And it came to pass, that when Zimri saw that the city
That Omri, and the army with him, had got into it, being a place not much fortified, and Zimri not having force enough to defend it against such an army:
that he went into the palace of the king's
into the innermost and most splendid, as well as the strongest part of it:
and burnt the king's house over him with fire, and he
that he might not fall into the hands of his rival, who he might fear would use him ill, and that he might not enjoy the royal palace; though Kimchi thinks that Omri set fire to the palace, and burnt it over the head of Zimri, in which he perished; and this sense the text will bear.