1 Kings 16:21
New International Version
Then the people of Israel were split into two factions; half supported Tibni son of Ginath for king, and the other half supported Omri.

New Living Translation
But now the people of Israel were split into two factions. Half the people tried to make Tibni son of Ginath their king, while the other half supported Omri.

English Standard Version
Then the people of Israel were divided into two parts. Half of the people followed Tibni the son of Ginath, to make him king, and half followed Omri.

Berean Study Bible
At that time the people of Israel were divided: Half of the people supported Tibni son of Ginath as king, and half supported Omri.

New American Standard Bible
Then the people of Israel were divided into two parts: half of the people followed Tibni the son of Ginath, to make him king; the other half followed Omri.

King James Bible
Then were the people of Israel divided into two parts: half of the people followed Tibni the son of Ginath, to make him king; and half followed Omri.

Christian Standard Bible
At that time the people of Israel were divided: half the people followed Tibni son of Ginath, to make him king, and half followed Omri.

Contemporary English Version
After Zimri died, some of the Israelites wanted Tibni son of Ginath to be king, but others wanted Omri.

Good News Translation
The people of Israel were divided: some of them wanted to make Tibni son of Ginath king, and the others were in favor of Omri.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
At that time the people of Israel were divided: half the people followed Tibni son of Ginath, to make him king, and half followed Omri.

International Standard Version
The army of Israel was divided into two parties: half of the army were loyal to Ginath's son Tibni and wanted to make him king, and half were loyal to Omri.

NET Bible
At that time the people of Israel were divided in their loyalties. Half the people supported Tibni son of Ginath and wanted to make him king; the other half supported Omri.

New Heart English Bible
Then were the people of Israel divided into two parts: half of the people followed Tibni the son of Ginath, to make him king; and half followed Omri.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the army of Israel was divided into two factions. Half of the army followed Tibni, son of Ginath, and wanted to make him king. The [other] half followed Omri.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then were the people of Israel divided into two parts: half of the people followed Tibni the son of Ginath, to make him king; and half followed Omri.

New American Standard 1977
Then the people of Israel were divided into two parts: half of the people followed Tibni the son of Ginath, to make him king; the other half followed Omri.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then the people of Israel were divided into two parts: half of the people followed Tibni, the son of Ginath, to make him king; and half followed Omri.

King James 2000 Bible
Then were the people of Israel divided into two parts: half of the people followed Tibni the son of Ginath, to make him king; and half followed Omri.

American King James Version
Then were the people of Israel divided into two parts: half of the people followed Tibni the son of Ginath, to make him king; and half followed Omri.

American Standard Version
Then were the people of Israel divided into two parts: half of the people followed Tibni the son of Ginath, to make him king; and half followed Omri.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Then the people of Israel divides; half the people goes after Thamni the son of Gonath to make him king; and half the people goes after Ambri.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then were the people of Israel divided into two parts: one half of the people followed Thebni the son of Gineth, to make him king: and one half followed Amri.

Darby Bible Translation
Then were the people of Israel divided into two parts: half of the people followed Tibni the son of Ginath, to make him king; and half followed Omri.

English Revised Version
Then were the people of Israel divided into two parts: half of the people followed Tibni the son of Ginath, to make him king; and half followed Omri.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then were the people of Israel divided into two parts: half of the people followed Tibni the son of Ginath, to make him king; and half followed Omri.

World English Bible
Then were the people of Israel divided into two parts: half of the people followed Tibni the son of Ginath, to make him king; and half followed Omri.

Young's Literal Translation
Then are the sons of Israel parted into halves; half of the people hath been after Tibni son of Ginath to cause him to reign, and the half after Omri;
Study Bible
Omri Reigns in Israel
21At that time the people of Israel were divided: Half of the people supported Tibni son of Ginath as king, and half supported Omri. 22But the followers of Omri proved stronger than those of Tibni son of Ginath. So Tibni died and Omri became king.…
Cross References
1 Kings 16:20
As for the rest of the acts of Zimri and the treason he committed, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel?

1 Kings 16:22
But the followers of Omri proved stronger than those of Tibni son of Ginath. So Tibni died and Omri became king.

Treasury of Scripture

Then were the people of Israel divided into two parts: half of the people followed Tibni the son of Ginath, to make him king; and half followed Omri.

divided

1 Kings 16:8,29
In the twenty and sixth year of Asa king of Judah began Elah the son of Baasha to reign over Israel in Tirzah, two years…

1 Kings 15:25,28
And Nadab the son of Jeroboam began to reign over Israel in the second year of Asa king of Judah, and reigned over Israel two years…

Proverbs 28:2
For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof: but by a man of understanding and knowledge the state thereof shall be prolonged.







Lexicon
At that time
אָ֧ז (’āz)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 227: At that time, place, therefore

the people
הָעָ֥ם (hā·‘ām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

of Israel
יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

were divided:
יֵחָלֵ֛ק (yê·ḥā·lêq)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2505: To be smooth, to apportion, separate

Half
לַחֵ֑צִי (la·ḥê·ṣî)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2677: The half, middle

of the people
הָעָ֜ם (hā·‘ām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

supported
הָ֠יָה (hā·yāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

Tibni
תִבְנִ֤י (ṯiḇ·nî)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8402: Tibni -- a rival of Omri

son
בֶן־ (ḇen-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

of Ginath
גִּינַת֙ (gî·naṯ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1527: Ginath -- an Israelite

as king,
לְהַמְלִיכ֔וֹ (lə·ham·lî·ḵōw)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4427: To reign, inceptively, to ascend the throne, to induct into royalty, to take counsel

and half
וְהַחֲצִ֖י (wə·ha·ḥă·ṣî)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2677: The half, middle

supported
אַחֲרֵ֥י (’a·ḥă·rê)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 310: The hind or following part

Omri.
עָמְרִֽי׃ (‘ā·mə·rî)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6018: Omri -- a king of Israel, also several other Israelites
(21) Tibni.--Of him we know nothing. No doubt he also was a military chief--possibly Zimri's colleague, under the supreme command of Omri--and the LXX. speaks of a brother, Joram, who fought and fell with him. There is an ominous significance in the terse description of the alternatives of fortune in this internecine struggle, "so Tibni died, and Omri reigned." By comparison of 1Kings 16:23 with 1Kings 16:15, it appears that the struggle had lasted four years.

Verse 21. - Then were the people of Israel divided into two parts: halt of the people followed [lit., was after. Same expression 2 Samuel 2:10; cf. 1 Kings 1:7] Tibni the son of Ginath [Who he was, or why he was set up in opposition to Omri, it is impossible to say. It has been supposed that the army was divided in its preferences, and that part of the soldiery wished to make Tibni king, and this is perhaps the most probable conjecture. It is to be considered that the entire army was not encamped before Gibbethon. Nor are vers. 16, 17 fatal to this view, as Bahr maintains, because "all Israel" there clearly means all the army under the command of Omri. It is hardly likely that Tibni was set up by the people of Tirzah, after the death of Zimri, to continue the struggle. The only thing that is certain is that,the hereditary principle being overthrown, the crown appeared to be the legitimate prize of the strongest; and Tibni, who may have occupied a position of importance, or have had, somehow, a considerable following, resolved that Omri should not wear it without a fierce contest], to make him king [Omri had been already made king, i.e., anointed, ver. 16]; and half renewed Omri. 16:15-28 When men forsake God, they will be left to plague one another. Proud aspiring men ruin one another. Omri struggled with Tibni some years. Though we do not always understand the rules by which God governs nations and individuals in his providence, we may learn useful lessons from the history before us. When tyrants succeed each other, and massacres, conspiracies, and civil wars, we may be sure the Lord has a controversy with the people for their sins; they are loudly called to repent and reform. Omri made himself infamous by his wickedness. Many wicked men have been men of might and renown; have built cities, and their names are found in history; but they have no name in the book of life.
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