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Prophecy against Baasha

1 Now the word of the LORD came to aJehu the son of bHanani against Baasha, saying, 2 “Inasmuch as I aexalted you from the dust and made you leader over My people Israel, and byou have walked in the way of Jeroboam and have made My people Israel sin, provoking Me to anger with their sins, 3 behold, aI will consume bBaasha and his house, and cI will make your house like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat. 4 aAnyone 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.”

[1] a1K 16:7; 2Ch 19:2; 20:34 b2Ch 16:7-10
[2] a1S 2:8; 1K 14:7 b1K 15:34
[3] a1K 14:10; 21:21 b1K 16:11 c1K 15:29
[4] a1K 14:11; 21:24

5aNow 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?

[5] a1K 14:19; 15:31

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6 And Baasha slept with his fathers and was buried in aTirzah, and Elah his son became king in his place. 7 Moreover, the word of the LORD through athe 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 bthe work of his hands, in being like the house of Jeroboam, and because che struck Iit.

[6] a1K 14:17; 15:21
[7] IOr him a1K 16:1 bPs 115:4; Is 2:8 c1K 14:14; 15:27, 29

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. 9 His servant aZimri, commander of half his chariots, conspired against him. Now he [was] at Tirzah drinking himself drunk in the house of Arza, bwho [was] over the household at Tirzah. 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. 11 It came about when he became king, as soon as he sat on his throne, that ahe Ikilled all the household of Baasha; he did not leave IIa single male, neither of his IIIrelatives nor of his friends.

[9] a2K 9:30-33 bGn 24:2; 39:4; 1K 18:3
[11] ILit smote IILit him who urinates against the wall IIILit redeemers a1K 15:29; 16:3

12 ¶ Thus Zimri destroyed all the household of Baasha, aaccording to the word of the LORD, which He spoke against Baasha through bJehu the prophet, 13 for all the sins of Baasha and the sins of Elah his son, which they sinned and which they made Israel sin, aprovoking the LORD God of Israel to anger with their Iidols. 14 aNow 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?

[12] a1K 16:3 b2Ch 19:2; 20:34
[13] ILit vanities aDt 32:21; 1K 15:30
[14] a1K 16:5

15 ¶ In the twenty-seventh year of Asa king of Judah, Zimri reigned seven days at Tirzah. Now the people were camped against aGibbethon, which belonged to the Philistines. 16 The people who were camped heard Iit 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. 17 Then Omri and all Israel with him went up from Gibbethon and besieged Tirzah. 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 adied, 19 because of his sins which he sinned, doing evil in the sight of the LORD, awalking in the way of Jeroboam, and in his sin which he did, making Israel sin. 20 aNow the rest of the acts of Zimri and his conspiracy which he Icarried out, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel?

[15] a1K 15:27
[16] ILit saying
[18] a1S 31:4, 5; 2S 17:23
[19] a1K 12:28; 14:16; 15:26
[20] ILit conspired a1K 16:5, 14, 27

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. 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. 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 aTirzah. 24 He bought the hill ISamaria from Shemer for two talents of silver; and he built on the hill, and named the city which he built IaSamaria, after the name of Shemer, the owner of the hill.

[23] a1K 15:21
[24] IHeb Shomeron a1K 16:28, 29, 32

25aOmri did evil in the sight of the LORD, and bacted more wickedly than all who [were] before him. 26 For he awalked 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 Iidols. 27 Now the rest of the acts of Omri which he did and his might which he Ishowed, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel? 28 So Omri slept with his fathers and was buried in Samaria; and Ahab his son became king in his place.

[25] aMi 6:16 b1K 14:9; 16:30-33
[26] ILit vanities a1K 16:19
[27] ILit did

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. 30 Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the LORD amore than all who were before him.

[30] a1K 14:9; 16:25

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 ahe married Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the bSidonians, and went to serve Baal and worshiped him. 32 So he erected an altar for Baal in athe house of Baal which he built in Samaria. 33 Ahab also made athe IAsherah. Thus bAhab did more to provoke the LORD God of Israel than all the kings of Israel who were before him. 34 aIn 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.

[31] aDt 7:1-5 bJg 18:7; 1K 11:1-5; 2K 10:18; 17:16
[32] a2K 10:21, 26, 27
[33] II.e. wooden symbol of a female deity a2K 13:6 b1K 14:9; 16:29, 30; 21:25
[34] aJsh 6:26


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Jehu's prophecy against Baasha.

1 ¶ Then the word of the LORD came to Jehu the son of Hanani against Baasha, saying, 2 Forasmuch as I exalted thee out of the dust, and made thee prince over my people Israel; and thou hast walked in the way of Jeroboam, and hast made my people Israel to sin, to provoke me to anger with their sins; 3 Behold, I will take away the posterity of Baasha, and the posterity of his house; and will make thy house like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat. 4 Him that dieth of Baasha in the city shall the dogs eat; and him that dieth of his in the fields shall the fowls of the air eat. 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?

[1] 1K 15:33; 16:7; 2Ch 16:7; 19:2; 20:34.
[2] Ex 32:21; 1S 2:8, 24, 27; 15:17; 26:19; 2S 12:7; 1K 13:33; 14:7, 16; 15:26, 34; Ps 113:7; Mt 5:19; Lk 1:52.
[3] 1K 14:10; 15:29; 16:11; 21:21; Is 66:24; Jr 22:19.
[4] 1K 14:11.
[5] 1K 14:19; 15:31; 2Ch 16:1.

Elah succeedeth him.

6 So Baasha slept with his fathers, and was buried in Tirzah: and Elah his son reigned in his stead. 7 And also by the hand of the prophet Jehu the son of Hanani came the word of the LORD against Baasha, and against his house, even for all the evil that he did in the sight of the LORD, in provoking him to anger with the work of his hands, in being like the house of Jeroboam; and because he killed him.

[6] 1K 14:17, 20; 15:21, 25; 16:8, 13.
[7] Ex 20:5; 1K 14:14; 15:27; 16:1, 13; 2K 10:30; Ps 115:4; Is 2:8; 10:6; 44:9; Ho 1:4; Ac 2:23; 4:27.

Zimri conspiring against Elah succeedeth him.

8 ¶ In the twenty and sixth year of Asa king of Judah began Elah the son of Baasha to reign over Israel in Tirzah, two years. 9 And his servant Zimri, captain of half [his] chariots, conspired against him, as he was in Tirzah, drinking himself drunk in the house of Arza steward of [his] house in Tirzah. 10 And Zimri went in and smote him, and killed him, in the twenty and seventh year of Asa king of Judah, and reigned in his stead.

[8] 1K 16:8.
[9] Gn 15:2; 24:2, 10; 39:4, 9; 1S 25:36; 2S 13:28; 1K 15:27; 20:16; 2K 9:14, 31; 12:20; 15:10, 25, 30; Pv 23:29; Jr 51:57; Dn 5:1, 30; Na 1:10; Hab 2:15; Mt 24:49; Lk 21:34.
[10] 1K 16:15; 2K 9:31.

Zimri executeth Jehu's prophecy.

11 ¶ And it came to pass, when he began to reign, as soon as he sat on his throne, [that] he slew all the house of Baasha: he left him not one that pisseth against a wall, neither of his kinsfolks, nor of his friends. 12 Thus did Zimri destroy all the house of Baasha, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake against Baasha by Jehu the prophet, 13 For all the sins of Baasha, and the sins of Elah his son, by which they sinned, and by which they made Israel to sin, in provoking the LORD God of Israel to anger with their vanities. 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?

[11] Jg 1:7; 1S 25:22, 34; 1K 14:10; 15:29.
[12] 1K 14:18; 16:1, 7; 2K 14:25; 2Ch 10:15; Pv 26:6.
[13] Dt 32:21; 1S 12:21; 1K 15:30; 2K 17:15; Is 41:29; Jr 10:3, 8, 15; Jna 2:8; Ro 1:21; 1Co 8:4; 10:19.
[14] 1K 16:5.

Omri, made king by the soldiers, forceth Zimri desperately to burn himself.

15 ¶ In the twenty and seventh year of Asa king of Judah did Zimri reign seven days in Tirzah. And the people [were] encamped against Gibbethon, which [belonged] to the Philistines. 16 And the people [that were] encamped heard say, Zimri hath conspired, and hath also slain the king: wherefore all Israel made Omri, the captain of the host, king over Israel that day in the camp. 17 And Omri went up from Gibbethon, and all Israel with him, and they besieged Tirzah. 18 And it came to pass, when Zimri saw that the city was taken, that he went into the palace of the king's house, and burnt the king's house over him with fire, and died, 19 For his sins which he sinned in doing evil in the sight of the LORD, in walking in the way of Jeroboam, and in his sin which he did, to make Israel to sin. 20 Now the rest of the acts of Zimri, and his treason that he wrought, [are] they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?

[15] Jsh 19:44; 21:23; 1K 15:27; 16:8; 2K 9:31; Jb 20:5; Ps 37:35.
[16] 1K 16:30; 2K 8:26; 2Ch 22:2; Mi 6:16.
[17] Jg 9:45, 50, 56; 2K 6:24; 18:9; 25:1; Lk 19:43.
[18] Jg 9:54; 1S 31:4; 2S 17:23; Jb 2:9; Mt 27:5.
[19] 1K 12:28; 14:16; 15:26, 30, 34; 16:7, 13; Ps 9:16; 58:9.
[20] 1K 14:19; 15:31; 16:5, 14, 27; 22:39.

The kingdom being divided, Omri prevaileth against Tibni.

21 ¶ Then were the people of Israel divided into two parts: half of the people followed Tibni the son of Ginath, to make him king; and half followed Omri. 22 But the people that followed Omri prevailed against the people that followed Tibni the son of Ginath: so Tibni died, and Omri reigned.

[21] 1K 15:25, 28; 16:8, 29; Pv 28:2; Is 9:18; 19:2; Mt 12:25; 1Co 1:12; Ep 4:3.

Omri buildeth Samaria.

23 ¶ In the thirty and first year of Asa king of Judah began Omri to reign over Israel, twelve years: six years reigned he in Tirzah. 24 And he bought the hill Samaria of Shemer for two talents of silver, and built on the hill, and called the name of the city which he built, after the name of Shemer, owner of the hill, Samaria.

[23] 1K 16:8, 10, 15, 29; 2Ch 22:2.
[24] 1K 13:32; 18:2; 20:1; 22:37; 2K 17:1, 6, 24; Jn 4:4; Ac 8:5.

His wicked reign.

25 ¶ But Omri wrought evil in the eyes of the LORD, and did worse than all that [were] before him. 26 For he walked in all the way of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and in his sin wherewith he made Israel to sin, to provoke the LORD God of Israel to anger with their vanities.

[25] 1K 14:9; 16:30, 33; Mi 6:16.
[26] 1K 12:26; 13:33; 16:2, 7, 13, 19; Ps 31:6; Jr 8:19; 10:3, 8; 14:22; 16:19; 18:15; Ac 14:15; Ro 1:21.

Ahab succeedeth him.

27 Now the rest of the acts of Omri which he did, and his might that he shewed, [are] they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel? 28 So Omri slept with his fathers, and was buried in Samaria: and Ahab his son reigned in his stead.

[27] 1K 15:31; 16:5, 14, 20.
[28] 1K 16:6.

Ahab's most wicked reign.

29 ¶ And in the thirty and eighth year of Asa king of Judah began Ahab the son of Omri to reign over Israel: and Ahab the son of Omri reigned over Israel in Samaria twenty and two years. 30 And Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the LORD above all that [were] before him. 31 And it came to pass, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took to wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Zidonians, and went and served Baal, and worshipped him. 32 And he reared up an altar for Baal in the house of Baal, which he had built in Samaria. 33 And Ahab made a grove; and Ahab did more to provoke the LORD God of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel that were before him.

[29] 1K 16:24.
[30] 1K 14:9; 16:25, 31, 33; 21:25; 2K 3:2.
[31] Gn 6:2; 30:15; Nu 16:9; Dt 7:3; Jsh 23:12; Jg 2:11; 3:7; 10:6, 12; 18:7; 1K 11:1, 4; 18:4, 19; 19:1; 21:5, 25; 2K 9:30; 10:18; 17:16; Ne 13:23; Is 7:13; Ezk 8:17; 16:20, 47; 34:18; Rv 2:20.
[32] 2K 10:21, 26.
[33] Ex 34:13; 1K 16:30; 21:19, 25; 22:6, 8; 2K 13:6; 17:16; 21:3; Jr 17:1.

Joshua's curse upon Hiel the builder of Jericho.

34 ¶ In his days did Hiel the Bethelite build Jericho: he laid the foundation thereof in Abiram his firstborn, and set up the gates thereof in his youngest [son] Segub, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by Joshua the son of Nun.

[34] Jsh 6:26; 23:14; Zc 1:5; Mt 24:35.


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