Now it came to pass in the third year of Hoshea son of Elah king of Israel, that Hezekiah the son of Ahaz king of Judah began to reign.
Twenty and five years old was he when he began to reign, and he reigned twenty and nine years in Jerusalem. His mother's name also was Abi, the daughter of Zechariah.
And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that David his father did.
He removed the high places, and broke the images, and cut down the Asherah poles, and broke in pieces the brazen serpent that Moses had made; for until those days the children of Israel burned incense to it; and he called it Nehushtan.
He trusted in the LORD God of Israel, so that after him was none like him among all the kings of Judah, nor any who were before him.
For he cleaved to the LORD and departed not from following Him, but kept His commandments which the LORD commanded Moses.
And the LORD was with him, and he prospered whithersoever he went forth; and he rebelled against the king of Assyria and served him not.
He smote the Philistines even unto Gaza and the borders thereof, from the tower of the watchmen to the fortified city.