2 Kings 18:1-8 CSB

Judah's King Hezekiah

1 In the third year of Israel's King Hoshea son of Elah, Hezekiah son of Ahaz became king of Judah.

References for 2 Kings 18:1

      2 He was 25 years old when he became king; he reigned 29 years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Abia daughter of Zechariah.

      References for 2 Kings 18:2

        • a 18:2 - Abijah in 2 Ch 29:1
          3 He did what was right in the Lord's sight just as his ancestor David had done.b

          References for 2 Kings 18:3

            • b 18:3 - 2 Ch 29:1-2
              4 He removed the high places and shattered the sacred pillars and cut down the Asherah [poles].c He broke into pieces the bronze snake that Moses made,d for the Israelites burned incense to it up to that time. He called it Nehushtan.e

              References for 2 Kings 18:4

                • c 18:4 - 2 Kg 17:10; 2 Ch 31:1
                • d 18:4 - Nm 21:8-9
                • e 18:4 - A bronze thing
                  5 Hezekiah trusted in the Lord God of Israel;f not one of the kings of Judah was like him, either before him or after him.g

                  References for 2 Kings 18:5

                    • f 18:5 - 2 Kg 19:10
                    • g 18:5 - 2 Kg 23:25; 1 Kg 3:12
                      6 He held fast to the Lord and did not turn from following Him but kept the commandments the Lord had commanded Moses.
                      7 The Lord was with him, and wherever he went, he prospered. He rebelled against the king of Assyria and did not serve him.
                      8 He defeated the Philistines as far as Gaza and its borders, from watchtower to fortified city.