1 Kings 16
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1 Kings 16
Then the word of YHWH came to Yehu son of Hanani, against Ba'asha, saying,
'Because I raised you up out of the dust and made you ruler over My people Yisra'el, but you walked in the way of Yarob'am, and made My people Yisra'el sin, to provoke Me with their sins,
see, I am going to sweep away Ba'asha and his house, and shall make your house like the house of Yarob'am the son of Nebat.
'Anyone belonging to Ba'asha who dies in a city the dogs eat, and anyone belonging to him who dies in a field the birds of the heavens eat.'
And the rest of the acts of Ba'asha, what he did, and his might, are they not written in the book of the annals of the sovereigns of Yisra'el?
So Ba'asha slept with his fathers and was buried in Tirtsah. And his son Elah reigned in his place.
Moreover, the word of YHWH came by the prophet Yehu son of Hanani against Ba'asha and his house, because of all the evil that he did in the eyes of YHWH in provoking Him with the work of his hands, in being like the house of Yarob'am, and because he smote them.
Elah King of Israel...
In the twenty-sixth year of Asa sovereign of Yehudah, Elah son of Ba`asha began to reign over Yisra`el in Tirtsah, two years.
And his servant Zimri, commander of half his chariots, conspired against him as he was in Tirtsah drinking himself drunk in the house of Artsa, who was over his house in Tirtsah.
Then Zimri came in and smote him and killed him in the twenty-seventh year of Asa sovereign of Yehudah, and reigned in his place.
And it came to be, when he began to reign, as soon as he was seated on his throne, that he smote all the household of Ba'asha. He did not leave him one male, neither of his relatives nor of his friends.
So Zimri destroyed the entire house of Ba'asha, according to the word of YHWH, which He spoke against Ba'asha by Yehu the prophet,
for all the sins of Ba'asha and the sins of Elah his son, by which they had sinned and by which they had made Yisra'el sin, in provoking YHWH Elohim of Yisra'el with their worthlessnesses.
And the rest of the acts of Elah, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the annals of the sovereigns of Yisra'el?
Zimri King of Israel...
In the twenty-seventh year of Asa sovereign of Yehudah, Zimri reigned seven days in Tirtsah. And the people were encamped against Gibbethon, which belonged to the Philistines.
And the people who were encamped heard it said, 'Zimri has conspired and also smote the sovereign.' So all Yisra'el set up Omri, the commander of the army, to reign over Yisra'el that day in the camp.
And Omri went up, and all Yisra'el with him, from Gibbethon, and they besieged Tirtsah.
And it came to be, when Zimri saw that the city was captured, that he went into a high place of the sovereign's house and burned the sovereign's house down upon himself with fire, and died,
because of the sins which he had sinned in doing evil in the eyes of YHWH, in walking in the way of Yarob'am, and in his sin which he had committed to make Yisra'el sin.
And the rest of the acts of Zimri, and the conspiracy he made, are they not written in the book of the annals of the sovereigns of Yisra'el?
Omri King of Israel...
Then the people of Yisra`el were divided into two parts: half of the people followed Tibni son of Ginath, to make him reign, and half followed Omri.
But the people who followed Omri were stronger than the people who followed Tibni son of Ginath. And Tibni died and Omri reigned.
In the thirty-first year of Asa sovereign of Yehudah, Omri became sovereign over Yisra'el, and reigned twelve years. He reigned six years in Tirtsah.
And he bought the hill of Shomeron from Shemer for two talents of silver, and built on the hill, and called the name of the city which he built, Shomeron, after the name of Shemer, owner of the hill.
And Omri did evil in the eyes of YHWH, and did evil more than all those before him,
and walked in all the ways of Yarob'am son of Nebat, and in his sin by which he had made Yisra'el sin, provoking YHWH Elohim of Yisra'el with their worthlessnesses.
And the rest of the acts of Omri which he did, and the might that he attained, are they not written in the book of the annals of the sovereigns of Yisra'el?
So Omri slept with his fathers and was buried in Shomeron. And Ahab his son reigned in his place.
Wicked Ahab Becomes King of Israel...
In the thirty-eighth year of Asa sovereign of Yehudah, Ahab son of Omri became sovereign over Yisra`el. And Ahab son of Omri reigned over Yisra`el in Shomeron twenty-two years.
And Ahab son of Omri did evil in the eyes of YHWH, more than all those before him.
And it came to be, as though it had been a light matter for him to walk in the sins of Yarob'am son of Nebat, that he took as wife Izebel the daughter of Ethba'al, sovereign of the Tsidonians. And he went and served Ba'al and bowed himself to it,
and raised up an altar for Ba'al in the house of Ba'al, which he had built in Shomeron.
And Ahab made an Asherah. And Ahab did more to provoke YHWH Elohim of Yisra'el than all the sovereigns of Yisra'el before him.
In his days Hi'el of Beyth El built Yeriho. He laid its foundation at the cost of Abiram his first-born, and at the cost of his youngest son Segub he set up its gates, according to the word of YHWH, which He had spoken through Yehoshua son of Nun.
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