1 Kings 16:32
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.

Berean Study Bible
First, Ahab set up an altar for Baal in the temple of Baal that he had 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.

New King James Version
Then he set up an altar for Baal in the temple of Baal, which he had built in Samaria.

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

NASB 1995
So he erected an altar for Baal in the house of Baal which he built in Samaria.

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

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

Christian Standard Bible
He set up an altar for Baal in the temple of Baal that 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.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he raised up an altar to Baal in the house of Baal which he built in Samaria.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he set up an alter to Baal, in the house of his abominations, which he built in Samaria.

Contemporary English Version
Ahab built an altar and temple for Baal in Samaria

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

Good News Translation
He built a temple to Baal in Samaria, made an altar for him, and put it in the temple.

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
and raises up an altar for Ba‘al in the house of the Ba‘al, which he built 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.

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;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Ahab Reigns in Israel, Marries Jezebel
31And as if it were not enough for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, he even married Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Sidonians, and he then proceeded to serve and worship Baal. 32First, Ahab set up an altar for Baal in the temple of Baal that he had built in Samaria. 33Then he set up an Asherah pole. Thus Ahab did more to provoke the LORD, the God of Israel, to anger than all the kings of Israel before him.…

Cross References
2 Kings 3:2
And he did evil in the sight of the LORD, but not as his father and mother had done. He removed the sacred pillar of Baal that his father had made.

2 Kings 10:18
Then Jehu brought all the people together and said, "Ahab served Baal a little, but Jehu will serve him a lot.

2 Kings 10:21
Then Jehu sent word throughout Israel, and all the servants of Baal came; there was not a man who failed to show. They entered the temple of Baal, and it was filled from end to end.

2 Kings 10:26
They brought out the sacred pillar of the temple of Baal and burned it.


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 came, so that there was not a man left that came not. And they came into the house of Baal; and the house of Baal was full from one end to another…









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).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
First, [Ahab] set up
וַיָּ֥קֶם (way·yā·qem)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6965: To arise, stand up, stand

an altar
מִזְבֵּ֖חַ (miz·bê·aḥ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4196: An altar

for Baal
לַבָּ֑עַל (lab·bā·‘al)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1168: Baal -- a heathen god

in the temple
בֵּ֣ית (bêṯ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1004: A house

of Baal
הַבַּ֔עַל (hab·ba·‘al)
Article | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1168: Baal -- a heathen god

that
אֲשֶׁ֥ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

he had built
בָּנָ֖ה (bā·nāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1129: To build

in Samaria.
בְּשֹׁמְרֽוֹן׃ (bə·šō·mə·rō·wn)
Preposition-b | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 8111: Samaria -- capital of northern kingdom of Israel


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