1 Kings 16:32
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New International Version
He set up an altar for Baal in the temple of Baal that he built in Samaria.

New Living Translation
First Ahab built a temple and an altar for Baal in Samaria.

English Standard Version
He erected an altar for Baal in the house of Baal, which he built in Samaria.

New American Standard Bible
So he erected an altar for Baal in the house of Baal which he built in Samaria.

King James Bible
And he reared up an altar for Baal in the house of Baal, which he had built in Samaria.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He set up an altar for Baal in the temple of Baal that he had built in Samaria.

International Standard Version
He built an altar for Baal in a temple for Baal that he constructed in Samaria.

NET Bible
He set up an altar for Baal in the temple of Baal he had built in Samaria.

New Heart English Bible
He reared up an altar for Baal in the house of Baal, which he had built in Samaria.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He built the temple of Baal in Samaria and set up an altar there.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he reared up an altar for Baal in the house of Baal, which he had built in Samaria.

New American Standard 1977
So he erected an altar for Baal in the house of Baal, which he built in Samaria.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he raised up an altar to Baal in the house of Baal, which he had built in Samaria.

King James 2000 Bible
And he raised up an altar for Baal in the house of Baal, which he had built in Samaria.

American King James Version
And he reared up an altar for Baal in the house of Baal, which he had built in Samaria.

American Standard Version
And he reared up an altar for Baal in the house of Baal, which he had built in Samaria.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he set up an altar for Baal in the temple of Baal, which he had built in Samaria,

Darby Bible Translation
And he reared up an altar for Baal in the house of Baal, which he built in Samaria.

English Revised Version
And he reared up an altar for Baal in the house of Baal, which he had built in Samaria.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he erected an altar for Baal in the house of Baal, which he had built in Samaria.

World English Bible
He reared up an altar for Baal in the house of Baal, which he had built in Samaria.

Young's Literal Translation
and raiseth up an altar for Baal, in the house of the Baal, that he built in Samaria;
Study Bible
Ahab Reigns in Israel, Marries Jezebel
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. 33Ahab also made the Asherah. Thus Ahab did more to provoke the LORD God of Israel than all the kings of Israel who were before him.…
Cross References
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 10:18
Then Jehu gathered all the people and said to them, "Ahab served Baal a little; Jehu will serve him much.

2 Kings 10:21
Then Jehu sent throughout Israel and all the worshipers of Baal came, so that there was not a man left who did not come. And when they went into the house of Baal, the house of Baal was filled from one end to the other.

2 Kings 10:26
They brought out the sacred pillars of the house of Baal and burned them.
Treasury of Scripture

And he reared up an altar for Baal in the house of Baal, which he had built in Samaria.

the house of Baal

2 Kings 10:21,26,27 And Jehu sent through all Israel: and all the worshippers of Baal …

Verse 32. - And he reared up an altar for Baal in [Heb. omits in; cf. 1 Kings 15:15, etc.] the house of Baal [A temple, we can hardly doubt, of considerable splendour. Jezebel would not be satisfied with less], which he had built in Samaria [According to 2 Kings 3:2; 2 Kings 10:27, he also raised a pillar (A.V. image) in the house of Baal. We learn from Dius and Menander that Hiram had raised a golden pillar to Baal in Tyre. Perhaps Ahab may have copied this. But it is probable that this image, which represented the generative powers of nature, was an essential part of the impure worship of Baal. The house and its contents alike were destroyed by Jehu (2 Kings 10:27). And he reared up an altar for Baal in the house of Baal, which he had built in Samaria. That he might not go so far as Tyre or Zidon; and for his wife's convenience also he built a temple in Samaria for Baal, and erected an altar there to offer sacrifices upon it unto him; so open and daring was he in his idolatrous practices. 32. reared up an altar for Baal—that is, the sun, worshipped under various images. Ahab set up one (2Ki 3:2), probably as the Tyrian Hercules, in the temple in Samaria. No human sacrifices were offered—the fire was kept constantly burning—the priests officiated barefoot. Dancing and kissing the image (1Ki 19:18) were among the principal rites.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?
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