He removed(A) the high places,(B) smashed the sacred stones(C) and cut down the Asherah poles. He broke into pieces the bronze snake(D) Moses had made, for up to that time the Israelites had been burning incense to it. (It was called Nehushtan.[a])

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Kings 18:4 Nehushtan sounds like the Hebrew for both bronze and snake.

12 Did not Hezekiah himself remove this god’s high places and altars, saying to Judah and Jerusalem, ‘You must worship before one altar(A) and burn sacrifices on it’?

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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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