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2 Kings 18:3-13 (New American Standard)

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3 1He did right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father David had done. 4 2He removed the high places and broke down the sacred pillars and cut down the aAsherah. He also broke in pieces 3the bronze serpent that Moses had made, for until those days the sons of Israel burned incense to it; and it was called bNehushtan. 5 4He trusted in the LORD, the God of Israel; 5so that after him there was none like him among all the kings of Judah, nor among those who were before him. 6 For he 6clung to the LORD; he did not depart from following Him, but kept His commandments, which the LORD had commanded Moses.

Hezekiah Victorious

7 7And the LORD was with him; wherever he went he prospered. And 8he rebelled against the king of Assyria and did not serve him. 8 9He cdefeated the Philistines as far as Gaza and its territory, from 10watchtower to fortified city. 9 Now in the fourth year of King Hezekiah, which was the seventh year of Hoshea son of Elah king of Israel, 11Shalmaneser king of Assyria came up against Samaria and besieged it. 10 At the end of three years they captured it; in the sixth year of Hezekiah, which was 12the ninth year of Hoshea king of Israel, Samaria was captured. 11 Then the king of Assyria carried Israel away into exile to Assyria, and put them in 13Halah and on the Habor, the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes, 12 because they 14did not obey the voice of the LORD their God, but transgressed His covenant, even all that Moses the servant of the LORD commanded; they would neither listen nor do it.

Invasion of Judah

13 15Now in the fourteenth year of King Hezekiah, Sennacherib king of Assyria came up against all the fortified cities of Judah and seized them.
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