I Kings 16
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1  And the word of Hashem came to Jehu the son of Hanani against Baasa, saying:

א  וַיְהִי דְבַר יְהוָה אֶל יֵהוּא בֶן חֲנָנִי עַל בַּעְשָׁא לֵאמֹר.

2  ‘Forasmuch as I exalted thee out of the dust, and made thee prince over My people Yisrael; and thou hast walked in the way of Yerovam, and hast made My people Yisrael to sin, to provoke Me with their sins;

ב  יַעַן אֲשֶׁר הֲרִימֹתִיךָ מִן הֶעָפָר וָאֶתֶּנְךָ נָגִיד עַל עַמִּי יִשְׂרָאֵל וַתֵּלֶךְ בְּדֶרֶךְ יָרָבְעָם וַתַּחֲטִא אֶת עַמִּי יִשְׂרָאֵל לְהַכְעִיסֵנִי בְּחַטֹּאתָם.

3  behold, I will utterly sweep away Baasa and his house; and I will make thy house like the house of Yerovam the son of Nebat.

ג  הִנְנִי מַבְעִיר אַחֲרֵי בַעְשָׁא וְאַחֲרֵי בֵיתוֹ וְנָתַתִּי אֶת בֵּיתְךָ כְּבֵית יָרָבְעָם בֶּן נְבָט.

4  Him that dieth of Baasa in the city shall the dogs eat; and him that dieth of his in the field shall the fowls of the air eat.’

ד  הַמֵּת לְבַעְשָׁא בָּעִיר יֹאכְלוּ הַכְּלָבִים וְהַמֵּת לוֹ בַּשָּׂדֶה יֹאכְלוּ עוֹף הַשָּׁמָיִם.

5  Now the rest of the acts of Baasa, and what he did, and his might, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Yisrael?

ה  וְיֶתֶר דִּבְרֵי בַעְשָׁא וַאֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה וּגְבוּרָתוֹ הֲלֹא הֵם כְּתוּבִים עַל סֵפֶר דִּבְרֵי הַיָּמִים לְמַלְכֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל.

6  And Baasa slept with his fathers, and was buried in Tirzah; and Elah his son reigned in his stead.

ו  וַיִּשְׁכַּב בַּעְשָׁא עִם אֲבֹתָיו וַיִּקָּבֵר בְּתִרְצָה וַיִּמְלֹךְ אֵלָה בְנוֹ תַּחְתָּיו.

7  And moreover by the hand of the Navi Jehu the son of Hanani came the word of Hashem against Baasa, and against his house, both because of all the evil that he did in the sight of Hashem, to provoke Him with the work of his hands, in being like the house of Yerovam, and because he smote him.

ז  וְגַם בְּיַד יֵהוּא בֶן חֲנָנִי הַנָּבִיא דְּבַר יְהוָה הָיָה אֶל בַּעְשָׁא וְאֶל בֵּיתוֹ וְעַל כָּל הָרָעָה אֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה בְּעֵינֵי יְהוָה לְהַכְעִיסוֹ בְּמַעֲשֵׂה יָדָיו לִהְיוֹת כְּבֵית יָרָבְעָם וְעַל אֲשֶׁר הִכָּה אֹתוֹ.

8  In the twenty and sixth year of Asa king of Yehuda began Elah the son of Baasa to reign over Yisrael in Tirzah, and reigned two years.

ח  בִּשְׁנַת עֶשְׂרִים וָשֵׁשׁ שָׁנָה לְאָסָא מֶלֶךְ יְהוּדָה מָלַךְ אֵלָה בֶן בַּעְשָׁא עַל יִשְׂרָאֵל בְּתִרְצָה שְׁנָתָיִם.

9  And his servant Zimri, captain of half his chariots, conspired against him; now he was in Tirzah, drinking himself drunk in the house of Arza, who was over the household in Tirzah;

ט  וַיִּקְשֹׁר עָלָיו עַבְדּוֹ זִמְרִי שַׂר מַחֲצִית הָרָכֶב וְהוּא בְתִרְצָה שֹׁתֶה שִׁכּוֹר בֵּית אַרְצָא אֲשֶׁר עַל הַבַּיִת בְּתִרְצָה.

10  and Zimri went in and smote him, and killed him, in the twenty and seventh year of Asa king of Yehuda, and reigned in his stead.

י  וַיָּבֹא זִמְרִי וַיַּכֵּהוּ וַיְמִיתֵהוּ בִּשְׁנַת עֶשְׂרִים וָשֶׁבַע לְאָסָא מֶלֶךְ יְהוּדָה וַיִּמְלֹךְ תַּחְתָּיו.

11  And it came to pass, when he began to reign, as soon as he sat on his throne, that he smote all the house of Baasa; he left him not a single man-child, neither of his kinsfolks, nor of his friends.

יא  וַיְהִי בְמָלְכוֹ כְּשִׁבְתּוֹ עַל כִּסְאוֹ הִכָּה אֶת כָּל בֵּית בַּעְשָׁא לֹא הִשְׁאִיר לוֹ מַשְׁתִּין בְּקִיר וְגֹאֲלָיו וְרֵעֵהוּ.

12  Thus did Zimri destroy all the house of Baasa, according to the word of Hashem, which He spoke against Baasa by Jehu the Navi,

יב  וַיַּשְׁמֵד זִמְרִי אֵת כָּל בֵּית בַּעְשָׁא כִּדְבַר יְהוָה אֲשֶׁר דִּבֶּר אֶל בַּעְשָׁא בְּיַד יֵהוּא הַנָּבִיא.

13  for all the sins of Baasa, and the sins of Elah his son, which they sinned, and wherewith they made Yisrael to sin, to provoke Hashem, the God of Yisrael, with their vanities.

יג  אֶל כָּל חַטֹּאות בַּעְשָׁא וְחַטֹּאות אֵלָה בְנוֹ אֲשֶׁר חָטְאוּ וַאֲשֶׁר הֶחֱטִיאוּ אֶת יִשְׂרָאֵל לְהַכְעִיס אֶת יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל בְּהַבְלֵיהֶם.

14  Now the rest of the acts of Elah, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Yisrael?

יד  וְיֶתֶר דִּבְרֵי אֵלָה וְכָל אֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה הֲלוֹא הֵם כְּתוּבִים עַל סֵפֶר דִּבְרֵי הַיָּמִים לְמַלְכֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל.

15  In the twenty and seventh year of Asa king of Yehuda did Zimri reign seven days in Tirzah. Now the people were encamped against Gibbethon, which belonged to the Philistines.

טו  בִּשְׁנַת עֶשְׂרִים וָשֶׁבַע שָׁנָה לְאָסָא מֶלֶךְ יְהוּדָה מָלַךְ זִמְרִי שִׁבְעַת יָמִים בְּתִרְצָה וְהָעָם חֹנִים עַל גִּבְּתוֹן אֲשֶׁר לַפְּלִשְׁתִּים.

16  And the people that were encamped heard say: ‘Zimri hath conspired, and hath also smitten the king’; wherefore all Yisrael made Omri, the captain of the host, king over Yisrael that day in the camp.

טז  וַיִּשְׁמַע הָעָם הַחֹנִים לֵאמֹר קָשַׁר זִמְרִי וְגַם הִכָּה אֶת הַמֶּלֶךְ וַיַּמְלִכוּ כָל יִשְׂרָאֵל אֶת עָמְרִי שַׂר צָבָא עַל יִשְׂרָאֵל בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא בַּמַּחֲנֶה.

17  And Omri went up from Gibbethon, and all Yisrael with him, and they besieged Tirzah.

יז  וַיַּעֲלֶה עָמְרִי וְכָל יִשְׂרָאֵל עִמּוֹ מִגִּבְּתוֹן וַיָּצֻרוּ עַל תִּרְצָה.

18  And it came to pass, when Zimri saw that the city was taken, that he went into the castle of the king’s house, and burnt the king’s house over him with fire, and died;

יח  וַיְהִי כִּרְאוֹת זִמְרִי כִּי נִלְכְּדָה הָעִיר וַיָּבֹא אֶל אַרְמוֹן בֵּית הַמֶּלֶךְ וַיִּשְׂרֹף עָלָיו אֶת בֵּית מֶלֶךְ בָּאֵשׁ וַיָּמֹת.

19  for his sins which he sinned in doing that which was evil in the sight of Hashem, in walking in the way of Yerovam, and in his sin which he did, to make Yisrael to sin.

יט  עַל חַטֹּאתָיו אֲשֶׁר חָטָא לַעֲשׂוֹת הָרַע בְּעֵינֵי יְהוָה לָלֶכֶת בְּדֶרֶךְ יָרָבְעָם וּבְחַטָּאתוֹ אֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה לְהַחֲטִיא אֶת יִשְׂרָאֵל.

20  Now the rest of the acts of Zimri, and his treason that he wrought, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Yisrael?

כ  וְיֶתֶר דִּבְרֵי זִמְרִי וְקִשְׁרוֹ אֲשֶׁר קָשָׁר הֲלֹא הֵם כְּתוּבִים עַל סֵפֶר דִּבְרֵי הַיָּמִים לְמַלְכֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל.

21  Then were the people of Yisrael divided into two parts: half of the people followed Tibni the son of Ginath, to make him king; and half followed Omri.

כא  אָז יֵחָלֵק הָעָם יִשְׂרָאֵל לַחֵצִי חֲצִי הָעָם הָיָה אַחֲרֵי תִבְנִי בֶן גִּינַת לְהַמְלִיכוֹ וְהַחֲצִי אַחֲרֵי עָמְרִי.

22  But the people that followed Omri prevailed against the people that followed Tibni the son of Ginath; so Tibni died, and Omri reigned.

כב  וַיֶּחֱזַק הָעָם אֲשֶׁר אַחֲרֵי עָמְרִי אֶת הָעָם אֲשֶׁר אַחֲרֵי תִּבְנִי בֶן גִּינַת וַיָּמָת תִּבְנִי וַיִּמְלֹךְ עָמְרִי.

23  In the thirty and first year of Asa king of Yehuda began Omri to reign over Yisrael, and reigned twelve years; six years reigned he in Tirzah.

כג  בִּשְׁנַת שְׁלֹשִׁים וְאַחַת שָׁנָה לְאָסָא מֶלֶךְ יְהוּדָה מָלַךְ עָמְרִי עַל יִשְׂרָאֵל שְׁתֵּים עֶשְׂרֵה שָׁנָה בְּתִרְצָה מָלַךְ שֵׁשׁ שָׁנִים.

24  And he bought the hill Shomron of Shemer for two talents of silver; and he built on the hill, and called the name of the city which he built, after the name of Shemer, the owner of the hill, Shomron.

va-YI-ken et ha-HAR sho-m’-RON may-et SHE-mer b’-khi-k’-RA-yim KA-sef va-YI-ven et ha-HAR va-yik-RA et shaym ha-EER a-SHER ba-NAH al shem SHE-mer a-do-NAY ha-HAR sho-m’-RON

כד  וַיִּקֶן אֶת הָהָר שֹׁמְרוֹן מֵאֶת שֶׁמֶר בְּכִכְּרַיִם כָּסֶף וַיִּבֶן אֶת הָהָר וַיִּקְרָא אֶת שֵׁם הָעִיר אֲשֶׁר בָּנָה עַל שֶׁם שֶׁמֶר אֲדֹנֵי הָהָר שֹׁמְרוֹן.

16:24   And he bought the hill Shomron of Shemer for two talents of silver

Samaria, known in Hebrew as ‘Shomron,’ is an important part of both the Biblical heartland of Israel and the modern State of Israel. Omri purchases this land to be the capital of the Kingdom of Israel. This land, which comprises over 11% of the modern State of Israel, was liberated during the Six Day War and is home to many vibrant communities. Some of the most well-known include Ariel (which hosts a university), Karnei Shomron, Elon Moreh and Itamar. Since it is located in the middle of Israel it plays a vital role in the spirituality, economics and security of the country. Though Omri sins greatly in his religious conduct, his acquisition of the ‘Shomron’ is of great national importance.

Comment

25  And Omri did that which was evil in the sight of Hashem, and dealt wickedly above all that were before him.

כה  וַיַּעֲשֶׂה עָמְרִי הָרַע בְּעֵינֵי יְהוָה וַיָּרַע מִכֹּל אֲשֶׁר לְפָנָיו.

26  For he walked in all the way of Yerovam the son of Nebat, and in his sins wherewith he made Yisrael to sin, to provoke Hashem, the God of Yisrael, with their vanities.

כו  וַיֵּלֶךְ בְּכָל דֶּרֶךְ יָרָבְעָם בֶּן נְבָט ובחטאתיו (וּבְחַטָּאתוֹ) אֲשֶׁר הֶחֱטִיא אֶת יִשְׂרָאֵל לְהַכְעִיס אֶת יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל בְּהַבְלֵיהֶם.

27  Now the rest of the acts of Omri which he did, and his might that he showed, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Yisrael?

כז  וְיֶתֶר דִּבְרֵי עָמְרִי אֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה וּגְבוּרָתוֹ אֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה הֲלֹא הֵם כְּתוּבִים עַל סֵפֶר דִּבְרֵי הַיָּמִים לְמַלְכֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל.

28  And Omri slept with his fathers, and was buried in Shomron; and Ahab his son reigned in his stead.

כח  וַיִּשְׁכַּב עָמְרִי עִם אֲבֹתָיו וַיִּקָּבֵר בְּשֹׁמְרוֹן וַיִּמְלֹךְ אַחְאָב בְּנוֹ תַּחְתָּיו.

29  And in the thirty and eighth year of Asa king of Yehuda began Ahab the son of Omri to reign over Yisrael; and Ahab the son of Omri reigned over Yisrael in Shomron twenty and two years.

כט  וְאַחְאָב בֶּן עָמְרִי מָלַךְ עַל יִשְׂרָאֵל בִּשְׁנַת שְׁלֹשִׁים וּשְׁמֹנֶה שָׁנָה לְאָסָא מֶלֶךְ יְהוּדָה וַיִּמְלֹךְ אַחְאָב בֶּן עָמְרִי עַל יִשְׂרָאֵל בְּשֹׁמְרוֹן עֶשְׂרִים וּשְׁתַּיִם שָׁנָה.

30  And Ahab the son of Omri did that which was evil in the sight of Hashem above all that were before him.

ל  וַיַּעַשׂ אַחְאָב בֶּן עָמְרִי הָרַע בְּעֵינֵי יְהוָה מִכֹּל אֲשֶׁר לְפָנָיו.

31  And it came to pass, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Yerovam the son of Nebat, that he took to wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Zidonians, and went and served Baal, and worshipped him.

לא  וַיְהִי הֲנָקֵל לֶכְתּוֹ בְּחַטֹּאות יָרָבְעָם בֶּן נְבָט וַיִּקַּח אִשָּׁה אֶת אִיזֶבֶל בַּת אֶתְבַּעַל מֶלֶךְ צִידֹנִים וַיֵּלֶךְ וַיַּעֲבֹד אֶת הַבַּעַל וַיִּשְׁתַּחוּ לוֹ.

32  And he reared up an Mizbayach for Baal in the house of Baal, which he had built in Shomron.

לב  וַיָּקֶם מִזְבֵּחַ לַבָּעַל בֵּית הַבַּעַל אֲשֶׁר בָּנָה בְּשֹׁמְרוֹן.

33  And Ahab made the Asherah; and Ahab did yet more to provoke Hashem, the God of Yisrael, than all the kings of Yisrael that were before him.

לג  וַיַּעַשׂ אַחְאָב אֶת הָאֲשֵׁרָה וַיּוֹסֶף אַחְאָב לַעֲשׂוֹת לְהַכְעִיס אֶת יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל מִכֹּל מַלְכֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל אֲשֶׁר הָיוּ לְפָנָיו.

34  In his days did Hiel the Bethelite build Yericho; with Abiram his first-born he laid the foundation thereof, and with his youngest son Segub he set up the gates thereof; according to the word of Hashem, which He spoke by the hand of Joshua the son of Nun.

לד  בְּיָמָיו בָּנָה חִיאֵל בֵּית הָאֱלִי אֶת יְרִיחֹה בַּאֲבִירָם בְּכֹרוֹ יִסְּדָהּ ובשגיב (וּבִשְׂגוּב) צְעִירוֹ הִצִּיב דְּלָתֶיהָ כִּדְבַר יְהוָה אֲשֶׁר דִּבֶּר בְּיַד יְהוֹשֻׁעַ בִּן נוּן.

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