1 Then came the word of the LORD to Jehu the son of Hanani against Baasha, saying, 2 "Forasmuch as I exalted thee out of dust and made thee captain over my people Israel, and thou hast walked in the way of Jeroboam and hast made my people Israel sin, to anger me with their sin: 3 therefore I will make clean riddance of Baasha and of all his house, and will make his house like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat. 4 And he that dieth of Baasha in the city, him shall dogs eat: and him that dieth in the fields, shall the fowls of the air eat."
5 The rest of the deeds of Baasha, and what he did and his power, are written in the book of the histories of the kings of Israel. 6 And Baasha fell on sleep with his fathers and was buried in Tirzah. And Elah his son reigned in his stead. 7 And thereto through the Prophet Jehu the son of Hanani, the word of the LORD came against Baasha and against his house, because of all the wickedness that he did in the sight of the LORD, in angering him with the works of his hands, that he should be like the house of Jeroboam, because he had killed Nabad.
8 The twenty sixth year of Asa king of Judah, Elah the son of Baasha began to reign over Israel in Tirzah, and continued two years.
9 And his servant Zimri captain of half his chariots, conspired against him, as he was in Tirzah drinking of strong drink, in the house of Arza steward of his house in Tirzah. 10 And Zimri came and smote him and killed him the twenty seventh year of Asa king of Judah, and reigned in his stead.
11 And as soon as he was king and sat his seat, he slew all the house of Baasha and left not a pisser against a wall. And thereto he slew all his kin and friends, 12 and so Zimri destroyed all the house of Baasha, according to the word of the LORD which he spake to Baasha through Jehu the Prophet; 13 for all the sins of Baasha and sins of Elah his son, wherewith they sinned and made Israel sin, to anger the LORD of Israel with their vanities.
14 The rest of the deeds of Elah and all he did, are written in the chronicles of the kings of Israel.
15 The twenty seventh year of Asa king of Judah, Zimri reigned seven days in Tirzah, the people besieging Gibbethon a city of the Philistines. 16 And when the people that lay in the siege, heard say how Zimri had conspired, and how he had slain the king also: then all Israel made Omri the captain of the men of war king the same day over Israel even in the host. 17 And Omri departed from Gibbethon and all Israel with him, and besieged Tirzah. 18 And when Zimri saw that the city must needs be taken, he went into the palace of the king's house, and set the king's house afire upon himself; and there died, 19 for his sins which he sinned in doing wickedness in the sight of the LORD, and for walking in the way of Jeroboam and in his sins which he did and made Israel sin.
20 The rest of the Acts of Zimri and the treason that he wrought, are written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel. 21 Moreover, that same season was Israel divided in twain, for half the people followed Tibni the son of Ginath, to make him king; and the other half followed Omri. 22 But the people that followed Omri prevailed against them that followed Tibni the son of Ginath. And so Tibni died and Omri reigned.
23 The thirty first year of Asa king of Judah, Omri began to reign over Israel twelve years and he ruled six years in Tirzah. 24 And he bought the hill of Samaria of one Shemer for two hundred talents of silver, and built in the hill, and called the name of the city which he had built Samaria after the name of Shemer, the lord of the hill.
25 And this Omri wrought wickedness in the eyes of the LORD worse than all that were before him, 26 and walked in all the ways of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and in his sin wherewith he made Israel sin, to anger the LORD God of Israel with their vanities. 27 The rest of the acts of Omri which he did, and his power that he used, are written in the chronicles of the kings of Israel. 28 And Omri laid him to rest with his fathers, and was buried in Samaria, and Ahab his son reigned in his stead.
29 The thirty eighth year of Asa king of Judah, Ahab the son of Omri began to reign over Israel, and reigned in Samaria twenty two years. 30 And he displeased the LORD above all that were before him. 31 For it seemed him a light thing to walk in the sin of Jeroboam - But took Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Sidonians to wife, and went and served Baal and bowed unto him. 32 And he reared an altar to Baal in the house of Baal which he had made in Samaria. 33 And Ahab made a grove, and proceeded further in angering the LORD God of Israel, than all the kings of Israel that were before him.