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.

King James Bible
For he clave to the LORD, and departed not from following him, 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.

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.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He trusted in the Lord - See the character of this good king:

1. He trusted in the Lord God of Israel;

2. He clave to the Lord;

3. He was steady in his religion; he departed not from following the Lord;

4. He kept God's commandments. And what were the consequences?

1. The Lord was with him;

2. He prospered whithersoever he went.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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 shall you hold, and swear by his name.

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 them all...

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 the prophets, and by all the seers, saying...

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...

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 I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love...

1 John 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

Library
Hezekiah, a Pattern of Devout Life
'Hezekiah trusted in the Lord God of Israel.... 6. He clave to the Lord, and departed not from following Him, but kept His commandments.'--2 KINGS xviii. 5,6. Devout people in all ages and stations are very much like each other. The elements of godliness are always the same. This king of Israel, something like two thousand six hundred years ago, and the humblest Christian to-day have the family likeness on their faces. These words, which are an outline sketch of the king's character, are really
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Old Testament and Archeology
A century ago the student of the world's history found it exceedingly difficult, if not impossible, to paint for himself a clear picture of events antedating B.C. 400. Concerning earlier periods, he was, aside from the Old Testament, practically without records that could claim contemporaneousness with the events recorded. But, one hundred years ago, men had commenced to test every statement, be it historical, or scientific, or theological, by severe canons of criticism, and if it could not stand
Frederick Carl Eiselen—The Christian View of the Old Testament

Deliverance from Assyria
In a time of grave national peril, when the hosts of Assyria were invading the land of Judah and it seemed as if nothing could save Jerusalem from utter destruction, Hezekiah rallied the forces of his realm to resist with unfailing courage their heathen oppressors and to trust in the power of Jehovah to deliver. "Be strong and courageous, be not afraid nor dismayed for the king of Assyria, nor for all the multitude that is with him," Hezekiah exhorted the men of Judah; "for there be more with us
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Kings
The book[1] of Kings is strikingly unlike any modern historical narrative. Its comparative brevity, its curious perspective, and-with some brilliant exceptions--its relative monotony, are obvious to the most cursory perusal, and to understand these things is, in large measure, to understand the book. It covers a period of no less than four centuries. Beginning with the death of David and the accession of Solomon (1 Kings i., ii.) it traverses his reign with considerable fulness (1 Kings iii.-xi.),
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Deuteronomy 10:20
Fear the LORD your God and serve him. Hold fast to him and take your oaths in his name.

Joshua 23:8
But you are to hold fast to the LORD your God, as you have until now.

Isaiah 38:3
"Remember, LORD, how I have walked before you faithfully and with wholehearted devotion and have done what is good in your eyes." And Hezekiah wept bitterly.

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