2 Kings 18:7

7 And God, for his part, held fast to him through all his adventures.

2 Kings 18:7 Meaning and Commentary

2 Kings 18:7

And the Lord was with him
The Word of the Lord was for his help, as the Targum:

and he prospered whithersoever he went forth;
that is, to war:

and he rebelled against the king of Assyria:
which is explained in the next clause:

and served him not;
he refused to be his servant, as his father Ahaz had been, ( 2 Kings 16:7 ) , to which he was not obliged by any agreement of his; and, if it was in his power, might lawfully shake off his yoke, which is all that is meant by rebelling against him; he refused to be tributary to him.

2 Kings 18:7 In-Context

5 Hezekiah put his whole trust in the God of Israel. There was no king quite like him, either before or after.
6 He held fast to God - never loosened his grip - and obeyed to the letter everything God had commanded Moses.
7 And God, for his part, held fast to him through all his adventures.
8 And he drove back the Philistines, whether in sentry outposts or fortress cities, all the way to Gaza and its borders.
9 In the fourth year of Hezekiah and the seventh year of Hoshea son of Elah king of Israel, Shalmaneser king of Assyria attacked Samaria. He threw a siege around it
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