"I lifted you up from the dust1 and made you leader2 of my people Israel, but you walked in the ways of Jeroboam and caused3 my people Israel to sin and to provoke me to anger by their sins.
So I am about to consume Baasha4 and his house,5 and I will make your house like that of Jeroboam son of Nebat.
Dogs6 will eat those belonging to Baasha who die in the city, and the birds of the air7 will feed on those who die in the country."
As for the other events of Baasha's reign, what he did and his achievements, are they not written in the book of the annals8 of the kings of Israel?
Baasha rested with his fathers and was buried in Tirzah.9 And Elah his son succeeded him as king.
Moreover, the word of the LORD came10 through the prophet Jehu11 son of Hanani to Baasha and his house, because of all the evil he had done in the eyes of the LORD, provoking him to anger by the things he did, and becoming like the house of Jeroboam--and also because he destroyed it.
In the twenty-sixth year of Asa king of Judah, Elah son of Baasha became king of Israel, and he reigned in Tirzah two years.
Zimri, one of his officials, who had command of half his chariots, plotted against him. Elah was in Tirzah at the time, getting drunk12 in the home of Arza, the man in charge13 of the palace at Tirzah.
Zimri came in, struck him down and killed him in the twenty-seventh year of Asa king of Judah. Then he succeeded him as king.1411
As soon as he began to reign and was seated on the throne, he killed off Baasha's whole family.15 He did not spare a single male, whether relative or friend.
So Zimri destroyed the whole family of Baasha, in accordance with the word of the LORD spoken against Baasha through the prophet Jehu--
because of all the sins Baasha and his son Elah had committed and had caused Israel to commit, so that they provoked the LORD, the God of Israel, to anger by their worthless idols.16