16 Then came the word of Yahweh unto Jehu son of Hanani, against Baasha, saying:
2 Forasmuch as I exalted thee out of the dust, and gave thee to be leader over my people Israel,—and yet thou hast walked in the way of Jeroboam, and caused my people Israel to sin, provoking me to anger with their sins,
3 Behold me! consuming after Baasha, and after his house,—and I will deliver up thy house like the house of Jeroboam son of Nebat:
4 Him that dieth of Baasha in the city shall the dogs eat, And him that dieth of his in the field shall the birds of heaven eat.
5 Now the rest of the story of Baasha, and what he did, and his might, are they not written in the book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel?
6 So Baasha slept with his fathers, and was buried in Tirzah,—and Elah his son reigned in his stead.
7 Moreover also through Jehu son of Hanani the prophet, the word of Yahweh came against Baasha and against his house, even because of all the wickedness that he had done in the eyes of Yahweh, provoking him to anger with the work of his hands, becoming like the house of Jeroboam,—notwithstanding that he smote him.
8 In the twenty-sixth year of Asa king of Judah, began Elah son of Baasha to reign over Israel in Tirzah, [and he reigned] two years.
9 Then conspired against him his servant Zimri, captain of half the chariots,—as he was in Tirzah drinking himself drunk, in the house of Arza, who was over the household in Tirzah.
10 And Zimri went in, and smote him and slew him, in the twenty-seventh year of Asa king of Judah,—and reigned in his stead.
11 And it came to pass when he began to reign, as soon as he sat on his throne, that he smote all the house of Baasha, he left him not even the meanest,—neither of his kinsfolks, nor of his friends.
12 Thus did Zimri destroy all the house of Baasha,—according to the word of Yahweh which he spake unto Baasha, through Jehu the prophet;
13 as to all the sins of Baasha, and the sins of Elah his son,—wherewith they sinned, and wherewith they caused Israel to sin, provoking to anger Yahweh God of Israel, with their vanities.
14 Now, the rest of the story of Elah, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel?
15 In the twenty-seventh year of Asa king of Judah did Zimri reign seven days in Tirzah—but the people were encamped against Gibbethon, which belonged to the Philistines.
16 When therefore the people who were encamped heard say, Zimri hath conspired, moreover also he hath smitten the king, all Israel made Omri, general of the army, king over Israel on that day in the camp.
17 So Omri, and all Israel with him, went up from Gibbethon,—and laid siege against Tirzah.
18 And it came to pass, when Zimri saw that the city was captured, that he entered into the citadel of the house of the king,—and burned over him the house of the king with fire, and died:
19 because of his sins which he committed by doing the thing that was wicked in the eyes of Yahweh,—by walking in the way of Jeroboam, and in his sin which he committed, by causing Israel to sin.
20 Now the rest of the story of Zimri, and his conspiracy wherein he conspired, are they not written in the book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel?
21 Then were the people of Israel divided,—half the people were following Tibni son of Ginath to make him king, and half following Omri.
22 But the people that followed Omri prevailed against the people that followed Tibni son of Ginath; so that Tibni died, and Omri reigned.
23 In the thirty-first year of Asa king of Judah, began Omri to reign over Israel [and he reigned] twelve years: in Tirzah reigned he six years.
24 And he bought the hill Samaria of Shemer for two talents of silver,—and built on the hill, and called the name of the city which he built, after the name of Shemer lord of the hill—Samaria.
25 And Omri did the thing that was wicked in the eyes of Yahweh,—and did more wickedly than all who were before him;
26 yea he walked in all the way of Jeroboam son of Nebat, and in his sin wherewith he caused Israel to sin,—provoking to anger Yahweh, God of Israel, with their vanities.
27 Now the rest of the story of Omri, what he did, and his might that he shewed, 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 reigned in his stead.
29 Now Ahab son of Omri began to reign over Israel, in the thirty-eighth year of Asa king of Judah,—and Ahab son of Omri reigned over Israel in Samaria, twenty-two years.
30 And Ahab son of Omri did the thing that was wicked in the eyes of Yahweh,—and did more wickedly than all that were before him.
31 And it come to pass, as though it had been too light a thing that he should walk in the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, that he took to wife Jezebel, daughter of Ethbaal, king of the Zidonians, and went and served Baal, and bowed down to him.
32 And he reared an altar unto Baal,—in the house of Baal, which he built in Samaria.
33 And Ahab made the Sacred Stem,—and Ahab did yet more to provoke to anger Yahweh God of Israel than all the kings of Israel who were before him.
34 In his days, did Hiel the Bethelite build Jericho,—At the price of Abiram his firstborn he laid its foundation, And at the price of Segub his youngest he set up its doors, according to the word of Yahweh which he spake through Joshua son of Nun.