New International Version
Ahab son of Omri did more evil in the eyes of the LORD than any of those before him.
King James Bible
And Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the LORD above all that were before him.
Darby Bible Translation
And Ahab the son of Omri wrought evil in the sight of Jehovah more than all that were before him.
World English Bible
Ahab the son of Omri did that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh above all that were before him.
Young's Literal Translation
and Ahab son of Omri doth the evil thing in the eyes of Jehovah above all who are before him.
1 Kings 16:30 Parallel
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 16:25
But Omri did evil in the eyes of the LORD and sinned more than all those before him.
1 Kings 16:29
In the thirty-eighth year of Asa king of Judah, Ahab son of Omri became king of Israel, and he reigned in Samaria over Israel twenty-two years.
1 Kings 16:33
Ahab also made an Asherah pole and did more to arouse the anger of the LORD, the God of Israel, than did all the kings of Israel before him.
1 Kings 21:25
(There was never anyone like Ahab, who sold himself to do evil in the eyes of the LORD, urged on by Jezebel his wife.
1 Kings 22:53
He served and worshiped Baal and aroused the anger of the LORD, the God of Israel, just as his father had done.
2 Kings 9:22
When Joram saw Jehu he asked, "Have you come in peace, Jehu?" "How can there be peace," Jehu replied, "as long as all the idolatry and witchcraft of your mother Jezebel abound?"
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