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17 Then Jeroboam’s wife arose and departed, and came to (A)Tirzah. (B)When she came to the threshold of the house, the child died.

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Zimri Reigns in Israel

15 In the twenty-seventh year of Asa king of Judah, Zimri had reigned in Tirzah seven days. And the people were encamped (A)against Gibbethon, which belonged to the Philistines. 16 Now the people who were encamped heard it said, “Zimri has conspired and also has killed the king.” So all Israel made Omri, the commander of the army, king over Israel that day in the camp. 17 Then Omri and all Israel with him went up from Gibbethon, and they besieged Tirzah. 18 And it happened, when Zimri saw that the city was [a]taken, that he went into the citadel of the king’s house and burned the king’s house [b]down upon himself with fire, and died,

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  1. 1 Kings 16:18 captured
  2. 1 Kings 16:18 Lit. over him