Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

1 Kings 16:3

behold, I will consume Baasha and his house, and I will make your house like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Anger;   Baasha;   Government;   Ingratitude;   Prophecy;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Hanani;   Jehu;   Zimri;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Baasha;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Samaria;   Zimri;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Jehu;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Baasha ;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Nimshi;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Baasha;   Jehu;   Kings;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Kingdom of Israel;   Babylonish Captivity, the;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

Behold, I will take away the posterity of Baasha, and the posterity of his house,.... By death, there shall be none of his family remaining in any branch of it:

and I will make thy house like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat; execute the same judgment on it, and in the same manner, their sins being alike.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 16:3". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/1-kings-16.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

Behold, I will take away the posterity of Baasha, and the posterity of his house; and will make b thy house like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat.

(b) Meaning, the house of Baasha.
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on 1 Kings 16:3". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/1-kings-16.html. 1599-1645.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

1 Kings 16:3 Behold, I will take away the posterity of Baasha, and the posterity of his house; and will make thy house like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat.

Ver. 3. Behold, I will take away.] It is a just presage and desert of ruin, not to be warned by others’ woes.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 16:3". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/1-kings-16.html. 1865-1868.

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible

1 Kings 16:3. Make thy house like the house of Jeroboam, the son of Nebat This threat was exactly verified; for as Nadab, the son of Jeroboam, reigned but two years, so Elah, the son of Baasha, reigned no more; and as Nadab was killed by the sword, so was Elah. Thus remarkable was the similitude between Jeroboam and Baasha in their lives and in their deaths, in their sons and in their families! See Bishop Patrick.

REFLECTIONS.—Let not Baasha expect peace in his sin, nor hope to secure to his posterity that kingdom of which his idolatry rendered him so unworthy.

1. God sends a prophet to reprove and threaten him. Greatly had God exalted him; for, though his ambition plotted the conspiracy, it was God's over-ruling providence that gave it success. He had been raised to reign over God's people, who were not yet utterly abandoned by him; but, instead of being warned by the judgments on his predecessors, he had made their images his own by his adherence to them; had, like them, led the people into idolatry, and stood chargeable with the blood of the house of Jeroboam, whose destruction, though just respecting God, did not exculpate him from the treason and murder. Therefore, the judgments of which he had been the executioner, should for the like sins return on his own house. Note; (1.) God warns before he strikes. (2.) Those who harden their hearts, bring their blood upon their own heads.

2. The sentence pronounced is executed; but not during Baasha's reign: like Jeroboam, though in continual wars, and unsuccessful too, yet he came to his grave by a natural death: but the iniquity is laid up for his children. His son Elah was scarcely settled on his throne, before one of his own officers, as Baasha had done, formed a conspiracy; and while the king was drunk, carousing at the house of Arza his steward, Zimri slew him; and, to pave the way to the throne, cut off not only all his family, but his friends, who might attempt to avenge his murder. Thus was the prophesy of Jehu fulfilled. Note; (1.) A drunkard lays himself open to the stroke of death by a thousand accidents; and how terrible must it be to be hurried drunk to the tribunal of God! (2.) God's word never falls to the ground; his threatenings are no bugbears.

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Coke, Thomas. "Commentary on 1 Kings 16:3". Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tcc/1-kings-16.html. 1801-1803.

Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible

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.”

And because of this YHWH would do to the house of Baasha what He had done to the house of Jeroboam. He would ‘sweep them away’ and all his sons would be destroyed.

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Pett, Peter. "Commentary on 1 Kings 16:3". "Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible ". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pet/1-kings-16.html. 2013.

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments

1 Kings 16:3. Make thy house like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat — This threat was exactly verified; for as Nadab the son of Jeroboam reigned but two years, so Elah the son of Baasha reigned no longer; and as Nadab was killed by the sword, so was Elah: thus remarkable was the similitude between Jeroboam and Baasha, in their lives and in their deaths; in their sons, and in their families. See Bishop Patrick.

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Benson, Joseph. "Commentary on 1 Kings 16:3". Joseph Benson's Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/1-kings-16.html. 1857.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Posterity, (posteriora.; Haydock) children, and all that he shall leave behind. (Calmet) --- Baasa himself died a natural death, ver. 6. (Salien)

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on 1 Kings 16:3". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/1-kings-16.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

like. Compare 1 Kings 15:29; 1 Kings 14:11.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 1 Kings 16:3". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/1-kings-16.html. 1909-1922.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Behold, I will take away the posterity of Baasha, and the posterity of his house; and will make thy house like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat.
will make thy house
11,12; 14:10; 15:29,30; 21:21-24; Isaiah 66:24; Jeremiah 22:19
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 28:59 - General1 Kings 11:26 - Jeroboam;  1 Kings 21:22 - make thine;  2 Kings 9:9 - and like the house;  Job 27:15 - Those

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 1 Kings 16:3". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/1-kings-16.html.