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?15
In the twentyandseventhyear of Asaking of Judah did Zimrireignsevendays in Tirzah. And the people were encamped against Gibbethon, which belonged to the Philistines.16
And the people that were encampedheardsay , 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 besiegedTirzah.18
And it came to pass, when Zimrisaw that the city was taken , that he went into the palace of the king'shouse, and burnt the king'shouse over him with fire, and died ,
For his sins which he sinned in doingevil in the sight of the LORD, in walking in the way of Jeroboam, and in his sin which he did , to make Israel to sin .