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°.”
 a1K 16:7; 2Ch 19:2; 20:34 b2Ch 16:7-10
 a1S 2:8; 1K 14:7 b1K 15:34
 a1K 14:10; 21:21 b1K 16:11 c1K 15:29
 a1K 14:11; 21:24
The Israelite Kings
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.
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°.
 a2K 9:30-33 bGn 24:2; 39:4; 1K 18:3
 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°?
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°?
 a1K 15:27
 ILit saying
 a1S 31:4, 5; 2S 17:23
 a1K 12:28; 14:16; 15:26
 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°.
25 ¶ aOmri° 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°.
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.
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°.
 aDt 7:1-5 bJg 18:7; 1K 11:1-5; 2K 10:18; 17:16
 a2K 10:21, 26, 27
 II.e. wooden symbol of a female deity a2K 13:6 b1K 14:9; 16:29, 30; 21:25
 aJsh 6:26
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Jehu's prophecy against Baasha.
1 ¶ Then the wordº of the LORDº came² to² Jehuº the sonº of Hananiº against² Baasha,º saying,ºª 2 Forasmuch²² as I exaltedºª thee out of² the dust,º and madeºª thee princeº over² my peopleº Israel;º and thou hast walked¹ª² in the wayº of Jeroboam,º and hast made² my peopleº Israelº to sin,ºª to provoke me to angerºª with their sins;º 3 Behold,² I will take awayºª the posterityº of Baasha,º and the posterityº of his house;º and will makeºª² thy houseº like the houseº of Jeroboamº the sonº of Nebat.º 4 Him that diethºª of Baashaº in the cityº shall the dogsº eat;ºª and him that diethºª of his in the fieldsº shall the fowlsº of the airº eat.ºª 5 Now the restº of the actsº of Baasha,º and what² he did,ºª and his might,º [are] they² not² writtenºª in² the bookº of the chroniclesºº of the kingsº of Israel?º
 1K 15:33; 16:7; 2Ch 16:7; 19:2; 20:34.
 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.
 1K 14:10; 15:29; 16:11; 21:21; Is 66:24; Jr 22:19.
 1K 14:11.
 1K 14:19; 15:31; 2Ch 16:1.
Elah succeedeth him.
6 So Baashaº sleptºª with² his fathers,º and was buriedºª in Tirzah:º and Elahº his sonº reignedºª in his stead.² 7 And also² by the handº of the prophetº Jehuº the sonº of Hananiº came² the wordº of the LORDº against² Baasha,º and against² his house,º even for² all² the evilº that² he didºª in the sightº of the LORD,º in provoking him to angerºª with the workº of his hands,º in being² like the houseº of Jeroboam;º and because²² he killedºª him.
 1K 14:17, 20; 15:21, 25; 16:8, 13.
 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 twentyº¹ and sixthº yearº of Asaº kingº of Judahº began Elahº the sonº of Baashaº to reignºª over² Israelº in Tirzah,º two years.º 9 And his servantº Zimri,º captainº of halfº [his] chariots,º conspiredºª against² him, as he² was in Tirzah,º drinkingºª himself drunkº in the houseº of Arzaº steward² of [his] houseº in Tirzah.º 10 And Zimriº went inºª and smoteºª him, and killedºª him, in the twentyº and seventhº yearº of Asaº kingº of Judah,º and reignedºª in his stead.²
 1K 16:8.
 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.
 1K 16:15; 2K 9:31.
Zimri executeth Jehu's prophecy.
11 ¶ And it came to pass,² when he began to reign,ºª as soon as he satºª on² his throne,º [that] he slewºª² all² the houseº of Baasha:º he leftºª him not² one that pissethºª against a wall,º neither of his kinsfolks,ºª nor of his friends.º 12 Thus did Zimriº destroyºª² all² the houseº of Baasha,º according to the wordº of the LORD,º which² he spakeºª against² Baashaº byº Jehuº the prophet,º 13 For² all² the sinsº of Baasha,º and the sinsº of Elahº his son,º by which² they sinned,ºª and by which² they made Israel¹ to sin,ºª²² in provoking²² the LORDº Godº of Israelº to anger¹ª with their vanities.º 14 Now the restº of the actsº of Elah,º and all² that² he did,ºª [are] they² not² writtenºª in² the bookº of the chroniclesºº of the kingsº of Israel?º
 Jg 1:7; 1S 25:22, 34; 1K 14:10; 15:29.
 1K 14:18; 16:1, 7; 2K 14:25; 2Ch 10:15; Pv 26:6.
 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.
 1K 16:5.
Omri, made king by the soldiers, forceth Zimri desperately to burn himself.
15 ¶ In the twentyº¹ and seventhº yearº of Asaº kingº of Judahº did Zimriº reignºª sevenº daysº in Tirzah.º And the peopleº [were] encampedºª against² Gibbethon,º which² [belonged] to the Philistines.º 16 And the peopleº [that were] encampedºª heardºª say,ºª Zimriº hath conspired,ºª and hath also² slainºª² the king:º wherefore all² Israelº made² Omri,º the captainº of the host,º kingºª over² Israelº that² dayº in the camp.º 17 And Omriº went upºª from² Gibbethon,º and all² Israelº with² him, and they besiegedºª² Tirzah.º 18 And it came to pass,² when Zimriº sawºª that² the cityº was taken,ºª that he wentºª into² the palaceº of the king'sº house,º and burntºª² the king'sº houseº over² him with fire,º and died,ºª 19 For² his sinsº which² he sinnedºª in doingºª evilº in the sightº of the LORD,º in walking¹ª² in the wayº of Jeroboam,º and in his sinº which² he did,ºª to make Israel¹ to sin.ºª²² 20 Now the restº of the actsº of Zimri,º and his treasonº that² he wrought,ºª [are] they² not² writtenºª in² the bookº of the chroniclesºº of the kingsº of Israel?º
 Jsh 19:44; 21:23; 1K 15:27; 16:8; 2K 9:31; Jb 20:5; Ps 37:35.
 1K 16:30; 2K 8:26; 2Ch 22:2; Mi 6:16.
 Jg 9:45, 50, 56; 2K 6:24; 18:9; 25:1; Lk 19:43.
 Jg 9:54; 1S 31:4; 2S 17:23; Jb 2:9; Mt 27:5.
 1K 12:28; 14:16; 15:26, 30, 34; 16:7, 13; Ps 9:16; 58:9.
 1K 14:19; 15:31; 16:5, 14, 27; 22:39.
The kingdom being divided, Omri prevaileth against Tibni.
21 ¶ Then² were the peopleº of Israelº dividedºª into two parts:º halfº of the peopleº followedººª Tibniº the sonº of Ginath,º to make him king;ºª and halfº followedº Omri.º 22 But the peopleº that² followedº Omriº prevailed¹ª against¹²² the peopleº that² followedº Tibniº the sonº of Ginath:º so Tibniº died,ºª and Omriº reigned.ºª
Omri buildeth Samaria.
23 ¶ In the thirtyº¹ and firstº yearº of Asaº kingº of Judahº began Omriº to reignºª over² Israel,º twelveºº years:º sixº yearsº reignedºª he in Tirzah.º 24 And he boughtºª² the hillº Samariaº of²² Shemerº for two talentsº of silver,º and built¹ª on²² the hill,º and calledºª² the nameº of the cityº which² he built,ºª after² the nameº of Shemer,º ownerº of the hill,º Samaria.º
 1K 16:8, 10, 15, 29; 2Ch 22:2.
 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 Omriº wroughtºª evilº in the eyesº of the LORD,º and did worseºª than all²² that² [were] beforeº him. 26 For he walked¹ª² in all² the wayº of Jeroboamº the sonº of Nebat,º and in his sinº wherewith² he made Israel¹ to sin,ºª²² to provoke²² the LORDº Godº of Israelº to anger¹ª with their vanities.º
 1K 14:9; 16:30, 33; Mi 6:16.
 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 restº of the actsº of Omriº which² he did,ºª and his mightº that² he shewed,ºª [are] they² not² writtenºª in² the bookº of the chroniclesºº of the kingsº of Israel?º 28 So Omriº sleptºª with² his fathers,º and was buriedºª in Samaria:º and Ahabº his sonº reignedºª in his stead.²
Ahab's most wicked reign.
29 ¶ And in the thirtyº¹ and eighthº yearº of Asaº kingº of Judahº began Ahabº the sonº of Omriº to reignºª over² Israel:º and Ahabº the sonº of Omriº reignedºª over² Israelº in Samariaº twentyº and twoº years.º 30 And Ahabº the sonº of Omriº didºª evilº in the sightº of the LORDº above all²² that² [were] beforeº him. 31 And it came to pass,² as if it had been a light thingºª for him to walk¹ª² in the sinsº of Jeroboamº the sonº of Nebat,º that he tookºª to wifeº² Jezebelº the daughterº of Ethbaalº kingº of the Zidonians,º and went¹ª² and servedºª² Baal,º and worshippedºª him. 32 And he reared upºª an altarº for Baalº in the houseº of Baal,º which² he had builtºª in Samaria.º 33 And Ahabº madeºª² a grove;º and Ahabº didºª moreºª to provoke²² the LORDº Godº of Israelº to anger¹ª than all²² the kingsº of Israelº that² were² beforeº him.
 1K 16:24.
 1K 14:9; 16:25, 31, 33; 21:25; 2K 3:2.
 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.
 2K 10:21, 26.
 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 daysº did Hielº the Betheliteº buildºª² Jericho:º he laid the foundationºª thereof in Abiramº his firstborn,º and set upºª the gatesº thereof in his youngestº [son] Segub,º according to the wordº of the LORD,º which² he spakeºª byº Joshuaº the sonº of Nun.º
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