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1 Kings 16 :: New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:1 - Now the word of the LORD came to Jehu the son of Hanani against Baasha, saying,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:2 - “Inasmuch as I exalted you from the dust and made you leader over My people Israel, and you have walked in the way of Jeroboam and have made My people Israel sin, provoking Me to anger with their sins,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:3 - behold, I will consume Baasha and his house, and I will make your house like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:4 - “Anyone of Baasha who dies in the city the dogs will eat, and anyone of his who dies in the field the birds of the heavens will eat.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:5 - Now the rest of the acts of Baasha and what he did and his might, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel?

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:6 - And Baasha slept with his fathers and was buried in Tirzah, and Elah his son became king in his place.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:7 - Moreover, the word of the LORD through the prophet Jehu the son of Hanani also came against Baasha and his household, both because of all the evil which he did in the sight of the LORD, provoking Him to anger with the work of his hands, in being like the house of Jeroboam, and because he struck [fn]it.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:8 - In the twenty-sixth year of Asa king of Judah, Elah the son of Baasha became king over Israel at Tirzah, and reigned two years.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:9 - His servant Zimri, commander of half his chariots, conspired against him. Now he was at Tirzah drinking himself drunk in the house of Arza, who was over the household at Tirzah.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:10 - Then Zimri went in and struck him and put him to death in the twenty-seventh year of Asa king of Judah, and became king in his place.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:11 - It came about when he became king, as soon as he sat on his throne, that he [fn]killed all the household of Baasha; he did not leave [fn]a single male, neither of his [fn]relatives nor of his friends.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:12 - Thus Zimri destroyed all the household of Baasha, according to the word of the LORD, which He spoke against Baasha through Jehu the prophet,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:13 - for all the sins of Baasha and the sins of Elah his son, which they sinned and which they made Israel sin, provoking the LORD God of Israel to anger with their [fn]idols.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:14 - Now the rest of the acts of Elah and all that he did, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel?

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:15 - In the twenty-seventh year of Asa king of Judah, Zimri reigned seven days at Tirzah. Now the people were camped against Gibbethon, which belonged to the Philistines.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:16 - The people who were camped heard [fn]it said, “Zimri has conspired and has also struck down the king.” Therefore all Israel made Omri, the commander of the army, king over Israel that day in the camp.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:17 - Then Omri and all Israel with him went up from Gibbethon and besieged Tirzah.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:18 - When Zimri saw that the city was taken, he went into the citadel of the king’s house and burned the king’s house over him with fire, and died,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:19 - because of his sins which he sinned, doing evil in the sight of the LORD, walking in the way of Jeroboam, and in his sin which he did, making Israel sin.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:20 - Now the rest of the acts of Zimri and his conspiracy which he [fn]carried out, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel?

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:21 - Then the people of Israel were divided into two parts: half of the people followed Tibni the son of Ginath, to make him king; the other half followed Omri.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:22 - But the people who followed Omri prevailed over the people who followed Tibni the son of Ginath. And Tibni died and Omri became king.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:23 - In the thirty-first year of Asa king of Judah, Omri became king over Israel and reigned twelve years; he reigned six years at Tirzah.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:24 - He bought the hill [fn]Samaria from Shemer for two talents of silver; and he built on the hill, and named the city which he built [fn]Samaria, after the name of Shemer, the owner of the hill.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:25 - Omri did evil in the sight of the LORD, and acted more wickedly than all who were before him.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:26 - For he walked in all the way of Jeroboam the son of Nebat and in his sins which he made Israel sin, provoking the LORD God of Israel with their [fn]idols.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:27 - Now the rest of the acts of Omri which he did and his might which he [fn]showed, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel?

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:28 - So Omri slept with his fathers and was buried in Samaria; and Ahab his son became king in his place.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:29 - Now Ahab the son of Omri became king over Israel in the thirty-eighth year of Asa king of Judah, and Ahab the son of Omri reigned over Israel in Samaria twenty-two years.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:30 - Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the LORD more than all who were before him.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:31 - It came about, as though it had been a trivial thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he married Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Sidonians, and went to serve Baal and worshiped him.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:32 - So he erected an altar for Baal in the house of Baal which he built in Samaria.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:33 - Ahab also made the [fn]Asherah. Thus Ahab did more to provoke the LORD God of Israel than all the kings of Israel who were before him.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:34 - In his days Hiel the Bethelite built Jericho; he laid its foundations with the loss of Abiram his firstborn, and set up its gates with the loss of his youngest son Segub, according to the word of the LORD, which He spoke by Joshua the son of Nun.
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Or, him
Literally: smote
Literally: him who urinates against the wall
Literally: redeemers
Literally: vanities
Literally: saying
Literally: conspired
Hebrew: Shomeron
Literally: vanities
Literally: did
I.e. wooden symbol of a female deity

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