Parallel Bible results for 2 Kings 18:1-8

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2 Kings 18:1-8

GNT 1 In the third year of the reign of Hoshea son of Elah as king of Israel, Hezekiah son of Ahaz became king of Judah NIV 1 In the third year of Hoshea son of Elah king of Israel, Hezekiah son of Ahaz king of Judah began to reign. GNT 2 at the age of twenty-five, and he ruled in Jerusalem for twenty-nine years. His mother was Abijah, the daughter of Zechariah. NIV 2 He was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem twenty-nine years. His mother’s name was Abijah daughter of Zechariah. GNT 3 Following the example of his ancestor King David, he did what was pleasing to the Lord. NIV 3 He did what was right in the eyes of the LORD, just as his father David had done. GNT 4 He destroyed the pagan places of worship, broke the stone pillars, and cut down the images of the goddess Asherah. He also broke in pieces the bronze snake that Moses had made, which was called Nehushtan. Up to that time the people of Israel had burned incense in its honor. NIV 4 He removed the high places, smashed the sacred stones and cut down the Asherah poles. He broke into pieces the bronze snake Moses had made, for up to that time the Israelites had been burning incense to it. (It was called Nehushtan. ) GNT 5 Hezekiah trusted in the Lord, the God of Israel; Judah never had another king like him, either before or after his time. NIV 5 Hezekiah trusted in the LORD, the God of Israel. There was no one like him among all the kings of Judah, either before him or after him. GNT 6 He was faithful to the Lord and never disobeyed him, but carefully kept all the commands that the Lord had given Moses. NIV 6 He held fast to the LORD and did not stop following him; he kept the commands the LORD had given Moses. GNT 7 So the Lord was with him, and he was successful in everything he did. He rebelled against the emperor of Assyria and refused to submit to him. NIV 7 And the LORD was with him; he was successful in whatever he undertook. He rebelled against the king of Assyria and did not serve him. GNT 8 He defeated the Philistines and raided their settlements, from the smallest village to the largest city, including Gaza and its surrounding territory. NIV 8 From watchtower to fortified city, he defeated the Philistines, as far as Gaza and its territory.

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