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1Then the word of יהוה came to Yĕhu son of Ḥanani, against Ba‛asha, saying,
2“Because I raised you up out of the dust and made you ruler over My people Yisra’ĕl, but you walked in the way of Yaroḇ‛am, and made My people Yisra’ĕl sin, to provoke Me with their sins,
3see, I am going to sweep away Ba‛asha and his house, and shall make your house like the house of Yaroḇ‛am the son of Neḇat.
4“Anyone belonging to Ba‛asha who dies in a city the dogs eat, and anyone belonging to him who dies in a field the birds of the heavens eat.”
5And the rest of the acts of Ba‛asha, what he did, and his might, are they not written in the book of the annals of the sovereigns of Yisra’ĕl?
6So Ba‛asha slept with his fathers and was buried in Tirtsah. And his son Ělah reigned in his place.
7Moreover, the word of יהוה came by the prophet Yĕhu son of Ḥanani against Ba‛asha and his house, because of all the evil that he did in the eyes of יהוה in provoking Him with the work of his hands, in being like the house of Yaroḇ‛am, and because he smote them.
8In the twenty-sixth year of Asa sovereign of Yehuḏah, Ělah son of Ba‛asha began to reign over Yisra’ĕl in Tirtsah, two years.
9And his servant Zimri, commander of half his chariots, conspired against him as he was in Tirtsah drinking himself drunk in the house of Artsa, who was over his house in Tirtsah.
10Then Zimri came in and smote him and killed him in the twenty-seventh year of Asa sovereign of Yehuḏah, and reigned in his place.
11And it came to be, when he began to reign, as soon as he was seated on his throne, that he smote all the household of Ba‛asha. He did not leave him one male, neither of his relatives nor of his friends.
12So Zimri destroyed the entire house of Ba‛asha, according to the word of יהוה, which He spoke against Ba‛asha by Yĕhu the prophet,
13for all the sins of Ba‛asha and the sins of Ělah his son, by which they had sinned and by which they had made Yisra’ĕl sin, in provoking יהוה Elohim of Yisra’ĕl with their worthlessnesses.
14And the rest of the acts of Ělah, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the annals of the sovereigns of Yisra’ĕl?
15In the twenty-seventh year of Asa sovereign of Yehuḏah, Zimri reigned seven days in Tirtsah. And the people were encamped against Gibbethon, which belonged to the Philistines.
16And the people who were encamped heard it said, “Zimri has conspired and also smote the sovereign.” So all Yisra’ĕl set up Omri, the commander of the army, to reign over Yisra’ĕl that day in the camp.
17And Omri went up, and all Yisra’ĕl with him, from Gibbethon, and they besieged Tirtsah.
18And it came to be, when Zimri saw that the city was captured, that he went into a high place of the sovereign’s house and burned the sovereign’s house down upon himself with fire, and died,
19because of the sins which he had sinned in doing evil in the eyes of יהוה, in walking in the way of Yaroḇ‛am, and in his sin which he had committed to make Yisra’ĕl sin.
20And the rest of the acts of Zimri, and the conspiracy he made, are they not written in the book of the annals of the sovereigns of Yisra’ĕl?
21Then the people of Yisra’ĕl were divided into two parts: half of the people followed Tiḇni son of Ginath, to make him reign, and half followed Omri.
22But the people who followed Omri were stronger than the people who followed Tiḇni son of Ginath. And Tiḇni died and Omri reigned.
23In the thirty-first year of Asa sovereign of Yehuḏah, Omri became sovereign over Yisra’ĕl, and reigned twelve years. He reigned six years in Tirtsah.
24And he bought the hill of Shomeron from Shemer for two talents of silver, and built on the hill, and called the name of the city which he built, Shomeron, after the name of Shemer, owner of the hill.
25And Omri did evil in the eyes of יהוה, and did evil more than all those before him,
26and walked in all the ways of Yaroḇ‛am son of Neḇat, and in his sin by which he had made Yisra’ĕl sin, provoking יהוה Elohim of Yisra’ĕl with their worthlessnesses.
27And the rest of the acts of Omri which he did, and the might that he attained, are they not written in the book of the annals of the sovereigns of Yisra’ĕl?
28So Omri slept with his fathers and was buried in Shomeron. And Aḥaḇ his son reigned in his place.
29In the thirty-eighth year of Asa sovereign of Yehuḏah, Aḥaḇ son of Omri became sovereign over Yisra’ĕl. And Aḥaḇ son of Omri reigned over Yisra’ĕl in Shomeron twenty-two years.
30And Aḥaḇ son of Omri did evil in the eyes of יהוה, more than all those before him.
31And it came to be, as though it had been a light matter for him to walk in the sins of Yaroḇ‛am son of Neḇat, that he took as wife Izeḇel the daughter of Ethba‛al, sovereign of the Tsiḏonians. And he went and served Ba‛al and bowed himself to it,
32and raised up an altar for Ba‛al in the house of Ba‛al, which he had built in Shomeron.
33And Aḥaḇ made an Ashĕrah. And Aḥaḇ did more to provoke יהוה Elohim of Yisra’ĕl than all the sovereigns of Yisra’ĕl before him.
34In his days Ḥi’ĕl of Bĕyth Ěl built Yeriḥo. He laid its foundation at the cost of Aḇiram his first-born, and at the cost of his youngest son Seg̅uḇ he set up its gates, according to the word of יהוה, which He had spoken through Yehoshua son of Nun.
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