In the twentyandsixthyear of Asaking of Judah began Elah the son of Baasha to reign over Israel in Tirzah, two years.9
And his servantZimri,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 seventhyear of Asaking of Judah, and reigned in his stead.
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 Zimridestroy all the house of Baasha, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake against BaashabyaJehu 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 LORDGod 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 chroniclesof the kings of Israel?