He removed the high places, shattered the sacred pillars, and cut down the Asherah poles.(A) He broke into pieces the bronze snake that Moses made,(B) for the Israelites burned incense to it up to that time. He called it Nehushtan.[a]

Hezekiah trusted in the Lord God of Israel;(C) not one of the kings of Judah was like him, either before him or after him.(D) He remained faithful to Yahweh(E) and did not turn from following Him but kept the commands the Lord had commanded Moses.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Kings 18:4 = A bronze thing