And also by the hand of the prophet Jehu, the son of Hanani,
came the word of the Lord against Baasha, and against his house
Which is here repeated, as Abarbinel thinks, because in the former prophecy the threatening was on account not of his own sin, but because he made Israel to sin; but here it is because of his own evil works, as it follows:
even for all the evil that he did in the sight of the Lord, in
provoking him to anger with the work of his hands, in being like the
house of Jeroboam:
worshipping the golden calves as they did:
and because he killed him;
either Jeroboam; for, according to Dr. Lightfoot F2, he was alive this year; rather Nadab the son of Jeroboam, who it is certain was slain by Baasha; though it may refer, as Abarbinel thinks, to the whole house of Jeroboam; though it was agreeable to the will of God, yet was not done by Baasha with any regard to it, but to gratify his malice and ambition, and therefore punishable for it.
F2 Works, vol. 1. p. 79.