29 In the thirty-eighth year of Asa king of Judah, Ahab the son of Omri became king over Israel; and Ahab the son of Omri reigned over Israel in Samaria twenty-two years. 30 Now Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the Lord, more than all who were before him. 31 And it came to pass, as though it had been a trivial thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, zthat he took as wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal, king of the aSidonians; band he went and served Baal and worshiped him. 32 Then he set up an altar for Baal in cthe temple of Baal, which he had built in Samaria. 33 dAnd Ahab made a 9wooden image. Ahab edid more to provoke the Lord God of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel who were before him. 34 In his days Hiel of Bethel built Jericho. He laid its foundation 1with Abiram his firstborn, and with his youngest son Segub he set up its gates, faccording to the word of the Lord, which He had spoken through Joshua the son of Nun.
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