1 Kings 16:11

11 When he began to reign, as soon as he had seated himself on his throne, he struck down 1all the house of Baasha. He 2did not leave him a single male of his relatives or his friends.

1 Kings 16:11 Meaning and Commentary

1 Kings 16:11

And it came to pass when he began to reign, as soon as he sat
on his throne
Perhaps the very first day,

that he slew all the house of Baasha;
his whole family, all the children that he had, that there might be none to make pretensions to the throne:

he left him not one that pisseth against a wall, neither of his
kinsfolks nor of his friends;
not any that might avenge the blood of his family, that might have a right or inclination to do it.

1 Kings 16:11 In-Context

9 But his servant Zimri, commander of half his chariots, conspired against him. When he was at Tirzah, drinking himself drunk in the house of Arza, who was over the household in Tirzah,
10 Zimri came in and struck him down and killed him, in the twenty-seventh year of Asa king of Judah, and reigned in his place.
11 When he began to reign, as soon as he had seated himself on his throne, he struck down all the house of Baasha. He did not leave him a single male of his relatives or his friends.
12 Thus Zimri destroyed all the house of Baasha, according to the word of the LORD, which he spoke against Baasha by Jehu the prophet,
13 for all the sins of Baasha and the sins of Elah his son, which they sinned and which they made Israel to sin, provoking the LORD God of Israel to anger with their idols.

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