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1 Kings 16:11

It came about when he became king, as soon as he sat on his throne, that he killed all the household of Baasha; he did not leave a single male, neither of his relatives nor of his friends.
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Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Anger;   Elah;   Homicide;   Prophecy;   Regicide;   Zimri;   Scofield Reference Index - Redemption;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Kings;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Omri;   Zimri;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Baasha;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Issachar;   Nadab;   Samaria;   Zimri;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Elah;   Jehu;   Omri;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Elah;   Zimri (1);   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Baasha ;   Elah ;   Tirzah ;   Zimri ;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Nimshi;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Jehu;   Zimri;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Throne;   Zim'ri;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Kingdom of Israel;   Babylonish Captivity, the;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Elah (2);   Israel, Kingdom of;   Jehu;   Man-Child;   Zimri (1);   Zimri (2);  

Adam Clarke Commentary

He slew all the house of Baasha - He endeavored to exterminate his race, and blot out his memory; and the Jews say, when such a matter is determined, they not only destroy the house of the person himself, but the five neighboring houses, that the memory of such a person may perish from the earth.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on 1 Kings 16:11". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/1-kings-16.html. 1832.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

Neither of his kinsfolks, nor of his friends - Zimri‘s measures were of much more than ordinary severity. Not only was the royal family extirpated, but the friends of the king, his councillors and favorite officers, were put to death. Omri, as having been in the confidence of the late monarch, would naturally fear for himself, and resolve to take the course which promised him at least a chance of safety.

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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on 1 Kings 16:11". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/1-kings-16.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And it came to pass when he began to reign, as soon as he sat on his throne,.... Perhaps the very first day,

that he slew all the house of Baasha; his whole family, all the children that he had, that there might be none to make pretensions to the throne:

he left him not one that pisseth against a wall, neither of his kinsfolks nor of his friends; not any that might avenge the blood of his family, that might have a right or inclination to do it.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 16:11". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/1-kings-16.html. 1999.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

And it came to pass, when he began to reign, as soon as he sat on his throne, that he slew all the house of Baasha: he left him not one that pisseth against a wall, neither of his kinsfolks, nor of his friends.

Kinfolks — Heb. avengers; to whom it belonged to revenge his death.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 16:11". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/1-kings-16.html. 1765.

Scofield's Reference Notes

kinsfolks Heb. "goel," Redemp. (Kinsman type). (See Scofield "Isaiah 59:20").

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Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on 1 Kings 16:11". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/srn/1-kings-16.html. 1917.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

1 Kings 16:11 And it came to pass, when he began to reign, as soon as he sat on his throne, [that] he slew all the house of Baasha: he left him not one that pisseth against a wall, neither of his kinsfolks, nor of his friends.

Ver. 11. As soon as he sat on his throne.] He laid about him lustily: for the seven days’ space only of his reign.

Neither of his kinsfolks nor of friends.] As resolving to leave never a rub to lie in the way that might binder the true running of his bowl.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 16:11". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/1-kings-16.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Kinsfolks, Heb. avengers; to whom it belonged to revenge his death: see Numbers 35:12.

Nor of his friends; his confidants and familiar acquaintance, such as were most likely to hinder his settlement in the throne, and to avenge their friend’s quarrel.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 1 Kings 16:11". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/1-kings-16.html. 1685.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Wall. See 1 Kings xxv. 22. --- Friends, from whom he had any thing to fear. (Menochius)

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on 1 Kings 16:11". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/1-kings-16.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

not one, &c. = not one male.

kinsfolks = kinsmen-redeemers.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 1 Kings 16:11". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/1-kings-16.html. 1909-1922.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And it came to pass, when he began to reign, as soon as he sat on his throne, that he slew all the house of Baasha: he left him not one that pisseth against a wall, neither of his kinsfolks, nor of his friends.
he slew
15:29; Judges 1:7
he left him
14:10; 1 Samuel 25:22,34
neither of his kinsfolks, nor of his friends
or, both his kinsmen and his friends.
Reciprocal: 1 Kings 16:3 - will make thy house;  1 Kings 21:22 - make thine;  2 Kings 9:9 - and like the house;  2 Kings 10:11 - he left

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 1 Kings 16:11". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/1-kings-16.html.