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1 Kings 15:25-32

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Nadab’s Reign over Israel

15:25 In the second year of Asa’s reign over Judah, Jeroboam’s son Nadab became the king of Israel; he ruled Israel for two years. 15:26 He did evil in the sight of 1  the Lord. He followed in his father’s footsteps and encouraged Israel to sin. 2 

15:27 Baasha son of Ahijah, from the tribe of Issachar, conspired against Nadab 3  and assassinated him in Gibbethon, which was in Philistine territory. This happened while Nadab and all the Israelite army were besieging Gibbethon. 15:28 Baasha killed him in the third year of Asa’s reign over Judah and replaced him as king. 15:29 When he became king, he executed Jeroboam’s entire family. He wiped out everyone who breathed, 4  just as the Lord had predicted 5  through his servant Ahijah the Shilonite. 15:30 This happened because of the sins which Jeroboam committed and which he made Israel commit. These sins angered the Lord God of Israel. 6 

15:31 The rest of the events of Nadab’s reign, including all his accomplishments, are recorded in the scroll called the Annals of the Kings of Israel. 7  15:32 Asa and King Nadab of Israel were continually at war with each other.

1 tn Heb “in the eyes of.”

2 tn Heb “and he walked in the way of his father and in his sin which he made Israel sin.”

3 tn Heb “against him”; the referent (Nadab) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

4 tn Heb “and when he became king, he struck down all the house of Jeroboam; he did not leave any breath to Jeroboam until he destroyed him.”

5 tn Heb “according to the word of the Lord which he spoke.”

6 tn Heb “because of Jeroboam which he committed and which he made Israel commit, by his provocation by which he made the Lord God of Israel angry.”

7 tn Heb “As for the rest of the events of Nadab, and all which he did, are they not written on the scroll of the events of the days of the kings of Israel?”



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