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,a 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,b and the borders thereof, from the tower of the watchmen to the fencedcity.9
And it came to pass in the fourthyear of kingHezekiah, which was the seventhyear of Hosheason of Elahking of Israel, that Shalmaneserking of Assyria came up against Samaria, and besieged it.
And at the end of threeyears they took it: even in the sixthyear of Hezekiah, that is the ninthyear of Hosheaking of Israel,Samaria was taken .
And the king of Assyria did carry awayIsrael unto Assyria, and put them in Halah and in Habor by the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes:12
Because they obeyed not the voice of the LORD their God, but transgressed his covenant, and all that Moses the servant of the LORDcommanded , and would not hear them, nor do them.
Now in the fourteenthyear of kingHezekiah did Sennacheribcking of Assyria come up against all the fencedcities of Judah, and took them.