In the twenty-seventh year of the reign of King Asa of Judah, Zimri ruled in Tirzah over Israel for seven days. The Israelite troops were besieging the city of Gibbethon in Philistia,
and when they heard that Zimri had plotted against the king and assassinated him, then and there they all proclaimed their commander Omri king of Israel.
Omri and his troops left Gibbethon and went and besieged Tirzah.
When Zimri saw that the city had fallen, he went into the palace's inner fortress, set the palace on fire, and died in the flames.
This happened because of his sins against the Lord. Like his predecessor Jeroboam, he displeased the Lord by his own sins and by leading Israel into sin.
Everything else that Zimri did, including the account of his conspiracy, is recorded in [The History of the Kings of Israel.]