1 Kings 16:22-32 (New American Standard)

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22 But the people who followed Omri prevailed over the people who followed Tibni the son of Ginath. And Tibni died and Omri became king. 23 In the thirty-first year of Asa king of Judah, Omri became king over Israel and reigned twelve years; he reigned six years at 1Tirzah. 24 He bought the hill aSamaria from Shemer for two talents of silver; and he built on the hill, and named the city which he built b2Samaria, after the name of Shemer, the owner of the hill. 25 3Omri did evil in the sight of the LORD, and 4acted more wickedly than all who were before him. 26 For he 5walked in all the way of Jeroboam the son of Nebat and in his sins which he made Israel sin, provoking the LORD God of Israel with their cidols. 27 Now the rest of the acts of Omri which he did and his might which he dshowed, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel? 28 So Omri slept with his fathers and was buried in Samaria; and Ahab his son became king in his place. 29 Now Ahab the son of Omri became king over Israel in the thirty-eighth year of Asa king of Judah, and Ahab the son of Omri reigned over Israel in Samaria twenty-two years. 30 Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the LORD 6more than all who were before him. 31 It came about, as though it had been a trivial thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that 7he married Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the 8Sidonians, and went to serve Baal and worshiped him. 32 So he erected an altar for Baal in 9the house of Baal which he built in Samaria.
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