2 Kings 18:6
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.

Berean Study Bible
He remained faithful to the LORD and did not turn from following Him; he kept the commandments that the LORD had given 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.

New King James Version
For he held fast to the LORD; he did not depart from following Him, but kept His commandments, which the LORD had commanded Moses.

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

NASB 1995
For he clung to the LORD; he did not depart from following Him, but kept His commandments, which the LORD had commanded Moses.

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

Amplified Bible
For he clung to the LORD; he did not turn away from [faithfully] following Him, but he kept His commandments, which the LORD had commanded Moses.

Christian Standard Bible
He remained faithful to the LORD and did not turn from following him but kept the commands the LORD had 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.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he cleaved to LORD JEHOVAH and he did not turn aside from following after him, and he kept his commandments, according to what LORD JEHOVAH commanded Moshe.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he clave to the Lord, he departed not from following him; and he kept his commandments, as many as he commanded Moses.

Contemporary English Version
He was completely faithful to the LORD and obeyed the laws the LORD had given to Moses for the people.

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

Good News Translation
He was faithful to the LORD and never disobeyed him, but carefully kept all the commands that the LORD had given 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,

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.

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

Literal Standard Version
and he cleaves to YHWH, he has not turned aside from after Him, and keeps His commands that YHWH 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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Hezekiah Destroys Idolatry in Judah
5Hezekiah trusted in the LORD, the God of Israel. No king of Judah was like him, either before him or after him. 6He remained faithful to the LORD and did not turn from following Him; he kept the commandments that the LORD had given Moses. 7And the LORD was with Hezekiah, and he prospered wherever he went. He rebelled against the king of Assyria and refused to serve him.…

Cross References
Deuteronomy 10:20
You are to fear the LORD your God and serve Him. Hold fast to Him and take your oaths in His name.

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

Isaiah 38:3
saying, "Please, O LORD, remember how I have walked before You faithfully and with wholehearted devotion; I have done what was 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.

Deuteronomy 10:20
Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God; him shalt thou serve, and to him shalt thou cleave, and swear by his name.

Joshua 23:8
But cleave unto the LORD your God, as ye have done unto this day.

Acts 11:23
Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord.

2 Kings 17:13,16,19
Yet the LORD testified against Israel, and against Judah, by all the prophets, and by all the seers, saying, Turn ye from your evil ways, and keep my commandments and my statutes, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by my servants the prophets…

Jeremiah 11:4
Which I commanded your fathers in the day that I brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, from the iron furnace, saying, Obey my voice, and do them, according to all which I command you: so shall ye be my people, and I will be your God:

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









(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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
He remained faithful
וַיִּדְבַּק֙ (way·yiḏ·baq)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1692: To impinge, cling, adhere, to catch by pursuit

to the LORD
בַּֽיהוָ֔ה (Yah·weh)
Preposition-b | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

and did not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

turn
סָ֖ר (sār)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5493: To turn aside

from following Him;
מֵאַֽחֲרָ֑יו (mê·’a·ḥă·rāw)
Preposition-m | third person masculine singular
Strong's 310: The hind or following part

he kept
וַיִּשְׁמֹר֙ (way·yiš·mōr)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to

the commandments
מִצְוֺתָ֔יו (miṣ·wō·ṯāw)
Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 4687: Commandment

that
אֲשֶׁר־ (’ă·šer-)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

the LORD
יְהוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

had given
צִוָּ֥ה (ṣiw·wāh)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6680: To lay charge (upon), give charge (to), command, order

Moses.
מֹשֶֽׁה׃ (mō·šeh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 4872: Moses -- a great Israelite leader, prophet and lawgiver


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