Matthew Bible

1 Kings 16

Jehu's prophecy against Baasha.

1 Kings 16:1 Then came the worde of the Lorde to Iehu the sonne of Hanani agaynst Baasa sayinge: 1 Kings 16:2 for as muche as I exalted the out of þe dust & made the captayne ouer my people Israel, and thou hast walked in the waye of Ieroboam, and hast made my people Israell synne, to angre me wyth their synne: 1 Kings 16:3 therfore I wyl make cleane ryddance of Baasa and of al his house, and wil make his house like þe house of Ieroboam þe sonne of Nabat. 1 Kings 16:4 And he þt dieth of Baasa in þe citie, hym shall dogges eate, and him that dieth in the feldes, shall the foules of the ayre eate. 1 Kings 16:5 The reste of the deades of Baasa, & what he dyd, and his power, are wrytten in the boke of the historyes of the kynges of Israel.

Elah succeedeth him.

1 Kings 16:6 And Baasa fell on slepe wyth hys fathers & was buryed in Therzah. And Elah hys sonne raygned in hys steade. 1 Kings 16:7 And therto thorow the Prophete Iehu the sonne of Hanani, the word of the lorde came against Baasa & agaynste hys house, because of al the wyckednesse that he did in the sight of the lorde in angerynge hym wyth the workes of his handes, that he shoulde be lyke the house of Ieroboam, because he had kylled Nabat.

Zimri conspiring against Elah succeedeth him.

1 Kings 16:8 The .xxvi. year of Asa king of Iuda beganne Elah the sonne of Baasa to raygne ouer Israell in Therzah, and contynued two year. 1 Kings 16:9 And hys seruaunt Zamri captayn of halfe his charettes, conspyred against him, as he was in Therzah drinkynge of strouge dryncke, in the house of Arza stuard of his house in Therzah. 1 Kings 16:10 And Zamri came and smote hym and killed him the .xxvij. yeare of Asa kyng of Iuda, and raygned in his steade.

Zimri executeth Jehu's prophecy.

1 Kings 16:11 And as sone as he was kyng, and sat on hys seate, he slue al the house of Baasa and lefte not a pysser agaynste a wall. And therto he slue all hys kynne and frendes, 1 Kings 16:12 and so Zamri destroyed all the house of Baasa, accordynge to the worde of the Lorde whyche he spake to Baasa thorowe Iehu the Prophet, 1 Kings 16:13 for all the synnes of Baasa and synnes of Elah his sonne, wherwyth they sinned & made Israell synne, to angre the Lorde of Israel with their vanities. 1 Kings 16:14 The rest of þe deades of Elah and al he dyd, are wrytten in the chronicles of the kynges of Israel.

Omri, made king by the soldiers, forceth Zimri desperately to burn himself.

1 Kings 16:15 The .xxvij. yeare of Asa Kynge of Iuda, Zamry raygned .vij. dayes in Therzah, the people besegynge Gebethon a citie of the Philistines. 1 Kings 16:16 And when the people that laye in the seage, hearde saie how Zamri had conspired, and how he had slayne the kinge also: then all Israell made Amri the captaine of the men of warre kynge that same daie ouer Israel euen in the hoste. 1 Kings 16:17 And Amri departed from Gebethon and al Israel wyth him, and beseged Therzah. 1 Kings 16:18 And when Zamri sawe that the cytye muste nedes be taken, he went into the pallayse of the kinges house, and set the kynges house a fire vpon him selfe, and there dyed, 1 Kings 16:19 for hys synnes whiche he synned in doynge wyckednesse in the syght of the Lorde, and for walkynge in the waye of Ieroboam and in hys synnes whyche he dyd and made Israel synne. 1 Kings 16:20 The rest of the Actes of Zamri and the treason that he wrought, are wrytten in the boke of the chronicles of the kinges of Israel.

The kingdom being divided, Omri prevaileth against Tibni.

1 Kings 16:21 Moreouer that same ceason was Israel deuyded in twayn, for halfe the people folowed Thebni the sonne of Gineth, to make hym kynge. And the other halfe folowed Amri. 1 Kings 16:22 But the people that folowed Amri, preuayled against them that folowed Thebni the sonne of Gineth. And so Thebny dyed and Amri raygned.

Omri buildeth Samaria.

1 Kings 16:23 The .xxxi. yeare of Asa kynge of Iuda, beganne Amri to raygne ouer Israel .xij. yeare, and he ruled .vi. yeare in Therzah. 1 Kings 16:24 And he bought the hyl of Samaria of one Semar for two hundred talentes of syluer, and buylt in the hyl, & called the name of the cyty which he had built Samaria after the name of Semar the Lorde of the hyll.

His wicked reign.

1 Kings 16:25 And thys Amri wrought wyckednesse in the eyes of the Lord worsse then all that were before him, 1 Kings 16:26 and walked in all the wayes of Ieroboam the sonne of Nabat, and in hys synne wherwith he made Israell synne, to angre the Lorde God of Israel wyth their vanities.

Ahab succeedeth him.

1 Kings 16:27 The rest of the actes of Amri which he did, and his power that he vsed, are wrytten in the chronicles of the kynges of of Israel. 1 Kings 16:28 And Amri layde hym to rest with hys fathers, and was buryed in Samaria, & Ahab hys sonne raygned in his steade.

Ahab's most wicked reign.

1 Kings 16:29 The .xxxviij. yeare of Asa kynge of Iuda, beganne Ahab the sonne of Amri to raygne ouer Israel, and raygned in Samaria .xxij. yeare. 1 Kings 16:30 And he displeased the Lord aboue all þt were before him. 1 Kings 16:31 For it semed him a light thinge to walke in the synne of Ieroboam. But toke Iezabel the doughter of Ethbaal, kinge of the Sidonites to wyfe, and went & serued Baal and bowed vnto him. 1 Kings 16:32 And he rered an aultare to Baal in the house of Baal, whyche he had made in Samaria. 1 Kings 16:33 And Ahab made a groue, and proceded ferther in angerynge the Lorde God of Israell, then all the kynges of Israel that were before him.

Joshua's curse upon Hiel the builder of Jericho.

1 Kings 16:34 In hys daies Hiel of Bethel buylt Iericho. And it coste him Amram his eldest sonne when he layde the foundacyon, and hys youngest sonne when he set vp the gates, agreyng vnto the worde of the Lorde whyche he spake by Iosua the sonne of Nun.

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