SEV Biblia, Chapter 16:9 E hizo conjuración contra él su siervo Zimri, príncipe sobre la mitad de los carros. Y estando él en Tirsa, bebiendo y embriagado en casa de Arsa su mayordomo en Tirsa,
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 1 Kings 16:9 Verse 9. Captain of half his chariots] It is probable that Zimri, and some other who is not here named, were commanders of the cavalry.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 9. And his servant Zimri, captain of half his chariots , etc.] His military chariots; there were two captains of them, and this was one of them; so the Targum, “one of the two masters or captains of the chariots:” conspired against him, as he was in Tirzah drinking himself drunk in the house of Arza, steward of his house in Tirzah ; who had the charge of his wine and other liquors, to which he was addicted beyond measure; and this was a fit opportunity for Zimri to fall upon him, and slay him, when he was drunk, and off his guard, and his army at the same time was besieging Gibbethon, ( 1 Kings 16:15) so that there was a very great likeness in what befell the family of Baasha, to that of the family of Jeroboam; for as the son of the one, and of the other, reigned but two years, so they were both slain by their servants, and both at a time when Gibbethon was besieged; the Targum takes this Arza to be the temple of an idol so called, near the royal palace.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 1-14 - This chapter relates wholly to the kingdom of Israel, and the revolutions of that kingdom. God calls Israel his people still, thoug wretchedly corrupted. Jehu foretells the same destruction to come upo Baasha's family, which that king had been employed to bring upon the family of Jeroboam. Those who resemble others in their sins, may expec to resemble them in the plagues they suffer, especially those who see zealous against such sins in others as they allow in themselves. Baash himself dies in peace, and is buried with honour. Herein plainl appears that there are punishments after death, which are most to be dreaded. Let Elah be a warning to drunkards, who know not but death ma surprise them. Death easily comes upon men when they are drunk. Beside the diseases which men bring themselves into by drinking, when in tha state, men are easily overcome by an enemy, and liable to ba accidents. Death comes terribly upon men in such a state, finding the in the act of sin, and unfitted for any act of devotion; that day come upon them unawares. The word of God was fulfilled, and the sins of Baasha and Elah were reckoned for, with which they provoked God. Their idols are called their vanities, for idols cannot profit nor help miserable are those whose gods are vanities.
Original Hebrew ויקשׁר 7194 עליו 5921 עבדו 5650 זמרי 2174 שׂר 8269 מחצית 4276 הרכב 7393 והוא 1931 בתרצה 8656 שׁתה 8354 שׁכור 7910 בית 1004 ארצא 777 אשׁר 834 על 5921 הבית 1004 בתרצה׃ 8656