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1 Kings 14:1
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Ahijah's Prophecy Against Jeroboam

At that time Abijah son of Jeroboam became ill,
1 Kings 14:2
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and Jeroboam said to his wife, "Go, disguise yourself, so you won't be recognized as the wife of Jeroboam. Then go to Shiloh. Ahijah(a) the prophet is there—the one who told me I would be king over this people.
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1 Kings 14:3
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Take ten loaves of bread(b) with you, some cakes and a jar of honey, and go to him. He will tell you what will happen to the boy."
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1 Kings 14:4
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So Jeroboam's wife did what he said and went to Ahijah's house in Shiloh. Now Ahijah could not see; his sight was gone because of his age.
1 Kings 14:5
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But the Lord had told Ahijah, "Jeroboam's wife is coming to ask you about her son, for he is ill, and you are to give her such and such an answer. When she arrives, she will pretend to be someone else."
1 Kings 14:6
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So when Ahijah heard the sound of her footsteps at the door, he said, "Come in, wife of Jeroboam. Why this pretense?(c) I have been sent to you with bad news.
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1 Kings 14:7
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Go, tell Jeroboam that this is what the Lord , the God of Israel, says:(d) ‘I raised you up from among the people and appointed you ruler(e) over my people Israel.
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1 Kings 14:8
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I tore(f) the kingdom away from the house of David and gave it to you, but you have not been like my servant David, who kept my commands and followed me with all his heart, doing only what was right(g) in my eyes.
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1 Kings 14:9
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You have done more evil(h) than all who lived before you.(i) You have made for yourself other gods, idols(j) made of metal; you have aroused(k) my anger and turned your back on me.(l)
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1 Kings 14:10
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"‘Because of this, I am going to bring disaster(m) on the house of Jeroboam. I will cut off from Jeroboam every last male in Israel—slave or free.[a](n) I will burn up the house of Jeroboam as one burns dung, until it is all gone.(o)
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1 Kings 14:11
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Dogs(p) will eat those belonging to Jeroboam who die in the city, and the birds(q) will feed on those who die in the country. The Lord has spoken!'
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1 Kings 14:12
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"As for you, go back home. When you set foot in your city, the boy will die.
1 Kings 14:13
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All Israel will mourn for him and bury him. He is the only one belonging to Jeroboam who will be buried, because he is the only one in the house of Jeroboam in whom the Lord , the God of Israel, has found anything good.(r)
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1 Kings 14:14
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"The Lord will raise up for himself a king over Israel who will cut off the family of Jeroboam. Even now this is beginning to happen.[b]
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1 Kings 14:15
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And the Lord will strike Israel, so that it will be like a reed swaying in the water. He will uproot(s) Israel from this good land that he gave to their ancestors and scatter them beyond the Euphrates River, because they aroused(t) the Lord 's anger by making Asherah(u) poles.[c]
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1 Kings 14:16
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And he will give Israel up because of the sins(v) Jeroboam has committed and has caused Israel to commit."
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1 Kings 14:17
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Then Jeroboam's wife got up and left and went to Tirzah.(w) As soon as she stepped over the threshold of the house, the boy died.
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1 Kings 14:18
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They buried him, and all Israel mourned for him, as the Lord had said through his servant the prophet Ahijah.
1 Kings 14:19
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The other events of Jeroboam's reign, his wars and how he ruled, are written in the book of the annals of the kings of Israel.
1 Kings 14:20
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He reigned for twenty-two years and then rested with his ancestors. And Nadab his son succeeded him as king.
1 Kings 14:21
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Rehoboam son of Solomon was king in Judah. He was forty-one years old when he became king, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city the Lord had chosen out of all the tribes of Israel in which to put his Name. His mother's name was Naamah; she was an Ammonite.(y)
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1 Kings 14:22
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Judah(z) did evil in the eyes of the Lord . By the sins they committed they stirred up his jealous anger(aa) more than those who were before them had done.
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1 Kings 14:23
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They also set up for themselves high places, sacred stones(ab) and Asherah poles(ac) on every high hill and under every spreading tree.(ad)
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1 Kings 14:24
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There were even male shrine prostitutes(ae) in the land; the people engaged in all the detestable(af) practices of the nations the Lord had driven out before the Israelites.
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1 Kings 14:25
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In the fifth year of King Rehoboam, Shishak king of Egypt attacked(ag) Jerusalem.
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1 Kings 14:26
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He carried off the treasures of the temple(ah) of the Lord and the treasures of the royal palace. He took everything, including all the gold shields(ai) Solomon had made.
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1 Kings 14:27
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So King Rehoboam made bronze shields to replace them and assigned these to the commanders of the guard on duty at the entrance to the royal palace.(aj)
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1 Kings 14:28
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Whenever the king went to the Lord 's temple, the guards bore the shields, and afterward they returned them to the guardroom.
1 Kings 14:29
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As for the other events of Rehoboam's reign, and all he did, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Judah?
1 Kings 14:30
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There was continual warfare(ak) between Rehoboam and Jeroboam.
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1 Kings 14:31
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And Rehoboam rested with his ancestors and was buried with them in the City of David. His mother's name was Naamah; she was an Ammonite.(al) And Abijah[d] his son succeeded him as king.
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1 Kings 15:1
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Abijah King of Judah(a)

In the eighteenth year of the reign of Jeroboam son of Nebat, Abijah[a] became king of Judah,
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1 Kings 15:2
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and he reigned in Jerusalem three years. His mother's name was Maakah(b) daughter of Abishalom.[b]
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1 Kings 15:3
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He committed all the sins his father had done before him; his heart was not fully devoted(c) to the Lord his God, as the heart of David his forefather had been.
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1 Kings 15:4
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Nevertheless, for David's sake the Lord his God gave him a lamp(d) in Jerusalem by raising up a son to succeed him and by making Jerusalem strong.
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1 Kings 15:5
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For David had done what was right in the eyes of the Lord and had not failed to keep(e) any of the Lord 's commands all the days of his life—except in the case of Uriah(f) the Hittite.
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1 Kings 15:6
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There was war(g) between Abijah[c] and Jeroboam throughout Abijah's lifetime.
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1 Kings 15:7
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As for the other events of Abijah's reign, and all he did, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Judah? There was war between Abijah and Jeroboam.
1 Kings 15:8
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And Abijah rested with his ancestors and was buried in the City of David. And Asa his son succeeded him as king.
1 Kings 15:9
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In the twentieth year of Jeroboam king of Israel, Asa became king of Judah,
1 Kings 15:10
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and he reigned in Jerusalem forty-one years. His grandmother's name was Maakah(j) daughter of Abishalom.
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1 Kings 15:11
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Asa did what was right in the eyes of the Lord , as his father David(k) had done.
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1 Kings 15:12
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He expelled the male shrine prostitutes(l) from the land and got rid of all the idols(m) his ancestors had made.
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1 Kings 15:13
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He even deposed his grandmother Maakah(n) from her position as queen mother,(o) because she had made a repulsive image for the worship of Asherah. Asa cut it down(p) and burned it in the Kidron Valley.
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1 Kings 15:14
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Although he did not remove(q) the high places, Asa's heart was fully committed(r) to the Lord all his life.
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1 Kings 15:15
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He brought into the temple of the Lord the silver and gold and the articles that he and his father had dedicated.(s)
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1 Kings 15:16
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There was war(t) between Asa and Baasha king of Israel throughout their reigns.
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1 Kings 15:17
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Baasha king of Israel went up against Judah and fortified Ramah(u) to prevent anyone from leaving or entering the territory of Asa king of Judah.
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1 Kings 15:18
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Asa then took all the silver and gold that was left in the treasuries of the Lord 's temple(v) and of his own palace. He entrusted it to his officials and sent(w) them to Ben-Hadad(x) son of Tabrimmon, the son of Hezion, the king of Aram, who was ruling in Damascus.
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1 Kings 15:19
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"Let there be a treaty(y) between me and you," he said, "as there was between my father and your father. See, I am sending you a gift of silver and gold. Now break your treaty with Baasha king of Israel so he will withdraw from me."
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1 Kings 15:20
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Ben-Hadad agreed with King Asa and sent the commanders of his forces against the towns of Israel. He conquered(z) Ijon, Dan, Abel Beth Maakah and all Kinnereth in addition to Naphtali.
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1 Kings 15:21
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When Baasha heard this, he stopped building Ramah(aa) and withdrew to Tirzah.(ab)
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1 Kings 15:22
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Then King Asa issued an order to all Judah—no one was exempt—and they carried away from Ramah(ac) the stones and timber Baasha had been using there. With them King Asa(ad) built up Geba(ae) in Benjamin, and also Mizpah.(af)
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1 Kings 15:23
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As for all the other events of Asa's reign, all his achievements, all he did and the cities he built, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Judah? In his old age, however, his feet became diseased.
1 Kings 15:24
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Then Asa rested with his ancestors and was buried with them in the city of his father David. And Jehoshaphat(ag) his son succeeded him as king.
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1 Kings 15:25
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Nadab son of Jeroboam became king of Israel in the second year of Asa king of Judah, and he reigned over Israel two years.
1 Kings 15:26
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He did evil(ah) in the eyes of the Lord , following the ways of his father(ai) and committing the same sin his father had caused Israel to commit.
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1 Kings 15:27
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Baasha son of Ahijah from the tribe of Issachar plotted against him, and he struck him down(aj) at Gibbethon,(ak) a Philistine town, while Nadab and all Israel were besieging it.
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1 Kings 15:28
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Baasha killed Nadab in the third year of Asa king of Judah and succeeded him as king.
1 Kings 15:29
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As soon as he began to reign, he killed Jeroboam's whole family.(al) He did not leave Jeroboam anyone that breathed, but destroyed them all, according to the word of the Lord given through his servant Ahijah the Shilonite.
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1 Kings 15:30
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This happened because of the sins(am) Jeroboam had committed and had caused(an) Israel to commit, and because he aroused the anger of the Lord , the God of Israel.
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1 Kings 15:31
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As for the other events of Nadab's reign, and all he did, are they not written in the book of the annals(ao) of the kings of Israel?
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1 Kings 15:32
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There was war(ap) between Asa and Baasha king of Israel throughout their reigns.
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1 Kings 15:33
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In the third year of Asa king of Judah, Baasha son of Ahijah became king of all Israel in Tirzah,(aq) and he reigned twenty-four years.
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1 Kings 15:34
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He did evil(ar) in the eyes of the Lord , following the ways of Jeroboam and committing the same sin Jeroboam had caused Israel to commit.
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1 Kings 16:1
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Then the word of the Lord came to Jehu(a) son of Hanani(b) concerning Baasha:
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1 Kings 16:2
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"I lifted you up from the dust(c) and appointed you ruler(d) over my people Israel, but you followed the ways of Jeroboam and caused(e) my people Israel to sin and to arouse my anger by their sins.
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1 Kings 16:3
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So I am about to wipe out Baasha(f) and his house,(g) and I will make your house like that of Jeroboam son of Nebat.
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1 Kings 16:4
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Dogs(h) will eat those belonging to Baasha who die in the city, and birds(i) will feed on those who die in the country."
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1 Kings 16:5
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As for the other events of Baasha's reign, what he did and his achievements, are they not written in the book of the annals(j) of the kings of Israel?
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1 Kings 16:6
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Baasha rested with his ancestors and was buried in Tirzah.(k) And Elah his son succeeded him as king.
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1 Kings 16:7
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Moreover, the word of the Lord came(l) through the prophet Jehu(m) son of Hanani to Baasha and his house, because of all the evil he had done in the eyes of the Lord , arousing his anger by the things he did, becoming like the house of Jeroboam—and also because he destroyed it.
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1 Kings 16:8
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Elah King of Israel

In the twenty-sixth year of Asa king of Judah, Elah son of Baasha became king of Israel, and he reigned in Tirzah two years.
1 Kings 16:9
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Zimri, one of his officials, who had command of half his chariots, plotted against him. Elah was in Tirzah at the time, getting drunk(n) in the home of Arza, the palace administrator(o) at Tirzah.
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1 Kings 16:10
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Zimri came in, struck him down and killed him in the twenty-seventh year of Asa king of Judah. Then he succeeded him as king.(p)
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1 Kings 16:11
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As soon as he began to reign and was seated on the throne, he killed off Baasha's whole family.(q) He did not spare a single male, whether relative or friend.
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1 Kings 16:12
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So Zimri destroyed the whole family of Baasha, in accordance with the word of the Lord spoken against Baasha through the prophet Jehu—
1 Kings 16:13
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because of all the sins Baasha and his son Elah had committed and had caused Israel to commit, so that they aroused the anger of the Lord , the God of Israel, by their worthless idols.(r)
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1 Kings 16:14
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As for the other events of Elah's reign, and all he did, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Israel?
1 Kings 16:15
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In the twenty-seventh year of Asa king of Judah, Zimri reigned in Tirzah seven days. The army was encamped near Gibbethon,(s) a Philistine town.
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1 Kings 16:16
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When the Israelites in the camp heard that Zimri had plotted against the king and murdered him, they proclaimed Omri, the commander of the army, king over Israel that very day there in the camp.
1 Kings 16:17
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Then Omri and all the Israelites with him withdrew from Gibbethon and laid siege to Tirzah.
1 Kings 16:18
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When Zimri saw that the city was taken, he went into the citadel of the royal palace and set the palace on fire around him. So he died,
1 Kings 16:19
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because of the sins he had committed, doing evil in the eyes of the Lord and following the ways of Jeroboam and committing the same sin Jeroboam had caused Israel to commit.
1 Kings 16:20
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As for the other events of Zimri's reign, and the rebellion he carried out, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Israel?
1 Kings 16:21
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Then the people of Israel were split into two factions; half supported Tibni son of Ginath for king, and the other half supported Omri.
1 Kings 16:22
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But Omri's followers proved stronger than those of Tibni son of Ginath. So Tibni died and Omri became king.
1 Kings 16:23
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In the thirty-first year of Asa king of Judah, Omri became king of Israel, and he reigned twelve years, six of them in Tirzah.(t)
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1 Kings 16:24
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He bought the hill of Samaria from Shemer for two talents[a] of silver and built a city on the hill, calling it Samaria,(u) after Shemer, the name of the former owner of the hill.
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1 Kings 16:25
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But Omri did evil(v) in the eyes of the Lord and sinned more than all those before him.
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1 Kings 16:26
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He followed completely the ways of Jeroboam son of Nebat, committing the same sin Jeroboam had caused(w) Israel to commit, so that they aroused the anger of the Lord , the God of Israel, by their worthless idols.(x)
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1 Kings 16:27
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As for the other events of Omri's reign, what he did and the things he achieved, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Israel?
1 Kings 16:28
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Omri rested with his ancestors and was buried in Samaria.(y) And Ahab his son succeeded him as king.
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1 Kings 16:29
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In the thirty-eighth year of Asa king of Judah, Ahab son of Omri became king of Israel, and he reigned in Samaria over Israel twenty-two years.
1 Kings 16:30
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Ahab son of Omri did more(z) evil in the eyes of the Lord than any of those before him.
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1 Kings 16:31
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He not only considered it trivial to commit the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, but he also married(aa) Jezebel daughter(ab) of Ethbaal king of the Sidonians, and began to serve Baal(ac) and worship him.
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1 Kings 16:32
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He set up an altar(ad) for Baal in the temple(ae) of Baal that he built in Samaria.
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1 Kings 16:33
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Ahab also made an Asherah pole(af) and did more(ag) to arouse the anger of the Lord , the God of Israel, than did all the kings of Israel before him.
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1 Kings 16:34
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In Ahab's time, Hiel of Bethel rebuilt Jericho. He laid its foundations at the cost of his firstborn son Abiram, and he set up its gates at the cost of his youngest son Segub, in accordance with the word of the Lord spoken by Joshua son of Nun.(ah)
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1 Kings 17:1
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Elijah Announces a Great Drought

Now Elijah(a) the Tishbite, from Tishbe[a] in Gilead,(b) said to Ahab, "As the Lord , the God of Israel, lives, whom I serve, there will be neither dew nor rain(c) in the next few years except at my word."
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1 Kings 17:2
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Then the word of the Lord came to Elijah:
1 Kings 17:3
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"Leave here, turn eastward and hide(d) in the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan.
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1 Kings 17:4
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You will drink from the brook, and I have directed the ravens(e) to supply you with food there."
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1 Kings 17:5
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So he did what the Lord had told him. He went to the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan, and stayed there.
1 Kings 17:6
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The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning(f) and bread and meat in the evening, and he drank from the brook.
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1 Kings 17:7
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Some time later the brook dried up because there had been no rain in the land.
1 Kings 17:8
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Then the word of the Lord came to him:
1 Kings 17:9
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"Go at once to Zarephath(g) in the region of Sidon and stay there. I have directed a widow(h) there to supply you with food."
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1 Kings 17:10
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So he went to Zarephath. When he came to the town gate, a widow was there gathering sticks. He called to her and asked, "Would you bring me a little water in a jar so I may have a drink?"(i)
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1 Kings 17:11
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As she was going to get it, he called, "And bring me, please, a piece of bread."
1 Kings 17:12
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"As surely as the Lord your God lives," she replied, "I don't have any bread—only a handful of flour in a jar and a little olive oil(j) in a jug. I am gathering a few sticks to take home and make a meal for myself and my son, that we may eat it—and die."
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1 Kings 17:13
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Elijah said to her, "Don't be afraid. Go home and do as you have said. But first make a small loaf of bread for me from what you have and bring it to me, and then make something for yourself and your son.
1 Kings 17:14
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For this is what the Lord , the God of Israel, says: ‘The jar of flour will not be used up and the jug of oil will not run dry until the day the Lord sends rain(k) on the land.'"
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1 Kings 17:15
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She went away and did as Elijah had told her. So there was food every day for Elijah and for the woman and her family.
1 Kings 17:16
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For the jar of flour was not used up and the jug of oil did not run dry, in keeping with the word of the Lord spoken by Elijah.
1 Kings 17:17
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Some time later the son of the woman who owned the house became ill. He grew worse and worse, and finally stopped breathing.
1 Kings 17:18
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She said to Elijah, "What do you have against me, man of God? Did you come to remind me of my sin(l) and kill my son?"
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1 Kings 17:19
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"Give me your son," Elijah replied. He took him from her arms, carried him to the upper room where he was staying, and laid him on his bed.
1 Kings 17:20
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Then he cried(m) out to the Lord , " Lord my God, have you brought tragedy even on this widow I am staying with, by causing her son to die?"
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1 Kings 17:21
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Then he stretched(n) himself out on the boy three times and cried out to the Lord , " Lord my God, let this boy's life return to him!"
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1 Kings 17:22
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The Lord heard Elijah's cry, and the boy's life returned to him, and he lived.
1 Kings 17:23
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Elijah picked up the child and carried him down from the room into the house. He gave him to his mother(o) and said, "Look, your son is alive!"
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1 Kings 17:24
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Then the woman said to Elijah, "Now I know(p) that you are a man of God(q) and that the word of the Lord from your mouth is the truth."(r)
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