1 Kings 16:6
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English Standard Version
And Baasha slept with his fathers and was buried at Tirzah, and Elah his son reigned in his place.

King James Bible
So Baasha slept with his fathers, and was buried in Tirzah: and Elah his son reigned in his stead.

American Standard Version
And Baasha slept with his fathers, and was buried in Tirzah; and Elah his son reigned in his stead.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So Baasa slept with his fathers, and was buried in Thersa: and Ela his son reigned in his stead.

English Revised Version
And Baasha slept with his fathers, and was buried in Tirzah; and Elah his son reigned in his stead.

Webster's Bible Translation
So Baasha slept with his fathers, and was buried in Tirzah: and Elah his son reigned in his stead.

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Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The Reign of Baasha is described very briefly according to its duration (two years) and its spirit, namely, the attitude of Baasha towards the Lord (1 Kings 15:34); there then follow in 1 Kings 16:1-4 the words of the prophet Jehu, the son of Hanani (2 Chronicles 16:7), concerning the extermination of the family of Baasha; and lastly, in 1 Kings 16:5-7, his death is related with the standing allusion to the annals of the kings. The words of Jehu concerning Baasha (1 Kings 16:1-4) coincide exactly mutatis mutandis with the words of Ahijah concerning Jeroboam.

(Note: "There was something very strange in the perversity and stolidity of the kings of Israel, that when they saw that the families of preceding kings were evidently overthrown by the command of God on account of the worship of the calves, and they themselves had overturned them, they nevertheless worshipped the same calves, and placed them before the people for them to worship, that they might not return to the temple and to Asa, king of Jerusalem; though prophets denounced it and threatened their destruction. Truly the devil and the ambition of reigning blinded them and deprived them of their senses. Hence it came to pass, through the just judgment of God, that they all were executioners of one another in turn: Baasha was the executioner of the sons of Jeroboam; Zambri was the executioner of the sons of Baasha; and the executioner of Zambri was Omri." - _C. a Lapide.)

The expression "exalted thee out of the dust," instead of "from among the people" (1 Kings 14:7), leads to the conjecture that Baasha had risen to be king from a very low position. גּבוּרתו (his might) in 1 Kings 16:5 refers, as in the case of Asa (1 Kings 15:23), less to brave warlike deeds, than generally to the manifestation of strength and energy in his government.

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Baasha

1 Kings 14:20 And the days which Jeroboam reigned were two and twenty years: and he slept with his fathers, and Nadab his son reigned in his stead.

1 Kings 15:25 And Nadab the son of Jeroboam began to reign over Israel in the second year of Asa king of Judah, and reigned over Israel two years.

Tirzah

1 Kings 14:17 And Jeroboam's wife arose, and departed, and came to Tirzah: and when she came to the threshold of the door, the child died;

1 Kings 15:21 And it came to pass, when Baasha heard thereof, that he left off building of Ramah, and dwelled in Tirzah.

Elah

1 Kings 16:8,13,14 In the twenty and sixth year of Asa king of Judah began Elah the son of Baasha to reign over Israel in Tirzah, two years...

Cross References
1 Kings 14:17
Then Jeroboam's wife arose and departed and came to Tirzah. And as she came to the threshold of the house, the child died.

1 Kings 15:16
And there was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days.

1 Kings 15:21
And when Baasha heard of it, he stopped building Ramah, and he lived in Tirzah.

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