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1 Kings 16

Jehu's prophecy against Baasha.

1 Kings 16:1 Forsothe the word of the Lord was maad to Hieu, sone of Anany, ayens Baasa, and seide, 1 Kings 16:2 For that that Y reiside thee fro dust, and settide thee duyk on Israel, my puple; sotheli thou yedist in the weie of Jeroboam, and madist my puple Israel to do synne, that thou schuldist terre me to ire, in the synnes of hem; lo! 1 Kings 16:3 Y schal kitte awey the hyndrere thingis of Baasa, and the hyndrere thingis of his hows, and Y schal make thin hows as the hows of Jeroboam, sone of Nabath. 1 Kings 16:4 Doggis schulen ete that man of Baasa, that schal be deed in citee, and briddis of the eyr schulen ete that man of Baasa, that schal die in the feeld. 1 Kings 16:5 Sotheli the residue of wordis of Baasa, and what euer thingis he dide, and hise batels, whether these ben not writun in the book of wordis of daies of the kynges of Israel?

Elah succeedeth him.

1 Kings 16:6 Therfor Baasa slepte with hise fadris, and he was biried in Thersa; and Hela, his sone, regnede for hym. 1 Kings 16:7 Forsothe whanne the word of the Lord was maad in the hond of Hieu, sone of Anany, ayens Baasa, and ayens his hows, and ayens al yuel which he dide bifor the Lord, to terre hym to ire in the werkis of hise hondis, that he schulde be as the hows of Jeroboam, for this cause he killide hym, that is, Hieu, the prophete, the sone of Anany.

Zimri conspiring against Elah succeedeth him.

1 Kings 16:8 In the sixe and twentithe yeer of Aza, kyng of Juda, Hela, the sone of Baasa, regnyde on Israel, in Thersa, twei yeer. 1 Kings 16:9 And Zamry, his seruaunt, duyk of the half part of knyytis, rebellide ayens hym; sotheli Hela was in Thersa, and drank, and was drunkun in the hows of Arsa, prefect of Thersa. 1 Kings 16:10 Therfor Zamri felde in, and smoot, and killide hym, in the seuene and twentithe yeer of Asa, kyng of Juda; and regnede for hym.

Zimri executeth Jehu's prophecy.

1 Kings 16:11 And whanne he hadde regned, and hadde setun on his trone, he smoot al the hows of Baasa, and he lefte not therof a pissere to the wal, and hise kynnesmen, and frendis. 1 Kings 16:12 And Zamri dide awey al the hows of Baasa, bi the word of the Lord, which he spak to Baasa, in the hond of Hieu, the prophete, for alle the synnes of Baasa, 1 Kings 16:13 and for the synnes of Hela, his sone, whiche synneden, and maden Israel to do synne, and wraththiden the Lord God of Israel in her vanytees. 1 Kings 16:14 Sotheli the residue of the wordis of Hela, and alle thingis whiche he dide, whether these ben not writun in the book of wordis of daies of the kyngis of Israel?

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

1 Kings 16:15 In the seuene and twentithe yeer of Aza, kyng of Juda, Zamri regnede seuene daies in Tharsa; forsothe the oost bisegide Gebethon, the citee of Philisteis. 1 Kings 16:16 And whanne it hadde herd, that Zamri hadde rebellid, and hadde slayn the kyng, al Israel made Amry kyng to hem, that was prince of the chyualrye, on Israel, in that dai, in the castels. 1 Kings 16:17 Therfor Amry stiede, and al Israel with hym, fro Gebethon, and bisegide Thersa. 1 Kings 16:18 Sothely Zamri siy, that the citee schulde be ouercomun, and he entride in to the palis, and brente hym silf with the kyngis hows; 1 Kings 16:19 and he was deed in hise synnes whiche he synnede, doynge yuel bifor the Lord, and goynge in the weie of Jeroboam, and in hise synnes, bi whiche he made Israel to do synne. 1 Kings 16:20 Sotheli the residue of wordis of Zamri, and of his tresouns, and tyrauntrie, whether these ben not writun in the book of wordis of daies of the kyngis of Israel?

The kingdom being divided, Omri prevaileth against Tibni.

1 Kings 16:21 Thanne the puple of Israel was departid in to twei partis; the half part of the puple suede Thebny, sone of Geneth, to make hym kyng, and the half part suede Amry. 1 Kings 16:22 Sotheli the puple that was with Amry, hadde maystry ouer the puple that suede Thebny, the sone of Geneth; and Thebny was deed, and Amri regnede.

Omri buildeth Samaria.

1 Kings 16:23 In the oon and thrittithe yeer of Aza, kyng of Juda, Amri regnede on Israel, twelue yeer; in Thersa he regnede sixe yeer. 1 Kings 16:24 And he bouyte of Soomeer, for twei talentis of siluer, the hil of Samarie, and bildide that hil; and he clepide the name of the citee, which he hadde bildid, bi the name of Soomer, lord of the hil of Samarie.

His wicked reign.

1 Kings 16:25 Forsothe Amry dide yuel in the siyt of the Lord, and wrouyte weiwardli, ouer alle men that weren bifor hym. 1 Kings 16:26 And he yede in al the weie of Jeroboam, sone of Nabath, and in hise synnes, bi whiche he made Israel to do synne, that he schulde terre to ire, in his vanytees, the Lord God of Israel.

Ahab succeedeth him.

1 Kings 16:27 Forsothe the residue of wordis of Amry, and hise batels, which he dide, whether these ben not writun in the book of wordis of daies of the kyngis of Israel? 1 Kings 16:28 And Amry slepte with hise fadris, and was biried in Samarie; and Achab, his sone, regnede for hym.

Ahab's most wicked reign.

1 Kings 16:29 Forsothe Achab, the sone of Amry, regnede on Israel, in the eiyte and thrittithe yeer of Asa, kyng of Juda; and Achab, sone of Amry, regnede on Israel, in Samarie, two and twenti yeer. 1 Kings 16:30 And Achab, sone of Amry, dide yuel in the siyte of the Lord, ouer alle men that weren bifor hym; 1 Kings 16:31 and it suffiside not to hym that he yede in the synnes of Jeroboam, sone of Nabath, ferthermore and he weddide a wijf, Jezabel, the douyter of Methaal, kyng of Sydoneis; and he yede, and seruyde Baal, and worschipide hym. 1 Kings 16:32 And he settide an auter to Baal in the temple of Baal, which he hadde bildid in Samarie, and he plauntide a wode; 1 Kings 16:33 and Achab addide in his werk, and terride to ire the Lord God of Israel, more thanne alle kyngis of Israel that weren bifor hym.

Joshua's curse upon Hiel the builder of Jericho.

1 Kings 16:34 Forsothe in hise daies Ahiel of Bethel bildide Jerico; in Abiram, his firste sone, he foundide it, in Segub, his laste sone, he settide yatis therof, bi the word of the Lord, which he hadde spoke in the hond of Josue, sone of Nun.

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