2 Kings 18:1-9 NRS

1 In the third year of King Hoshea son of Elah of Israel, Hezekiah son of King Ahaz of Judah began to reign.
2 He was twenty-five years old when he began to reign; he reigned twenty-nine years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Abi daughter of Zechariah.
3 He did what was right in the sight of the Lord just as his ancestor David had done.
4 He removed the high places, broke down the pillars, and cut down the sacred pole. a He broke in pieces the bronze serpent that Moses had made, for until those days the people of Israel had made offerings to it; it was called Nehushtan.

References for 2 Kings 18:4

    • ž 18:4 - Heb [Asherah]
      5 He trusted in the Lord the God of Israel; so that there was no one like him among all the kings of Judah after him, or among those who were before him.
      6 For he held fast to the Lord; he did not depart from following him but kept the commandments that the Lord commanded Moses.
      7 The Lord was with him; wherever he went, he prospered. He rebelled against the king of Assyria and would not serve him.
      8 He attacked the Philistines as far as Gaza and its territory, from watchtower to fortified city.
      9 In the fourth year of King Hezekiah, which was the seventh year of King Hoshea son of Elah of Israel, King Shalmaneser of Assyria came up against Samaria, besieged it,