2 Kings 18:8

8 1He struck down the Philistines as far as Gaza and its territory, 2from watchtower to fortified city.

2 Kings 18:8 Meaning and Commentary

2 Kings 18:8

He smote the Philistines even unto Gaza, and the borders
Who in his father's time had invaded Judah, and taken many cities and towns in it, which Hezekiah now recovered, and drove them to their own territories, of which Gaza was one; see ( 2 Chronicles 28:18 )

from the tower of the watchmen to the fenced city;
that is, places both great and small, cities, towns, and villages; of this phrase, see ( 2 Kings 17:9 ) .

2 Kings 18:8 In-Context

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 And the LORD was with him; wherever he went out, he prospered. He rebelled against the king of Assyria and would not serve him.
8 He struck down 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 Hoshea son of Elah, king of Israel, Shalmaneser king of Assyria came up against Samaria and besieged it,
10 and at the end of three years he took it. In the sixth year of Hezekiah, which was the ninth year of Hoshea king of Israel, Samaria was taken.

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