1 Kings 16:1
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New International Version
Then the word of the LORD came to Jehu son of Hanani concerning Baasha:

New Living Translation
This message from the LORD was delivered to King Baasha by the prophet Jehu son of Hanani:

English Standard Version
And the word of the LORD came to Jehu the son of Hanani against Baasha, saying,

Berean Study Bible
Then the word of the LORD came to Jehu son of Hanani against Baasha, saying:

New American Standard Bible
Now the word of the LORD came to Jehu the son of Hanani against Baasha, saying,

King James Bible
Then the word of the LORD came to Jehu the son of Hanani against Baasha, saying,

Christian Standard Bible
Now the word of the LORD came to Jehu son of Hanani against Baasha:

Contemporary English Version
The LORD sent Jehu son of Hanani to say to Baasha:

Good News Translation
The LORD spoke to the prophet Jehu son of Hanani and gave him this message for Baasha:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now the word of the LORD came to Jehu son of Hanani against Baasha: "

International Standard Version
Later, a message came from the LORD to Hanani's son Jehu. It was directed to rebuke Baasha, and this is what it said:

NET Bible
Jehu son of Hanani received from the LORD this message predicting Baasha's downfall:

New Heart English Bible
The word of the LORD came to Jehu the son of Hanani against Baasha, saying,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD spoke his word to Jehu, Hanani's son, against Baasha.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the word of the LORD came to Jehu the son of Hanani against Baasa, saying:

New American Standard 1977
Now the word of the LORD came to Jehu the son of Hanani against Baasha, saying,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then the word of the LORD came to Jehu, the son of Hanani, against Baasha, saying,

King James 2000 Bible
Then the word of the LORD came to Jehu the son of Hanani against Baasha, saying,

American King James Version
Then the word of the LORD came to Jehu the son of Hanani against Baasha, saying,

American Standard Version
And the word of Jehovah came to Jehu the son of Hanani against Baasha, saying,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then the word of the Lord came to Jehu the son of Hanani against Baasa, saying :

Darby Bible Translation
And the word of Jehovah came to Jehu the son of Hanani against Baasha, saying,

English Revised Version
And the word of the LORD came to Jehu the son of Hanani against Baasha, saying,

Webster's Bible Translation
Then the word of the LORD came to Jehu the son of Hanani against Baasha, saying,

World English Bible
The word of Yahweh came to Jehu the son of Hanani against Baasha, saying,

Young's Literal Translation
And a word of Jehovah is unto Jehu son of Hanani, against Baasha, saying,
Study Bible
Jehu's Prophecy Against Baasha
1Then the word of the LORD came to Jehu son of Hanani against Baasha, saying: 2“Even though I lifted you out of the dust and made you ruler over My people Israel, you have walked in the way of Jeroboam and have caused My people Israel to sin and to provoke Me to anger by their sins.…
Cross References
1 Kings 16:7
Moreover, the word of the LORD came through the prophet Jehu son of Hanani against Baasha and his house, because of all the evil he had done in the sight of the LORD, provoking Him to anger with the work of his hands and becoming like the house of Jeroboam, and also because Baasha struck down the house of Jeroboam.

2 Chronicles 16:7
At that time, Hanani the seer came to King Asa of Judah and told him, "Because you have relied on the king of Aram and not on the LORD your God, the army of the king of Aram has escaped from your hand.

2 Chronicles 19:2
Then Jehu son of Hanani the seer went out to confront him and said to King Jehoshaphat, "Do you help the wicked and love those who hate the LORD? Because of this, the wrath of the LORD is upon you.

2 Chronicles 20:34
As for the rest of the acts of Jehoshaphat, from beginning to end, they are indeed written in the Chronicles of Jehu son of Hanani, which are recorded in the Book of the Kings of Israel.

Jeremiah 32:18
You show loving devotion to thousands, but lay the sins of the fathers into the laps of their children after them, O great and mighty God whose name is the LORD of Hosts,

Treasury of Scripture

Then the word of the LORD came to Jehu the son of Hanani against Baasha, saying,

A.M.

1 Kings 16:7 And also by the hand of the prophet Jehu the son of Hanani came the …

2 Chronicles 19:2 And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said …

2 Chronicles 20:34 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoshaphat, first and last, behold, …

Hanani

1 Kings 15:33 In the third year of Asa king of Judah began Baasha the son of Ahijah …

2 Chronicles 16:7-10 And at that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah, and said …







(1) Jehu the son of Hanani--probably of Hanani the seer of Judah in the reign of Asa (2Chronicles 15:7). Jehu must have been now young, for we find him rebuking Jehoshaphat after the death of Ahab, and writing the annals of Jehoshaphat's reign (2Chronicles 19:2; 2Chronicles 20:34).

Verse 1. - Then the word of the Lord came to Jehu, the son of Hanani [Hanani is mentioned in 2 Chronicles 16:7-10 as having admonished Asa, and as having been thrown into prison for so doing. Both he and his son would seem to have belonged to the kingdom of Judah. We find the latter in 2 Chronicles 19:2 a resident in Jerusalem, and protesting against the alliance between Jehoshaphat, whose historian he became, and whom, consequently, he must have survived (2 Chronicles 20:34), and Ahab. He is mentioned in the verse last cited as "made to ascend on the book of the kings of Israel" (see Introduction, p. 13.) His prophetic career must have extended over at least half a century] against Baasha, saying, Then the word of the Lord came to Jehu the son of Hanani,.... The seer that reproved Asa, 2 Chronicles 16:7, so that this man was the son of a prophet then living, and was a young man; for we hear of him several years after reproving Jehoshaphat, 2 Chronicles 19:2, and as a writer of history, 2 Chronicles 20:34, the prophecy that came to him from the Lord was

against Baasha; king of Israel:

saying; as follows. CHAPTER 16

1Ki 16:1-8. Jehu's Prophecy against Baasha.

1. Then the word of the Lord came to Jehu—This is the only incident recorded in the life of this prophet. His father was also a prophet (2Ch 16:7).16:1-14 This chapter relates wholly to the kingdom of Israel, and the revolutions of that kingdom. God calls Israel his people still, though wretchedly corrupted. Jehu foretells the same destruction to come upon Baasha's family, which that king had been employed to bring upon the family of Jeroboam. Those who resemble others in their sins, may expect to resemble them in the plagues they suffer, especially those who seem zealous against such sins in others as they allow in themselves. Baasha himself dies in peace, and is buried with honour. Herein plainly appears that there are punishments after death, which are most to be dreaded. Let Elah be a warning to drunkards, who know not but death may surprise them. Death easily comes upon men when they are drunk. Besides the diseases which men bring themselves into by drinking, when in that state, men are easily overcome by an enemy, and liable to bad accidents. Death comes terribly upon men in such a state, finding them in the act of sin, and unfitted for any act of devotion; that day comes upon them unawares. The word of God was fulfilled, and the sins of Baasha and Elah were reckoned for, with which they provoked God. Their idols are called their vanities, for idols cannot profit nor help; miserable are those whose gods are vanities.
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