Afterward he rebuilt the outer wall of the City of David, west of the Gihon1 spring in the valley, as far as the entrance of the Fish Gate2 and encircling the hill of Ophel;3 he also made it much higher. He stationed military commanders in all the fortified cities in Judah.
He got rid of the foreign gods and removed4 the image from the temple of the LORD, as well as all the altars he had built on the temple hill and in Jerusalem; and he threw them out of the city.
Then he restored the altar of the LORD and sacrificed fellowship offeringsa and thank offerings5 on it, and told Judah to serve the LORD, the God of Israel.
The people, however, continued to sacrifice at the high places, but only to the LORD their God.