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 2 Kings 18:1 - 8
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The Holy Bible, New International Version®
   Book of 2 Kings
   Chapter 18
18:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
In the third year of Hoshea son of Elah king of Israel, Hezekiah son of Ahaz king of Judah began to reign.
 
18:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem twenty-nine years. His mother's name was Abijah F53 daughter of Zechariah.
 
18:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He did what was right in the eyes of the LORD, just as his father David had done.
 
18:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He removed the high places, smashed the sacred stones and cut down the Asherah poles. He broke into pieces the bronze snake Moses had made, for up to that time the Israelites had been burning incense to it. (It was called F54 Nehushtan. F55 )
 
18:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Hezekiah trusted in the LORD, the God of Israel. There was no one like him among all the kings of Judah, either before him or after him.
 
18:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He held fast to the LORD and did not cease to follow him; he kept the commands the LORD had given Moses.
 
18:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
And the LORD was with him; he was successful in whatever he undertook. He rebelled against the king of Assyria and did not serve him.
 
18:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
From watchtower to fortified city, he defeated the Philistines, as far as Gaza and its territory.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F53 Hebrew Abi, a variant of Abijah
F54 Or He called it
F55 Nehushtan sounds like the Hebrew for bronze and snake and unclean thing.

 
 

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