2 Kings 18:6
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New International Version
He held fast to the LORD and did not stop following him; he kept the commands the LORD had given Moses.

New Living Translation
He remained faithful to the LORD in everything, and he carefully obeyed all the commands the LORD had given Moses.

English Standard Version
For he held fast to the LORD. He did not depart from following him, but kept the commandments that the LORD commanded Moses.

New American Standard Bible
For he clung to the LORD; he did not depart from following Him, but kept His commandments, which the LORD had commanded Moses.

King James Bible
For he clave to the LORD, and departed not from following him, but kept his commandments, which the LORD commanded Moses.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He remained faithful to Yahweh and did not turn from following Him but kept the commands the LORD had commanded Moses.

International Standard Version
because he depended on the LORD, not abandoning pursuit of him, and keeping the LORD's commands that he had commanded Moses.

NET Bible
He was loyal to the LORD and did not abandon him. He obeyed the commandments which the LORD had given to Moses.

New Heart English Bible
For he joined with the LORD; he did not depart from following him, but kept his commandments, which the LORD commanded Moses.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He was loyal to the LORD and never turned away from him. He obeyed the commands that the LORD had given through Moses,

JPS Tanakh 1917
For he cleaved to the LORD, he departed not from following Him, but kept His commandments, which the LORD commanded Moses.

New American Standard 1977
For he clung to the LORD; he did not depart from following Him, but kept His commandments, which the LORD had commanded Moses.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For he cleaved unto the LORD and did not depart from following him, but kept his commandments which the LORD commanded Moses.

King James 2000 Bible
For he clung to the LORD, and departed not from following him, but kept his commandments, which the LORD commanded Moses.

American King James Version
For he held to the LORD, and departed not from following him, but kept his commandments, which the LORD commanded Moses.

American Standard Version
For he clave to Jehovah; he departed not from following him, but kept his commandments, which Jehovah commanded Moses.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he stuck to the Lord, and departed not from his steps, but kept his commandments, which the Lord commanded Moses.

Darby Bible Translation
And he clave to Jehovah, and did not turn aside from following him, but kept his commandments, which Jehovah commanded Moses.

English Revised Version
For he clave to the LORD, he departed not from following him, but kept his commandments, which the LORD commanded Moses.

Webster's Bible Translation
For he cleaved to the LORD, and departed not from following him, but kept his commandments, which the LORD commanded Moses.

World English Bible
For he joined with Yahweh; he didn't depart from following him, but kept his commandments, which Yahweh commanded Moses.

Young's Literal Translation
and he cleaveth to Jehovah, he hath not turned aside from after Him, and keepeth His commands that Jehovah commanded Moses.
Study Bible
Hezekiah Destroys Idolatry in Judah
5He trusted in the LORD, the God of Israel; so that after him there was none like him among all the kings of Judah, nor among those who were before him. 6For he clung to the LORD; he did not depart from following Him, but kept His commandments, which the LORD had commanded Moses. 7And the LORD was with him; wherever he went he prospered. And he rebelled against the king of Assyria and did not serve him.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 10:20
"You shall fear the LORD your God; you shall serve Him and cling to Him, and you shall swear by His name.

Joshua 23:8
"But you are to cling to the LORD your God, as you have done to this day.

Isaiah 38:3
and said, "Remember now, O LORD, I beseech You, how I have walked before You in truth and with a whole heart, and have done what is good in Your sight." And Hezekiah wept bitterly.
Treasury of Scripture

For he held to the LORD, and departed not from following him, but kept his commandments, which the LORD commanded Moses.

he clave None of the kings of judah, from the time of the division of the kingdom, equalled Hezekiah in the stedfastness and simplicity oh his dependence upon the Lord; in which he aspired to an equality with his progenitor David, who had reigned over the whole land. Even Asa, through weakness of faith, sought the assistance of a heathen prince; and Jehoshaphat formed an alliance with idolatrous Ahab; but Hezekiah clave to the Lord, in entire confidence and unreserved obedience, to the end of his life.

Deuteronomy 10:20 You shall fear the LORD your God; him shall you serve, and to him …

Joshua 23:8 But hold to the LORD your God, as you have done to this day.

Acts 11:23 Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted …

from following him [heb] from after him
kept

2 Kings 17:13,16,19 Yet the LORD testified against Israel, and against Judah, by all …

Jeremiah 11:4 Which I commanded your fathers in the day that I brought them forth …

John 14:15,21 If you love me, keep my commandments…

John 15:10,14 If you keep my commandments, you shall abide in my love; even as …

1 John 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his …

(6) For he clave.--And he held fast. Hezekiah's pious feeling.

But kept.--And he kept. Hezekiah's practice. The context shows that the "commandments" specially in the writer's mind were those against polytheism.

Verse 6. - For he clave to the Lord - rather, and he clave to the Lord; i.e. he persevered through the whole of his life; he did not fall into sins at the last, like Asa and Azariah (see 2 Chronicles 16:7-12; 2 Chronicles 26.' 16-21) - and departed not from following him. The writer probably considers "the princes of Judah" answerable for the embassy to Egypt mentioned in Isaiah 30:4, and excuses Hezekiah's ostentatious display of his treasures to the ambassadors of Merodach-Baladan (2 Kings 20:13) as a weakness, not an actual breach of obedience. But kept his commandments, which the Lord commanded Moses. For he clave to the Lord,.... To his worship and service; to the fear of the Lord, as the Targum:

and departed not from following him; from his worship, as the same paraphrase:

but kept his commandments, which the Lord commanded Moses; both moral, ceremonial, and judicial. 18:1-8 Hezekiah was a true son of David. Some others did that which was right, but not like David. Let us not suppose that when times and men are bad, they must needs grow worse and worse; that does not follow: after many bad kings, God raised one up like David himself. The brazen serpent had been carefully preserved, as a memorial of God's goodness to their fathers in the wilderness; but it was idle and wicked to burn incense to it. All helps to devotion, not warranted by the word of God, interrupt the exercise of faith; they always lead to superstition and other dangerous evils. Human nature perverts every thing of this kind. True faith needs not such aids; the word of God, daily thought upon and prayed over, is all the outward help we need.
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