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Hezekiah’s Reforms(A)

He removed the high places, demolished the sacred pillars, and tore down the Asherah poles. He also demolished the bronze serpent that Moses had crafted, because the Israelis had been burning incense to it right up until that time. Hezekiah[a] called it a piece of brass.[b] He trusted the Lord God of Israel, and after him there were none like him among all the kings of Judah, because he depended on the Lord, not abandoning pursuit of him, and keeping the Lord’s commands that he had commanded Moses.

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  1. 2 Kings 18:4 Lit. He
  2. 2 Kings 18:4 Lit. Nehushtan; so MT; LXX reads Neeshthan
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