31 When all this had ended, the Israelites who were there went out to the towns of Judah, smashed the sacred stones and cut down(A) the Asherah poles. They destroyed the high places and the altars throughout Judah and Benjamin and in Ephraim and Manasseh. After they had destroyed all of them, the Israelites returned to their own towns and to their own property.

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But if you say to me, “We are depending(A) on the Lord our God”—isn’t he the one whose high places and altars Hezekiah removed,(B) saying to Judah and Jerusalem, “You must worship before this altar”?(C)

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