1 Kings 16:31
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New International Version
He not only considered it trivial to commit the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, but he also married Jezebel daughter of Ethbaal king of the Sidonians, and began to serve Baal and worship him.

New Living Translation
And as though it were not enough to follow the example of Jeroboam, he married Jezebel, the daughter of King Ethbaal of the Sidonians, and he began to bow down in worship of Baal.

English Standard Version
And as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, he took for his wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Sidonians, and went and served Baal and worshiped him.

New American Standard Bible
It came about, as though it had been a trivial thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he married Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Sidonians, and went to serve Baal and worshiped him.

King James Bible
And it came to pass, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam 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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then, as if following the sin of Jeroboam son of Nebat were a trivial matter, he married Jezebel, the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Sidonians, and then proceeded to serve Baal and worship him.

International Standard Version
In fact, as if it were nothing for him to live like Nebat's son Jeroboam, Ahab married Jezebel, the daughter of King Ethbaal of Sidon. Then he went out to serve Baal and worship him.

NET Bible
As if following in the sinful footsteps of Jeroboam son of Nebat were not bad enough, he married Jezebel the daughter of King Ethbaal of the Sidonians. Then he worshiped and bowed to Baal.

New Heart English Bible
It happened, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took as wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Sidonians, and went and served Baal, and worshiped him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
It wasn't enough that he committed the same sins as Jeroboam (Nebat's son). He also married Jezebel, daughter of King Ethbaal of Sidon. Ahab then served and worshiped Baal.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it came to pass, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam 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.

New American Standard 1977
And it came about, as though it had been a trivial thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he married Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Sidonians, and went to serve Baal and worshiped him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
for it was as a light thing unto him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, and he took to wife Jezebel, the daughter of Ethbaal, king of the Zidonians, and went and served Baal and worshipped him.

King James 2000 Bible
And it came to pass, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took as his wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Sidonians, and went and served Baal, and worshiped him.

American King James Version
And it came to pass, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam 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.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
Nor was it enough for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nabat: but he also took to wife Jezabel daughter of Ethbaal king of the Sidonians. And he went, and served Baal, and adored him.

Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass, as if it was a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took as wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Zidonians; and he went and served Baal and worshipped him.

English Revised Version
And it came to pass, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam 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.

Webster's Bible Translation
And it came to pass, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took to wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Zidonians, and went and served Baal, and worshiped him.

World English Bible
It happened, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took as wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Sidonians, and went and served Baal, and worshiped him.

Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass -- hath it been light his walking in the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat? -- then he taketh a wife, Jezebel daughter of Ethbaal, king of the Zidonians, and goeth and serveth Baal, and boweth himself to it,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
16:29-34 Ahab did evil above all that reigned before him, and did it with a particular enmity both against Jehovah and Israel. He was not satisfied with breaking the second commandment by image-worship, he broke the first by worshipping other gods: making light of lesser sins makes way for greater. Marriages with daring offenders also imbolden in wickedness, and hurry men on to the greatest excesses. One of Ahab's subjects, following the example of his presumption, ventured to build Jericho. Like Achan, he meddled with the accursed thing; turned that to his own use, which was devoted to God's honour: he began to build, in defiance of the curse well devoted to God's honour: he began to build, in defiance of the curse well known in Israel; but none ever hardened his heart against God, and prospered. Let the reading of this chapter cause us to mark the dreadful end of all the workers of iniquity. And what does the history of all ungodly men furnish, what ever rank or situation they move in, but sad examples of the same?
Study Bible
Ahab Reigns in Israel, Marries Jezebel
30Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the LORD more than all who were before him. 31It came about, as though it had been a trivial thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he married Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Sidonians, and went to serve Baal and worshiped him. 32So he erected an altar for Baal in the house of Baal which he built in Samaria.…
Cross References
Revelation 2:20
But I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess. By her teaching she misleads My servants to be sexually immoral and to eat food sacrificed to idols.

Deuteronomy 7:1
"When the LORD your God brings you into the land where you are entering to possess it, and clears away many nations before you, the Hittites and the Girgashites and the Amorites and the Canaanites and the Perizzites and the Hivites and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and stronger than you,

Judges 18:7
Then the five men departed and came to Laish and saw the people who were in it living in security, after the manner of the Sidonians, quiet and secure; for there was no ruler humiliating them for anything in the land, and they were far from the Sidonians and had no dealings with anyone.

1 Kings 11:1
Now King Solomon loved many foreign women along with the daughter of Pharaoh: Moabite, Ammonite, Edomite, Sidonian, and Hittite women,

1 Kings 18:18
He said, "I have not troubled Israel, but you and your father's house have, because you have forsaken the commandments of the LORD and you have followed the Baals.

2 Kings 3:2
He did evil in the sight of the LORD, though not like his father and his mother; for he put away the sacred pillar of Baal which his father had made.

2 Kings 9:34
When he came in, he ate and drank; and he said, "See now to this cursed woman and bury her, for she is a king's daughter."

2 Kings 10:18
Then Jehu gathered all the people and said to them, "Ahab served Baal a little; Jehu will serve him much.

2 Kings 17:16
They forsook all the commandments of the LORD their God and made for themselves molten images, even two calves, and made an Asherah and worshiped all the host of heaven and served Baal.

2 Kings 21:3
For he rebuilt the high places which Hezekiah his father had destroyed; and he erected altars for Baal and made an Asherah, as Ahab king of Israel had done, and worshiped all the host of heaven and served them.
Treasury of Scripture

And it came to pass, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam 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.

as if it had been a light thing [heb] was it a light thing

Genesis 30:15 And she said to her, Is it a small matter that you have taken my …

Numbers 16:9 Seems it but a small thing to you, that the God of Israel has separated …

Isaiah 7:13 And he said, Hear you now, O house of David; Is it a small thing …

Ezekiel 8:17 Then he said to me, Have you seen this, O son of man?…

Ezekiel 16:20,47 Moreover you have taken your sons and your daughters, whom you have …

Ezekiel 34:18 Seems it a small thing to you to have eaten up the good pasture, …

took to wife

Genesis 6:2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; …

Deuteronomy 7:3,4 Neither shall you make marriages with them; your daughter you shall …

Joshua 23:12,13 Else if you do in any wise go back, and join to the remnant of these …

Nehemiah 13:23-29 In those days also saw I Jews that had married wives of Ashdod, of …

Jezebel

1 Kings 18:4,19 For it was so, when Jezebel cut off the prophets of the LORD, that …

1 Kings 19:1,2 And Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and with how he had …

1 Kings 21:5-14,25 But Jezebel his wife came to him, and said to him, Why is your spirit …

2 Kings 9:30-37 And when Jehu was come to Jezreel, Jezebel heard of it; and she painted …

Revelation 2:20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against you, because you suffer …

the Zidonians

1 Kings 11:1 But king Solomon loved many strange women, together with the daughter …

Judges 10:12 The Zidonians also, and the Amalekites, and the Maonites, did oppress …

Judges 18:7 Then the five men departed, and came to Laish, and saw the people …

and went

1 Kings 11:4-8 For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned …

served Baal

1 Kings 21:25,26 But there was none like to Ahab, which did sell himself to work wickedness …

Judges 2:11 And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, and served Baalim:

Judges 3:7 And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, and …

Judges 10:6 And the children of Israel did evil again in the sight of the LORD, …

2 Kings 10:18 And Jehu gathered all the people together, and said to them, Ahab …

2 Kings 17:16 And they left all the commandments of the LORD their God, and made …

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