New International Version
But Omri did evil in the eyes of the LORD and sinned more than all those before him.
King James Bible
But Omri wrought evil in the eyes of the LORD, and did worse than all that were before him.
Darby Bible Translation
And Omri wrought evil in the sight of Jehovah, and did worse than all that were before him.
World English Bible
Omri did that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh, and dealt wickedly above all who were before him.
Young's Literal Translation
And Omri doth the evil thing in the eyes of Jehovah, and doth evil above all who are before him,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Did worse than all - before him - Omri was,
1. An idolater in principle;
2. An idolater in practice;
3. He led the people to idolatry by precept and example; and, which was that in which he did worse than all before him,
4. He made statutes in favor of idolatry, and obliged the people by law to commit it. See Micah 6:16, where this seems to be intended: For the statutes of Omri are kept, and all the works of the house of Ahab.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryWhether the Mode of virtue Falls under the Precept of the Law?
Objection 1: It would seem that the mode of virtue falls under the precept of the law. For the mode of virtue is that deeds of justice should be done justly, that deeds of fortitude should be done bravely, and in like manner as to the other virtues. But it is commanded (Dt. 26:20) that "thou shalt follow justly after that which is just." Therefore the mode of virtue falls under the precept. Objection 2: Further, that which belongs to the intention of the lawgiver comes chiefly under the precept. …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
Whether a Vow Consists in a Mere Purpose of the Will?
1 Kings 14:9
You have done more evil than all who lived before you. You have made for yourself other gods, idols made of metal; you have aroused my anger and turned your back on me.
1 Kings 16:30
Ahab son of Omri did more evil in the eyes of the LORD than any of those before him.
You have observed the statutes of Omri and all the practices of Ahab's house; you have followed their traditions. Therefore I will give you over to ruin and your people to derision; you will bear the scorn of the nations."
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