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1 Kings 16:13

for all the sins of Baasha and the sins of Elah his son, which they sinned and which they made Israel sin, provoking the Lord God of Israel to anger with their idols.
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Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Anger;   Elah;   Prophecy;   Zimri;   Thompson Chain Reference - Vanities;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Kings;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Omri;   Zimri;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Baasha;   Idol;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Nadab;   Samaria;   Zimri;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Elah;   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 - Zimri;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Zim'ri;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Kingdom of Israel;   Babylonish Captivity, the;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Elah (2);   Vanity;   Zimri (1);   Zimri (2);  

Adam Clarke Commentary

For all the sins of Baasha - We see why it was that God permitted such judgments to fall on this family. Baasha was a grievous offender, and so also was his son Elah; and they caused the people to sin; and they provoked God to anger by their idolatries.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on 1 Kings 16:13". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/1-kings-16.html. 1832.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

Their vanities - The “calves.” The Hebrews call an idol by terms signifying “emptiness,” “vapor,” or “nothingness.” (Compare marginal references.)

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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on 1 Kings 16:13". "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

For all the sins of Baasha, and the sins of Elah his son,.... By which it appears that the son trod in the steps of his father, and was therefore cut off:

by which they sinned, and by which they made Israel to sin, in provoking the Lord God of Israel to anger with their vanities; their idols, which had nothing in them, and cannot be of any service to their worshippers; and to serve such, and neglect the worship of the true God, and draw others into the same iniquity, must be very provoking to the most High.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 16:13". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/1-kings-16.html. 1999.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

For all the sins of Baasha, and the sins of Elah his son, by which they sinned, and by which they made Israel to sin, in provoking the LORD God of Israel to anger with their vanities.

Vanities — Idols called vanities; because they are but imaginary deities, and mere nothings; having no power to do either good or hurt.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 16:13". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/1-kings-16.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

1 Kings 16:13 For all the sins of Baasha, and the sins of Elah his son, by which they sinned, and by which they made Israel to sin, in provoking the LORD God of Israel to anger with their vanities.

Ver. 13. And by which they made others to sin.] Height of place ever addeth two wings to sin, example and scandal, whereby it soareth higher and flieth much further.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 16:13". 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

i.e. Idols, oft called vanities, as Deuteronomy 32:21 1 Samuel 12:21 Jeremiah 14:22, because they are but imaginary deities, and mere nothings, 1 Corinthians 8:4, having nothing at all of a God in them, and nothing of power to do either good or hurt.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 1 Kings 16:13". 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

Vanities; idols. (Haydock) --- They raised fresh altars; or, by their example, encouraged the people to persevere in their impiety. (Menochius)

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on 1 Kings 16:13". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/1-kings-16.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

vanities = idols. Compare 1 Kings 16:26.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 1 Kings 16:13". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/1-kings-16.html. 1909-1922.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(13) Vanities—that is, idols (as in Deuteronomy 32:21; 1 Samuel 12:21; Psalms 31:6; Isaiah 41:29; Jer. viii 19; &c.): not only the idols of Dan and Bethel, but the worse abominations which grew up under cover of these. In the Old Testament generally the contempt for idolatry and false worship as a gross folly, wasting faith on unrealities, is at least as strong as the condemnation of them, as outraging God’s law, and connected with sensual or bloody rites. (See, for example, the utter scorn of Isaiah 44:9-20; Psalms 115:4-8.)

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 16:13". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/1-kings-16.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

For all the sins of Baasha, and the sins of Elah his son, by which they sinned, and by which they made Israel to sin, in provoking the LORD God of Israel to anger with their vanities.
in provoking
15:30
vanities
Deuteronomy 32:21; 1 Samuel 12:21; 2 Kings 17:15; Isaiah 41:29; Jeremiah 10:3-5,8,15; Jonah 2:8; Romans 1:21-23; 1 Corinthians 8:4; 10:19,20
Reciprocal: 1 Kings 16:6 - Elah;  1 Kings 16:7 - in provoking;  1 Kings 16:19 - in doing;  1 Kings 16:26 - their vanities;  Acts 14:15 - from

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 1 Kings 16:13". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/1-kings-16.html.