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16:1 The word of Yahweh came to Jehu the son of Hanani against Baasha, saying,
16:2 Because I exalted you out of the dust, and made you prince over my people Israel, and you have walked in the way of Jeroboam, and have made my people Israel to sin, to provoke me to anger with their sins;
16:3 behold, I will utterly sweep away Baasha and his house; and I will make your house like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat.
16:5 Now the rest of the acts of Baasha, and what he did, and his might, aren`t they written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?
16:6 Baasha slept with his fathers, and was buried in Tirzah; and Elah his son reigned in his place.
16:7 Moreover by the prophet Jehu the son of Hanani came the word of Yahweh against Baasha, and against his house, both because of all the evil that he did in the sight of Yahweh, to provoke him to anger with the work of his hands, in being like the house of Jeroboam, and because he struck him.
16:8 In the twenty-sixth year of Asa king of Judah began Elah the son of Baasha to reign over Israel in Tirzah, [and reigned] two years.
16:10 and Zimri went in and struck him, and killed him, in the twenty-seventh year of Asa king of Judah, and reigned in his place.
16:11 It happened, when he began to reign, as soon as he sat on his throne, that he struck all the house of Baasha: he didn`t leave him a single man-child, neither of his relatives, nor of his friends.
16:12 Thus did Zimri destroy all the house of Baasha, according to the word of Yahweh, which he spoke against Baasha by Jehu the prophet,
16:14 Now the rest of the acts of Elah, and all that he did, aren`t they written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?
16:15 In the twenty-seventh year of Asa king of Judah did Zimri reign seven days in Tirzah. Now the people were encamped against Gibbethon, which belonged to the Philistines.
16:17 Omri went up from Gibbethon, and all Israel with him, and they besieged Tirzah.
16:19 for his sins which he sinned in doing that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh, in walking in the way of Jeroboam, and in his sin which he did, to make Israel to sin.
16:20 Now the rest of the acts of Zimri, and his treason that he did, aren`t they written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?
16:24 He bought the hill Samaria of Shemer for two talents of silver; and he built on the hill, and called the name of the city which he built, after the name of Shemer, the owner of the hill, Samaria.
16:25 Omri did that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh, and dealt wickedly above all who were before him.
16:27 Now the rest of the acts of Omri which he did, and his might that he showed, aren`t they written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?
16:31 It happened, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took as wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Sidonians, and went and served Baal, and worshipped him.
16:34 In his days did Hiel the Bethelite build Jericho: he laid the foundation of it with the loss of Abiram his firstborn, and set up the gates of it with the loss of his youngest son Segub, according to the word of Yahweh, which he spoke by Joshua the son of Nun.