1 Kings 16 New English Translation (NET Bible)
16 The Lord’s message against Baasha came to[a] Jehu son of Hanani: 2 “I raised you up[b] from the dust and made you ruler over my people Israel. Yet you followed in Jeroboam’s footsteps[c] and encouraged my people Israel to sin; their sins have made me angry.[d] 3 So I am ready to burn up[e] Baasha and his family, and make your family[f] like the family of Jeroboam son of Nebat. 4 Dogs will eat the members of Baasha’s family[g] who die in the city, and the birds of the sky will eat the ones who die in the country.”
5 The rest of the events of Baasha’s reign, including his accomplishments and successes, are recorded in the scroll called the Annals of the Kings of Israel.[h] 6 Baasha passed away[i] and was buried in Tirzah. His son Elah replaced him as king. 7 And so it was the Lord’s message came through the prophet Jehu son of Hanani against Baasha and his family.[j] This was because of all the evil he had done in the Lord’s view, by angering him with his deeds and becoming like Jeroboam’s dynasty,[k] and because of how he had destroyed Jeroboam’s dynasty.[l]
Elah’s Reign over Israel
8 In the twenty-sixth year of Asa’s reign over Judah, Baasha’s son Elah became king over Israel; he ruled in Tirzah for two years. 9 His servant Zimri, a commander of half of his chariot force, conspired against him. While Elah was in Tirzah drinking heavily[m] at the house of Arza, who supervised the palace in Tirzah, 10 Zimri came in and struck him dead. (This happened in the twenty-seventh year of Asa’s reign over Judah.) Zimri replaced Elah as king.[n] 11 When he became king and occupied the throne, he killed Baasha’s entire family. He did not spare any male belonging to him; he killed his relatives and his friends.[o] 12 Zimri destroyed Baasha’s entire family, in keeping with the Lord’s message which he had spoken against Baasha through Jehu the prophet. 13 This happened because of all the sins which Baasha and his son Elah committed and which they made Israel commit. They angered the Lord God of Israel with their worthless idols.[p]
14 The rest of the events of Elah’s reign, including all his accomplishments, are recorded in the scroll called the Annals of the Kings of Israel.[q]
Zimri’s Reign over Israel
15 In the twenty-seventh year of Asa’s reign over Judah, Zimri became king over Israel; he ruled for seven days in Tirzah. Zimri’s revolt took place while the army was deployed[r] in Gibbethon, which was in Philistine territory. 16 While deployed there, the army received this report:[s] “Zimri has conspired against the king and assassinated him.”[t] So all Israel made Omri, the commander of the army, king over Israel that very day in the camp. 17 Omri and all Israel went up from Gibbethon and besieged Tirzah. 18 When Zimri saw that the city was captured, he went into the fortified area of the royal palace. He set the palace on fire and died in the flames.[u] 19 This happened because of the sins he committed. He did evil in the sight of[v] the Lord and followed in Jeroboam’s footsteps and encouraged Israel to continue sinning.[w]
20 The rest of the events of Zimri’s reign, including the details of his revolt, are recorded in the scroll called the Annals of the Kings of Israel.[x]
Omri’s Reign over Israel
21 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. 22 Omri’s supporters were stronger than those who supported Tibni son of Ginath. Tibni died; Omri became king.
23 In the thirty-first year of Asa’s reign over Judah, Omri became king over Israel. He ruled for twelve years, six of them in Tirzah. 24 He purchased the hill of Samaria from Shemer for two talents[y] of silver. He launched a construction project there[z] and named the city he built after Shemer, the former owner of the hill of Samaria. 25 Omri did more evil in the sight of[aa] the Lord than all who were before him. 26 He followed in the footsteps of Jeroboam son of Nebat and encouraged Israel to sin;[ab] they angered the Lord God of Israel with their worthless idols.[ac]
27 The rest of the events of Omri’s reign, including his accomplishments and successes, are recorded in the scroll called the Annals of the Kings of Israel.[ad] 28 Omri passed away[ae] and was buried in Samaria. His son Ahab replaced him as king.[af]
Ahab Promotes Idolatry
29 In the thirty-eighth year of Asa’s reign over Judah, Omri’s son Ahab became king over Israel. Ahab son of Omri ruled over Israel for twenty-two years in Samaria. 30 Ahab son of Omri did more evil in the sight of[ag] the Lord than all who were before him. 31 As if following in the sinful footsteps of Jeroboam son of Nebat were not bad enough, he married Jezebel the daughter of King Ethbaal of the Sidonians. Then he worshiped and bowed to Baal.[ah] 32 He set up an altar for Baal in the temple of Baal he had built in Samaria. 33 Ahab also made an Asherah pole; he[ai] did more to anger the Lord God of Israel than all the kings of Israel who were before him.
34 During Ahab’s reign,[aj] Hiel the Bethelite rebuilt Jericho. Abiram, his firstborn son, died when he laid the foundation;[ak] Segub, his youngest son, died when he erected its gates,[al] in keeping with the Lord’s message that he had spoken through Joshua son of Nun.[am]
Psalm 74 New English Translation (NET Bible)
A well-written song[b] by Asaph.
74 Why, O God, have you permanently rejected us?[c]
Luke 23:26-56 New English Translation (NET Bible)
26 As[a] they led him away, they seized Simon of Cyrene,[b] who was coming in from the country.[c] They placed the cross on his back and made him carry it behind Jesus.[d] 27 A great number of the people followed him, among them women[e] who were mourning[f] and wailing for him. 28 But Jesus turned to them and said, “Daughters of Jerusalem,[g] do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves[h] and for your children. 29 For this is certain:[i] The days are coming when they will say, ‘Blessed are the barren, the wombs that never bore children, and the breasts that never nursed!’[j] 30 Then they will begin to say to the mountains,[k] ‘Fall on us!’ and to the hills, ‘Cover us!’[l] 31 For if such things are done[m] when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?”[n]
32 Two other criminals[o] were also led away to be executed with him. 33 So[p] when they came to the place that is called “The Skull,”[q] they crucified[r] him there, along with the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. 34 [But Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing.”][s] Then[t] they threw dice[u] to divide his clothes.[v] 35 The people also stood there watching, but the leaders ridiculed[w] him, saying, “He saved others. Let him save[x] himself if[y] he is the Christ[z] of God, his chosen one!” 36 The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and offering him sour wine,[aa] 37 and saying, “If[ab] you are the king of the Jews, save yourself!” 38 There was also an inscription[ac] over him, “This is the king of the Jews.”
39 One of the criminals who was hanging there railed at him, saying, “Aren’t[ad] you the Christ?[ae] Save yourself and us!” 40 But the other rebuked him, saying,[af] “Don’t[ag] you fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation?[ah] 41 And we rightly so, for we are getting what we deserve for what we did, but this man has done nothing[ai] wrong.” 42 Then[aj] he said, “Jesus, remember me[ak] when you come in[al] your kingdom.” 43 And Jesus[am] said to him, “I tell you the truth,[an] today[ao] you will be with me in paradise.”[ap]
44 It was now[aq] about noon,[ar] and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon,[as] 45 because the sun’s light failed.[at] The temple curtain[au] was torn in two. 46 Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!”[av] And after he said this he breathed his last.
47 Now when the centurion[aw] saw what had happened, he praised God and said, “Certainly this man was innocent!”[ax] 48 And all the crowds that had assembled for this spectacle, when they saw what had taken place, returned home beating their breasts.[ay] 49 And all those who knew Jesus[az] stood at a distance, and the women who had followed him from Galilee saw[ba] these things.
50 Now[bb] there was a man named Joseph who was a member of the council,[bc] a good and righteous man. 51 (He[bd] had not consented[be] to their plan and action.) He[bf] was from the Judean town[bg] of Arimathea, and was looking forward to[bh] the kingdom of God.[bi] 52 He went to Pilate and asked for the body[bj] of Jesus. 53 Then[bk] he took it down, wrapped it in a linen cloth,[bl] and placed it[bm] in a tomb cut out of the rock,[bn] where no one had yet been buried.[bo] 54 It was the day of preparation[bp] and the Sabbath was beginning.[bq] 55 The[br] women who had accompanied Jesus[bs] from Galilee followed, and they saw the tomb and how his body was laid in it. 56 Then[bt] they returned and prepared aromatic spices[bu] and perfumes.[bv]
On the Sabbath they rested according to the commandment.[bw]