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1 Kings 16:25-29

16:25 Omri did more evil in the sight of 1  the Lord than all who were before him. 16:26 He followed in the footsteps of Jeroboam son of Nebat and encouraged Israel to sin; 2  they angered the Lord God of Israel with their worthless idols. 3 

16:27 The rest of the events of Omri’s reign, including his accomplishments and successes, are recorded in the scroll called the Annals of the Kings of Israel. 4  16:28 Omri passed away 5  and was buried in Samaria. His son Ahab replaced him as king. 6 

Ahab Promotes Idolatry

16:29 In the thirty-eighth year of Asa’s reign over Judah, Omri’s son Ahab became king over Israel. Ahab son of Omri ruled over Israel for twenty-two years in Samaria. 7 

1 tn Heb “in the eyes of.”

2 tn Heb “walked in all the way of Jeroboam son of Nebat and in his sin which he made Israel sin.”

3 tn Heb “angering the Lord God of Israel with their empty things.”

4 tn Heb “As for the rest of the acts of Omri which he did, and his strength which he demonstrated, are they not written on the scroll of the events of the days of the kings of Israel?”

5 tn Heb “lay down with his fathers.”

6 tc The Old Greek has eight additional verses here. Cf. 1 Kgs 22:41-44.

7 map For location see Map2 B1; Map4 D3; Map5 E2; Map6 A4; Map7 C1.

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