1 Kings 16:21

Omri King of Israel

21 Then the people of Israel were split into two factions; half supported Tibni son of Ginath for king, and the other half supported Omri.

Read 1 Kings 16:21 Using Other Translations

Then were the people of Israel divided into two parts: half of the people followed Tibni the son of Ginath, to make him king; and half followed Omri.
Then the people of Israel were divided into two parts. Half of the people followed Tibni the son of Ginath, to make him king, and half followed Omri.
But now the people of Israel were split into two factions. Half the people tried to make Tibni son of Ginath their king, while the other half supported Omri.

What does 1 Kings 16:21 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Kings 16:21

Then were the people of Israel divided into two parts
About the succession in the kingdom:

half the people followed Tibni the son of Ginath, to make him king:
these were the friends of Zimri, or however such who did not like that the army should impose a king upon them; who this Tibni was is not said:

and half followed Omri;
the general of the army, perhaps the whole of that.

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