And he bought the hillSamariaa 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 Omriwroughtevil in the eyes of the LORD, and did worse than all that were before him.
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 LORDGod of Israel to anger with their vanities.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 chroniclesof the kings of Israel?28
So Omrislept with his fathers, and was buried in Samaria: and Ahab his sonreigned in his stead.
And in the thirtyandeighthyear of Asaking of Judah began Ahab the son of Omri to reign over Israel: and Ahab the son of Omrireigned over Israel in Samariatwenty and twoyears.30
And Ahab the son of Omrididevil in the sight of the LORD above all that were before him.
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, that he took to wifeJezebel the daughter of Ethbaalking of the Zidonians, and went and servedBaal, and worshipped him.
And he reared up an altar for Baal in the house of Baal, which he had built in Samaria.33
And Ahabmade a grove; and Ahabdidmore to provoke the LORDGod of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel that were before him.
In his days did Hiel the BethelitebuildJericho: he laid the foundation thereof in Abiram his firstborn, and set up the gates thereof in his youngest son Segub, according to the word of the LORD, which he spakebyJoshua the son of Nun.