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Hezekiah destroyed the high places. He broke the memorial stones and cut down the Asherah poles. At that time the Israelites burned incense to the bronze snake made by Moses. This bronze snake was called “Nehushtan.”[a] Hezekiah broke this bronze snake into pieces.

Hezekiah trusted in the Lord, the God of Israel. There was no one like Hezekiah among all the kings of Judah before him or after him. He was very faithful to the Lord and did not stop following him. He obeyed the commands that the Lord had given to Moses.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Kings 18:4 Nehushtan This Hebrew name is like the words meaning “bronze” and “snake.”

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