In the twenty-seventhyear of Asaking of Judah, Zimrireignedsevendays at Tirzah. Now the people were campedagainst1Gibbethon, which belonged to the Philistines.
The people who were campedheardait 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 2died,
19because of his sinswhich he sinned, doingevil in the sight of the LORD, 3walking in the way of Jeroboam, and in his sinwhich he did, making Israelsin.
204Now the rest of the acts of Zimri and his conspiracywhich he bcarried 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 5Tirzah.
He bought the hillcSamaria from Shemer for two talents of silver; and he built on the hill, and named the citywhich he builtd6Samaria, after the name of Shemer, the owner of the hill.
257Omrididevil in the sight of the LORD, and 8actedmorewickedlythanallwho were before him.