16:9 His servant Zimri, a commander of half of his chariot force, conspired against him. While Elah was drinking heavily 1 at the house of Arza, who supervised the palace in Tirzah, 16:10 Zimri came in and struck him dead. (This happened in the twenty-seventh year of Asa’s reign over Judah.) Zimri replaced Elah as king. 2 16:11 When he became king and occupied the throne, he killed Baasha’s entire family. He did not spare any male belonging to him; he killed his relatives and his friends. 3 16:12 Zimri destroyed Baasha’s entire family, just as the Lord had predicted to Baasha 4 through Jehu the prophet.
1 tn Heb “while he was drinking and drunken.”
2 tn Heb “and he became king in his place.”
3 tn Heb “and he did not spare any belonging to him who urinate against a wall, [including] his kinsmen redeemers and his friends.”
4 tn Heb “according to the word of the