of the house of the king, and he set on fire [5over 6himself 1the 2house 3of the 4king] with fire, and he died 19 for his sins which he did to act wickedly before the  lord, to go in the way of Jeroboam son of Nebat, and in his sins which he committed as he led Israel into sin. 20 And the rest of the words of Zimri, and his associations which he joined in, [4not 1behold 3these 2are] written in the scroll of the words of the days of the kings of Israel? 21 Then [4parted 1the 2people 3of Israel]; half the people went after Tibni son of Ginath for him to reign, and half of the people went after Omri.

Omri Reigns in Israel

22 And the people being after Omri prevailed against the people that followed after Tibni son of Ginath. And Tibni died, and Omri reigned. 23 In the thirtieth and first year of Asa king of Judah, Omri reigned over Israel twelve years. In Tirzah he reigned six years. 24 And Omri acquired the mountain Samaria from Shemer the lord of the mountain for two talents of silver. And he built on the mountain, and he called the name of the mountain which he built upon after the name of Shemer the lord of the mountain -- Samaria. 25 And Omri did the wicked thing before the  lord, and was wicked over all the ones being prior of him. 26 And he went in all the way of Jeroboam son of Nebat, and in his sins in which he led Israel into sin, to provoke to anger the  lord God of Israel in their vanities. 27 And the rest of the words of Omri, and all which he did, and his dominations, [4not 1behold 3these 2are] written in the scroll of the words of the days of the kings of Israel?

Ahab Reigns in Israel, Jehoshaphat in Judah

28 And Omri slept with his fathers, and they entombed him in Samaria. And [3reigned 1Ahab 2his son] instead of him. 29 But Ahab son of Omri reigned over Israel in [4year 1the thirtieth 2and 3eighth] of Asa king of Judah. [5reigned 1And 2Ahab 3son 4of Omri] over Israel in Samaria twenty and two years. 30 And Ahab did the wicked thing before the  lord, and he was wicked above all the ones prior of him. 31 And it was not enough for him to go in the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, but he took for wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Sidonians. And he went and served to Baal, and did obeisance to him. 32 And he set up an altar to Baal in the house of Baal which he built in Samaria. 33 And Ahab prepared the sacred grove. And Ahab proceeded to make provocations to provoke [5to anger 1the 2  lord 3God 4of Israel] above all the kings of Israel being prior of him. 34 In his days, [4built 1Hiel 2the 3Beth-elite] Jericho; [2with 3Abiram 4his first-born 1he laid its foundation], and with Segub his younger he set up its doors, according to the saying of the  lord, which he spoke by the hand of Joshua son of Nun.
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