And he did what was right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his father David had done.

(A)He removed the [a]high places and broke the sacred pillars, cut down the [b]wooden image and broke in pieces the (B)bronze serpent that Moses had made; for until those days the children of Israel burned incense to it, and called it [c]Nehushtan. He (C)trusted in the Lord God of Israel, (D)so that after him was none like him among all the kings of Judah, nor who were before him. For he (E)held fast to the Lord; he did not depart from following Him, but kept His commandments, which the Lord had commanded Moses.

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  1. 2 Kings 18:4 Places for pagan worship
  2. 2 Kings 18:4 Heb. Asherah, a Canaanite goddess
  3. 2 Kings 18:4 Lit. Bronze Thing, also similar to Heb. nahash, serpent

22 And I commanded the Levites that (A)they should cleanse themselves, and that they should go and guard the gates, to sanctify the Sabbath day.

Remember me, O my God, concerning this also, and spare me according to the greatness of Your mercy!

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