1 Kings 16

1 Then the word of the LORD came to aJehu the son of Hanani against Baasha, saying, 2 bForasmuch as I exalted thee out of the dust, and made thee prince over my people Israel; and cthou 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 dthe house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat. 4 eHim 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, fare they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel? 6 So Baasha slept with his fathers, and was buried in gTirzah: 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 iwork of his hands, in being like the house of Jeroboam; and because hhe killed 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 kAnd his servant Zimri, captain of half his chariots, conspired against him, as he was in Tirzah, jdrinking 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.

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 lnot 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 nFor 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 mwith 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?

15 In the twenty and seventh year of Asa king of Judah did Zimri reign oseven days in Tirzah. And the people were encamped pagainst 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 qdied, 19 For his sins which he sinned in sdoing evil in the sight of the LORD, rin 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?

21 Then were the people of Israel divided into ttwo 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. 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.

25 But uOmri 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 vvanities. 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.

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, ythat he took to wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the xZidonians, wand went and served Baal, and worshipped him. 32 And he reared up an altar for Baal in zthe house of Baal, which he had built in Samaria. 33 bAnd Ahab made a grove; and Ahab adid more to provoke the LORD God of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel that were before him. 34 In his days did Hiel the Beth-elite build Jericho: he laid the foundation thereof in Abiram his firstborn, and set up the gates thereof in his youngest son Segub, caccording to the word of the LORD, which he spake by Joshua the son of Nun.

 
Cross Ref
1a1 Kin 21:20-24
2 Chr 19:2
2b1 Sam 2:8
1 Kin 14:7
Psa 75:6-7
Jer 27:5
Dan 2:21
c1 Kin 15:34
3dIsa 66:24
1 Kin 15:29
1 Kin 14:10
4e1 Kin 14:11
5f2 Chr 16:1
6g1 Kin 14:17
7hHos 1:4
2 Kin 10:30-31
1 Kin 14:14
iIsa 2:8
Psa 115:4
9jIsa 1:28
Pro 20:1
Job 31:3
1 Kin 20:16
2 Sam 13:28-29
1 Sam 25:36-38
k2 Kin 12:20
2 Kin 9:31
1 Kin 15:27
11l1 Sam 25:22
13m1 Cor 8:4
Jon 2:8
Jer 10:15
Jer 10:8
Isa 41:29
1 Sam 12:21
Deu 32:21
nIsa 3:16
15oJob 20:5
Psa 37:35
p1 Kin 15:27
18qJdg 9:54
19r1 Kin 12:28
sPsa 9:16
21tIsa 9:18
25u1 Kin 14:9
Mic 6:16
26vJer 16:19
Act 14:15
31w2 Kin 10:18
1 Kin 21:25
xJdg 18:7
y1 Kin 18:4-19
Jos 23:12
Gen 6:2
32z2 Kin 10:21
2 Kin 10:26-27
33a1 Kin 21:25
bJer 17:2
Exo 34:13
34cLuk 21:33
Mat 24:35
Isa 40:8
Pro 13:13
Psa 119:126
Psa 119:89
Num 15:30
1 Pet 1:25