And Omri did what was evil in the eyes of Yahweh; he did more evil than all who were before him. Bible other translations

“Omri.” Omri was politically astute. He aligned with Judah and Phoenicia because his main enemy was Syria (Aram). He was also a great military stratagist. His purchase of the hill of Shemer, which became named Samaria, was a powerful military position.

Commentary for: 1 Kings 16:25