Since I exalted you out of the dust, and made you ruler 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;
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George Leo Haydock
I have. All power comes from God, though he frequently disapproves of the means by which people obtain it. (Haydock)
Baasa was a traitorous usurper.
My people. Many had abandoned the Lord: (Haydock) yet he still regards Israel as his people, sending prophets to reclaim them, and preserving many from bending the knee before Baal.