2 Kings 18:1-3

Hezekiah Reigns in Judah

1 1In the third year of Hoshea son of Elah, king of Israel, 2Hezekiah the son of Ahaz, king of Judah, began to reign.
2 He was 3twenty-five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned twenty-nine years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was 4Abi the daughter of Zechariah.
3 5And he did what was right in the eyes of the LORD, according to all that David his father had done.

2 Kings 18:1-3 Meaning and Commentary


This chapter begins with the good reign of Hezekiah king of Judah, the reformation he made in the kingdom, and the prosperity that attended him when Israel was carried captive, 2Ki 18:1-12 and gives an account of the siege of Jerusalem by the king of Assyria, and of the distress Hezekiah was in, and the hard measures he was obliged to submit unto, 2Ki 18:13-18 and of the reviling and blasphemous speech of Rabshakeh, one of the generals of the king of Assyria, urging the Jews to a revolt from their king, 2Ki 18:19-37.

Cross References 5

  • 1. [2 Kings 16:2; 2 Kings 17:1]
  • 2. 2 Chronicles 28:27; Matthew 1:9
  • 3. For ver. 2, 3, see 2 Chronicles 29:1, 2
  • 4. [2 Chronicles 29:1]
  • 5. 2 Kings 20:3; 2 Chronicles 31:20
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