Now the word of the LORDcame to 1Jehu the son of 2HananiagainstBaasha, saying,
2"Inasmuch as I 3exalted you from the dust and made you leaderover My peopleIsrael, and 4you have walked in the way of Jeroboam and have made My peopleIsraelsin, provoking Me to anger with their sins,
3behold, 5I will consume6Baasha and his house, and 7I will make your house like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat.
"8Anyone of Baasha who dies in the city the dogs will eat, and anyone of his who dies in the field the birds of the heavens will eat."
59Now the rest of the acts of Baasha and what he did and his might, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel?
And Baashaslept with his fathers and was buried in 10Tirzah, and Elah his sonbecameking in his place.
7Moreover, the word of the LORDthrough11the prophetJehu the son of HananialsocameagainstBaasha and his household, both because of all the evilwhich he did in the sight of the LORD, provoking Him to anger with 12the work of his hands, in being like the house of Jeroboam, and because13he struckait.
In the twenty-sixthyear of Asaking of Judah, Elah the son of BaashabecamekingoverIsrael at Tirzah, and reigned two years.
His servant14Zimri, commander of half his chariots, conspiredagainst him. Now he was at Tirzahdrinking himself drunk in the house of Arza, 15who was over the household at Tirzah.
Then Zimriwent in and struck him and put him to death in the twenty-seventhyear of Asaking of Judah, and becameking in his place.
It came about when he becameking, as soon as he sat on his throne, that 16he bkilledall the household of Baasha; he did not leaveca single male , neither of his drelatives nor of his friends.
Thus Zimridestroyedall the household of Baasha, 17according to the word of the LORD, which He spokeagainstBaashathrough18Jehu the prophet,
for all the sins of Baasha and the sins of Elah his son, which they sinned and which they made Israelsin, 19provoking the LORDGod of Israel to anger with their eidols.
1420Now the rest of the acts of Elah and all that he did, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel?
In the twenty-seventhyear of Asaking of Judah, Zimrireignedsevendays at Tirzah. Now the people were campedagainst21Gibbethon, which belonged to the Philistines.
The people who were campedheardfit said, "Zimri has conspired and has alsostruckdown the king." Therefore allIsraelmadeOmri, the commander of the army, kingoverIsrael that day in the camp.
Then Omri and allIsrael with him went up from Gibbethon and besiegedTirzah.
When Zimrisaw that the city was taken, he went into the citadel of the king'shouse and burned the king'shouseover him with fire, and 22died,
19because of his sinswhich he sinned, doingevil in the sight of the LORD, 23walking in the way of Jeroboam, and in his sinwhich he did, making Israelsin.
2024Now the rest of the acts of Zimri and his conspiracywhich he gcarried out, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel?
21Then the people of Israel were divided into twoparts: half of the peoplefollowedTibni the son of Ginath, to make him king; the other halffollowedOmri.
But the peoplewhofollowedOmriprevailedover the peoplewhofollowedTibni the son of Ginath. And Tibnidied and Omribecameking.
In the thirty-firstyear of Asaking of Judah, OmribecamekingoverIsrael and reigned twelveyears; he reignedsixyears at 25Tirzah.
He bought the hillhSamaria from Shemer for two talents of silver; and he built on the hill, and named the citywhich he builti26Samaria, after the name of Shemer, the owner of the hill.
2527Omrididevil in the sight of the LORD, and 28actedmorewickedlythanallwho were before him.
For he 29walked in all the way of Jeroboam the son of Nebat and in his sinswhich he made Israelsin, provoking the LORDGod of Israel with their jidols.
Now the rest of the acts of Omriwhich he did and his mightwhich he kshowed, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel?
So Omrislept with his fathers and was buried in Samaria; and Ahab his sonbecameking in his place.
Now Ahab the son of OmribecamekingoverIsrael in the thirty-eighthyear of Asaking of Judah, and Ahab the son of OmrireignedoverIsrael in Samariatwenty-twoyears.
30Ahab the son of Omrididevil in the sight of the LORD30morethanallwho were before him.
It came about, as though it had been a trivialthing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that 31he marriedJezebel the daughter of Ethbaalking of the 32Sidonians, and went to serveBaal and worshiped him.
So he erected an altar for Baal in 33the house of Baalwhich he built in Samaria.
33Ahab also made34the lAsherah. Thus 35Ahabdidmore to provoke the LORDGod of Israelthanall the kings of Israelwho were before him.
3436In his daysHiel the BethelitebuiltJericho; he laid its foundations with the loss of Abiram his firstborn, and set up its gates with the loss of his youngest son Segub, according to the word of the LORD, which He spoke by Joshua the son of Nun.