New International Version
He behaved in the vilest manner by going after idols, like the Amorites the LORD drove out before Israel.)
King James Bible
And he did very abominably in following idols, according to all things as did the Amorites, whom the LORD cast out before the children of Israel.
Darby Bible Translation
And he did very abominably in following idols, according to all that the Amorites did, whom Jehovah had dispossessed before the children of Israel.)
World English Bible
He did very abominably in following idols, according to all that the Amorites did, whom Yahweh cast out before the children of Israel.
Young's Literal Translation
and he doth very abominably to go after the idols, according to all that the Amorite did whom Jehovah dispossessed from the presence of the sons of Israel.'
1 Kings 21:26 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Did sell himself to work wickedness - He hired himself to the devil for this very purpose, that he might work wickedness. This was to be his employment, and at this he labored.
In the sight of the Lord, whom Jezebel his wife stirred up - A good wife is from the Lord; a bad wife is from the devil: Jezebel was of this kind; and she has had many successors.
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'And Ahab said to Elijah, Hast thou found me, O mine enemy!'--1 KINGS xxi. 20. The keynote of Elijah's character is force-the force of righteousness. The New Testament, you remember, speaks of the 'power of Elias.' The outward appearance of the man corresponds to his function and his character. Gaunt and sinewy, dwelling in the desert, feeding on locusts and wild honey, with a girdle of camel's skin about his loins, he bursts into the history, amongst all that corrupt state of society, with the …
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The Fall of the House of Ahab
In the fourth generation your descendants will come back here, for the sin of the Amorites has not yet reached its full measure."
Even the land was defiled; so I punished it for its sin, and the land vomited out its inhabitants.
1 Kings 15:12
He expelled the male shrine prostitutes from the land and got rid of all the idols his ancestors had made.
1 Kings 18:18
"I have not made trouble for Israel," Elijah replied. "But you and your father's family have. You have abandoned the LORD's commands and have followed the Baals.
2 Kings 17:12
They worshiped idols, though the LORD had said, "You shall not do this."
2 Kings 21:11
"Manasseh king of Judah has committed these detestable sins. He has done more evil than the Amorites who preceded him and has led Judah into sin with his idols.
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