(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.

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Footnotes

  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

14 They arose and took away the (A)altars that were in Jerusalem, and they took away all the incense altars and cast them into the Brook (B)Kidron.

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The Reforms of Hezekiah(A)

31 Now when all this was finished, all Israel who were present went out to the cities of Judah and (B)broke the sacred pillars in pieces, cut down the wooden images, and threw down the [a]high places and the altars—from all Judah, Benjamin, Ephraim, and Manasseh—until they had utterly destroyed them all. Then all the children of Israel returned to their own cities, every man to his possession.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Chronicles 31:1 Places for pagan worship