He took away the high places, and brake the images, and cut down the groves, and brake in pieces the (A)brazen serpent that Moses had made: for unto those days the children of Israel did burn incense to it, and he called it [a]Nehushtan.

He trusted in the Lord God of Israel: so that after him was none like him among all the kings of Judah, neither were there any such before him.

For he clave to the Lord and departed not from him, but kept his commandments, which the Lord had commanded Moses.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Kings 18:4 That is, a piece of Brass: thus he calleth the serpent by contempt, which notwithstanding was set up by the word of God, and miracles were wrought by it: yet when it was abused to idolatry this good king destroyed it, not thinking it worthy to be called a serpent, but a piece of brass.