Now it came to pass in the thirdyear of Hosheason of Elahking of Israel, that Hezekiaha the son of Ahazking of Judah began to reign .
2Twenty and fiveyearsold was he when he began to reign ; and he reignedtwenty and nineyears in Jerusalem. His mother'sname also was Abi,b the daughter of Zachariah.3
And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that David his fatherdid .
He removed the high places, and brake the images,c and cut down the groves, and brake in pieces the brasenserpent that Moses had made : for unto those days the children of Israel did burn incense to it: and he called it Nehushtan.5
He trusted in the LORDGod of Israel; so that after him was none like him among all the kings of Judah, nor any that were before him.
For he clave to the LORD, and departed not from following him, but kept his commandments, which the LORDcommandedMoses.7
And the LORD was with him; and he prospered whithersoever he went forth : and he rebelled against the king of Assyria, and served him not.
He smote the Philistines, even unto Gaza,d and the borders thereof, from the tower of the watchmen to the fencedcity.