1 Kings 16:2

“Forasmuch as I exalted thee out of the dust, and made thee prince over my people Israel; and thou hast walked in the way of Jeroboam, and hast made my people Israel to sin, to provoke me to anger with their sins;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Kings 16:2

Forasmuch as I exalted thee out of the dust, and made thee Prince ouer my people Israel, and thou hast walked in the way of Ieroboam, and hast made my people Israel to sinne, to prouoke mee to anger with their sinnes:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Inasmuch as I exalted you from the dust and made you leader over My people Israel, and you have walked in the way of Jeroboam and have made My people Israel sin, provoking Me to anger with their sins,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Forasmuch as I exalted thee out of the dust, and made thee prince over my people Israel, and thou hast walked in the way of Jeroboam, and hast made my people Israel to sin, to provoke me to anger with their sins;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Because I took you up out of the dust, and made you ruler over my people Israel; and you have gone in the ways of Jeroboam, and made my people Israel do evil, moving me to wrath by their sins;
- Basic English Bible

Forasmuch as I exalted thee out of the dust, and made thee prince over my people Israel, and thou hast walked in the way of Jeroboam, and hast made my people Israel to sin, provoking me to anger with their sins;
- Darby Bible

Forasmuch as I exalted thee from the dust, and made thee prince over my people Israel; and thou hast walked in the way of Jeroboam, and hast made my people Israel to sin, to provoke me to anger with their sins;
- Webster's Bible

Because I exalted you out of the dust, and made you prince over my people Israel, and you have walked in the way of Jeroboam, and have made my people Israel to sin, to provoke me to anger with their sins;
- World English Bible

`Because that I have raised thee up out of the dust, and appoint thee leader over My people Israel, and thou walkest in the way of Jeroboam, and causest My people Israel to sin -- to provoke Me to anger with their sins;
- Youngs Literal Bible

`Forasmuch as I exalted thee out of the dust, and made thee prince over My people Israel; and thou hast walked in the way of Jeroboam, and hast made My people Israel to sin, to provoke Me with their sins;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Kings 16:2

Wesley's Notes for 1 Kings 16:2


16:2 I made thee - Though that invading the kingdom was from himself,and his own wicked heart; yet the translation of the kingdom from Nadabto Baasha simply considered, was from God, who by his providencedisposed of all occasions, and of the hearts of the soldiers and people,so that Baasha should have opportunity of executing God's judgment uponNadab; nay, the very act of Baasha, the killing his masterNadab, was an act of divine justice. And if Baasha had done this inobedience to God's command, and with a single design, to execute God'svengeance threatened against him, it had been no more a sin, than Jehu'sact in killing his master king Jehoram, upon the same account,#2Kings 9:24|.But Baasha did this, merely to gratify his own pride, or covetousness,or malice, ver.#7|.


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